SENSATIONAL is one word to describe the performance of Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) last year when his first runners appeared. By the year’s end he was responsible for no fewer than 26 individual winners, but even more significantly it was their quality that stood out.

He equalled the best ever starts made at stud by his predecessors, getting four group-winning juveniles in Europe, a feat previously achieved by notables such as Frankel and Lope De Vega. His daughters had among their ranks the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Fallen Angel, Group 2 May Hill Stakes winner Darnation and the German pattern winner Carolina Reaper. His best son, Alyanaabi, won the Group 3 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes and was runner-up in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.

This year has also started well for Too Darn Hot, another daughter Etes Vous Prets winning a Group 2 in Japan, while three others have been group-placed in Australia. With his yearlings last autumn selling for up to 450,000gns and foals for a high of 280,000gns, it is little surprise that his fee this year has increased to £65,000.

Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) is firmly established as one of the all-time great British stallions, and he has a growing number of sons who have gone on to become Group 1 sires. Few have gone to stud with credentials as good as those of Too Darn Hot, who possesses an outstanding pedigree. He is out of the triple Group 1-star Dar Re Me (Singspiel), has a pair of Group 1-placed pattern-winning sisters in Lah Ti Dar and So Mi Dar.

Dar Re Mi is a daughter of the Group 1 Prix Vermeille heroine and outstanding mare Darara (Top Ville), a rare gem who produced four top-level winners, the others being Rewilding (Tiger Hill), Darazari (Sadler’s Wells) and Diaghilev (Sadler’s Wells). It is the exploits of Darara’s half-brother Darshaan (Shirley Heights) that gives Too Darn Hot extra appeal, the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club winner going on to earn great renown as a stallion.

Too Darn Hot was a European juvenile champion, winner of four races by an accumulated 15 and a half lengths, headlined by victories in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes and the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.

At three he was placed in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas and Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes before trouncing Space Blues by three lengths in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat over seven furlongs. He rounded off his career with defeat of Circus Maximus in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.

Race record

TOO DARN HOT (GB), Bay 2016. Champion 2yr old colt in Europe in 2018. Champion 3yr old miler in Europe in 2019. Won six races, £1,320,181, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile, at 2 and 3 years including, Darley Dewhurst Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, Qatar Prix Jean Prat, Deauville, Gr.1, Qatar Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, Howcroft Champagne Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, 188Bet Solario Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3, also placed second in Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Al Basti Dante Stakes, York, Gr.2, and third in St James’s Palace Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1.

At stud

Retired to stud in 2020, and sire of 38 winners, of 53 races, and £2,057,604, including FALLEN ANGEL (GB), ETES VOUS PRETS (IRE), DARNATION (IRE), ALYANAABI (IRE), CAROLINA REAPER (GB), Silmarillion (AUS), Too Darn Lizzie (AUS), Boiling Point (IRE), Arabian Summer (AUS), and Son (GB).


Stands at: Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9HE, England

Contact: Liam O’Rourke, Sam Bullard, Dawn Laidlaw, David Appleton, Conor Norris, Lucie Botti or Franziska Schaertlin Coffey

Telephone: +44 1638 730070



Fee: £65,000