Too Darn Hot

$110,000 B 2016 16.0½HH (1.63M)
Dubawi – Dar Re Mi (Singspiel)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW

A G1 champion with a champion’s pedigree. By a G1 winner out of a G1 winner just like, Dubawi, Galileo, Sea The Stars, Deep Impact, Kingman and Street Cry.

“One of the all-time best bets for sire success.” – Bill Oppenheim, Stallion Spectator Ratings.

In the northern hemisphere: The leading first-crop sire of all time by Group winners – led by G1 winner Fallen Angel, G2 winner Darnation, and G1 placed, G3 winner Alyanaabi.

In the southern hemisphere: eight exciting winners early in the season, including G1 Champagne Stakes winner Broadsiding. In addition to four Stakes performers, his two-year-olds have run placed in the G2 Riesling, G3 Ottawa, G3 Baillieu Stakes and the Listed Without Fear Stakes.

Too Darn Hot ‘s success on the racetrack has further enhanced his reputation in the sales ring. He was responsible for the most expensive colt sold at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He realised $1.9 million, selling to Ciaron Maher and David Redvers. Too Darn Hot also had the highest-priced lot of the entirety of the 2024 Inglis Classic sale. The filly, a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner, In Her Time, was offered by vendors, North, and sold to Yulong Investments for $600,000.

Fully booked in his first four seasons at stud with continuing support from Australia’s best breeders ensuring he has every opportunity to go to the top.


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Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch him go: see him at his best

Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, 13 Oct 2018
Sussex S (G1), 8f, Goodwood, 31 Jul 2019
Prix Jean Prat (G1), 7f, Deauville, 07 Jul 2019
Champagne S (G2), 7f, Doncaster, 15 Sep 2018
Solario S (G3), 7f, Sandown Park, 01 Sep 2018
Maiden race, 8f, Sandown Park, 09 Aug 2018
Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Curragh, 25 May 2019

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Fallen Angel
Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Curragh, 26 May 2024
Champagne S (G1), 1600m, Randwick, 20 Apr 2024
Fallen Angel
Moyglare Stud S (G1), 7f, Curragh, 10 Sep 2023

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DUBAWI (IRE) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, £217,532, €744,469,
Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, G1, Curragh National S., G1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, 
G1, Newmarket Superlative S., G3, 2d Newmarket Queen Elizabeth II S., G1, 3d The Derby, G1.
Champion sire.
Sire of 1,616 rnrs, 1,231 wnrs, 261 SW, 76.2% winners, 16.15% Stakes winners
inc. Too Darn Hot, Ghaiyyath, Postponed, Space Blues, Prince Bishop, Makfi, Time Test, New

Bay, Akeed Mofeed, Yibir, Modern Games, Arabian Queen, Monterosso, Al Kazeem, Benbatl,
Luck or Design - Lucky Nine (H.K.), Old Persian, Coronet, Wuheida, Bateel, Journey, Red
Dubawi, Nezwaah,

1st dam:
DAR RE MI, by Singspiel. Champion Older Female in GB in 2009 (11f-14f). 6 wins from
        2000m to 2500m, in GB, Ireland, France and U.A.E, Curragh Pretty Polly S.,
        Yorkshire Oaks,
G1, Meydan Dubai Sheema Classic S., G1, Deauville Prix Minerve,
G3, Newmarket Aphrodite S., L, 2d Longchamp Prix Vermeille, G1, Yorkshire Oaks,
        G1, York Middleton S., G3, 3d Breeders' Cup Turf, G1, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu,
G2, Saint-Cloud Prix de Malleret, G2, York Musidora S., G3, 4th Sandown Eclipse S.,
        named foals, 8 to race,
7 winners, inc:-

  TOO DARN HOT (c Dubawi) 6 wins. Champion. See race record.
  LAH TI DAR (f Dubawi) 4 wins from 1¼m to 11¾f, £420,514, €82,835, York Middleton
G2, Galtres S., L, Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L, Newbury BJP Fillies' S., 2d The
          St Leger,
G1, 3d Ascot British Champions Fillies & Mares S., G1, Yorkshire Oaks,
G1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, G1, 4th ParisLongchamp Prix Royal Oak, G1, Prix
          de Royallieu,

  SO MI DAR (f Dubawi) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 8¼f to 10½f, £129,827, €52,870, York
          Musidora S.,
G3, Yarmouth John Musker S., L, 3d Chantilly Prix de l'Opera, G1.

  De Treville (c Oasis Dream) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1950m, 96,500, € US$690,
          Longchamp Prix du Grand Palais, Chantilly Prix Vaublanc, 2d Chantilly Prix de
          Guiche, G3, Longchamp Prix des Chenes, G3, Prix de la Porte Maillot, Gr.3,
          Chantilly Prix de la Piste Rodosto, 3d Chantilly Prix Paul de Moussac, G3. Sire.
  Darmoiselle (f Dubawi (Ire)) Winner at 10¼f in 2022, 2d Lingfield River Eden S., L.
  Darain (c Dubawi (Ire)) 3 wins at 8½f, 1¼m in GB and U.S.A.
  Darlectable You (f Dubawi (Ire)) Winner at 1¼m in 2022 in GB.

2nd dam:
DARARA, by Top Ville. Joint second top filly on The 1986 European 3YO Classification. 3 wins
        at 2000m, 2400m, 1,093,950fr., Longchamp Prix Vermeille, G1, Deauville Prix de Psyche,
G3, 2d Evry Prix Joubert, L. half-sister to DARSHAAN, DALARA (dam of DALIAPOUR,
), DARAYDAN. Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

   DIAGHILEV - RIVER DANCER (H.K.) (g Sadler's Wells) Champion Older Male in Hong Kong in
4 wins from 1800m to 2000m, €44,730, 40,000f, HK$16,467,000, HKJC Audemars
          Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup,
G1, Chantilly Prix La Force, G3, 2d HKJC International Cup
L, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, L, 4th HKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, G1.

  DAR RE MI (f Singspiel) 6 wins. See above.
  REWILDING (c Tiger Hill) Champion Older Horse in UAE in 2011 (Long). 5 wins-1 at 2-from
         1600m to 2400m, £485,866, €50,400, 11,040,000Dhs in GB, France and U.A.E, Royal
         Ascot Prince of Wales's S.,
G1, Meydan Dubai Sheema Classic S., G1, York Great
         Voltigeur S.,
G2, Goodwood Cocked Hat S., L, 2d Longchamp Prix Noailles, G2, 3d
         The Derby,

  DARAZARI (c Sadler's Wells) 3 wins from 2000m to 2500m, 821,600f, A$407,430,
         HK$1,430,000, STC Ranvet S.,
G1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Maurice de Nieuil, G2, 2d
         VRC Craiglee S.,
G2, Longchamp Prix Niel, G2, Hong Kong International Vase, G2,
        3d AJC Chipping Norton S.,
G1, Grand Prix de Chantilly, G2, 4th Grand Prix de Saint-
G1. Sire.

  DARIYOUN (c Shahrastani) 7 wins from 2200m to 2800m in France and Spain, Longchamp
         Prix Lord Seymour,
L, Prix de Lutece, G3, 3d Longchamp Prix du Cadran, G1. Sire.

  Dararita. Winner at 2500m in France. Dam of-
      DARASIM (g Kahyasi) Champion Older Male Stayer in Germany in 2004. 11 wins from
           2400m to 3400m, £244,931, €154,610 in GB, Ireland, France and Germany,
           Goodwood Cup,
G2, Deauville Prix Kergorlay, G2, Longchamp Prix Gladiateur,
G3, 3d Royal Ascot Gold Cup, G1.

Stud record
Too Darn Hot's first crop are two-year-olds of 2023.

Pedigree notes

Too Darn Hot, an undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old from the most successful branch of the Mr Prospector sire line, has started his stud career very impressively in both hemispheres.

His first 76 runners have produced four stakes winners (5.3% Stakes winners to runners) and another three stakes-placed horses giving him almost 10% stakes performers to runners.

These are outstanding stats for a stallion with only juveniles on the track. He has emerged as a leading first-season sire in both Australia and Europe.

In Australia, Too Darn Hot has had only SEVEN runners to mid-January for FOUR winners including the G3-placed Arabian Summer ($351,000) and brilliant Magic Millions 2YO Debut winner Too Darn Lizzie ($307,000 in earnings at only start).

Some clear patterns are already emerging in the pedigrees of the notable early performers by Too Darn Hot.

His sire Dubawi, by Mr Prospector’s grandson Dubai Millennium, has a definite affinity with returns of Mr Prospector in the mare, 24 of his first 53 G1 winners had a return of Mr Prospector and for Too Darn Hot the nick is even stronger, with ALL SIX of his Group performers demonstrating this pattern.

Too Darn Hot is also following in his own sire’s footsteps in crossing well with mares carrying Sadler’s Wells and Danzig (including Danehill).

His sire

Dubawi broke the ice for Mr Prospector by winning the British General Sires’ title in 2022. Dubawi shuttled to Australia for three seasons and didn’t get the support his subsequent achievements show he deserved. Despite this, his results in Australia were truly outstanding.
Dubawi sired 188 runners, 149 winners (79% winners to runners), 22 Stakes winners (11.7% Stakes winners to runners) and SIX G1 winners which were 3.2% of his runners and 27.27% of the Stakes winners. These are industry-leading stats, particularly for a stallion who had a big fee drop in his third and final year on the shuttle.
Dubawi has gone on to become one of the best sires in thoroughbred history, having clearly demonstrated just how well his stock are suited to Australian racing.
His multiple Champion son Too Darn Hot is one of the best-credentialled stallion prospects ever to visit our shores. Apart from his proven sire line Too Darn Hot offers breeders elite performance in his immediate ancestry to a degree rarely matched. Both his parents and all four of his grandparents were G1 winners. 
Leading sires whose parents were both G1 winners include Dubawi himself, Street Cry, Galileo, Deep Impact and Kingman. To complete the package his G1 -winning second dam is a half-sister to the great sire and broodmare sire Darshaan. 
It is worth noting that Too Darn Hot is entirely Danehill-free. Pedigrees don’t come much better than this.

G1 Statistics 
Dubawi has sired SIX individual G1 winners on the shuttle, two are out of Mr Prospector-line mares and one is out of a Star Kingdom-line mare from the Bletchingly branch. 
The 53 individual worldwide G1 winners feature mares by most of the major commercial sire lines sent to him. They include mares from the Sadler’s Wells/Galileo line, the Danzig/ Danehill line and the Mr Prospector/Machiavellian/Street Cry line.

  • 20/53 have a return of Sadler’s Wells in the mare.
  • 23/53 have a return of Danzig in the mare.
  • 24/53 have a return of Mr Prospector in the mare.

Best Nicks

Looking at Too Darn Hot’s top 10 performers plus his 2 other individual winners in Australia, we find the following nicks:

  • 9/12 have a return of Mr Prospector
  • 6/12 have a return of Danzig (4 via Danehill, 2 via Green Desert)
  • 3/12 have a return of Sadler’s Wells
  • 2/12 have a return of Halo
  • 2/12 have a return of Shamardal

Inbreeding / Linebreeding options
Apart from introducing Danehill who is the ancestor most obviously not present in Too Darn Hot’s pedigree, there are several interesting options for inbreeding to him.
The key names in Too Darn Hot’s pedigree are those of the stallions Dubai Millennium, Sadler’s Wells and the mares Where You Lead and Delsy who is the dam of outstanding sire and broodmare sire Darshaan. There are numerous ways to inbreed to these key thoroughbreds which should produce good results.

Breeding strategies

Based on the early success stories for Too Darn Hot and the best crosses for his sire Dubawi, there are several very promising breeding strategies that can be employed in the quest to breed a champion.

Strategy One
Introduce the missing ingredient to complete the recipe, Danehill.
This cross has already shown results with Too Darn Lizzie’s dam carrying two strains of Danehill.

Strategy Two

Dubawi and Frankel are sons of Dubai Millennium and Galileo respectively. Those two great sires are bred on reverse patterns of a Northern Dancer/Buckpasser/Mr Prospector mix and have a very strong affinity. This nick is even stronger in the Frankel/Dubawi cross which also results in inbreeding to Where You Lead.
The Frankel Dubawi cross has 32 runners, 8 Stakes winners (25% Stakes winners to runners) and FOUR G1 winners which is 12.5% G1 winners to runners and 50% of the Stakes winners are G1 winners. It doesn’t get any better than that.
This cross can be recreated using daughters of Galileo or his sons such as Churchill and Adelaide, or with mares by Frankel himself.
Another successful sire bred on a similar pattern is More Than Ready, so his daughters, or mares by his son Better Than Ready, or mares by Sebring (whose dam is by More Than Ready) would all suit Too Darn Hot.

Strategy Three
Another obvious strategy is to introduce Sadler’s Wells’ three-quarter brother Nureyev, creating inbreeding to the mare Special. This nick has already worked for Too Darn Hot’s sire Dubawi and is worth replicating.There are numerous sources of Nureyev available, including a superior source via the great broodmare sire Zabeel whose dam is by Nureyev. Mares by his descendants such as Lonhro, Pierro and Savabeel, or their sons, are all suitable candidates. Star Witness is another source being from the Nureyev sireline himself.
G3-placed Arabian Summer has a second dam by Lonhro.

Strategy Four
Too Darn Hot’s grandam is a half-sister to the leading sire and broodmare sire Darshaan who is the sire of High Chaparral’s dam Kasora. Mares by High Chaparral and his descendants such as So You Think, Dundeel or Toronado would all generate inbreeding to Delsy. Too Darn Hot’s brilliant G1 winner Fallen Angel is inbred to Delsy via Dalakhani. This strain can be accessed here via Dalakhani or his son Reliable Man.

Strategy Five
Mares by multiple Champion Sire I Am Invincible (grandson of Green Desert) will replicate the nicking pattern in Too Darn Hot’s initial G1 winner Fallen Angel (by a son of Green Dessert).

Strategy Six
Mares by Shamardal or his sons look a good option as 2/6 of Too Darn Hot’s Group performers are out of Shamardal mares.
Mares by Lope De Vega, Blue Point, Belardo, Gingerbread Man, Ghibellines or Puissance De Lune would all be suitable.

Please note that in several cases the strategies outlined will involve inbreeding to Sadler’s Wells which is responsible for 25 G1 winners including dual Arc winner Enable, Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet, dual Doncaster winner Mr Brightside, Bay Bridge, Tuvalu and Russian Camelot to name just a few.
Already 2/4 Group winners by Too Darn Hot display this pattern.


Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Two 4 4 - - £358,966
Three 5 2 2 1 £958,577
Total 9 6 2 1 £1,317,543 (A$2,558,843)

At 2 Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in Europe

Dewhurst S (G1), 1,400m, Newmarket, by 2¾l, beating Advertise, Anthony Van Dyck, Sangarius, Kuwait Currency, Christmas, Mohawk.
Champagne S (G2), 1,400m, Doncaster, by 1¾l, beating Phoenix Of Spain, Cardini, Van Beethoven, Bye Bye Hong Kong, Dark Vision.
Solario S (G3), 1,400m, Sandown Park, by 4l, beating Arthur Kitt, Confiding, Victory Command, Watan, Dunkerron.
Maiden race, 1,600m, Sandown Park, by 7l.

At 3

Sussex S (G1), 1,600m, Goodwood, beating Circus Maximus, I Can Fly, Happy Power, Lord Glitters, Phoenix Of Spain, Zabeel Prince, Accidental Agent.
Prix Jean Prat (G1), 1,400m, Deauville, by 3l, beating Space Blues, Fox Champion, Munitions, Namos, Watan, Pretty Boy, Graignes, Pure Zen, Urwald, Azano, Royal Marine.
Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), 1,600m, Curragh, to Phoenix Of Spain, beating Decrypt, Skardu, Magna Grecia, Van Beethoven, Mohawk, Old Glory, Guaranteed, Shelir, Emaraaty Ana.
Dante S (G2), 2,100m, York, to Telecaster, beating Surfman, Japan, Turgenev, Nayef Road, Line Of Duty.
St James’s Palace S (G1), 1,600m, Royal Ascot, to Circus Maximus, King Of Comedy, beating Skardu, Shaman, Phoenix Of Spain, Fox Champion, Van Beethoven, Royal Marine, The Irish Rover.

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