When Coolmore uses Dubawi: 4 years later, it can be powerful!

In 2018, after more than 10 years of “cold war” between Coolmore and Godolphin, the two superpowers reconciled and started working together again. So Coolmore sent his first horse-drawn carriage to Dubawi that year. 4 years later, it could be just as powerful, as Aidan O’Brien finds the possibility of his 10th Epsom Oaks win with Concert Hall, a daughter of Dubawi, or still dreams of a new crack with Alfred Munnings, brother of the star Darley’s Snowfall. .

After the reconciliation between Coolmore and Godolphin, Dubawi benefits!

The 2 superpowers breeding and racing each other ostracized scared the industry in 2005 when Godolphin and so Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum suddenly started not buying a single stallion from a Coolmore stallion. At Keeneland in 2005, “Sheikh Mo” spent $60 million, but not a dime on a Coolmore stallion product, though at the time. Galileo, Montjeus or Giant high riser who were once the heads of the Irish giants… apparently, this scared off the breeders, as Darley was already a big buyer, and the Coolmore stallions were extremely popular.

Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum with John Ferguson, his former historical adviser

Godolphin has experienced certain low results during these years, especially in the classics. Aidan O’Brien dHis team won the Derby several times, with Coolmore students or ponies from their stallions being traded by Magnier and Associates. For his part, Sheikh Mohammed began to develop his breeding business and bet on his stallions, which they assisted in sales. He won the Derby with New approach, who wore the robes of Princess Haya of Jordan. Surprisingly, he was the son of Galileo (sworn enemy at the time!), but bought in his career… Meanwhile, the luminary Dubaiwho turned out to be the arch-rival of the Coolmore star.

However, Galileo’s son New Approach won the Godolphin Derby under Princess Haya of Jordan. He later became Masar’s father, the first Epsom Classic winner for a blue silk suit.

In 2017, the situation changed radically in Darley, with the firing of John Ferguson, the “Blue Boys” historical broker and advisor. All of this coincided with the rise of Charlie Appleby, a perfect gentleman who swept away the dark stories of doping that surrounded the Godolphin jacket in the days of Mahmoud Al Zarooni. He allowed the Blues to win their first Epsom Derby with Masar (a son of New Approach), then last year with Adayar. Meanwhile, Godolphin miraculously sent his savings back to Coolmore stallions, including Galileo. Sheikh Mohammed therefore bought an avid Galileo for more than €1 million from Goffs, in addition to a chestnut colt, Quest Linewho won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr.1) the following year.

After more than 10 years of not purchasing any products from Coolmore stallions, Godolphin trusted Galileo again in 2017 and acquired future Breeders’ Cup Line Of Duty winner for 400,000 Gns at Tattersalls

So the situation turned, and the hour of reconciliation came, in the end no one knew why there was a kind of “cold war” between two giants that had so much to offer each other. In 2018, Sheikh Mohammed sent some mares to Galileo and Coolmore a car to Dubawi, with winners Gr.1 Alice Springs, Was, Bracelet, Chicquita or Saturday Heaven. It’s a blood that can make Coolmore good for his paddock and his mares… and things are going pretty well for them on this side!

Daughter of Dubawi and Oaks Wins, Concert Hall will be one of the favorites for the 2022 edition in Epsom

Dubawi’s offspring from Chicquita and Alice Springs earned their maidenhood, and the baby’s baby from Seventh Heaven, was named Over the Rainbow, starting this afternoon at Curragh. But most of all, it’s the crossover between Dubawi and Galileo that could allow Aidan O’Brien to win his 10th Epsom Oaks this Friday. Daughter of Was, she won in these Oaks, and therefore in Dubawi, Music room was a shortlist and Gr.3 winner, and just finished 3rd in Ireland Guineas. Despite the fact that Ryan Moore didn’t pick her for Friday, she’s the 3rd favorite behind Gosdens Emily Upjohn and Nashwa‘s daughter Sea The Stars and Frankel. It is ultimately the trio that has reigned since Galileo’s death.

Snowfall’s brother and named after a famous equine painter, Alfred Munnings is another hopeful “Signature Dubawi” on the Coolmore team.

Especially due to its high success rate, the Dubawi/Galileo cross is also for 2-year-olds Alfred Munnings, which makes his coach Aidan O’Brien dream. This pony won its debut at Leopardstown in a royal canter and will be led to Royal Ascot for groups. He’s the younger brother of the 2021 Oaks winner Snow, who unfortunately passed away during training this winter. He has everything from a stallion with great prospects to Coolmore’s future who may have found his luxurious replacement, plus Wootton Bassettto ensure its sustainability.


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