#UK Racing: Dubawi To Stand For Career-High £350,000


Dubawi  will stand at a fee of £350,000 (US$397,269) in 2023 after a year which, even by his stellar standards, has been truly outstanding.

The news was announced by Darley Nov. 9, with their British and Irish champion sire-elect having stood for £250,000 ($283,764) since 2017.

Only a short while earlier, Juddmonte had revealed that Frankel 's fee had been raised to £275,000 ($316,448) from £200,000 ($230,144).

Three classic winners head up a personal-best tally of 43 black-type winners for Dubawi in 2022: he has sired seven group 1 winners this year over distances ranging from the six furlongs of the Platinum Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the 14 and a half of the Cazoo St Leger Stakes (G1).

Just last weekend, Dubawi enjoyed another tremendous Breeders' Cup, taking his tally to five wins in the past two seasons headed by FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile Presented by PDJF (G1T) winner Modern Games .

Dubawi was retired to Dalham Hall in Newmarket after winning the Dunnes Stores National Stakes (G1) at 2, and then the Boylesports Irish Two Thousand Guineas (G1) and Prix Jacques le Marois (G1) at 3, with the son of Dubai Millennium introduced at £25,000 ($43,012).

It has not all been plain sailing—he dipped to £15,000 ($21,889) in 2009 after returning to Dalham Hall after one season at Darley's Kildangan base in Ireland—but he has been on the march for at least a decade now and sits atop the table of the world's most expensive sires.

Royal Ascot group 1 winner Naval Crown , the fastest son of Dubawi, is a new addition at Kildangan Stud, meaning Dubawi will now have six sons on the Darley roster.

When winning the Platinum Jubilee at this year's Royal Ascot, Naval Crown beat no fewer than 11 group 1 winners, including Highfield Princess , Kinross , Alcohol Free , Campanelle , and Minzaal . He was also the first colt home in this year's Darley July Cup Stakes (G1), this time with five group 1 winners behind him.

Naval Crown broke his maiden by four and a half lengths in the prestigious Convivial Maiden. He was champion 3-year-old in the UAE, taking the Meydan Classic, and enjoyed further success in Dubai this year when winning the Al Fahidi Fort Presented by Mina by Azizi (G2).

Naval Crown is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Dansili mare Come Alive, herself a daughter of group 2 juvenile Portrayal. Naval Crown will stand at a fee of €15,000 ($15,017).

Dubawi's stallion sons have also enjoyed tremendous success this year, with Night of Thunder  further cementing his position as his sire's successor.



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