Runner-up over a mile on the all-weather track at Chantilly in November of his juvenile season, New Bay got off the mark at the second attempt, a mile maiden at Longchamp in April and just a few weeks before he chased home Make Believe in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas).
Just three weeks after that he was established on the international scene having beaten Highland Reel by one and a half lengths in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club.
He followed that with defeat of Dariyan in the Group 2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville, easily beat Silverwave in the Group 2 Prix Niel at Longchamp, and had the mighty Treve a nose behind when third to Golden Horn and Flintshire in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Timeform rated him 128.
New Bay's four-year-old campaign did not go as hoped. He was well-beaten behind A Shin Hikari in the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan on his seasonal reappearance, bounced back to take the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron over 10 furlongs at Deauville nearly three months later and then finished fourth to Almanzor in that vintage edition of the Group 1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopadstown before coming home in only seventh behind Found in the Arc, this year run at Chantilly.
He took up stallion duties at Ballylinch Stud, has covered large books in his first two seasons, and has 67 registered foals in his first crop.
Being a classic-winning son of Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium) would be more than enough to guarantee that he would attract attention as a stallion recruit, but New Bay is out of Cinnamon Bay (by Zamindar), a stakes winner who comes from the immediate family of leading international sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert).
His dam is a half-sister to the Group 1-placed Group 2 scorer Bellamy Cay (by Kris), his grandam is the stakes-placed Trellis Bay (by Sadler's Wells), and her siblings include Group 1 Irish Oaks heroine Wemyss Bight (by Dancing Brave).
That champion is the dam of multiple Group/Grade 1 star and successful dual-purpose sire Beat Hollow (by Sadler's Wells), her full-sister Hope is the dam of Oasis Dream and also of Zenda (by Zamindar), the classic-winning dam of brilliant miler and young Banstead Manor Stud stallion Kingman (by Invincible Spirit) who made such an impression in 2018 with his first juveniles.
Trellis Bay's siblings also include a full-sister named Coraline. That mare is the dam of the Group 1-winning stayer Reefscape (by Linamix), of Group 1-placed Group 2 scorer Coastal Path (by Halling) and of Group 2 winner Martaline (by Linamix), and she is the grandam of the Group 2 scorer Doha Dream (by Shamardal). Those four are all stayers, as was Bellamy Cay, but New Bay got more of the speed of his sire and dam than the stronger stamina of some of his relations.
All of this makes New Bay a fascinating stallion prospect. The contribution of the mares may determine how his offspring fare as juveniles as he looks a likely candidate to get high-class milers and middle-distance horses. He could be a potential classic sire.
NEW BAY (GB) – ch.2012 – Dubawi – Cinnamon Bay, 5 wins Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (Gr2), Prix Niel (Gr2), Prix Gontaut-Biron (Gr3), 2nd Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Gr1), 3rd Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Bf - Alland (by Teofilo) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Arbaah (by Invasor) Goffs November €48,000
Chf - Arctic Passage (by Rail Link) Goffs UK December £32,000
Bf - Bluebell (by Mastercraftsman) Goffs November €26,000
Chc - Delira (by Namid) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Eau Sea Bleue (by Sea The Stars) Tattersalls November 3,000gns
Chf - Falling Petals (by Raven’s Pass) Tattersalls November 55,000gns
Bc - Glorification (by Champs Elysees) Tattersalls November 80,000gns
Bc - Hayyona (by Multiplex) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Chc - La Dame De Fer (by Mr Greeley) Tattersalls November not sold
Bf - Lucky Pipit (by Key Of Luck) Goffs November €21,000
Chc - Majestic Dancer (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs November not sold
Chc - Manyara (by Manduro) Tattersalls November 4,000gns (p/s)
Chc - Mark Of An Angel (by Mark Of Esteem) Goffs November €15,000
Bc - Maybe Grace (by Hawk Wing) Goffs November €40,000
Bc - Mishhar (by Authorized) Arqana December not sold
Bc - Moraine (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls November 30,000gns (p/s)
Bf - Musalasha (by Nayef) Goffs November €30,000
Bf - Oh Sedulous (by Lawman) Tattersalls November 50,000gns
Bc - Orafinitis (by Oratorio) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Paraphernalia (by Dalakhani) Goffs November not sold
Chf - Pisa No Tiffany (by Fusaichi Pegasus) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Seascapes (by Fastnet Rock) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Chf - Sharp Crisp Air (by Danehill Dancer) Tatts IRE November €20,000
Bc - Sister Dam’s (by Mastercraftsman) Goffs November €32,000
Chf - So Funny (by Distorted Humor) Tattersalls December 52,000gns
Bc - Soteria (by Acclamation) Tatts IRE November €60,000
Bf - Starry Messenger (by Galileo) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Bc - Stella Del Mattino (by Goldean Gear) Goffs November €18,000
Chc - Sudu Queen (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs November €25,000
Chf - Timarwa (by Daylami) Tattersalls December 40,000gns
Bf - When Not Iff (by Iffraaj) Goffs November withdrawn
Chc - White Bullet (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls November 16,000gns
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