Ghaiyyath: The world's best racehorse and his first southern hemisphere yearlings

Cartier Horse of the Year and Longines World Best Racehorse Ghaiyyath (Dubawi) will be represented with his first southern hemisphere yearlings at the 2024 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Joining the Darley Australia stallion roster in 2021 and based at Darley's Victorian home Northwood Park, the four-time G1-winning son of Dubawi looks like an exciting prospect for the Australian buying bench.

In 2022 Darley produced research delving into the prize money versus distance ratio that defines the Australian racing season, and the results may surprise you (Read the full article: Sprint races hold significantly more prize money in Australia, don’t they? Think again!).

The results show that 1,600-meter plus distances collect > $100,000 in prize money on average than lesser distances.

Hence, a horse like Ghaiyyath, the highest-rated son of Dubawi who produced four unrivaled G1 victories by a combined 21 3/4 length winning margin between 2,000 - 2,4000 meters may just be the Australian owner's winning ticket. 

Lot 494: Ghaiyyath x Brilliance (colt)

Click to view Lot 494: on account of Coolmore Stud, Jerry Plains, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Premier Bloodstock, NSW

  • His dam is a three-quarter-sister to G2 winner and G1-placegetter Pericles.
  • Bred on the same Dubawi/Street Cry cross as G1 winners Rebel Romance and Albahr.
  • Hails from a deep Darley family, which includes multiple G1 winners Helmet and Epaulette.
  • Street Cry is the broodmare sire of G1 winners; Tom Kitten, September Run, Romantic Warrior and Farnan.
Lot 1068: Ghaiyyath x By Decree (colt)

Click to view Lot 1068: on account of Glenbeigh Farm, Scone, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Impressive Racing Pty Ltd, WA

  • By an eight-time Group-winner at two, three, four and five.
  • Out of a seven-time winner.
Lot 1389: Ghaiyyath x Singing River (colt)

Click to view Lot 1389: on account of Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Hamish Esplin

  • This colt’s dam is a half-sister to multiple G3 winner Slightly Sweet.
  • Dam is a provincial winner over 1,200 meters.
  • Vinery’s Magic Millions graduates have struck at a 15.7% Stakes horses to runners over the past decade.