A talented performer from six to 10 furlongs and Group 1 winner in Italy at a mile, Red Dubawi (by Dubawi) is by the sire of successful stallions Makfi and Poet’s Voice, he is out of Group 3-placed middle-distance stakes winner Maredsous (by Homme De Loi), and comes from a rather less distinguished family than do most by his sire.
His grandam, Tutti (by Rahotep), won seven times from two to five years of age and she is also responsible for Fontaine Guerard (by Homme De Loi), a stakes-placed dual winner who has produced pattern-placed stakes winner Fontcia (by Enrique) and the listed hurdles scorer Font Froide (by Trempolino).
Red Dubawi was bred by Haras Des Sablonnets, where he spent his first two seasons, he stood at Haras de la Croix Sonnet in 2018, and there were 41 foals in his first crop, six of whom are AQPS (autre que pur sang).
His flat winners are likely to be effective anywhere from a mile to two and a half miles, and it may be that his long-term prospects are as a National Hunt stallion.
RED DUBAWI (IRE) - ch.2008 - Dubawi - Maredsous, 5 wins inc Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Grosser Preis der CGH Versicherungen (Gr2), Badener Meile (Gr3), Prix Pelleas (L), 2nd Prix de Boulogne (L), 3rd Meilen Trophy (Gr2), Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft (Gr3), Waterford Testimonal Stakes (L), Midsummer Sprint Stakes (L), Woodlands Stakes (L), Cork Stakes (L), Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne (L), Prix Ridgway (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Abbreviator (by Astronomer Royal) Arqana October €10,000
Brc - Kendra (by Goofalik) BBAG October not sold
Bg - Kermeline (by Le Balafre) Osarus November €5,000
Bf - Sizalia (by Dream Well) Osarus September €24,000
Brf - Zuckerpuppe (by Seattle Dancer) BBAG October €26,000
Winner of a late-season Goodwood maiden and a listed contest at Doncaster – both over six furlongs – by a combined margin of nine lengths, Night Of Thunder (by Dubawi) lost his unbeaten record when chasing home Kingman in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes first time out at three but then gained some revenge for that defeat when taking what turned out to be one of the best editions of the Group 1 2000 Guineas in recent decades.
He beat Kingman by half a length, Australia was a head back in third, Shifting Power was fourth, and Charm Spirit fifth, with Kingston Hill another length and a half away in eighth, a length in front of 10th-placed The Grey Gatsby.
Australia, Kingston Hill and The Grey Gatsby earned their fame when stepping up in trip, and both Kingman and Charm Spirit went on to become multiple mile Group 1 stars, so it was remarkable that Night Of Thunder managed to win just once more in his career, when beating Toormore by a neck in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes 12 months later.
Timeform rated him 110p at two, 127 at three, and 123 at four, and he was understably popular in his first season at Kildangan Stud, covering 137 mares. A trio of his first foals made six-figure sums at auction, and he moved to Dalham Hall Stud for his third season.
The early Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium) stallions include Makfi and Poet’s Voice – both of whom has sired a Group 1 winner (Makfi has four) – but most of his best sons are in earlier stages of their stud careers, or are still in training, so it’s still too early to know what sort of profile he will develop as a sire of stallions. The early signs are promising.
Night Of Thunder is out of the stakes-placed Forest Storm (by Galileo), and that half-sister to Indian classic scorer New Appliance (by Burden Of Proof) is out of Quiet Storm (by Desert Prince), a stakes-placed granddaughter of Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Forest Flower (by Green Forest).
A first-crop representative of her sire and out of Group 1 Oaks third Leap Lively (by Nijinsky), she was also the top-rated juvenile filly in England in a season where she had a great rivalry with Minstrella.
Forest Flower won the Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes, Group 3 Cherry Hinton Stakes and Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes but was runner-up to Minstrella in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes. That rival then added the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, but when the pair met again in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes, it was Forest Flower who hit the line first. Sadly, she lost the race in the stewards’ room and so the bigger grey became a triple top-level winner.
Being a Dubawi out of a direct descendant of Forest Flower gave Night Of Thunder every chance of being a top-class racehorse, but it leaves him as something of an unknown as a stallion prospect, although his early support and auction success augur well for his future.
His two-year-old winners are likely to be seen to better effect in the latter half of the season, his best offspring are likely to be competitive in the broad six to 12-furlong range, and there is every reason to hope that he can do as well in this second career as he did on the track.
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) - ch.2011 - Dubawi - Forest Storm, 4 wins inc 2000 Guineas (Gr1), Lockinge Stakes (Gr1), Doncaster Stakes (Listed), 2nd Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr1), St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr1), Greenham Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1). Sire in Ireland & England. First foals in 2017.
Chc - Abaq (by Oasis Dream) Goffs October withdrawn
Bc - Al Nassa (by Bernardini) Tatts IRE September not sold
Bc - Alaia (by Sinndar) Tattersalls October 22,000gns
Chf - Aljaazya (by Speightstown) Goffs UK August £60,000
Bc - Amallna (by Green Desert) Tattersalls October not sold
Chc - Aqlaam Vision (by Aqlaam) Tattersalls October 80,000gns
Chf - Areyaam (by Elusive Quality) Tattersalls October 11,000gns
Chc - Aris (by Danroad) Tattersalls October 260,000gns
CHf - Assabiyya (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Chc - Award (by Tamayuz) Tattersalls October 200,000gns
Bc - Blameless (by Authorized) Goffs October €60,000
Chf - Broadway Duchess (by New Approach) Tattersalls October 50,000gns (p/s)
Chc - Cantal (by Pivotal) Tattersalls October 160,000gns
Bf - Cape Castle (by Cape Cross) Tatts IRE September not sold
Bf - Cape Good Hope (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls October not sold
Bf - Coral Garden (by Halling) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Grf - Corrine (by Spectrum) Goffs October €5,000
Chf - Dinvar Diva (by Dalakhani) Tattersalls October not sold
Chc - Doors To Manual (by Royal Academy) Tattersalls October not sold
Chf - Doregan (by Bahhare) Goffs UK August £40,000
Chf - Elegant Peace (by Intense Focus) Goffs UK August £40,000 (p/s)
Chc - Emreliya (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls October 62,000gns
Chc - Ermine And Velvet (by Nayef) Tattersalls October 115,000gns
Chf - Fair Hill (by New Approach) Tattersalls October 50,000gns
Bc - First Party (by Royal Applause) Tatts IRE September €52,000
Bf - Flower Fairy (by Dynaformer) Tatts IRE September withdrawn
Chf - Giveupyeraulsins (by Mark Of Esteem) Tatts IRE September €23,000
Bf - Havergate (by Dansili) Tattersalls October 36,000gns
Bf - Jumeirah Palm Star (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls October 6,000gns
Chf - Keeping Quiet (by Samum) Arqana October €15,000
Chf - Kiss From A Rose (by Compton Place) Tattersalls October 60,000gns
Bc - Leala (by Montjeu) Goffs February not sold
Bc - Leala (by Montjeu) Baden-Baden May not sold
Bf - Look Busy (by Danetime) Tattersalls October 34,000gns
Bf - Love And Laughter (by Theatrical) Tatts IRE September €26,000
Bc - Mandheera (by Bernardini) Arqana August €350,000
Bf - Many Colours (by Green Desert) Goffs UK August £38,000
Bc - Marmoom Flower (by Cape Cross) Arqana August not sold
Bc - Martine's Spirit (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bf - Mathanora (by Anabaa) Tattersalls October 20,000gns
Bc - Midwifery (by Teofilo) Goffs October not sold
Bf - Mill Guineas (by Salse) Goffs UK August not sold
Bc - Mujabaha (by Redoute's Choice) Arqana October
Bf - Mystic Melody (by Montjeu) Arqana August not sold
Bf - Nasrine (by Barathea) Baden-Baden August not sold
Chf - Neshla (by Singspiel) Tattersalls October 8,000gns (p/s)
Chc - North East Bay (by Prospect Bay) Tatts IRE September €180,000
Chf - Oriental Melody (by Sakhee) Goffs November withdrawn
Chc - Oud Metha (by Manduro) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bc - Palimony (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls October 13,000gns
Bc - Pencarrow (by Green Desert) Tattersalls October 20,000gns
Chc - Permission Slip (by Authorized) Goffs October €65,000
Bc - Powdermill (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls October 10,000gns
Chc - Que Sera Sera (by Dansili) Goffs October €52,000
Bc - Raskutani (by Dansili) Tattersalls October 38,000gns
Chf - Refusetolisten (by Clodovil) Tatts IRE September €22,000
Bc - Regal Hawk (by Singspiel) Tattersalls October not sold
Bc - Rezyana (by Redoute's Choice) Tattersalls October 8,000gns
Bf - Royal Guinevere (by Invincible Spirit) Tatts IRE September €22,000
Bc - Scarlett Rose (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls October 90,000gns
Chc - Semayyel (by Green Desert) Goffs UK August £74,000
Bc - Shama’s Song (by Teofilo) Goffs October €105,000
Chf - Silent Serenade (by Bertolini) Tattersalls October 37,000gns
Grf - Sopran Enery (by Montjeu) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bc - Souviens Toi (by Dalakhani) Tattersalls October 70,000gns
Bc - Sparkling Smile (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls October 115,000gns
Chf - Step Sequence (by Nayef) Goffs UK August £32,000
Bf - Storyland (by Menifee) Tattersalls October not sold
Bc - Suggest (by Raven’s Pass) Tatts IRE September €10,000
Bc - Sultanah Heyam (by Manduro) Tattersalls October 4,000gns
Chc - Sunset Avenue (by Street Cry) Tattersalls October 48,000gns
Bf - Thames Pageant (by Dansili) Goffs October €17,000
Chf - Time Over (by Mark Of Esteem) Tattersalls October 50,000gns
Chc - Travel (by Street Cry) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bf - True Match (by Cape Cross) Arqana August €110,000
Chf - Varsity (by Lomitas) Arqana August €130,000
Grc - White Wedding (by Green Desert) Tattersalls October 155,000gns
Chc - Yukon Girl (by Manduro) Goffs UK August £2,000 (p/s)
Triple Group 1 star Hunter’s Light is son of leading international sire Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), a prolific sire of top-level winners who is awaiting a first significant stallion son. Yes, both Makfi (four Group 1 winners) and the late Poet’s Voice (sire of Poet's Word) have got top-level winners, but their overall records are merely useful.
Of course, many of the best of Dubawi’s racing sons have yet to have any runners, so there is still every reason to hope that he will come up with at least two or three major sons who will carry on his name.
Those highly-ranked sons include this Haras du Logis team member, whom Timeform rated 126. He was prolific, won or placed in blacktype events in Dubai, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and earned over £900,000 in prize money. There were 65 foals in his first crop.
He also has the potential to get some high-class progeny as he is out of Portmanteau (by Barathea), a winning half-sister to Grade 1-placed Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville scorer Courteous (by Generous) and out of an unraced full-sister to classic star and influential stallion Darshaan (by Shirley Heights).
That also makes his grandam, Dayanata, a half-sister to Group 1-placed Group 2 Prix de Royallieu winner Dalara (by Doyoun) – who is the dam of Derby-placed Group 1 Coronation Cup and Group 1 Hong Kong Vase scorer Daliapour (by Sadler’s Wells) – and to Group 1 Prix Vermeille heroine and ‘blue hen’ mare Darara (by Top Ville).
Her four Group 1 stars are Darazari (by Sadler’s Wells), Diaghilev/River Dancer (by Sadler’s Wells), ill-fated Rewilding (by Tiger Hill), and Dar Re Mi (by Singspiel). The latter, who completed a top-level treble of Pretty Polly Stakes, Yorkshire Oaks, and Dubai Sheema Classic, is now a broodmare of note, the dam of Group 1-placed pattern winner So Mi Dar (by Dubawi), Group 1 St Leger runner-up Lah Ti Dar (by Dubawi), and star juvenile Too Darn Hot (by Dubawi).
There are many other talented horses to be found in this famous family, and Hunter’s Light looks likely to get his best horses within the classic range of distances, with some staying farther.
HUNTER’S LIGHT (IRE) - ch.2008 - Dubawi - Portmanteau, 12 wins inc Jebel Hatta (Gr1), Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (Gr1), Premio Roma (Gr1), Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (Gr2), Rose of Lancaster Stakes (Gr3), Anatolia Trophy (L), Dubai Millennium Stakes (L), Churchill Stakes (L), Foundation Stakes (L), Glasgow Stakes (L), 2nd Prix Dollar (Gr2), 3rd Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Gr1), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Gr3), Gordon Stakes (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2017.
Bc - Angie Eria (by Galileo) Osarus September €12,000
Chc - Antrim Rose (by Giant’s Causeway) Osarus September €6,000
Bf - Arsila (by Tirol) Arqana February €8,500
Bf - Arsila (by Tirol) Osarus September €4,000 (p/s)
Bf - Corn Maiden (by Refuse To Bend) Arqana February €4,500
Bf - Corn Maiden (by Refuse To Bend) BBAG October not sold
Chf - Corniche (by Manduro) Tattersalls October 1,000gns
Bf - Jezlay (by Layman) BBAG October €3,500
Bc - Lady McKell (by Raven's Pass) Tattersalls October 52,000gns
Bf - Lolita Pluma (by Kheleyf) Baden-Baden August withdrawn
Chf - Louisa M Alcott (by King's Best) Arqana October €38,000
Bc - Moon Malpic (by Green Tune) Arqana February €5,000
Bf - Miss Avonbridge (by Avonbridge) Arqana August €10,000 (p/s)
Chf - Pasba (by Danehill Dancer) Osarus September not sold
Bc - Rivabella (by Iron Mask) Arqana February €6,000
Chc - Saga Boreale (by Arch) Osarus September €12,000
Bc - Shinabaa (by Anabaa) Osarus September €21,000
Chc - Sugar Babe (by Noroit) BBAG October not sold
Bf - Sugar Loaf (by Singspiel) Baden-Baden August €12,000
Chf - Talwin (by Alhaarth) Osarus September €10,000
Chf - Tropicana Bay (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls October not sold
Chf - Unmatched (by Champs Elysees) Osarus September €10,000
Chf - Wild Surmise (by High Chaparral) Goffs UK October £800
Chf - Wunschkonzert (by Westerner) BBAG October not sold
Classic-winning miler Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium) is well-established as being one of the world's leading sires, and although he has not yet made the sort of impact with his stallion sons as his great rival Galileo has done, there is no reason why some of his sons should not go on to become important sires.
Group 1 Deutsches Derby winner Waldpark is standing for a €3,000 fee, which suggests that the Haras du Thenney team member has some way to climb, but he is a well-bred horse – as one might expect – and he looks likely to get most of his flat blacktype horses in the mile to 14-furlong range.
Waldpark is out of dual joint-champion German runner Wurfaube (by Acatenango), whose string of blacktype wins featured the Group 2 Gerling Preis over 12 furlongs and the 14-furlong Group 2 Deutsches St Leger, in which she beat Night Petticoat by 11 lengths.
The mare's stakes-placed half-sister Wurfspiel (by Lomitas) is the dam of US Grade 1 scorer Wake Forest (by Sir Percy), her siblings also include Group 3 winner Wurfscheibe (by Tiger Hill), and her offspring include Group 2 Falmouth Stakes runner-up Waldmark (by Mark of Esteem).
That half-sister to Waldpark is the dam of Group 1 St Leger hero and Haras d'Etreham stallion Masked Marvel (by Montjeu), of mile listed race winner Waldnah (by New Approach), and of Walderche (by Monsun), the Group 3 Prix Penelope-winning dam of classic-placed Group 1 star Waldgeist (by Galileo).
WALDPARK (GER) - b.2008 - Dubawi - Wurftaube, 4 wins inc Deutsches Derby (Gr1), Iffezheimer Derby-Trial (L), 2nd Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmer (Gr2), Idee Hansa-Preis (Gr2), Preis von Dahliwitz-Rennen (L), Veuve Clicquot Cup (L), Grand Prix-Aufgalopp. Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
bf - Aline (by Tiger Hill) BBAG Sept €10,000
bc - Ideal World (by Singspiel) Osarus Sept €21,000
bf - Olonella (by Selkirk) Arqana Oct €36,000
bf - Romanticism (by Cape Cross) Arqana Feb €5,000
chc - Roodee Queen (by Kyllachy) Arqana Aug not sold
bf - Spirit Divine (by Holy Roman Emperor) Arqana Oct €12,000
bf - Xachusa (by Xaar) Arqana Oct €16,000
This dual classic winner stands at the Irish National Stud but has just 18 known individuals in his first crop and, given his race record, it is possible that his best results will come in Italy.
He is one of a growing number of stallion sons for Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), whose first one is the classic winner and classic sire Makfi, and he is out of a winning half-sister to the dam of Group 1 Deutsches Derby winner and somewhat successful sire Dai Jin (by Peintre Celebre).
His dam, Wigman (by Rahy), is also related to a Brazilian Grade 1 scorer, and the third dam of Worthadd is White Star Line (by Northern Dancer), who won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade 1 Delaware Oaks.
The best of her progeny was the Group 2 Prix de Pomone scorer Whitehaven (by Top Ville), who is the ancestor of a couple of pattern winners in Australia, and she also has four other daughters who got some good results at stud.
Star Spectable (by Spectacular Bid) is the dam of German Group 3 scorer Capricho (by Lake Coniston), Group 2-placed White Star (by Darshaan) is the dam of Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam winner Harland (by Halling), and Hill of Snow (by Reference Point) is responsible for both Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Preseli (by Caerleon) and middle-distance Group 3 scorer Kong (by Sadler's Wells).
The fourth one is Lustre (by Halo). She was listed and Group 3 placed before becoming the dam of Group 1 Oaks d'Italia winner Valley Of Gold (by Shirley Heights) and of Group 1-placed juvenile Group 3 scorer Dublin (by Carson City).
In addition to her classic success, Valley Of Gold was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille, third in the Group 1 Irish Oaks, and she is the dam of both the Group 3 Gordon Stakes winner Cap O'Rushes (by New Approach) and Group 3 Joel Stakes scorer Splendid Era (by Green Desert). Lustre is also the grandam of Group 2 Park Stakes winner Duff (by Spinning World).
White Star Line was a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Morny winner Filiberto (by Ribot; sire of Group 1 winner Grease), to Alcibiades Stakes winner and blacktype producer Fairway Fun (by Prince John), and to Trick Chick (by Prince John), who was the dam of the French champion Northern Trick (by Northern Dancer).
That star won the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and Group 1 Prix Vermeille in 1984, she was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, and her descendants include the Group 1 stars Shiva (by Hector Protector), Light Shift (by Kingmambo) and Main Sequence (by Aldebaran), triple Grade 1-chase star Dodging Bullets (by Dubawi), and also the 2016 pattern-winning three-year-olds Cloth Of Stars (by Sea The Stars) and Ulysses (by Galileo), among others of note.
WORTHADD (IRE) – b.2007 – Dubawi – Wigman, 9 wins inc Derby Italiano (Gr2), Premio Ribot (Gr2), Premio Carlo Vittadini (Gr2), Premio Parioli (Gr3), Badener Meile (Gr3), Premio Gardone (L), 2nd Lockinge Stakes (Gr1), Hannover Meilen Trophy (Gr2), 3rd Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Cape Sydney (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls IRE Sept €4,400
bc – Capsaicin (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs UK Aug £27,000
bf – Dart Queen (by King's Best) Tattersalls IRE Sept €5,000
bf - Hymn Of Love (by Barathea) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Let Your Love Flow (by Iffraaj) Goffs Oct €45,000
bc – Malayan Mist (by Dansili) Goffs UK Aug £35,000
bc – Matula (by Halling) Goffs Oct €10,000
bc – Milenka (by Cape Cross) Goffs Feb €3,000
bc – Poulkovo (by Sadler's Wells) Tattersalls IRE Sept €13,000
Yorton Farm Stud resident Universal is one of a growing number of stallion sons for leading international sire Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium) and so is by the sire of classic winner and classic sire Makfi. There are 33 known members of his first crop and a glance at the identities of their dams suggests that he will be dual-purpose in focus. Dubawi's jumpers feature the triple Grade 1 star Dodging Bullets.
A high-class middle-distance horse, Universal is out of Winesong (by Giant's Causeway), who was only placed but is a half-sister to Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Seazun (by Zieten). His grandam, Sunset Cafe (by Red Sunset), is a winning full-sister to Group 1-placed Group 3 Prix Foy scorer Beeshi and so a half-sister to several mares from whom stakes and pattern winners descended, many of them sprinters or milers.
Petit Eclair (by Major Portion) was the dam of Group 2 Prix Dollar winner and Group 1 Champion Stakes runner-up Insatiable (by Don't Forget Me), of pattern-placed stakes winner Madame Run (by Run The Gantlet), and also of Annsfield Lady (by Red Sunset), the mare from whom the speedy pattern winners Pipe Major (by Tirol), Galeota (by Mujadil), Brown Sugar (by Tamayuz) and Burnt Sugar (by Lope De Vega) descend.
Black Crow (by Sea Hawk II) is the grandam of the strikingly contrasting pair Jardines Lookout (by Fourstars Allstar) and Classic Ruler (by Dominion). The former won the Group 2 Goodwood Cup and was third in both the Group 1 Gold Cup and the Group 1 Melbourne Cup. The latter won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes and was fourth in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes.
Milk And Honey (by So Blessed) was the dam of the Group 2-placed middle-distance Group 3 scorer Compton Bolter (by Red Sunset), and she is the grandam of the Group 3 Winter Derby winner Sri Diamond (by Sri Pekan), but she is also the grandam of Group 3 Gladness Stakes and Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Bezelle (by Dominion) and of the multiple pattern-winning miler Iftiraas (by Distant Relative).
The fourth of Sunset Cafe's notable sisters is Olderfleet (by Steet Heart). Her prolific son Runaway (by Godswalk) was runner-up in the Group 3 Norfolk Stakes, her daughter Peace Girl (by Dominion) won the Group 3 Curragh Stakes as a juvenile, and that filly's descendants include juvenile champion and leading miler Toormore (by Arakan), dual juvenile Group 2 scorer Estidhkaar (by Dark Angel) and the high-class stayer Hawridge Prince (by Polar Falcon). The Grade 2-winning miler Mr Napper Tandy (by Bahamian Bounty) also descends from Olderfleet.
Universal did not win until August of his three-year-old season, and so some of his progeny may need time, despite the amount of speed and precocity that appears in his family.
UNIVERSAL (IRE) – ch.2009 – Dubawi – Winesong, 7 wins inc Princess of Wales's Stakes (Gr2), Jockey Club Stakes (Gr2), John Porter Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Hardwicke Stakes (Gr2). Sire in UK. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Asola Blue (by Asolo) Doncaster Jan £8,000
chf – Dance For Georgie (by Motivator) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bf – Inkberrow Rose (by Glacial Storm) Doncaster Jan not sold
bf – Mazuna (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Oct not sold
chf – My Order (by Raven's Pass) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
chc – Qeethaara (by Aljabr) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
Winner on the second of his two starts as a juvenile and a Group 2 scorer at the age of three, Al Kazeem was one of the best older horses in training in 2013 when he reeled off a Group 1 hat-trick and was placed in two other of the season's top races.
He was retired to the Royal Studs in Norfolk but had fertility trouble, was withdrawn from service in early May and there are just 20 known offspring in his first crop: 10 colts and 10 fillies.
He returned to training, won the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes, was only beaten by a neck by Noble Mission in the Group 1 Champion Stakes, and then came back again at the age of five, winning the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt, chasing home Cirrus Des Aigles in the Group 1 Prix Ganay and beating Fascinating Rock by a neck in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, a race he had won two years before.
Al Kazeem is now at his owner John Deer's Oakgrove Stud. Three of his foals were offered for sale in Newmarket in December, making 70,000gns, 45,000gns and a buy-back at 60,000gns, and his first yearling to go through the ring is a colt who made €360,000 in the opening session of the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale, consigned by Newsells Park Stud.
Al Kazeem is a son of outstanding Dalham Hall Stud stallion Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), whose first sons with runners are the classic sire Makfi and blacktype sire Poet's Voice.
Kazeem (by Darshaan), an unraced full-sister to the Grade 2-placed colt Treasurer, is out of Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes winner and Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks runner-up Kanz (by The Minstrel). The next dam is the prolific Treasure Chest (by Rough 'n Tumble) and that makes Kanz a half-sister to Grade 3 scorer Diomedia (by Sea Bird II), to multiple stakes winner Gold Treasure (by Northern Dancer), to Grade 3-placed Crown Treasure (by Graustark), and to four non-winners who went on to become the ancestor of some very notable runners.
Diomedia's son Media Starguest (by Be My Guest) won the Group 3 Earl of Sefton Stakes and was fourth in the Grade 1 Arlington Million, while Gold Treasure is the grandam of the Group 1 Oaks d'Italia winner Zanzibar (by In The Wings) and also the third dam of Grade 1-placed Grade 2 scorer Spice Route (by King's Best).
Crown Treasure's sons Diamond Shoal (by Mill Reef) and Glint Of Gold (by Mill Reef) were middle-distance champions who won nine Group 1s between them, but like most sons of their great sire, both disappointed at stud.
The former's top-level wins came in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gran Premio di Milano and Grosser Preis von Berlin, he was runner-up in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and third in the St Leger. Glint Of Gold, on the other hand, won the Grand Prix de Paris, Grosser Preis von Baden, Preis von Europa, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Derby Italiano and Gran Criterium, he was runner-up in the Coronation Cup and St Leger, chased home Shergar in the Derby, and was third in the King George.
Crown Treasure's descendants also include the Group 1-winning mare Catella (by Generous) and the talented sprinter Hitchens (by Acclamation), the Group 1 July Cup third whose wins include the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint and two editions of the Group 3 Greenlands Stakes.
The other mares alluded to are Carefully Hidden (by Caro), who is the dam of Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Ensconse (by Lyphard); Miss Treasure (by Candy Spots), who is the fourth dam of Grade 1 Gamely Breeders' Cup Stakes winner Shining Energy (by Rahy); Frontinian (by Buckpasser), who is the dam of Group 1-placed Group 2 Park Hill Stakes winner I Want To Be (by Roberto), grandam of classic-placed Group 1 scorer Armiger (by Rainbow Quest) and third dam of juvenile Group 1 winner Law Enforcement (by Lawman); and Noble Treasure (by Vaguely Noble), the fourth dam of Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes winner and Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Penkenna Princess (by Pivotal).
Al Kazeem will not have as many representatives as will most of his cohorts, but he was a top-class racehorse, he is well-bred, and there is every reason to hope that he can get some pattern and even Group 1 progeny.
AL KAZEEM (GB) – b.2008 – Dubawi – Kazeem, 10 wins inc Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Gr1), Prince of Wales's Stakes (Gr1), Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr1-twice), Jockey Club Stakes (Gr2), Prix d'Harcourt (Gr2), Gordon Richards Stakes (Gr3), Winter Hill Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Irish Champion Stakes (Gr1), Champion Stakes (Gr1), Prix Ganay (Gr1), Great Voltigeur Stakes (Gr2), Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (Gr3), St Simon Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Juddmonte International Stakes (Gr1). Sire in UK. First foals in 2015.
b/brc – Burlesque Star (by Thousand Words) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Considerate (by Dansili) Arqana Oct €40,000
bc - How High The Sky (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs UK Oct not sold
bc - Keene Dancer (by Danehill Dancer) Arqana Aug €360,000
bc - Keene Dancer (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc – Natty Bumppo (by Kheleyf) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc – Perfect Delight (by Dubai Destination) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc – Perfect Spirit (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Oct 180,000gns
bf – Petit Calva (by Desert King) Tattersalls Oct 115,000gns
bf – Quan Yin (by Sadler's Wells) Tattersalls Oct 130,000gns
bc – Request (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls Oct 120,000gns
bc – Resort (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Oct 75,000gns
Sires of Stallions