Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
The Australian-bred son of Street Cry out of stakes-placed Al Anood, by Danehill, was bred by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum and races for a partnership that includes the sheikh, Coolmore, and China Horse Club. He is trained by Peter and Paul Snowden.
Pride of Dubai made five lifetime starts, winning twice and placing twice. He has total earnings of $1,031,441.
“He’s an exceptionally good-looking horse with plenty of size and strength, he was a brilliant 2-year-old, and his pedigree is all about speed,” Coolmore director of sales David O’Loughlin said. “He’s by a top-class sire in Street Cry, out of a close relative to Invincible Spirit and Kodiac, who both sired major winners at Royal Ascot this year over the minimum trip. I can see him proving extremely popular with breeders here, particularly once they’ve come to see him.”
A stud fee will be announced at a later date.