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Sire Dubai Millennium
Grandsire Seeking The Gold
Dam Zomaradah
Sex Stallion
Foaled7 February 2002
Colour Bay [1]
Breeder Sheikh Mohammed
Owner Godolphin Stables
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor
Record8: 5-1-1
Major wins
Superlative Stakes (2004)
National Stakes (2004)
Irish 2,000 Guineas (2005)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (2005)

Dubawi (foaled 2002) is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse and active sire.



Dubawi is a bay horse with no white markings bred in Ireland by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud. He was one of the only crop of foals sired by Dubai Millennium, an outstanding racehorse who died of grass sickness in 2001. [2] His dam, Zomaradah was a top class racemare who won the Oaks d'Italia, E. P. Taylor Stakes, Premio Lydia Tesio and the Royal Whip Stakes. [3] As a descendant of the broodmare Sunbittern, Zomaradah, who also produced the Lancashire Oaks winner Emirates Queen, was closely related to In the Wings, High-Rise and Virginia Waters. [4] The colt raced in the blue colours of Godolphin and was trained by Saeed bin Suroor. He was ridden in all but one of his races by Frankie Dettori.

Racing career

Dubawi was undefeated as a two-year-old in 2004. He won a maiden race at Goodwood Racecourse in June, the Group Three Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July and the Group One National Stakes at the Curragh in September. [5]

In the following year he started favourite for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket but finished fifth behind Footstepsinthesand. He defeated Oratorio in the Irish 2000 Guineas [6] and then moved up in distance to finish third to Motivator in The Derby. He returned to one mile to win the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville Racecourse in August [7] and ended his career by finishing second to Starcraft in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot a month later.

Stud record

Dubawi stands as a breeding stallion at his owner's Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £250,000 (in 2018). [8]

Notable stock

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

FoaledNameSexMajor wins
2007Dubawi Heightsf Gamely Stakes, Yellow Ribbon Stakes
2007Happy ArcherfGarden Province Stakes, The Durban Thekwini Stakes
2007 Lucky Nine g Hong Kong Sprint, KrisFlyer International Sprint (twice)
2007 Makfi c 2000 Guineas Stakes, Prix Jacques Le Marois
2007 Monterosso c Dubai World Cup
2007 Poet's Voice c Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
2007 Prince Bishop c Al Maktoum Challenge, Round 3, Dubai World Cup
2007Secret Admirerf Flight Stakes, Epsom Handicap
2007Tiger Teesc The Galaxy
2008 Al Kazeem c Tattersalls Gold Cup (twice), Prince of Wales's Stakes, Eclipse Stakes
2008Hunter's Lightc Premio Roma, Al Maktoum Challenge, Round 3, Jebel Hatta
2008Red Dubawic Premio Vittorio di Capua
2008Waldparkc Deutsches Derby
2009 Akeed Mofeed c Hong Kong Cup
2009Shamal Windf Oakleigh Plate
2009Sheikhzayedroadg Northern Dancer Turf Stakes
2010 Srikandi f Stradbroke Handicap, Tattersall's Tiara
2010Willow MagiccThe South African Nursery
2011 Night of Thunder c 2000 Guineas Stakes, Lockinge Stakes
2011 Postponed c King George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes, Dubai Sheema Classic, International Stakes
2012Almanaarc Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap
2012 Arabian Queen f International Stakes
2012Bateelf Prix Vermeille
2012Eruptc Grand Prix de Paris
2012 Journey f British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes
2012Mubtaahijc Awesome Again Stakes
2012 New Bay c Prix du Jockey Club
2012North Americag Al Maktoum Challenge, Round 3
2013Left Handf Prix Vermeille
2013 Nezwaah f Pretty Polly Stakes
2013Zarakc Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
2014 Benbatl c Dubai Turf, Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, Ladbrokes Stakes
2014 Coronet f Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Prix Jean Romanet
2014Kitesurff Prix Vermeille
2014Sobetsuf Prix Saint-Alary
2014 Wuheida f Prix Marcel Boussac, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
2015 Ghaiyyath c Grosser Preis von Baden, Coronation Cup, Eclipse Stakes, International Stakes
2015 Old Persian c Dubai Sheema Classic, Northern Dancer Turf Stakes
2015 The Revenant g Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
2015 Wild Illusion f Prix Marcel Boussac, Nassau Stakes, Prix de l'Opéra
2016 Quorto c Vincent O'Brien National Stakes
2016 Too Darn Hot c Dewhurst Stakes, Prix Jean Prat, Sussex Stakes
2016 Lord North g Prince of Wales's Stakes
2016 Space Blues c Prix Maurice de Gheest

National Hunt

Dubawi sired Dodging Bullets, a top class 2 mile chaser who won the Grade I Tingle Creek Chase, Grade I Clarence House Chase and the Grade I Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, winning all three Grade Ones in the 2014–2015 Great Britain National Hunt Season. Dodging Bullets was bred by acclaimed flat jockey Frankie Dettori, having originally been bred as an Epsom Derby prospect. Dubawi's first Grade I success in the National Hunt sphere came when Hisaabaat won the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at the 2012 Punchestown Festival.


Pedigree of Dubawi (IRE), bay horse, 2002 [1]
Dubai Millennium (GB)
Seeking the Gold (USA)
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Con Game Buckpasser
Colorado Dancer (IRE)
Shareef Dancer Northern Dancer
Sweet Alliance
Fall Aspen Pretense
Change Water
Zomaradah (GB)
Deploy (GB)
Shirley Heights Mill Reef
Slightly Dangerous Roberto
Where You Lead
Jawaher (IRE)
Dancing Brave Lyphard
Navajo Princes
High TernHigh Line
Sunbittern (Family 9-e) [4]

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