Impressive Debut Winner for Pride of Dubai
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25

A homebred for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, as was her dual Group I winning sire Pride of Dubai, two year-old filly Maha made a winning debut at Bendigo on Tuesday.

Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Maha began quickly and raced fiercely before settling in front and was tenacious to the line to win the 1000 metre dash by a neck in 57.66 seconds.



She’s certainly bred to go fast being from the all-conquering Black Caviar family.

Foaled at Coolmore as was her sire, Maha is the fourth winner for Pride of DubaiFoaled at Coolmore, Maha is the first foal of unraced Fastnet Rock mare Makrooma, a half-sister to stakes-winner Glad and to the dam of stakes-winner Exuberant, her dam McHappy being a half-sister to Group II winner Scandinavia.

The descendants of Scandinavia include World Champion Sprinter Black Caviar, Champion 3YO All Too Hard, Group I winner and Group I sire Magnus as well as this season’s stakes-winning 2YO’s Ole Kirk and Hanseatic, who was second in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.

Makrooma was covered again last spring by Pride of Dubai, who is the leading Australian first season sire by earnings with Maha his fourth individual winner (three in Australia and one in New Zealand).

His stocks may well rise further at the weekend with his two stakes-placed fillies Bella Nipotina and Dubai Star both entered for stakes races on Saturday.

Pride of Dubai has a top class draft for the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with 19 yearlings to be offered at Oaklands and you can see them here.





 

Pride of Dubai in upcoming sales:
Bet365 Mdn Plate 1000m
Bendigo Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.66
1
0.3
Maha
T: T & C McEvoy J: M J Dee 57
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Makrooma (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
2
0.3
Awkward
T: James Cummings J: D Yendall 57
2f Teofilo (IRE) x Tactless (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
3
2.6
D'Arbanville
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 57
2f All Too Hard (AUS) x La Renaissance (FR) (Astronomer Royal (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $20,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / Murray Thoroughbreds
4
3.8
Gunmetal Girl
T: P & P Snowden J: Jamie Kah 57
2f Proisir (AUS) x Ghia (NZ) (Kaapstad (NZ))
5
5.3
Dirty Thoughts
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Chris Symons 57
2f So You Think (NZ) x Sheer Fantazee (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $16,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd
6
6.0
Stretching
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 57
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Caline (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
7
7.8
Zooming Zebra
T: Russell Osborne J: Chris Caserta 57
2f Redente (AUS) x Zarilly (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
8
7.9
Bring It Bella
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Walker 57
2f Sebring (AUS) x Bellissima Miss (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Musk Creek Farm Flinders Vic
B: Busuttin Racing
9
8.2
Outline
T: James Cummings J: B Rawiller 57
2f Lonhro (AUS) x Anamato (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
10
8.9
Cautamente
T: R D Griffiths J: Ben Thompson 57
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Cautious (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Griffiths Training Pty Ltd / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
11
9.7
Deep Mirror
T: S P Nichols J: Clayton Douglas 57
2f Deep Field (AUS) x Mira Chavali (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Mane Lodge, Sutton
B: Shane Nichols Racing
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