69 blue-blooded future racehorses have arrived in Dubai ahead of the first ever Dubai Breeze-up Sale.
The two-year-olds hail from many of the leading breeze-up consignors in Ireland and the UK, and the sires represented include American Pharoah, Arrogate, Curlin, Dark Angel, Dubawi, Exceed And Excel, Frankel, Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Invincible Spirit, Justify, Kodiac, Kingman, Lope De Vega, Mehmas, More Than Ready, Night Of Thunder, Pioneerof The Nile, Showcasing, Siyouni, Starspangledbanner, Uncle Mo and Wootton Bassett.
A name that jumps immediately off the page is that of Polar River, heroine of both the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas and Group 3 UAE Oaks in 2016. Her second foal, a colt by American Pharoah, is catalogued as Lot 36.
Peeping Fawn was a wonderful servant on the racecourse for Aidan O’Brien and owners Coolmore, collecting the G1 Irish Oaks among her four top-flight victories. She is represented by Lot 31, a colt by Daiwa Major.
Hawkbill, a son of Kitten’s Joy, won on ten occasions for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, highlighted by the 2016 Group 1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown and 2018 Group 1 Sheema Classic at Meydan. His three-parts brother, by Kitten’s Joy ex unraced Hard Spun mare Hard Cloth, is another to catch the eye, going through as Lot 22.
Given the ongoing continued success of his stock worldwide and especially in the UAE, the only offering by Dubawi, a filly, will surely be eagerly awaited. She is a half-sister to a winner out of Joyful Hope, a Listed winner herself and full-sister to Group 1 Italian Derby hero Crackerjack King. They are also half-siblings to Group One winners Jakkalberry and Awelmarduk.