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Dubawi: the son of Dubai Millennium stands at Dalham Hall Stud

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

Dubawi hits heights with fifth top-flight winner

DARLEY'S exciting third-season sire Dubawi got a fifth top-flight winner on the board on Monday when his first-crop daughter Dubawi Heights nailed Celtic Princess (by Public Purse) on the line to land the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes for three-year-old and older fillies and mares over 1m1f on the Hollywood Park turf.

Dubawi's other Group/Grade 1 winners are 2,000 Guineas and Prix Jacques le Marois heroMakfi, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner Poet's Voice, Happy Archer, winner of the Durban Thekwini Stakes in South Africa, and Secret Admirer, winner of the Flight Stakes in Australia.

Simon Callaghan - Trainer

Simon Callaghan: trains winner

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Dubawi, a nine-year-old son of his owner-breeder Sheikh Mohammed's beloved but ill-fated outstanding racehorse Dubai Millennium, has this spring been covering his sixth book of northern-hemisphere mares at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £55,000.

Dubawi Heights is trained in America by Simon Callaghan, who also oversaw the filly when she originally raced in Britain. She ran placed in the Lowther Stakes, Watership Down Stud Sales Race and Tattersalls Timeform Fillies' 800 at two.

She went into the Gamely having won her last threestarts including the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap on May 1.

Dubawi Heights was bred by Aston Mullins Stud out of the Suave Dancer mare Rosie's Posy, a 6f winner on her two-year-old debut for Barry Hills and a half-sister to Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose, Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes runner-up Melodramatic and Listed Sweet Solera Stakes winner Bay Tree.

Bay Tree's two- and three-year-old sons broke their maidens this week: Mezmaar, by Teofilo, won a 6f juvenile maiden at Haydock on his debut on Friday and The Bells O Peover, by Selirk, broke his duck on his ninth start in a 1m4f maiden at Chepstow on Monday.

Rosie's Posy - whose other progeny includes triple 6f-1m winner Generous Thought (Cadeaux Genereux) is out of the Distant Relative mare My Branch, a dual Listed winner who ran second to Blue Duster in the Cheveley Park Stakes, third to Matiya in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and fourth to Bosra Sham in the 1,000 Guineas. My Branch is a half-sister to high-class hurdler Celestial Halo.

Dubawi Heights was bought by Tally-Ho Stud as a foal for 62,000gns, resold to Simon Callaghan's former-trainer father Neville for 72,000gns as a yearling, and was signed for by Cormac McCormack Bloodstock at 75,000gns at the end of her two-year-old career. Each time she went through the Tattersalls sale ring.

 

 

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