The Weekly Wrap

A round up of all the action for the Darley stallions over the past week
Dubawi dominates, on and off the racecourse

Even by his own stellar standards, Dubawi is enjoying an outstanding year and last week was no exception.

Officially the most successful ever British-based stallion, Dubawi sired an impressive three Stakes winners last week. On Thursday, well-bred colt Plumatic became the 102nd Group winner for his sire when sweeping to victory in the G3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. Dubawi then notched a Black Type double in Deauville at the weekend, courtesy of exciting two-year-old Al Hilalee and fellow Godolphin runner Kitesurf, who won the G2 Prix de Pomone.

Also in France, the European yearling sales season kicked off at Arqana and Dubawi was responsible for the highest-priced lot of the sale when his colt (pictured( out of Irish Guineas winner Just The Judge was knocked down to Ballylinch Stud for €1.4 million.

First yearlings to the fore

The much-anticipated first European yearlings by Golden Horn and Night Of Thunder went under the hammer at Arqana over the weekend, and were certainly well received by buyers.

Golden Horn had four sell at an average of over €190,000. They included a lovely filly (pictured) out of Quezon Sun, already dam of a G1 winner in Mille et Mille.

Night Of Thunder had three yearlings on offer, and all sold for six-figure sums, headed by Capucines’ colt out of Mandheera, bought by Rabbah Bloodstock for €350,000.

Fellow first-season sires Outstrip and Sidestep have their first yearlings going through the ring later today.

Another smart juvenile for Exceed And Excel

Exceed And Excel is renowned for his speedy youngsters and on Wednesday, 15 August he added a new two-year-old Stakes winner to his record when Queen Of Bermuda made a successful trip to France, winning the Listed Prix de la Vallee d’Auge.

Exceed And Excel is also sire this year of smart filly Royal Intervention, who won the Empress Fillies’ Stakes by four and half lengths at Newmarket, before finishing second in the G3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.

Darley Series concludes in style

This year has seen the inaugural Darley Series take place in France, which offers breeders the opportunity to win a nomination to a Darley stallion, culminated in the G1 Darley Prix Morny on Sunday.

The race was won in tremendous fashion by Stetchworth and Middle Park Stud’s Pretty Pollyanna (pictured), now clear favourite to take next year’s Guineas.

She saw off a sustained challenge from Signora Cabello, who won the first leg of the series, the G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin. The second leg, the G3 Prix de Cabourg, was won by Karl Burke’s charge Comedy.

For more information on the Darley Series, click here.

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