10/13/2014 9:53AM

E Dubai to Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana


E Dubai, sire of 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, will relocate to Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La., for the 2015 breeding season, standing for an advertised fee of $3,500.The 16-year-old son of Mr. Prospector previously stood at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.

E Dubai has sired nine crops of racing age, with 627 winners and progeny earnings of over $39.4 million. In addition to Fort Larned, his most successful runners include Grade/Group 2 winners Accredit, Aggie Engineer, Buy the Barrel, High Heels, My Gi Gi and Skysurfers, and Grade 3 winners Desert Code, Dubious Miss, and Mr. Fantasy.

“I think I speak for Michelle Rodriguez and the whole team at Elite, when saying how delighted we are to offer such a high caliber stallion to Louisiana breeders in E Dubai,” said bloodstock agent Chad Schumer, who brokered the deal. “Rarely does a stallion that has sired the winner of America’s richest race, the Breeders Cup Classic, stand for such a reasonable fee outside of Kentucky.”

Racing for Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum’s Godolphin Stable, E Dubai won 5 of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $920,800, highlighted by wins in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap and Dwyer Stakes. He also turned in runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and Super Derby, as well as the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Arthur Hancock III and Stonerside Stable, E Dubai is out of the Grade 3-placed stakes-winning Lord At War mare Words of War. He is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner and standout broodmare No Matter What, who is the dam of European champion Rainbow View, Grade 2 winner Utley, and Grade 3 winners Just As Well and Winter View. Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Raven’s Pass and Grade 2 winner Bright Thought are other notable relatives.