Updated: Mar 3, 2022
An established member of the Stallion royalty, DUBAWI has made as much impact in French Racing as he has in the UK and Ireland. He finished 9th in the Stallions roster last year, with €1.9m prize money earned and an average of €28,419 per foal. Progeny likes Zarak, Postponed, Too Darn Hot and The Revenant have all made their mark at the highest level in France and although 2021 was a relatively quiet year by his standards, he looks to have a very nice set of Juveniles and 3-year-olds ready to hit the track in 2022. His progeny have a 28% strike rate on Soft ground, which can be crucial in France where the peak Autumn season makes that a necessity and the fact that they are able to win consistently between 5-furlongs to 1-mile 2-furlongs makes a big difference. The majority of French races are run at a slower tempo than those in the UK and Ireland, which makes a turn-of-foot another crucial attribute.
Dubawi x Rosę Bonheur (Mr Greeley)
His dam won 2 of her first 3 starts and reached a peak rating of 44.5 when finishing 2nd in the Listed Prix de la Cochere at Paris Longchamp in 2011. With the crucial Black type secured she was sent for her Broodmare career and has already exceeded anything that she achieved on the track. She is the dam of RAGING BULL, a multiple Grade 1 winning turf horse in the US, who has a Hollywood Derby and a Shoemaker Mile on his CV. The grand-dam Rolly Polly was a multiple Group winner in both Europe and the US and has produced a multitude of winners as a broodmare. Kubrick will hopefully be blessed with the speed that has helped so many of his family to make an impact around the world and that offers some hope that he could be a fairly precocious juvenile in 2022.
Dubawi x Silasol (Monsun)
His connections achieved incredible things with his dam SILASOL, who won both the Prix Marcel Boussac as a Juvenile and then the Prix Saint-Alary at 3. If Silawi reaches anywhere near the heights that his mother did, his connections will be delighted, but with such a pedigree there will be lots of optimism when he hits the track later this year. His breeding would suggest that the mile trip will be his optimum and he looks to be one of the most exciting prospects in the famous Wertheimer silks this season.
Dubawi x Starlet’s Sister (Galileo)
Her pedigree alone makes her of interest being a daughter of Dubawi out of a Galileo mare should give her a lovely blend of speed and stamina. Starlet’s Sister didn’t achieve anything in 4 starts on the track, but her progeny have gone far beyond anything that her connections had hoped for when she was first sent to the breeding sheds. Not only is she the dam of multiple US winner SISTERCHARLIE but she is also the dam of 2020 Arc winner SOTTSASS. She has produced 3 winning progeny, 2 of which won on debut, so although Snowpark is not likely to excel until she steps up in trip, she may still be able to make her mark as a Juvenile. She will have a lot of work to do to live up to her top class half-brother, but she has the pedigree to develop into a Classic hope in the year to come.
Dubawi x Romantica (Galileo)
Another colt with a strong staying pedigree, the influence of Galileo in his pedigree has probably led to him being held back until his 3-year-old campaign to make his debut. He is a son of Prix Jean Romanet winner ROMANTICA, whilst his grand-dam BANKS HILL won both the Prix Jacques Le Marois and the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Although he will probably stay further, he is likely to have enough ability and speed to make his presence felt over a mile before steeping up in trip. He holds an entry in the Prix du Jockey Club and that will no doubt be the ideal aim for him.
Dubawi x Zarkava (Zamindar)
The last time that Dubawi and ZARKAVA were put together they produced the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner ZARAK, so it is no surprise to see that the superstar mare was sent back to Dubawi. Zarka didn’t race at 2, but given her pedigree that shouldn’t cause any real concern. A couple of her progeny have made winning starts to their careers and although Zarka doesn’t have any Classic entries at this stage, their will still be a hope that she can make her mark at Group level. Zarak is emerging as a very promising Sire and his progeny have been straight forward in the main, which could offer some promise that Zarka will be professional when she makes her debut. Clearly anything that she manages to achieve on the track will be a bonus as given her illustrious pedigree, her long term future will be in the breeding sheds as one of the most well-bred broodmares around. It is interesting to see that she has been put into training with Francis-Henri Graffard rather than heading straight off to stud and if she can show as much ability as her brother, she will be a horse to follow.
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