Al Saoudi to stand in the UK in 2018

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

AL SAOUDI to stand in the UK in 2018 - pic: Debbie Burt
AL SAOUDI to stand in the UK in 2018 - pic: Debbie Burt

After several successful breeding seasons in France, AL SAOUDI (NUITS ST GEORGES) has relocated to stand in the UK, at Shadwell Stud, near Newmarket in 2018. 

His stock had a particularly successful racing season in England last year, headed by winners ALWALEED, AWZAAN, EMIRAATY, EQLEEM and MADANY.

Richard Lancaster, Shadwell’s Stud Director, commented: “We are very happy to welcome AL SAOUDI at Shadwell Stud.  We are very grateful to the whole team at Haras de Saint Faust who looked after him for the past ten years, as well as the team at Haras de l’Abbaye where he stood for one season.

“We would like to thank all the breeders who used him in France.  In the past few years, his progeny have been successful in the UK and we hope he will appeal to British breeders.”

French-bred, AL SAOUDI started his racing career with trainer Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé and won his first Group 1 at 4, the Prix du Président des Emirats Arabes Unis – Challenge Derby, in Deauville.  Shortly after this victory, he joined Doug Watson’s yard in Dubai and won three further Group 1 races on turf and dirt surfaces for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Retired to stud in 2008, AL SAOUDI sired many winners and Stakes performers including NAJLAA (2nd UK Arabian Derby, Gr.1 PA), AWZAAN (3rd Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, Gr.1 PA), VETLANA DE FAUST (2nd Prix Nefta, Gr.2 PA), AL CHAHIRA (2nd Critérium des Pouliches, Gr.2 PA), and VULKAIN D’ALBRET (3rd Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup, Gr.3 PA).

AL SAOUDI is out of FATZICA (FATZOUR), granddam of multiple Group 1 winners AL MOURTAJEZ and AL MOUHANNAD, and multiple Group winner AL MOUTAWAKILA.

AL SAOUDI stands at Beech House Stud (Newmarket, UK). His 2018 nomination fee is £500, for natural cover only (1st January Special Live Foal).

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