‘As the highest rated horse in the world and the best son of Dubawi, Ghaiyyath achieved four Gr1 victories,’ with a victory over dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable.
Also accounting for champion Enable in the Eclipse Stakes of 1m2f, Ghaiyyath now joins Northwood Park as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Cartier Horse of The Year for 2020.
He defeared Magical in the Juddmonte International 1m2½f, Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck in the Coronation Cup at 1m4f in a new course record, and won the Dubai Millennium of 2000m.
Later second in the Irish Champion Stakes, he was Champion German Older Horse at four in winning the Grosser Preis von Baden of 2800m, Prix d’Harcourt 2000m and third in the Prix Ganay.
In being rated 133 by Timeform, Gaahaiyyath was a Gr3 winner at both two and three years and set a new stakes course record of 1-35.92min in winning at Autumn Stakes 1m at Newmarket.
“He’s got tactical pace, he’s got gears, he has everything,” said Charlie Appleby, as by Dubawi he’s half-brother to European Champion filly Zhukova, from Irish 1000 Guineas winner Nightime.
Also new at Northwood Park is the unbeaten French Champion 2YO Earthlight, who won all five races at two including the Prix Morny of 1200m and Middle Park Stakes 6f in juvenile record time.
In having a 121 Timeform, he also won the Prix de Cabourg 1200m at two, and at three the Prix du Pin of 1400m, second in the Prix de la Foret and fourth in the Prix Maurice de Gheest.
As a top-ranking son of Shamardal, he’s the family of European Champion 3YO Golden Horn, from Gr1 placed Gr3 winner Winters Moon, a half-sister to Gr1 winners Wavering and Mandaean.
It’s Britain’s Horse of The Year in 2019 its Pinatubo who joins Bivouac this year at Darley Kelvinside, in having been a 134 Timeform rated unbeaten Champion 2YO – ‘the best of his generation.’
As European Champion 2YO Colt he won all six starts including the Dewhurst Stakes of 7f, Vincent O’Brien National Stakes 7f by nine lengths and Vintage Stakes at 5f by five lengths.
In also winning the Chesham Stakes of 7f at Royal Ascot in a new juvenile course record of 1-25.73min, he won the Woodcote Stakes of 6f, and at three the Prix Jean Prat of 1400m.
Also at three years, he was second in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Prix de Mouin de Longchamp and third in the 2000 Guineas, having won 7 and placed in all 10 race starts.
As with Earthlight and Blue Point, Pinatubo is also sired by Shamardal, the family of Invincible Spirit, Mishriff, Kodiac and Pride of Dubai, from the stakes winning Dalakhani mare Lava Flow.
In Northwood Park having an excellent season, it’s Frosted who is Equal Leading First Season Sire by Stakes Wins, fifth as Champion First Season Sire and 12th as Champion Sire of 2YOs.
The James Cummings trained Cloudy is the winner of the SA Breeders’ Stakes and Dequetteville Stakes, and was third in both the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes and Maribyrnong Trial Stakes.
Ingratiating also won the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes and Talindert Stakes, was placed in both the Blue Diamond Stakes and Golden Slipper Stakes, with Frosted Flowers being a Gr3 placed winner.
In the US, Travel Column won the Fair Grounds Oaks, Golden Rod Stakes plus Gr1 placed, Cave Hill the Rushaway Stakes and Inject the Goldfinch Stakes, plus four other winners.
“This filly is very smart …she will be winning better races” said Jamie Kah of Astern’s daughter Seradess on winning the Cinderalla Stakes, with Astern having 10 first crop winners of 12 races.
Danger Strykes won the Castletown Stakes in New Zealand, Mainstay winning at Monmouth Park in America, with Dark Rebel, Somewhat Fabelous and Divina being metropolitan winners.
However, both Godolphin and Darley Northwood are looking to their duel Group 1 winner Impending, as his first crop yearlings sold for $250,000, three at $240,000, $220,000 and $210,000.
With his first juveniles to race this 2021-22 season, he has a Guelph colt and Pierro filly with James Cummings, a Jameka colt with Maher and Eustace and a In Her Time filly with Hawkes Racing.