On Sunday, the Dubai Millenium sire Dubawi, winner of the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas and Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois in 2005, was represented by his first classic winner when his first-crop 3-year-old colt Worthadd won the Italian 2000 Guineas equivalent—the Group 3 Premio Parioli in Rome. To date he’s the fifth Group winner for his sire, who last year led all first-crop sires in Britain with 34 winners and stands at Dalham Hall Stud for Darley in Newmaket.
Victor Sheahan wrote presciently about Dubawi in a Feb. 13 post about the sire at Montjeu.com. Victor wrote:
However it is certainly encouraging that Dubawi is maintaining his momentum as his runners mature from two to three. As a sire he can offer breeders a very good prospect of getting a winner and a reasonable prospect of a high class winner at that. The best is yet to come and if Sheikh Mohammed wants to take his mind off Dubai’s debt crisis and his own profligacy he can console himself with the thought that he controls one of the most promising young stallions in Europe.” Click here to read the entire post.