16.1hh 2020



Dubai Mile, winner of the 2022 Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud, has been retired to stud and will join the Manton Park stallion roster for the 2024 breeding season.

Despite initial plans to train on under Freddie and Martyn Meade following his move to the historic Manton Estate, Dubai Mile is set to join the Meade’s expanding breeding operation sooner than expected following a career ending injury at home in his routine exercise. The three-year-old won three of his eight career starts for Ahmad Al Shaikh’s Green Team Racing who now jointly own the colt with Manton Park. He provided Ahmad Al Shaikh with a breakthrough success at the highest level as a two-year-old when seeing off a strong challenge from dual Group winner Arrest, to win the Criterium de Saint-Cloud over ten furlongs.

Bred by the late Lady O’Reilly’s Skymarc Farm out of the high-class stakes winning and Group 1 placed High Chaparral mare, Beach Bunny, who was just denied victory in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh when beaten a short head behind Dar Re Mi. Beach Bunny has proven just as effective as a broodmare producing nine winners from nine runners including Dubai Mile as well as Group performers Naadirr and Beach Belle.

Dubai Mile will be the first Group-1 winning son of Roaring Lion to stand at stud. He provided his late sire- winner of the Eclipse, Juddmonte International, Irish Champion Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-with his first Group winner from his sole crop.  The colt showcased many similarities to his sire through his tenacious attitude as well as being campaigned similarly through his racing career. Dubai Mile was an ultra-consistent juvenile who showed versatility with success from eight to ten furlongs and finished runner up in the Royal Lodge Stakes to subsequent Dante winner The Foxes, a Group 2 contest that Roaring Lion won five years previously. As a three-year-old he was a strong finishing 5th in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas over an unsuited trip at Newmarket.

Dubai Mile will stand at Manton Park Stud alongside Aclaim, sire of Classic winner Cachet, Advertise and Technician. His nomination fee will be announced in due course.

Joint owner of Dubai Mile and owner of Manton Park, Martyn Meade, welcomed the fourth stallion to stand at the Wiltshire stud: “We were disappointed in having to bring Dubai Mile’s racing career to an end sooner than expected as he had been training so well prior to sustaining a career ending injury at home on the gallops. We are however delighted to be adding Dubai Mile to our stallion roster and are confident he will sire many high-class performers. Roaring Lion was very special and a champion in his own right, to have his first Group 1 winning progeny from his only crop standing here is an exciting time for Manton Park Stud. Dubai Mile was very tough on the racecourse; we are very much looking forward to the next phase of his career at stud.”

Dubai Mile was ridden in seven of his eight career starts by jockey Daniel Muscutt: “Dubai Mile was a real professional from the get-go when I won on him on his second start. He was very versatile ground wise including on the all-weather. He would find a very easy rhythm straight from the stalls but would really switch on at the business end of a race as he showed when winning his Group 1 at St Cloud. He was very brave that day and refused to be beaten by Arrest on that occasion. He also ran very well in the 2000 Guineas.”


Roaring Lion
Beach Bunny
Kitten's Joy
High Chaparral
Miss Hawai
El Prado
Kitten's First
Street Sense
Sadler's Wells
Peintre Celebre
Miss Tahiti

As a 2yo

  • 1st2yo Novice Stakes, 1m, Windsor
  • 1st2yo Novice Stakes, 1m, Kempton
  • 2ndJuddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, 1m, Newmarket
  • 1stCriterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, 1m2f, Saint Cloud - defeating ARREST

As a 3yo

  • 5th2000 Guineas Stakes, Gr.1, Newmarket
  • 9thThe Derby, Gr.1, 1m4f, Epsom
  • 4thKing Edward VII Stakes, Gr.2, 1m4f, Ascot