January 17th, 2022

UPDATED: Stallion Rankings of Dubawi Sons Give Glimpse of DEMARCHELIER’S (GB) Future

He’s been the top stallion in England for much of the last decade and DEMARCHELIER’S (GB) sire Dubawi (Ire) hit another career milestone as an emerging sire-of-sires with great success on 2021 sire lists.

Dubawi (Ire)’s sons are responsible for 122 stakes winners and 211 stakes performers around the world overall, led by 11 Group 1 winners. The best is obviously yet to come for the stallion as a sire-of-sires, however, if the 2021 leading sire titles are any indication.

Giving us a glimpse into DEMARCHELIER’S (GB) future, Dubawi (Ire) saw four of his young sires make a massive impact on Europe’s generational lists and Makfi (GB) make an impact in Japan.

From his first Japanese-conceived crop, Makfi had more 3-year-old winners than many of the top Japanese stallions with a lower number of runners than anyone else in the top 15. The stallion had nearly 10 percent more winners than anyone in the top five – including the great Deep Impact.

In Europe it was hard to find a list Dubawi (Ire) didn’t influence. From established sons to up-and comers, the sireline has it all. On a recent Weatherby’s podcast, Nick Luck and Darley’s Sam Bullard discuss the impact Dubawi’s sons are making in Europe – “People know he is capable of getting a very good stallion son.” Watch the full podcast here >

Dubawi (Ire) himself led all Northern Hemisphere stallions by stakes winners and group winners and topped all European sires in most categories as well. The stallion also led all European sires by number of juvenile Group 1 winners, juvenile Group 1 performers, juvenile group winners, and juvenile group placers and led all European stallions by number of 3-year-old stakes winners and winners at 15 and 71, respectively.

Proving the strength of DEMARCHELIER’S (GB) sireline, Dubawi (Ire)’s grandson Make Believe (GB) was also third on the European General Sires list by earnings as well.

Finishing just behind Make Believe (GB) by earnings on the third-crop sire list was the red-hot Night of Thunder (Ire), who is out of a mare from the Sadler’s Wells line just like DEMARCHELIER (GB).

Night Of Thunder (Ire) is the clearest example of what talent DEMARCHELIER’s (GB) runners are set to display. Standing for €75,000 Night Of Thunder (Ire) may not lead by 2021 earnings – behind only Dubawi (IRE) grandson Make Believe (GB) – but he does lead all third-crop sires by 2021 Group 1 winners and Group 1 stakes performers and sits second in every other category. When looking at his cumulative numbers, Night of Thunder (Ire) also leads his generation by number of Group 1 winners, stakes winners, group winners, stakes performers, group performers, and Group 1 winners.

From established sons to up-and comers, the sireline has it all.

Son Zarak (Fr) led France’s first crop sire list by earnings, stakes winners, stakes performers, Group winners, and group performers. Among all freshmen in Europe, he also had the highest percentage of winners to runners and led Europe’s freshmen by Group 1 performers.

Zarak (Fr) had the sixth most stakes winners of any European freshman in a category led by fellow Dubawi (Ire) son Time Test (GB). Time Test (GB) was not only first on Europe’s freshman sire list by number of stakes winners at four but also the number of group winners at two and group performers at four.

Time Test was also ranked third among all British freshmen sires by earnings and led that group by number of stakes performers in addition to his accolades above.

Dubawi (Ire)’s second crop sire son New Bay (GB) is another who is showing promise as a top sire, leading all European second crop sires by number of group 1 winners and striking at 22.73% 2021 stakes performers to starters. The stallion is no stranger to stakes success, overall he has sired 13 stakes placers and five stakes winners in his career with his Group 1 winning and classic-placed daughter Saffron Beach (Ire) a Cartier Award nominee in 2021.

DEMARCHELIER (GB) saw his first crop of weanling sell for up to nine-times his stud fee last fall and is scheduled to have two short yearlings in next week’s Keeneland January Sale. The only son of Dubawi (Ire) standing in Kentucky, the purple-blooded DEMARCHELIER (GB) stands for $5,000 in 2022.

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