Ghaiyyath was the perfect choice for northern hemisphere breeders finishing his second season covering 161 mares. His popularity in his second season confirmed, he has the;
- Perfect Performance: Four-time G1-winning son of Dubawi, beating Enable and Stradivarius.
- Perfect Breeding: The highest-rated son of Dubawi from a G1-winning Galileo mare, bred on the same cross as Night Of Thunder.
- Perfect Sales Horse: A €1.1 million (AUD $1.6 million) foal at Goffs
Ghaiyyath, the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Cartier Horse of the Year for 2020, is the best-ever son of the great Dubawi.
Dubawi, who now has 50 individual G1 winners, was the leading sire at the Royal Ascot carnival this year after G1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes winner Naval Crown gave him a fifth success - two more than Galileo and Kingman.
So, it’s no surprise Ghaiyyath’s return to Australia next month to prepare for a second season at stud at Northwood Park is highly anticipated.
Ghaiyyath, had the perfect performance putting not one, not two, but three of the four best performances of any racehorse in the world in 2020.
Winning nine races and was placed three times during his stellar 13-start career. Eight of his wins were at Stakes level, including four G1s.
Ghaiyyath was a high-class two-year-old and three-year-old who broke his maiden at Newmarket by five lengths before taking out the G3 Autumn Stakes.
As a four-year-old, he won the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden over 2,400m at Baden-Baden in Germany by an incredible 14 lengths.
At five, he won the G1 Juddmonte International (beating Magical) over 2,100m at York, set a track record of 2min 25.89sec for 2,400m in the G1 Coronation Cup at Newmarket, and defeated the 11-time G1 winner Enable in the G1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes over 2,000m at Sandown.
Ghaiyyath recorded three of the top four Timeform performances of 2020 and retired to stud with a lofty rating of 133.
Along with his perfect performance was this perfect breeding, He is by Dubawi from a G1-winning Galileo mare, Nightime. He is bred on the same cross Night Of Thunder, who recorded 22% Stakes winners to runners in his first crop, outperforming both his sire (15%) and his broodmare sire on 13%.
In Australia last season, the stallion was fully booked, covering the triple G1 winner Jameka and Stakes-producing mares including the dams of Alegron, Southern Moon and Dalasan.
Ghaiyyath has proven he is the perfect sales horse, himself a €1.1 million (AUD $1.6 million) foal at Goffs. He set the ring a light at Magic Millions with three in foal mares in high demand.
Radiance sold for $410,000, Silhouette fetched $300,000 and Brilliance stopped the gavel at $260,000.
Ghaiyyath will stand the breeding season at Darley’s Northwood Park property in Victoria for a service fee of $27,500, GST inclusive.