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Elizabeth Brown has run the Unaffiliated Dressage Series in The Aid of Grass Sickness Fund at Etal, with permission from Lord and Lady Joicey, since 1996.
Dubawi is a son of the great Dubai Millennium, the horse who touched Sheikh Mohammed's heart more than any other but whose life was cut short in April 2001 when he died of grass sickness after just a single season at stud.
A team at the University of Liverpool has disproved the traditional belief that grass sickness is caused by eating the plant.
A vet for more than 30 years, the judges short-listed Prof Edwards, from Heswall, for his work as a horse surgeon and as a leading expert in grass sickness.
While Dubai Millennium died after contracting grass sickness in 2001, Dubawi enjoys a career as one of Darley's top stallions.
Subsequent tests showed that he was poisoned by clostridia bacteria - or grass sickness.
This may be an underestimate but it is worth noting that the same figures show 139 cases of equine grass sickness which is a peculiar and deadly condition which occurs in horses eating grass but almost never in horses fed only hay.
The injury ended the great champion's racing career; he was saved for stud but died of grass sickness the following April.
And it was a crushing blow to the Sheikh when the runaway Dubai World Cup winner died of grass sickness on April 29 2001, towards the end of his first season at stud.
Dubai Millennium looked a hard act to follow, having won nine of his 10 starts, including four Group One races, before being tragically killed by a bout of grass sickness in April 2001.