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The son of Gone West, who stands at WinStar Farm, had a memorable year, siring 148 winners, 20 of whom won at stakes level, including the Grade 1 winners Poseidon's Warrior and Golden Ticket.
The pair are two of the most sought after stallions in the world - Galileo (98, Sadler's Wells) on account of siring 31 Group/Grade 1 winners and Sea The Stars (06, Cape Cross) as one of the greatest racehorses of recent years - but breeders with a smaller budget have access to another sibling in Born To Sea (09, Invincible Spirit), who stands at Rathasker Stud for [euro]10,000.
Essence Of Dubai was later exported to Venezuela but Sky Mesa made up for a quiet first crop by siring two Grade 1 winners in his second.
The Irish 2,000 Guineas winner made an immediate impact, siring 34 European first-crop winners in 2009 and dominating the juvenile Pattern events at that year's Doncaster's St Leger meeting when Sand Vixen and Poet's Voice captured the Flying Childers and Champagne Stakes.
Midnight Legend is currently siring chase winners at an impressive clip of 50 per cent thanks to 11 winners from 22 runners.