Dubai Destination, center, on the way to winning the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dubai Destination, center, on the way to winning the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Group I Winner Dubai Destination Retired to Dalham Hall in England

Godolphin announced the retirement of English group I winner Dubai Destination for stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England. The $1.5-million Keeneland July sale yearling, bred by Calumet Farm, won four of eight races and earned $380,359 racing first for Sheikh Mohammed, then for Godolphin.

Dubai Destination's big win came this summer in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I). "He was very impressive when he won the Queen Anne Stakes at (Royal) Ascot this year, beating the best milers in Europe," said trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

As a 2-year-old in 2001, Dubai Destination won the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes (Eng-I) over Rock of Gibraltar during the time he was trained by David Loder. His dam, Mysterial (by Alleged), is a half-sister to group I winner Agnes World, who stands at Dalham Hall.