Dubawi

Juddmonte Half To Kingman Back In Town

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 half-brother to Horse of the Year and leading sire Kingman. 1.40 Newmarket, Novice, £6,400, 2yo, f, 7fT WEDDING DANCE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) cost 600,000gns at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale and starts out for Charlie Appleby taking on four experienced rivals. She is...

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Saturday’s Insights: Dangerous Duo for Brown at Belmont

DANGEROUS DUO FOR BROWN 7th-BEL, $64K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 4:32p.m. Turf maestro Chad Brown unveils a dangerous duo here, including 2019 OBS April $440,000 Peter Brant purchase DOVIMA (Union Rags), who caught the eye with a :20 4/5 breeze at that sale. With three bullets at Payson out of her last five works, the half to MGSW Secret Gypsy (Sea of Secrets) looks to be sitting on go. Brown also brings firster Cost Benefit (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who brought just 40,000 guineas from Klaravich Stables as a Tattersalls October...

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Dubawi Half To Kingman a New Rising Star

With a pedigree like his, Khalid Abdullah's Sunray Major (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) already had enough in hand on his rivals assembled for division two of Newmarket's Betfair Exchange More Ways To Win EBF Stallions Novice S. on Sunday's 1,000 Guineas undercard. Word spreads fast around these parts and it was certainly out for the John Gosden-trained half-brother to the amazing miler Kingman (GB) as he traded at 8-11 for the mile contest. Following the lead of his yard's already-established TDN Rising Star King Leonidas (GB) by Kingman himself in the...

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Tatts Topper Debuts At Newmarket

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 last year's Tattersalls October top-priced yearling. 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 6fT NOBLE DYNASTY (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the 3.6million gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1-topping sensation who represents the Charlie Appleby stable and is one of four Godolphin representatives. A half-brother to the yard's...

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Half To Group 1 Winner Silasol Debuts At La Teste

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 Wertheimer-bred sibling to a Group 1 winner. 11.25 La Teste de Buch, Mdn, €13,000, unraced 3yo, 10 1/2fT Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred STAMINA (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is out of G2 Prix de Sandringham third Stormina (Gulch) and thus a half-sister to G1 Prix...

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LNJ Foxwoods Setting The Gold Standard

For the Roth Family's LNJ Foxwoods, topping 2019 will be a tall order. The spring got off to a good start when Country House (Lookin at Lucky), who the Roths had bought into after he broke his maiden five starts earlier, posted a 65-1 upset victory in the GI Kentucky Derby. But for Jaime Roth--the 'J' in LNJ alongside her parents Larry and Nanci-there is no question about what the highlight of the year was. That honour falls to Covfefe (Into Mischief), the winner of five of her six starts...

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Watership Down Welcomes Too Darn Hot’s Brother

While all about us nothing is quite as it should be, some pleasing normality can be found on stud farms, where the foaling and covering season has continued largely uninterrupted. At Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber's Watership Down Stud, an eagerly awaited delivery was made this week when Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) produced a colt by her regular partner Dubawi (Ire). The ninth foal for the treble Group 1 winner is her seventh by Darley's coveted sire. The youngster is, of course, a full-brother to Too Darn Hot...

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Flower Of Scotland Still Blooming

The story of Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}) is one that gives all breeders hope. The crooked-legged filly who was too poorly conformed to go to the sales grew up to be a Classic heroine, her untidy gait propelling her through an unbeaten juvenile season and on through Newmarket's famous Dip to win the 1000 Guineas. And she didn't stop there. On the Curragh, Attraction added a second Guineas title to her extraordinary winning stretch, and then a crowning in front of Her Majesty the Queen in the G1 Coronation S....

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Thunder Rolling With Danzig Line Mares

As the start of the flat season dawns, all eyes will be on Night Of Thunder (Ire). Can the champion first season sire maintain the dizzying momentum with which he rolled through 2019? Will the Guineas winner's first-crop train on as 3-year-olds, and will his second crop pick up the baton? Reflecting back on Night Of Thunder's performance last year-which placed him among the best first-season sires in recent memory-a glaring trend is apparent among his progeny: all four of his pattern-race winners, and six of his nine stakes winners,...

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Dubawi’s Wafy Flies Late In Mahab Al Shimaal

There was a surprise result in Super Saturday's opening group race, the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal over six furlongs, when the Satish Seemar-trained Wafy (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) came from way off the pace to deny stablemate and fellow longshot Leading Spirit (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). The Tadhg O'Shea-ridden winner looked a forlorn hope early in the straight but the hectic gallop set by the pacesetters early on began to take its toll as the closers emerged from the pack late in the race. Leading Spirit looked the likely winner...

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Half To Almanzor Debuts At Chantilly

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 half-brother to champion 3-year-old Almanzor. 2.25 Chantilly, Debutantes, €25,000, 3yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT) ANOTHER SKY (FR) (Le Havre {Ire}) is an intriguing newcomer on the card which sees the Dubai World Cup trials as a half-brother to the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and...

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Dubawi Exacta In Meydan Feature

It was a blue wash at the start of Thursday's G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan, with the five Godolphin runners leading the four others past the stands the first time in the 2810 metre turf contest, and it remained that way at the finish, with Secret Advisor (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) leading home a Godolphin top four finish in the feature. Last year's G3 Bahrain Trophy and Belmont Gold Cup winner Spanish Mission (Noble Mission {GB}) traveled last early but failed to fire when put to pressure in the...

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