Stradbroke win continues Dubawi’s Group 1 spree

16 June 2015

The brilliant victory of Srikandi in last weekend’s $2 million BRC Stradbroke Handicap (Gr.1) completed a rare domestic feat for the world-class progenitor Dubawi and continued a remarkable sequence of worldwide black-type success recorded by the acclaimed stallion’s progeny since the beginning of this year.

One of the thoroughbred world’s most pre-potent sources of black-type winning offspring and the forebear of Goldin Farms’ foundation sire Akeed Mofeed (GB), Dubawi has now sired a Group 1 winner in each crop to have resulted from his three visits to Australia between 2006-2009. Furthermore, the phenomenal Mr Prospector sireline representative has sired more Stakes winners, Group winners and Group 1 winners than any other world stallion in 2015.

Born as a result of his final Australian stud season in 2009, Srikandi maintained Dubawi’s record of siring a Group 1 winner in each of his only three crops (2007, 2009 and 2010) produced Down Under. Members of Dubawi’s first Australian-bred crop included Secret Admirer (07f, Flight Stks-Gr.1 & Epsom Hcp-Gr.1) and Tiger Tees (07g, The Galaxy Hcp-Gr.1), whose Group 1 deeds were then emulated by Shamal Wind (09f, MRC Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1) earlier this year.

Srikandi’s success in last Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap witnessed the brilliant sprinting racemare becoming Dubawi’s fourth individual Group 1 winner in Australia — completing a unique accomplishment for any dual-hemisphere serving stallion. The fact that Dubawi has also been represented by fellow Pattern Race winners Catkins, Arabian Gold, Lady of Harrods, Intimate Moment, Cellarmaster and Ball of Muscle (not to mention another half-dozen Listed Race winners) on the local front is proof positive of how well the breed is suited by Australian racing conditions.

Indeed, the stallion influences in Srikandi’s pedigree couldn’t be more Australian! A maternal grand-daughter of Hurricane Sky, this top-class galloper has three (Star Watch, Luskin Star & Baguette) Golden Slipper winners in her first four removes and two strains of Star Kingdom coursing through her veins. This augurs particularly well for any domestic broodmare owners thinking of using Akeed Mofeed this coming breeding season.

Srikandi is also the latest member of a worldwide Group 1 winning spree that has witnessed offspring of Dubawi saluting at the very highest level of thoroughbred competition conducted in the UAE, Ireland, England, France and Australia since the aforementioned Shamal Wind began the sequence in February. Since such time, Hunter’s Light (Jebel Hatta-Gr.1), Prince Bishop (Dubai World Cup-Gr.1), Night of Thunder (Newbury Lockinge Stakes-Gr.1), Al Kazeem (Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1), New Bay (French Derby-Gr.1) and now Srikandi (BRC Stradbroke Handicap-Gr.1) have all won in the very highest grade.

Srikandi actually became the nineteenth individual Group 1 winner of Dubawi’s exceptional stud career, while the mare is one of 22 stakes winners for her sire since the turn of the calendar year. All told, Dubawi is currently accredited with a collective 94 stakes winners and 45 stakes placegetters at an astonishing ratio of over 19 percent black-type performers-to-starters.

Akeed Mofeed is the only Group 1 winning sire-son of Dubawi based in Australia. He is to stand his second season at Goldin Farms in 2015 at a fee of $16,500 (inc. GST), payment on live foal (conditions apply).

For any further information please contact stud manager Andrew Perryman on 0401 449 408.