Too Darn Hot (2016)
Breeding: Dubawi - Dar Re Mi by Singspiel
Standing at: Darley Kelvinside, NSW
Fee: $44,000 (inc GST)
Multiple Group 1 winner Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) will shuttle to Darley's Kelvinside in 2020 where he will stand for an introductory fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
Too Darn Hot was crowned Europe's champion two-year-old colt in 2018 and Europe's champion three-year-old colt the following season and he will launch his Australian stud career this spring.
The John Gosden-trained Too Darn Hot earned the Cartier two-year-old crown in 2018, following scintillating victories in each of his four starts as a juvenile, while the following year he added the Cartier three-year-old title to his CV.
A son of Darley's all-conquering Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), Too Darn Hot's four two-year-old victories came in a nine-week period, opening his account with a seven length victory at Sandown, before scoring by four lengths in the Solario Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) on his second start, before taking out the Champagne Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Doncaster.
The colt confirmed his position as the champion two-year-old with success in the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Newmarket in which he defeated subsequent Commonwealth Cup (Gr 1, 6f) winner Advertise (Showcasing) and Derby (Gr 1, 1m4f) winner Anthony Van Dyck (Galileo).
He was kept in training as a three-year-old, placing in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) and St Jame's Palace Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) before recording an impressive win in the Prix Jean Prat (Gr 1, 1400m) in Deauville, which he took out en route to conquering the best older horses in the Sussex Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Glorious Goodwood.
He retired to stand alongside his father Dubawi at Darley's Dalham Hall base in Newmarket the winner of six of his nine starts with a Timeform rating of 132.
The regally-bred Too Darn Hot is by a champion in Dubawi and out of a champion in Dar Re Mi (Singspiel) - who landed three Group 1s in a glittering career on the track. The mare has also proved herself to be a top producer - also being the dam of Group 2 winner Lah Ti Dar (Dubawi) and Group 3 winner So Mi Dar (Dubawi).
Dar Re Mi herself is out of fellow champion racemare Darara (Top Ville), making her a half-sister to a trio of Group 1 winners in Diaghilev (Sadler's Wells), Rewilding (Tiger Hill) and Darazari (Sadler's Wells), while she also counts Listed winner Dariyoun (Shahrastani) among her other half-siblings. The mare is also a half-sister to the dams of Group 2 winner Darasim (Kahyasi) and Listed-winning pair Moohaarib (Oasis Dream) and Trethias (Invincible Spirit).
Dubawi, who stood in Australia for three seasons, is represented by 18 stakes winners in the country from his Australian crops headlined by four Group 1 scorers.