Newmarket Stakes victory for son of Dubawi

Lord North easily wins the Listed James Seymour Stakes

Lord North, a three-year-old son of Dubawi, won his first Stakes race on Saturday, 2 November, when impressing in the Listed James Seymour Stakes at Newmarket. The winner of the Cambridgeshire two starts back at the same course, the improving gelding wasn’t hard pressed to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Lord North is out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare Najoum, who is a half-sister to G1-winner Bandini and G3 Sweet Solera Stakes heroine Discourse (Street Cry), who herself is the dam of Stakes winners Hadith (New Approach) and Discursus (Dubawi).

Dubawi has now sired 36 individual Stakes winners in 2019 including four that have struck at the highest level. Too Darn Hot, Europe’s Champion juvenile of 2018, is the highest-rated European three-year-old this season after a brace of wins in the Sussex Stakes and Prix Jean Prat. He will be standing in 2020 alongside his sire at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £50,000. Dubawi’s fee remains at £250,000 Oct 1, SLF.

Earlier in the card, Dubawi’s son Night Of Thunder sired his 27th winner of the season (at an incredible 63% winners to runners) when Global Storm won the nine-furlong Nursery. Bred by Grenane House Stud, the consistent performer has now won or placed in all his four career starts.

Night Of Thunder will be standing next year at a fee of €25,000 at Kildangan Stud in Ireland.