Stallion Watch

Good week for Darley’s Dubawi

New winners

Calyx – Warda Jamila (2 f ex Promise Me by Montjeu) became the 19th individual winner for Coolmore’s former shuttle stallion Calyx (Kingman) when landing a mile novice event at Leicester on Tuesday. Calyx, who shuttled to Jerrys Plains Farm in 2020 and 2021, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$16,520).


Sun City – Mishani Suspect (2 f ex Maybe Even You by Jet Spur) became the first individual winner for Telemon Thoroughbreds’ first-season sire Sun City (Zoustar) when making a winning debut at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Racing in the colours of Mike Crooks’ Mishani Enterprises, Mishani Suspect is a half-sister to fellow winner Mishani Supreme (Domesday). Sun City, who has had just two starters to date, stands for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).


Too Darn Hot – Lava Stream (2 f ex Stream Song by Mastercraftsman) became the 23rd individual winner for Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) when landing a mile novice at Ayr on Thursday. Too Darn Hot is standing at Darley’s Kelvinside base for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST) and his first northern hemisphere-bred crop of winners are headed by four stakes scorers, including Group 1 heroine Fallen Angel. 


New Group / Grade 1 winners

Churchill – The Mitchell Freedman-trained Attrition (4 h ex Queen’s Kiss by French Deputy) became the third elite-level winner and 14th individual stakes winner for Coolmore Stud shuttler Churchill (Galileo) when winning Saturday’s Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield. Out of the winning French Deputy (Deputy Minister) mare Queen’s Kiss, Attrition is a half-brother to stakes winner Royal Rumble (New Approach) among others. Churchill, who has had 369 starters, is standing at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains base for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) having shuttled every year since 2018.


Frankel – Ylang Ylang (2 f ex Shambolic by Shamardal) put herself firmly in the picture for next season’s Classics as she overcame a troublesome path to take out Friday’s Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket and in the process provide Frankel (Galileo) with his 33rd individual elite-level winner. A 1.5 million guineas buy for MV Magnier and White Birch Farm out of Book 1 at last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Ylang Ylang is the first foal out of the Listed-placed juvenile winner Shambolic (Shamardal) who herself is a half-sister to elite-level winners Viva Pataca (Marju) and Laughing (Dansili). Frankel stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Farm for a fee of £275,000 (approx. AU$530,430). 


Justify – Coolmore shuttler Justify (Scat Daddy) was provided with his fifth elite-level winner as the Aidan O’Brien-trained City Of Troy (2 c ex Together Forever by Galileo) ran out a superbly impressive winner of Saturday’s Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Newmarket. Justify, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$159,030), is standing at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains base for a fee of $77,000 (inc GST).


Trapeze Artist – By landing Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas Gr 1, 1600m), the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Griff (3 c ex Chateau Griffo by Sebring) provided Widden Stud stallion Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) with a first elite-level winner. Out of the winning Sebring (More Than Ready) mare Chateau Griffo, who was also placed in the Blue Diamond Preview (F) (Gr 3, 1000m), Griff is a half-brother to three-time winner Social Conscience (Capitalist). Trapeze Artist, who has had 52 starters, stands for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST).


Zed – Ladies Man (6 g ex Just Polite by Dehere) became the third elite-level winner for his sire Zed (Zabeel) when landing the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) at Hastings on Saturday. Out of the Group 3-winning and Group 2-placed Dehere (Deputy Minister) mare Just Polite, Ladies Man is a half-brother to the 2018 Auckland Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) scorer Ladies First (Dylan Thomas). Zed, who has had 317 starters, is standing at Grangewilliam Stud for a fee of NZ$6,000 (plus GST).


New stakes winners

Aclaim – Purosangue (2 c ex Avon Breeze by Avonbridge) became the third individual stakes winner for his sire Aclaim (Acclamation) when scoring a game success in the Rockingham Stakes (Listed, 6f) at York on Saturday. Aclaim stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Manton Park for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$19,270).


Atlante – The Vicki Prendergast-trained Our Alley Cat (7 m ex Cat Woman by Scaredee Cat) provided her sire Atlante (Fastnet Rock) with a fifth individual stakes winner from 78 starters when scoring a deserved win in Saturday’s Spring Sprint (Gr 3, 1400m) at Hastings. Our Alley Cat is the only winning foal out of the stakes-placed winning mare Cat Woman (Scaredee Cat). 


Camelot – Former Coolmore shuttler Camelot (Montjeu) chalked up his 57th individual stakes winner when the Joseph O’Brien-trained Dancing Tango (4 f ex Dream Approach by New Approach) landed the Bluebell Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Naas. Dancing Tango is out of Dream Approach (New Approach), herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Drumfire (Danehill Dancer) and Cabaret (Galileo), herself the dam of multiple Group 1-winning Coolmore shuttler St Mark’s Basilica (Siyouni) and dual Group 1 winner Magna Grecia (Invincible Spirit). Camelot stood at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$99,900). 


Dandy Man 0 Ballyhane Stud stallion Dandy Man (Mozart) was handed his 25th individual stakes winner when Novus (3 f ex Fleur De Nuit by Montjeu) landed the Pride Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f) at Newmarket on Friday. Dandy Man stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$25,070).


Dubawi – Darley’s super-sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) enjoyed an incredible week, siring three individual stakes winners which saw his total black-type tally swell to 264. The stallion sired his 262nd individual stakes winner when his daughter Dance Sequence (2 f ex Tearless by Street Cry) stretched her unbeaten record to two with a victory in Friday’s Oh So Sharp Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newmarket. At the same venue on Saturday, the stallion chalked up his 263rd individual stakes winner when Ancient Wisdom (2 c ex Golden Valentine by Dalakhani) ran out a comfortable victor of the Autumn Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Newmarket. Meanwhile, he registered his third stakes winner of the week and 264th in total when Dancing Goddess (3 f ex Winter Lightning by Shamardal) won the Prix Casimir Delamarre (Listed, 1800m) at Longchamp on Sunday. Dubawi stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a record fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$674,460).


Frosted – The Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou-trained Arctic Glamour (3 f ex Fartoo Flashy by Galileo) provided Darley’s former shuttler Frosted (Tapit) with his 22nd individual stakes winner from 449 starters when landing Saturday’s Reginald Allen Quality (Listed, 1400m) at Randwick. Frosted, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Jonabell Farm for a fee of US$10,000 (approx. AU$15,900), covered just 23 mares last spring and did not return to Darley Victoria in 2023. 


Hard Spun – Jonabell Farm’s stallion Hard Spun (Danzig) brought up his century of individual stakes winners when Millie Girl (5 m ex Mendocino Beano by Smart Strike) ran out a narrow winner of the Ontario Matron Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Woodbine on Saturday. Hard Spun stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of US$35,000 (approx. AU$55,660).


Havana Grey – Funny Story (3 f ex Funny Enough by Dansili) provided Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion Havana Grey (Havana Gold) with a 14th individual stakes winner when scoring a narrow victory in the Boadicea Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket on Saturday. Havana Grey stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £18,500 (approx. AU$35,670).


Lope De Vega – The Jessica Harrington-trained Curvature (3 f ex Gravitee by Galileo) made it fifth time lucky in stakes grade on Saturday when making all to score in the Garnet Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Naas, providing her sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) with a 121st individual stakes winner. Curvature is the third foal out of the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Gravitee, herself a sister to Group 1 winner and now Haras de Beaumont stallion Intello. Lope De Vega stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$208,390).


Maurice – Divina (5 m ex Verxina by Deep Impact) became the 19th individual stakes winner for Arrowfield Stud shuttler Maurice (Screen Hero) when landing the Fuchu Himba Stakes (Gr 2, 1800m) at Tokyo on Saturday. Maurice, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of ¥8,000,000 (approx. AU$85,060), is standing at Arrowfield for a fee of $82,500 (inc GST).


Mshawish – The step up to stakes grade proved no barrier to success for the Symon Wilde-trained Wishlor Lass (5 m ex Lorna’s Lass by Bianconi) as she narrowly landed Saturday’s Ladies Day Vase (Gr 3, 1600m) at Caulfield. Saturday’s victory for Wishlor Lass provided her sire Mshawish (Medaglia D’Oro) with his sixth individual stakes winner from 173 starters. The stallion moved to Qatar for the 2023 breeding season to stand privately for owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani.


Profitable – My Eyes Adore You (4 f ex Crossanza by Cape Cross) became the ninth individual stakes winner for Darley stallion Profitable (Invincible Spirit) when readily winning Saturday’s RFL Steels Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Naas. Profitable stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €9,000 (approx. AU$15,040).


Satono Aladdin – Rich Hill Stud shuttler Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact) was handed his sixth individual stakes on Saturday when Raf Attack (3 c ex Sima by Commands) landed the Gloaming Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Randwick. Satono Aladdin, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of ¥1,000,000 (approx. AU$10,600), is standing for a fee of NZ$45,000 (plus GST).


Street Boss – She Dances (4 m ex Charleston Dancer by Lonhro) provided Darley shuttler Street Boss (Street Cry) with his 66th individual stakes winner when scoring in Satutrday’s Northwood Plume Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield. Bred by Des Pope, She Dances was a $180,000 purchase for John Foote Bloodstock from the Blue Gum Farm draft at the 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. She is the first foal out of the winning Lonhro (Octagonal) mare Charleston Dancer. Street Boss is standing at Darley’s Northwood Park for a fee of $66,000 (inc GST).


Teofilo – Former shuttler Teofilo (Galileo) chalked up his 112nd stakes winner on Sunday when Alessio (4 c ex Alandia by Adlerflug) landed the The Land Trophy (Gr 3, 2400m) at Baden-Baden. Teofilo has sired 22 stakes winners in Australia and they are headed by seven Group 1 winners, including Darley-based sire Kermadec and Platinum Thoroughbreds Victoria Palentino. 


Territories – Former Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit) registered his 13th stakes winner on Sunday when his son Que Tempesta (4 g ex Tipperary Boutique by Danehill Dancer) took out the Gran Premio del Jockey Club (Gr 2, 2400m) at San Siro. Territories shuttled to Australia for five seasons, but did not return in 2022. The stallion has sired three stakes winners in Australia including Group 2-winning pair Berkeley Square and Navajo Peak. 


Zarak – Shagara (2 f ex She Bang by Monsun) became the 15th individual stakes winner for Haras de Bonneval stallion Zarak (Dubawi) when landing the Preis der Winterkonigin (Gr 3, 1600m) at Baden-Baden yesterday. Zarak stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$100,030).


Seven for Pedro The Great, Best Flying (4 f ex Best Dreaming by Big Shuffle), Premio Omenoni (Listed, 1000m) – Milan, October 15


30 for Cairo Prince, Tony Ann (5 m ex Never Ever by In Excess I), Franklin Stakes (Gr 2, 5.5f), Keeneland, October 15


15 for Havana Grey, Royal Grey (2 f ex Infamous Angel by Exceed And Excel), Premio Eupili (Listed, 1200m), Milan, October 15

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