New Shadwell stallion at stud in Europe in 2018

Posted on: 11th Sep 2017

AF AL BURAQ - standing at Haras de Saint Faust (France) in 2018 - pic: Debbie Burt (equine creative media)
AF AL BURAQ - standing at Haras de Saint Faust (France) in 2018 - pic: Debbie Burt (equine creative media)

AF AL BURAQ, a leading Arabian stallion in the UAE, will stand at Haras de Saint-Faust (France) for Shadwell for the 2018 breeding season. This son of AMER and AL HANOUF has sired multiple winners in the UAE and will now be available to breeders in Europe.

His progeny include Stakes performers such as AF AL SAJANJLE, second in the Abu Dhabi Championship (Listed PA) in Abu Dhabi; AF AL HAZER, winner of the Arabian Triple Crown Round 1 (Listed PA) in Abu Dhabi and third of the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (Group 1 PA) in Meydan; AF MAQAYES, winner of the Group 3 PA  Al Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, second of the Group 2 PA Mazrat Al Ruwayah in Meydan, third of the Group 1 PA Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi and of the Bani Yas, Group 2 PA in Meydan.

His full brother, AF ALBAHAR, has proven to be a sire of Group winners and performers in Europe and the UAE. His son AF MATHMOON has carried the colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum to victory in multiple Group PA races, including the prestigious Group 1 PA Kahayla Classic in Meydan in 2016.

Richard Lancaster, Shadwell’s Stud Director, commented: “We are delighted to have the privilege of standing a stallion bred by Mr Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, leading Arabian owner in the UAE last season. He is a beautiful colt with a very good temperament and we are hoping that European breeders will support him. He has covered several of Shadwell’s best broodmares in 2017 and we are very excited to see what his progeny will be capable of in Europe.”

Gérard Larrieu, from Haras de Saint Faust, commented: “We are very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan for entrusting this stallion to us. As a proven sire by AMER, we believe that he will suit a lot of mares from good French bloodlines and will provide an interesting outcross for them.” 

AF AL BURAQ’s fee will be announced at a later date. He will be available for natural cover only.

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