Dubawi’s Double Success in the TBA Flat Stallion Awards

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) led all sires in the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s (TBA) annual Flat statistical based awards. The awards, calculated from racecourse results throughout the calendar year, include both British and Irish statistics for British-based stallions and breeders. All five awards will be presented at the annual TBA Flat Breeders’ Awards Evening which will take place at Chippenham Park on Wednesday, 12 July.

The BBA Silver Cigar Box, which is awarded to Britain’s leading sire by earnings over the calendar year, was reclaimed from Frankel (GB). The 21-year-old has won nine out of the past 10 years. The Dalham Hall Stud resident ended the campaign with 99 winners of 152 races in Britain and Ireland for a total prize money haul of £6,387,336. Chief among them is G1 St. Leger winner Eldar Eldarov (GB), also victorious in the G2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. Also leading the way in terms of individual Flat winners, Dubawi is also the recipient the Barleythorpe Stud Silver Cup, a trophy he has now won for the past six seasons.

The Tattersalls Silver Salver, awarded to the leading British-based first season sire by Flat earnings is given to Havana Grey (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}). This is the third time in the past nine years that the Harper family have received this award. Havana Gold was the recipient of the award in 2017.

Sire of five Stakes winners from his initial crop–three in Britain and two in France–his progeny in Britain and Ireland accrued £1,070,064. Among the 36 individual winners was the G3 Molecomb S. Rumstar (GB).

The Queen’s Silver Cup for leading British-based Flat breeder was awarded to Godolphin. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s breeding operation retained the award for the 11th consecutive year, topping the lists in earnings. Its flagbearer was the aforementioned Naval Crown, whilst there were group wins for Yibir, Flying Beauty (Zetland S.) and Wild Beauty (Fred Darling S.).

Voted on by an industry panel, Nathaniel (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) earned the British European Breeders’ Fund’s Stallion Special Merit Award for results from the 2022 Flat racing season. The award, with a shortlist drawn from the British EBF supported Stallion Focus in the European Bloodstock News, recognises British based stallions that reward breeders through value for money, accessibility and performance. The sire of Oaks winner Enable (GB) from his first crop, Nathaniel’s sixth crop contained last season’s Derby victor Desert Crown (GB).

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