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)
Bc - Blue Lullaby (by Fasliyev) Arqana November not sold
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
Bc - Decency (by Celtic Swing) Arqana November €11,000
Bf - Jezlay (by Layman) BBAG October €3,500
Bc - Lace Ribbons (by Montmartre) Arqana November €2,000
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 - Polyquest (by Poliglote) Arqana November €14,000
Bf - Polysheba (by Poliglote) Arqana November 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
Bc - Silky Steps (by Nayef) Arqana November €10,000 (p/s)
Chc - Star Zita (by Starborough) Arqana November €6,500
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
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