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Dubawi first British sire to reach 200 stakes scorers as Philomene triumphs

The Dalham Hall Stud sire is responsible for 44 top-level winners

Dubawi: first British stallion to sire 200 stakes winners
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The exciting Philomene, a half-sister to Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita and Group 1 winner Magic Wand, provided Dubawi with his 200th stakes winner when breezing to victory in the Group 3 Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud. 

Out of the brilliant producer Prudenzia, a Listed-winning daughter of Dansili, Philomene was yet another seven-figure lot for her dam when selling to Godolphin for €1,625,000 at Arqana's August Sale in 2019. 

A cosy winner on debut at Longchamp last September, the unbeaten filly was bred by Ecurie Des Monceaux and Skymarc Farm, who each retain a 25 per cent share of the promising three-year-old. 

Philomene is well on her way to emulating her siblings on the racecourse, having already followed in their footsteps at the sales. 

Coolmore's Magic Wand was a €1.4m purchase by Peter and Ross Doyle and MV Magnier at Arqana, while Chicquita brought €600,000 from Badgers Bloodstock as a yearling before she was resold to the Doyles for an Irish record €6m as part of the Paulyn dispersal. 

Prudenzia provided yet another star-studded lot when Magnier went to €2m for Magic Wand's full-brother at last year's Arqana Select Sale. 

Philomene, pictured as a yearling, provided her sire with his 200th stakes success

Philomene's smooth success was also another landmark moment for her sire, arguably the most successful British stallion in history. 

Expectations were high for the Classic-winning son of the great Dubai Millennium when he retired to Dalham Hall in 2006 and he is now responsible for 44 individual winners at the highest level among 130 individual Group winners. 

The sire of promising young stallions including Night Of Thunder, New Bay, Postponed and Too Darn Hot, Dubawi was also responsible for last year's world champion Ghaiyyath, who is standing his first season at Darley's Kildangan Stud, and recent Dubai Turf victor Lord North.

Dubawi has also been making his mark as a broodmare sire, with Sand Vixen - his first ever stakes winner - producing Dream Castle to win the Jebel Hatta in 2019.

Other notable successes include fellow Meydan top-level winner Blair House, last season's Falmouth and Sun Chariot heroine Nazeef plus Rockfel Stakes heroine Isabelle Giles.

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Philomene was yet another six-figure lot for her dam when selling to Godolphin for €1,625,000 at Arqana's Deauville August Sale in 2019
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