Drakenstein Stud’s resident broodmare Love Jeddah has had an impressive update to her already world class pedigree this season.
The Danehill daughter hails from the same family as top Australian two-year-old Pride Of Dubai, who picked up his second career Group One victory when scoring a smart win in Monday’s Inglis Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick.
Partnered by Hugh Bowman, the colt ran out a three parts of a length winner of the prestigious Group 1 contest- despite having a wide trip.
The colt, now victorious in two of his four outings, had previously won the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes, and Pride Of Dubai’s earnings are now in excess of AUS$1.25 million, with the promise of plenty more to come.
After the race, co-trainer Paul Snowden was thrilled by the win, and suggested Pride Of Dubai (by Street Cry) could race again in the G1 Champagne Stakes this season. ““It’s enormous – a great thrill,” Snowden said after the race.
“Full credit to the horse, as Hughie said he was four deep most of the race with no cover and to be emptied out at the furlong and then fight back late, it’s a credit to the horse.
“I’ve roared like I’ve never roared before in my life today, so I hope I can do it again,”
Owned originally by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Pride Of Dubai was recently bought into by Coolmore Stud and the China Horse Club for an undisclosed amount.
Excitingly, his dam Al Anood is very closely related to the Cape based mare Love Jeddah. Both mares are by Danehill and both are from the same family. While Love Jeddah is out of Eljazzi (by Artaius)’s Slip Anchor daughter Fayfa, Al Anood is out of Eljazzi herself. Eljazzi herself is the dam of French Oaks heroine Rafha, herself dam of leading sires Invincible Spirit and Kodiac. This is also the family of the ill-fated Mars.
Love Jeddah, whose four winners to date include classy stakes placed filly Winter Heart, unfortunately is not in foal this season but has a colt foal by Noordhoek Flyer and a yearling filly by Drakenstein’s exciting young sire Philanthropist.