Dubawi Colt Goes To The Top Of The Class

A Dubawi colt became the world’s highest priced yearling in 2018 when sold on Day 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 3.5 million guineas.

The brother to Too Darn Hot and Lah Ti Dar lit up the sales ring when knocked down to David Redvers on a day that saw 27 yearlings sold for 500,000 guineas or more with seven topping the million guinea mark.

Turnover topped 40 million guineas with the clearance rate for the day a remarkable 91%.

The Dubawi colt is out of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber’s wonderful broodmare Dar Re Mi and is a brother to G3 winner So Mi Dar, Listed winner and G1 placed Lah Ti Dar and the G2 Champagne Stakes winner To Darn Hot, the current anti-post favourite for next year’s 2000 Guineas.

Dubawi colt sells for 3,500,000gns

Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah, Jamie McCalmont, Japanese trainer Mitsu Nakauchida and Shadwell Estates Angus Gold were al in the bidding for the colt before Redvers secured him for Qatar Racing for the highest price for a yearling anywhere in the world this year and the second highest price for a yearling colt ever sold in Europe.

"This is the sort of horse that Sheikh Fahad and his brothers want to own - they want to participate at the highest level and have had a taste of it this year with Roaring Lion,” Redvers said.

“He is out of an exceptional mare and by an exception stallion. It is very hard to put a value on a horse such as this.”

A Galileo colt from Alluring Park made 1.3 million guineas when purchased by Colmore’s MV Magnier.

A Green Desert sister to Derby winner New Appraoch and champion filly Dazzling Park, Alluring Park’s seven winners include the Oaks winner Was and G1-placed Al Namaah who was sold at this sale in 2013 for a European yearling record at 5 million guineas.

A Galileo filly out of the G3 mare Wannabe Better was knocked down to Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson for 1.1 million guineas.

Winx’s Australian breeder John Camilleri was among the underbidders for the half-sister to the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Wanabe Grand.

A Dubawi colt out of the Montjeu mare Yummy Mummy continued the great sale for Newsells Park Stud when selling to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1.2 million.

The colt is a half-brother to the triple G1 winner Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer).

Yummy Mummy, purchased at the 2009 Tattersalls December Mare Sale by John Warren Bloodstock on behalf of Newsells Park for 460,000 guineas, is a sister to the multiple G1 winner Fame And Glory and has been a great producer with her five foals of racing age all winning.

A sister to the G1 St Leger winner Kew Gardens by Galileo from Chelsea Rose was knocked down to Coolmore’s MV Magnier for 1.2 million.

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