Pride of Dubai records impressive Group winner
Breeding giant Coolmore looks to have another star stallion in Pride Of Dubai.
The talented galloper is the only horse to win the Group One double of the Blue Diamond and Sires Produce Stakes and stands at Coolmore’s Hunter Valley and Irish studs and his first crop of Australian horse raced last season.
Pride Of Dubai had 12 first crop Southern Hemisphere winners for earnings of $1.1 million to make him the Champion Australian First Season Sire for 2019/2020.
The horse is travelling just as well in the Northern Hemisphere with his first Northern Hemisphere stakes-winner in the UK with a strong finishing victory in last weekend’s Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes (1400m) at Newmarket for Star of Emaraaty, a two-year-old filly from the Ad Valorem mare La Grande Elisa.
Pride Of Dubai has now sired two Northern Hemisphere winners and he has plenty more ammunition to come with over 100 two-year-olds to run for him up there.
A gorgeous looking son of champion sire Street Cry (sire of Winx), Pride OF Dubai is an athletic horse with a great walk and when first paraded to the Ontrack Hunter Valley Horse and Wine Tour in 2016.
Breeders were obviously impressed because the horse hasn’t lacked support with books of 177 (2016), 171 (2017), 146 (2018) and 176 (2019).
He is the fastest son of Street Cry and is closely related to two of the world’s most influential stallions in Invincible Spirit and Kodiak.
Pride of Dubai stands at Coolmore Australia this spring at a fee of $38,500, the same service fee as 2019.
He has had a strong year in the sale-ring with four yearlings selling for $500,000 or more and his overall average price up markedly from 2019 indicating the high regard in which his progeny are held.
Ontrack purchased a Pride Of Dubai filly at the March Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast and she was the highest priced lot at the sale fetching $170,000.
A half-sister to the talented Group performer Looks Like The Cat, the filly has been broken in by talented horseman Greg Bennett at Fenwick Farm, Canungra, and is currently spelling at Waverley Park before another pre-training session that will have her ready to join trainer David Vandyke’s Sunshine Coast stable.