REAL Steel’s victory in the Group 1 Dubai Turf was a great success for Japanese racing and European breeding. Victory in this hugely valuable race pushed his earnings north of $5.5 million for the classic-placed son of Deep Impact.

A full-brother to a stakes winner, Real Steel is the best runner for his dam Loves Only Me, an unraced daughter of Storm Cat. Bred by the Niarchos Family, she had been in training at Ballydoyle but she was sold for $900,000 as a three-year-old and taken to Japan. That was to prove a wise investment by Northern Farm.