The world’s best racehorse of 2020. The winner of the best 2,000 Guineas for 40 years. Numerous Champions and, to date, no fewer than 44 horses who have prevailed at the very highest level of racing.
All sired by Dubawi, the most successful stallion ever to stand in the UK and one of the very best in the world. And the Dalham Hall Stud flagbearer reached a new milestone on Tuesday, 6 April when Godolphin filly Philomene became his 200th individual Black Type winner. That is an achievement no other stallion standing in Britain can boast.
Sand Vixen was Dubawi’s first to succeed at Stakes level, landing the St Hugh’s Stakes in 2009. She would go on to become his first Group winner when taking the G2 Flying Childers later that year.
Another star on Dubawi’s ever-increasing list of Stakes winners is Makfi, who went on to triumph in the 2,000 Guineas and become Dubawi’s first Classic winner.
His victory on the Rowley Mile was followed four years later by Night Of Thunder, who won the best renewal of the race for 40 years. Now standing alongside his sire at Dalham Hall Stud, Night Of Thunder has made the best start at stud since the Pattern began, ensuring the continuation of Dubawi’s immense legacy.
Another of his sons at stud is Postponed, the four-time G1 winner whose first runners hit the track this year.
In France, Dubawi’s son Hunter’s Light (another multiple G1 winner) has made a promising start to his stud career, while the newest son of Dubawi to join the UK Darley stallion roster is Too Darn Hot, the undefeated Champion juvenile who went on to become Timeform’s highest rated three-year-old of his year.
Ghiayyath retired from racing last year as the highest-rated racehorse on the planet, and the horse who posted an astounding three of the top four performances as assessed by Timeform in 2020. The best yet by Dubawi, he is already proving a very popular choice with breeders.
One of Dubawi’s more recent Stakes winners, Lord North, is fast establishing himself as one of the superior turf horses in the world. Having annexed the field in the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at last year’s Royal Ascot, he added a second top-flight win to his record last month with a dominant performance in the Dubai Turf at Meydan.
Dubawi’s statistics confirm his position as one of the world’s pre-eminent sires, with an exceptional 16 % Stakes winners and 10% Group winners to runners – a higher percentage than any other stallion at the same stage of their careers.
With the European flat season now under way, it will be no surprise to see this exceptional stallion’s tally of talented winners climb ever higher this year.