World Champion and Horse of the Year Ghaiyyath welcomes his first foals

A “Big strong colt” amongst three early arrivals for Dubawi’s star son

Ghaiyyath, Dubawi’s outstanding son who carried all before him when becoming Horse of the Year in 2020, is now seeing the arrival of his first foals.

Amongst them is a “big strong colt” out of the Dansili mare Diantha. Described by his breeder as having “plenty of bone and substance”, he is her second foal after a Night Of Thunder colt last season. The exceptionally-bred Diantha, owned by John Heffernan and Elec Bloodstock, is herself a half-sister to Night Of Thunder’s G2 Dante Stakes hero Thunderous.

Ghaiyyaths two further foals on the ground are a half-brother to Shamardal’s multiple Stakes winner Global Giant, bred by Elysian Bloodstock, and a filly out of Marywell, bred by Castle Paddock Bloodstock, a half-sister to two Stakes performers including Galtres heroine Martlet.

Ghaiyyath was a record-breaking two-year-old, winning the Autumn Stakes in a new Stakes record. He went on to win the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden by a devastating 14 lengths, before a truly sensational campaign in 2020 saw him land the G1 Juddmonte, G1 Eclipse and G1 Coronation Cup (where he broke the course record).

Ghiayyath stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €25,000, Oct 1, SLF.