One to Watch – Queanbeyan
Tara Madgwick - Sunday May 17

Pride of Dubai posted his eighth first crop winner on Sunday and she was so impressive on debut, she’s our ‘One to Watch’.

Pride of Dubai is the sire of Proud MiaAstute Canberra trainer Nick Olive knew he had a smart one when Proud Mia won her only previous trial back in November and punters were quick to support her on raceday, sending the speed filly out as a short priced favourite for the 900 metre juvenile maiden.

Proud Mia led for home after straightening and opened up to win by nearly four lengths in a dominant display.

A $60,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Aquis Farm draft for her trainer, Proud Mia is a half-sister to stakes-placed Spaceboy.

She is the second winner from Miatoko, a half-sister by Danzero to stakes-placed Miss Antaeus and to the dam of Group III winner Testashadow from the family of champion 3YO sprinter and sire Zoustar.

Proud Mia is the eighth winner for Street Cry’s dual Group I winning son Pride of Dubai, who has seven in Australia and one in New Zealand.

The leading Australian first season sire by earnings, Pride of Dubai stands at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500 this spring


Pride of Dubai in upcoming sales:
Queanbeyan Leagues Club Mdn 900m
Queanbeyan Track: Good(3) Time: 0:52.12
Proud Mia
T: N J Olive J: R Bensley 55
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Miatoko (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Nick Olive Racing
T: N F Gardner J: B P Ward 55
2f Magic Albert (AUS) x Canon Law (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Ronny Rock Art
T: N J Osborne J: Ms K Nisbet 57
2g Wandjina (AUS) x Green Mirage (AUS) (Green Desert (USA))
Musical Girl
T: G R Nickson J: Brodie Loy 56
2f Sidestep (AUS) x Rocking Rhonda (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $30,000
V:Noralla Stud Gladfield Qld
B: Karen Taylor
MM National Weanling Sale $12,000
V:Noralla Stud Gladfield Qld
B: Glenn & Viive Williams
She's So Ready
T: J M Cleary J: Ms J Taylor 55
2f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Classical Lass (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $28,000
V:Yarramalong Park Kalbar Qld
B: Joe Cleary
Propose A Toast
T: N E Layt J: Nick Heywood 58
2g Excelebration (IRE) x Proposing (AUS) (Pentire (GB))
Epaullo Creed
T: Todd Blowes J: P Scorse 57
2c Epaulette (AUS) x Arms Wide Open (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: T Sergi J: Ms R Freeman-Key 55
2f Sweynesse (AUS) x Island Bay Girl (NZ) (Shocking (AUS))
T: Scott Collings J: S Guymer 57
2c Zebedee (GB) x Thismist (AUS) (King Charlemagne (USA))