Bred by Queensland breeder Murray Murdoch
Coolmore stallion Pride Of Dubai unearthed a promising 2yo this week to continue his hold on the first season sires’ premiership.
The son of Street Cry was represented by a very speedy filly in Proud Mia at Queanbeyan last Sunday to register his eighth individual winner for the season.
Proud Mia is prepared by Nick Olive at Canberra and was a hotly supported $1.45 favourite on debut.
The chestnut daughter of Pride of Dubai never looked in doubt cruising to a 3.8 len margin which could have been much greater had rider Richard Bensley desired.
Proud Mia was bred by well known Queensland breeder Murray Murdoch from his Danzero mare Miatoko.
Sold at the 2019 Inglis Classic Sale, Proud Mia made $60,000 when secured by Nick Olive.
Miatoko’s most recent yearling was a filly by Divine Prophet who fetched $230,000 at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast sale with Tony Santic the buyer.
Ironically, Pride Of Dubai’s place as leading first season sire by earnings is thanks to a horse yet to register a win.
Smart filly Bella Nipotina has earnt $550,975 from seven starts for three seconds. Those placings have come in the $2 million Inglis Millennium, the $502,000 Inglis Banner and the $250,000 Vobis Gold Rush.
Pride Of Dubai made the perfect start to his stud career last October with two winners from his first two runners, with Tanker landing the Listed Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield and New Zealand filly Platinum Dubai winning first time out for Lisa Latta.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds secured a gorgeous Pride Of Dubai filly at the March Magic Millions QTIS Sale when Grant Morgan signed for the sale topper when paying $170,000 for a well related filly from Queensland farm River Junction.
While the Ontrack filly topped the March Magic Millions Sale, it was a long way behind the $620,000 bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster paid in January for a Coolmore consigned colt out of Archangel.
Guy Mulcaster has enjoyed previous success purchasing from Coolmore at Magic Millions, having secured Winx from their draft in 2013, the world champion superstar sired by Pride of Dubai’s sire Street Cry.