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First British winner
for Count Dubois

D'ARTAGNAN became the first British winner by the South African-based Count Dubois stallion on Wednesday when taking the 1m maiden at Lingfield.

The Gay Kelleway-trained geldingwas scoring on his second British start, having made the frame in several maidens in his native South Africa. He was bred by Yellow Star Stud out of the South African-bred Russian Nature and is a half-brother to the Group 2-placed Cape Town.

Count Dubois was trained by William Haggas to win two races including the Group 1 Gran Criterium. He also ran third to Street Cry in the UAE Guineas.

The son of Zafonic, who is a half-brother to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Indian Haven, stands under the Freeman Stallions banner in South Africa. From seven crops of racing age, he has sired nine Group winners including top level scorers Asylum Seeker and Zeeno.

 

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