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Dubai Destination: Dhaamer is the third Group/Graded stakes winner sired this year by the Glenview Stud stallion

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Irish-bred Dhaamer
lifts Hollywood Grade 3

Hollywood Park: Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (Grade 3), turf, 1m4f, 3yo+

DHAAMER (5 g Dubai Destination - Arjuzah by Ahonoora)

Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd in Ireland

IRISH-bred Dhaamer posted his second consecutive stakes win and first at Graded level on Sunday when running out the easy winner of the Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Settled at the rear of the four-horse field by Julian Leparoux, Dhaamer made smooth headway to pick up the leaders at the head of the stretch and win going away by three-and-a-quarter lengths for trainer Mike Mitchell.

Dhaamer won three races for Sheikh Hamdan and John Gosden before selling to Jamie Lloyd and Boomer Bloodstock for 30,000gns at last year's Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale. Dhaamer made an immediate impression in the US, running a neck second in the Grade 3 Tokyo City Handicap on Santa Anita on his American debut before taking fourth in the Grade 2 San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

The gelding is one of three Group/Graded stakes winners sired this year by Dubai Destination alongside Alanza and Top Trip. He is the stallion's tenth Group/Graded stakes winner overall.

Dhaamer was conceived when Dubai Destination, a top miler for Godolphin by Kingmambo, stood at Dalham Hall Stud. Today, he stands as a dual-purpose stallion at Glenview Stud for €2,500.

Dhaamer is bred to be smart as a half-brother to five winners led by the Golden Jubilee Stakes winner Malhub (by Kingmambo), who is now at stud in South Africa. He is also a half-brother to Neebras, the dam of this season's Group 3-winning filly Yellow Rosebud as well as Listed winner Seeharn.

His dam, Arjuzah, won the 1993 Listed Sceptre Stakes for Gosden and is a half-sister to Irish Listed winner Ormsby.




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