By Oasis Dream - Tahrir (Linamix)
Height 16.0hh (1.65m)
Stud Fee for 2017 £30,000 1st January SLF (Applications close 2nd December 2016)
Standing at Nunnery Stud LIMITED BOOK
2015 Champion European Sprinter MUHAARAR will again stand at the Nunnery Stud (Shadwell) for the 2017 Breeding Season.
Trained by Charles Hills, MUHAARAR has been the stand-out performer of the European sprinting circuit this season winning 4 Gr.1 races in succession beginning with the inaugural Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June by an impressive 3 ¾ lengths. The Shadwell homebred went on to mirror his sire OASIS DREAM and grand-sire GREEN DESERT in their achievements by winning the July Cup (Gr.1), before completing the hat-trick with a ½ length win in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr.1) in Deauville in August. In doing so, MUHAARAR became the first British trained horse to complete a hat-trick of sprinting Gr.1 victories since DAYJUR, who also ran in the colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan, in 1990.
The story was not over however, with this accomplishment; his fourth and final victory at the highest level came on QIPCO British Champion’s Day with an impressive 2 length win in the British Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr.1). He came home the best of a 20 strong field and added the scalps of Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner MAAREK and Gr.1 Sprint Cup winner TWILIGHT SON to his already impressive haul of defeated stakes winners.
These performances, along with his course-record breaking Greenham Stakes (Gr.3) win earlier in the year, make him the leading contender for the title of Champion European Sprinter and Cartier Sprinter of 2015.
MUHAARAR (whose name means Liberated) was a top class juvenile, winning the Gr.2 Gimcrack Stakes at York. During his racing career he has beaten 12 individual Gr.1 winners including multiple Gr.1 winners SOLE POWER, ESOTERIQUE, GORDON LORD BYRON and the best sprinters from the rest of the world including BRAZEN BEAU. In total, MUHAARAR has beaten 57 individual stakes winners.
Being a Shadwell home-bred, MUHAARAR is bred in the purple. He is the best produce to date of the 6 foals of racing age from TAHRIR, a LINAMIX mare that has produced 5 winners of which 4 are stakes horses. As a son of OASIS DREAM, he carries the mantle of his grand-sire, the recently deceased GREEN DESERT, who stood the entirety of his career at the Nunnery Stud under the stewardship of Shadwell.
MUHAARAR'S first book of 129 mares consisted of 81% Listed and Group race winners and producers, with 19 mares being either Gr.1 or Classic winners themselves or the producers of Gr.1 winners. Four of the first mares in foal to MUHAARAR sold for a total of 1.5 million Guineas at the 2016 Tattersalls December Mare Sale, which made up some of the top prices of the sale; 500,000 gns, 375,000 gns, 370,000 gns and 260,000 gns.
MUHAARAR's first foals will be welcomed in 2017.
- Gr.1 July Cup win for MUHAARAR
- MUHAARAR retires to Shadwell Stud
- MUHAARAR 2016 Nomination Fee Released
- Book 1 yearlings out of dams in foal to MUHAARAR sell for a total of 2,400,000 guineas at Tattersalls
- Shadwell 2017 Nomimation Fees Released
- Four of the first mares in-foal to MUHAARAR sell for a total of 1.5 million Guineas at Tattersalls
- CLASSIC WINNER TAGHROODA AMONG THE SELECT BOOK OF MARES TO VISIT MUHAARAR IN 2017
- First foal a colt for Champion Sprinter MUHAARAR