SON OF WESTERN WINTER SALUTES IN DUBAI
Need to Know, a gelded son of Western Winter, won his first race in Dubai on Friday.
Competing in a maiden plate over 1200 metres at Jebel Ali, Need to Know was an easy two and a half length victor.
Well done to Varsfontein Stud, who bred Need To Know.
By the great sire Western Winter (sire of current star performers Capetown Noir and What A Winter), the 4yo Need to Know is out of the champion racemare, Promisefrommyheart (by Elliodor).
The latter won both the G1 Triple Tiara 1600 and G1 SA Fillies Guineas, and is the dam of the stakes winner, Justthewayyouare.
This is the great Soho Secret family, which has produced such champions as London News and Kings Gambit, as well as Breeders Cup hero Pluck, now retired to stud in Australia.
Prior to Friday’s win, Need to Know had been placed in his last three outings.
He is owned by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.