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older stallions County Tipperary with Australia and Ruler Of The World (with their first runners next year), Gleneagles (first foals this year), The Gurkha (first foals next year) and, starting in 2018, with Highland Reel and Churchill. It is now 28 years since the champion sire stood not merely outside Ireland (the last

based elsewhere was Blushing Groom, who took the 1989 title from Gainesway), but outside Coolmore. The one who has looked most likely to break the pattern lately has been Dalham Hall resident Dubawi, runner-up on the European earnings lists for the past three

LEADING 2017 SIRES BY EUROPEAN STAKES RACES (Colour code identifies 2017 fees, or latest where deceased, results to November 6, 2017) Stallion (sire)

Wnrs/Rnrs

Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) Frankel (Galileo) Dark Angel (Acclamation) Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) Kodiac (Danehill) Fastnet Rock (Danehill) Dansili (Danehill) Acclamation (Royal Applause) Exceed And Excel (Danehill) Pivotal (Polar Falcon) Teofilo (Galileo) Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality) Iffraaj (Zafonic) Dream Ahead (Diktat) Areion (Big Shuffle) Siyouni (Pivotal) Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) War Front (Danzig) Cape Cross (Green Desert) Lope De Vega (Shamardal) New Approach (Galileo) Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) Tamayuz (Nayef) Kendargent (Kendor) Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) Duke Of Marmalade Danehill) Helmet (Exceed And Excel) High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) Manduro (Monsun) Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) Poet’s Voce (Dubawi) Arcano (Oasis Dream) Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) Oasis Dream (Green Desert)

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Earnings(£)

Best Rnr

42-95 43 62 309 12,743,323 Ulysses 24-64 38 30 178 3,230,645 Zarak 15-36 42 20 101 2,769,370 Cracksman 14-45 31 22 134 2,686,357 Harry Angel 13-37 35 19 104 3,236,490 Mutakayyef 13-55 24 14 149 952,792 Best Solution 12-30 40 15 98 1,217,196 Somehow 11-29 38 15 80 1,082,225 Ballet Concerto 10-35 29 13 92 1,289,503 Marsha 10-35 29 13 105 858,007 Priceless 10-38 26 13 110 1,144,812 Brando 9-29 31 13 79 1,206,950 Massaat 9-48 19 12 123 1,212,476 Signs Of Blessing 8-18 44 9 41 429,288 Riven Light 8-21 38 12 58 1,778,704 Ribchester 8-25 32 9 64 821,374 Al Wukair 7-19 37 9 69 419,827 Palace Prince 7-24 29 8 58 1,057,144 Le Brivido 7-24 29 8 66 338,690 Mask Of Time 7-25 28 11 77 1,517,642 Roly Poly 7-28 25 9 68 664,612 Guignol 7-30 23 7 87 465,367 The Right Man 7-33 21 7 81 536,548 Masar 6-13 46 9 30 1,312,488 Caravaggio 6-13 38 6 40 807,535 Blond Me 6-23 26 8 65 425,727 Morando 6-34 18 8 89 792,835 Blue Point 5-8 36 7 32 725,557 Big Orange 5-14 33 9 29 638,737 Thunder Snow 5-15 31 7 49 469,867 Rekindling 5-16 29 9 35 597,270 Vazirabad 5-17 26 5 38 226,178 Creggs Pipes 5-19 25 6 34 843,115 Poet’s Word 5-20 25 6 38 215,658 Just Glamorous 5-24 21 8 82 456,783 Master The World 5-26 19 5 71 533,428 Polydream Fee: £25,000+

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years, but always, in the end, at a respectful distance, this year just the £9 million and change adrift. But he had a fine year nonetheless, with eight top-level winners, seven of them new names, to bring his career tally to 52. None of the eight scored in Britain, but then that is in keeping with the global ethos of Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley empire. The 15-year-old had a particularly good year with his daughters: Sobetsu, Nezwaah, Bateel, Wild Illusion and Wuheida all who won at the top level, the last-named ending her campaign with a flourish in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Dubawi’s sole Group 1-winning juvenile was Wild Illusion, who followed in Wuheida’s hoofprints by giving their sire a second successive Prix Marcel Boussac, but there was also Classic promise from the colts Ghaiyyath and Emaraaty. Dubawi could not match Galileo’s numbers, but the sole carrier of the brilliant Dubai Millennium’s legacy was clear second Battaash: the Dark Angel colt is all speed

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