Dubawi At Twenty

Strip away the brass name plates, parade the Darley stallions in front of seasoned horsemen and ask them to pick the horse who last year sired three Breeders' Cup victors among 38 stakes winners and was the broodmare sire of the Derby winner. Of those who haven't seen him before, it is unlikely that many would choose Dubawi (Ire). Unlike his sire, the brilliant but ill-fated Dubai Millennium (GB), he is not a horse who 'fills the eye' with those long classic lines and fluent stride. On the short side...

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Dubawi 'Rising Star' Returns a Winner at Tampa

5th-Tampa Bay Downs, $25,800, Alw, 1-12, (NW1X), 4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34.64, fm, 4 1/4 lengths. IN ITALIAN (GB) (f, 4, Dubawi {Ire}--Florentina {Aus} {GSW-Aus, $250,958}, by Redoute's Choice {Aus}), tabbed as a 'TDN Rising Star' out of a front-running graduation at second asking over the Belmont lawn last out May 8, was heavily supported as the 1-2 favorite to fire fresh off the bench here. Speeding right to the front from her inside draw, she clicked off fractions of :23.68 and :47.57 and was confidently handled approaching the top of...

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Mishriff's Dam To Visit Dubawi

Prince Faisal's Contradict (GB) (Raven's Pass), whose first three foals are stakes horses including the multiple Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), will visit Dubawi (Ire) in 2022, Prince Faisal's Racing Advisor Ted Voute told the TDN. The resulting foal will therefore be bred similarly to Mishriff, he being by Dubawi's Classic-winning grandson Make Believe. Contradict was bred by Prince Faisal's Nawara Stud and comes from a line of excellent producers that he cultivated. Contradict's third dam Eljazzi (Artaius) produced the G3 Blandford S. winner Chiang Mai (Ire)...

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A Champion Sire In GB For First Time In 34 Years

The ascent of Frankel (GB) to the head of the stallion ranks in Britain and Ireland was documented in some details in Monday's TDN, and it has lent a touch of poignancy coming in the year in which his great sire Galileo (Ire) left us. In the extraordinarily long reigns of both Sadler's Wells and his son Galileo we have become accustomed to having a superstar stallion in our midst, and Frankel will do well if he is to come anywhere close to the 14 sires' championships of Sadler's Wells...

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Dubawi Millionaire Brings Joy For The Swinburns

NEWMARKET, UK--A proper old-fashioned bidding war between two superpowers of the breeding world underpinned the most expensive foal transaction seen in Europe for almost 20 years, when Genesis Green Stud's Dubawi (Ire) half-brother to Group 2 winner I Can Fly (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) sold for 1.8 million gns to Godolphin.  "I just wish Walter was here to see this," said an emotional Michael Swinburn of his late brother, the outstanding former jockey and trainer, who died in 2016. "He owned the mare and had her in training. I Can...

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Godolphin Goes To 1.8-Million Gns for Dubawi Colt At Tattersalls

The first seven-figure transaction was registered at the 2021 Tattersalls December Foal Sale when Godolphin went to 1.8-million gns for Genesis Green Stud's Dubawi (Ire) colt out of Madonna Dell'orto (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}) (lot 965). The colt is a half-brother to G2 Solonoway S. winner and multiple Group 1-placed I Can Fly (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and listed winner and group-placed Viscount Barfield (GB) (Raven's Pass).   1,800,000gns for lot 965 at the #TattsDecember Foal Sale ⭐️! This colt by Dubawi (@DarleyEurope) is a half-brother to G2 winner I Can...

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The Next Generation Of Darley Sires

For any breeder of Thoroughbreds, the opportunity to watch one's carefully cultivated lines thrive across generations must be one of the greatest rewards that can be derived. The team at Darley can take pride, then, in fact that it has three Group 1-winning stallions by its own sires with their first crops to sell at the upcoming foals sales. Masar (Ire) will be remembered as a true game-changer for Godolphin on the racecourse. By emulating his sire New Approach (Ire) in winning the G1 Derby, Masar became the first blue...

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For Breeders', Dubawi Stands Alone

Dubawi (Ire) has long been established as a sire of international merit. This weekend at Del Mar, however, he took his reputation to another level, siring three winners at the Breeders' Cup-something never before achieved by a sire in the meeting's 37-year history. Twelve sires have supplied two winners in a single Breeders' Cup. That was first accomplished by Cox's Ridge in the second Breeders' Cup in 1985 when Life's Magic took the Distaff and Twilight Ridge the Juvenile Fillies. Four other sires did it when the Breeders' Cup was...

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The Week in Review: Charisma Edges Out Chaos in '21 Breeders' Cup

This year's Breeders' Cup revealed itself as a microcosm of the current state of North American racing: An inability to dodge off-track dysfunction (Friday) paired with sensational on-track action (Saturday). Luckily, the corking performances unleashed over the course of the two-day thrill show were emphatic enough to spark more than a few exhilarating expectations for 2022. That will make it a touch easier to endure an entire winter of wincing at the oft-repeated social media meme "for purse money only" while simultaneously wondering if the presumed juvenile champ will even...

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Monday Observations: Son of Dank Starts at Kempton

2.35 Kempton, Mdn, £16,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT) DUNGEON (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) debuts in the James Wigan silks sported by the accomplished dam Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}) as she garnered the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and GI Beverly D. S. Sir Michael Stoute is also in charge of this February-foaled colt, who meets Gestut Ammerland's fellow newcomer Barqi (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a John and Thady Gosden-trained colt whose family includes the owner-breeder's high-class Boreal (Ger) (Java Gold) and Borgia (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}).

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Relative Of Masar Set For HQ Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a close relative to a Derby winner. 12.45 Newmarket, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT Godolphin's homebred YANTARNI (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is kin to G1 Jebel Hatta second Vancouverite (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and G2 UAE Derby and G3 UAE Oaks victrix Khawlah (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), herself...

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Al Shira'aa Buys Waldgeist's Sister For 1.25-Million Gns

Al Shira'aa Farms continued the spending spree on well-bred fillies it had begun last week at Goffs Orby when going to 1.25-million at Tattersalls on Thursday for the very first lot through the ring, the Dubawi (Ire) half-sister to Arc winner Waldgeist (Ire). Lot 336 was bred by Newsells Park Stud in partnership with Gestut Ammerland and sold by Newsells.   👑 the first lot into the ring today at #TattsOctober Book 1 sells for 1,250,000gns. Lot 336 is a filly by Dubawi (@DarleyEurope) half-sister to Arc winner Waldgeist. She...

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