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Dubawi filly is queen of Tyrley Castle.

IN MORE than 40 years of breeding, Peter and Sylvia Tellwright have unearthed no shortage of stars at their Tyrley Castle Stud in Shropshire, but never had they been more taken by a foal than with a Dubawi filly born on January 29.

The daughter of Listed-placed Cresta Gold also caught the imagination of buyers yesterday morning, when selling through David and Trish Brown's Furnace Mill Stud for 270,000gns to Richard Frisby, and Sylvia Tellwright admitted to mixed emotions, despite the windfall.

"She was always the best foal we'd ever had. She was the most charming, trouble-free filly and more than anything I feel rather sad to see her go, but we are a commercial operation and had to sell her. Hopefully she'll go on and be a great racehorse," said Tellwright.

"We originally bought this filly's great grandam Mirkan Honey and Cresta Gold is due to Authorized. We asked about going back to Dubawi but were told he was oversubscribed but maybe they'll let us in now. If not we'll go to Makfi."

Among the best performers bred at Tyrley Castle, which housed jumps stallion Twilight Alley in the 1970s, were his son, the 1978 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Midnight Court. On the Flat, Rock City and Rebelline have flown the flag.

"When we got out of the stallions we moved more into breeding but we're down to three mares now. We've downsized but hopefully managed to up the quality," Tellwright added.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 27, 2010
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