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Dubawi Sire-line Heats Up Down Under

Friday, 17 April 2020 01:53

It was only a matter of time before the Dubawi phenomenon got traction in Australia.

Australian breeders lamenting the fact that Dubawi stallion Night of Thunder only stood the one season down-under will be excited with the announcement this week by Darley that Dubawi’s son Too Darn Hot, Timeform’s highest rated three-year-old in 2019, will shuttle to their NSW operation this season.

Night of Thunder, runner-up in the Great Britain 2019 first season sires premiership, currently sits third in the equivalent Australian table and while his stake earnings, which are approaching $500,000, are impressive, it’s his 25% stakes winners to runners figure that’s really got tongues wagging in the Hunter.

The latest in an increasing line-up of promising performers stepped out at Geelong on Wednesday  and the Chris Waller trained Kukeracha (Night of Thunder-Portrait of a Lady by AP Indy) could hardly have been more impressive, displaying an exciting turn of foot to get up from a seemingly hopeless position with 100m to run. Co-incidentally Kukeracha was sold by Waikato Stud, on behalf of their resident vet Chris Phillips, at last year’s Karaka Book 1 Sale.

The Australian interest in Dubawi is exciting for Little Avondale’s latest stallion, Time Test (Dubawi-Passage of Time by Dansili), whose first crop S.H. yearlings sell in 2021. The impeccably bred dual Group 2 winning son of Dubawi, who shuttles between LA and the English National Stud, stands for $10,000 plus GST in 2020.  


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