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OUR CARAVAN Gets Sixth Win at AqueductThursday, January 12, 2017
OUR CARAVAN won for the second time in his last three starts since a five-month lay-off taking a mile and 70-yard test at Aqueduct by 1 1/4 lengths. The son of DAAHER battled for the lead from the start on a track labeled good, relinquished it briefly on the far turn, then reclaimed the top position and edged clear to earn the victory. It was OUR CARAVAN’s third win in his last eight starts which also included three placings. The Calder Derby winner now has career earnings of over $386,000. He was bred in Kentucky by Hare Forest Farm out of the Elusive Quality mare Alwaan.
DAAHER With Highest Percentage of 2YO Winners 2016
January 1, 2017
DAAHER ended the year with 88% juvenile winners from runners, the highest percentage in the nation with a minimum of four starters. His seven winners from eight starters all won in Maiden Special Weight company, including 5 1/2-length Belmont winner STRAWBERRY TEQUILA and 2 1/4-length Fair Grounds winner SET HUT. Also in 2016, a daughter of DAAHER, SW/GSP CLOTHES FALL OFF, brought $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale as a racing or broodmare prospect. AND lifetime, he has sired an impressive 75% winners and a strong 17% Blacktype horses.
SET HUT Gives DAAHER Seventh 2YO Winner from Eight Starters This Year
Friday, December 2, 2016
Making his second career start after a runner-up finish in his debut, SET HUT set every fraction to win this Fair Grounds one mile Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/4 lengths. In his debut, he was beaten less than a length by a next out stakes horse in a Maiden Special Weight at the beginning of November. SET HUT was bred by Nathan Granger & Set-Hut LLC. out of the Honour and Glory mare Mist of Honour. All seven of DAAHER’s 2-year-old winners this year have been in Maiden Special Weights.
3YO TAKREES Comes From Far Back to Place in Safely Kept
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Graded-placed TAKREES was nearly 14 lengths back after the first quarter mile, but rallied on the turn and into the stretch to be runner-up in the seven-furlong Safely Kept S. at Laurel Park. The daughter of DAAHER was three lengths in front of the third-place finisher. Two races back, TAKREES again used her closing kick to place in the $300,000 Prioress S.-G2 at Saratoga. In her first start of the season, the 3-year-old filly was a 3 3/4-length Maiden Special Weight winner at Aqueduct.
ECHOESOFTIME Becomes 6th 2YO Winner From 8 Starters
Thursday, November 17, 2016
First-time starter ECHOESOFTIME took the lead soon after the break and remained in front to the wire to take a $38,000 Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. The sixth 2-year-old winner from eight starters this year for DAAHER broke well from post six in a 10-horse field. She continued her one-length lead until challenged in mid-stretch, but proved best pulling away in the end racing five furlongs at Delta Downs. The Blanchard Iles homebred in out of the E Dubai mare Eru.
OUR CARAVAN Pushes Earnings Over $360,000 With Aqueduct Win
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Coming off a five-month lay-off, OUR CARAVAN turned back several challenges in this one mile race at Aqueduct and proved up to the fight to earn the win by a head. Vying for the lead soon after the break, the veteran son of DAAHER put away the early leader, was greeted by another wave of rivals, fought them off and then dug in to beat back a late closer for the victory. The nearly 10-length Calder Derby winner has finished on the board in 14 of 19 starts and earned $363,150. He was bred by Hare Forest Farm out of the Elusive quality mare Alwaan.
2YO ROLLER BABE Leads the Way in MSW Win
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
ROLLER BABE became the fifth 2-year-old winner from seven starters this year, all Maiden Special Weights, with a front-running victory. The filly was hustled up to take the lead early and stayed in front the rest of the way to get a neck win going 4 1/2 furlongs at Charles Town. She finished runner-up to a “TDN Rising Star” at Arlington in her debut and also placed in another Maiden Special Weight at Parx. ROLLER BABE was bred by Bobby W. Austin out of Ashton Girl (IRE), by Elnadim.
CLOTHES FALL OFF Brings $400,000 at Fasig-Tipton November
Monday, November 7, 2016
Stakes winner and Graded-placed CLOTHES FALL OFF brought a final bid of $400,000 from Candy Meadows LLC. as a racing/broodmare prospect at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The 4-year-old filly by DAAHER has finished first or second in 10 of 12 career starts and earned $366,160, to date. She won the 2016 Correction S. defeating a multiple GSW/Breeders’ Cup placed earner of over $933,000 and a five-time SW/G1P earner of $865,000. She also was runner-up in the 2016 Barbara Fritchie S.-G2 finishing in front of three Grade 1 stakes horses. Bred by Dean Hayes & Shadwell Farm, LLC., CLOTHES FALL OFF was purchased out of the 2014 OBS Selected 2YOs in training sale for $150,000 by Cheyenne Stables. She raced for the partnership of Cheyenne Stables LLC, Southern Equine Stable LLC and Hat Creek Racing.
DAAHER Gets Two Winners on Same Day at Meydan
Thursday, November 3, 2016
After a 7 1/2-month lay-off, ETIJAAH returned with a strong 5 1/4-length win in a 1 1/4-mile handicap race on the main track. It was the fifth win in the last 11 starts and pushed his earnings to $163,016. The consistent Shadwell homebred out of the Darshaan (GB) mare, Hasheema (IRE), has finished on the board in 19 lifetime starts. In March he won the Al Ain Mile by 1 1/4 lengths.
AJRAAM took the lead inside the 1/16th pole and won a six-furlong handicap on the main track by a nose. The versatile Shadwell homebred won his first two career starts, including a debut win going one mile on the turf at Newmarket. AJRAAM is out of the Danehill mare, Abby Road (IRE), and has won or placed in nine of his last 14 starts and now has career earnings of $128,406.
2YO RETROSPECTION Digs in For MSW Score
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Making his second start, RETROSPECTION took the lead with five furlongs to go and remained in front to win a one mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight by 1/2 length. The 2-year-old son of DAAHER stalked the pace down the backstretch after breaking full of run. He moved up to grab the lead heading into the final turn, opened a clear lead at the top of the stretch and then dug in in the late stages to earn the victory. Out of the Silver Hawk mare Atherbest, RETROSPECTION was bred by Randy Burkett, is owned by Beth Burkett, and trained by Michael Maker.
2YO STRAWBERRY TEQUILA Rolls in Belmont MSWSaturday, October 22, 2016
Finishing runner-up in a Saratoga Maiden Special Weight in her debut to a next out stakes-placed filly, STRAWBERRY TEQUILA made an impressive third start winning by a dominating 5 1/2 lengths. In this off-the-turf six-furlong Belmont Maiden Special Weight, the 2-year-old filly by DAAHER moved up to challenge for the lead as they turned for home and drew off through the stretch on a sloppy sealed track. STRAWBERRY TEQUILA was a $130,000 purchase out of this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Sale by her trainer Bruce Brown as agent and races for Bruce Lunsford. Bred by Stonewall Farm out of the stakes-winning/Graded-placed Tequilas Dayjur, by Dayjur, she is a full sister to stakes-winning, graded-placed CLOTHES FALL OFF ($366,160) who will be offered at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
3YO TAKREES Rallies to Place in Saratoga’s G2 PrioressSunday, September 4, 2016
With a strong allowance score here on opening day, TAKREES again showed a big closing kick to place in the $300,000 Prioress S.-G2 at Saratoga. The 3-year-old homebred filly by DAAHER was making only her second stakes start and first in a Graded event. Last in a 10-horse field and 10 lengths back after a 1/2-mile in this six-furlong test, TAKREES swung out wide for the run down the stretch and closed the gap on the front two all the way to the wire. In March she was runner-up by a neck to next out GSW Lost Raven in Aqueduct’s $125,000 Cicada S. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, TAKREES is out of the Dynaformer mare, Uroobah, who is a half-sister to multiple G3 SW/G1-placed Mustanfar. Third dam is Champion Height of Fashion (FR), dam of Champions Nashwan and Nayef.
2YO DARK DESERT WINE Pulls Away to Take Maiden Special WeightFriday, September 2, 2016
Runner-up in her last Maiden Special Weight try, DARK DESERT WINE got the job done in this one drawing clear to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly by DAAHER dueled for the lead with two others after breaking from post two, then pulled away from her rivals through the stretch to win going 5 1/2 furlongs at Retama Park. She was bred by Charles E. Smith and Terry L. Propps out of Lady Countdown, by Captain Countdown.
Four Wins in Five Starts for SW BAREFOOT GYPSYSunday, August 14, 2016
Facing older females again and trying the turf for the first time, BAREFOOT GYPSY ran her record to four wins in five career starts with a 1/2-length win going five furlongs on the turf in a time only 2/5 second off the course record. Sitting off the pace early, the 3-year-old daughter of DAAHER rallied through the stretch to pass the frontrunner inside the 1/16th pole and get the win at Belterra Park. After a four-length debut win, BAREFOOT GYSPY went wire to wire to win the $75,000 Southern Park S. in only her second career start. The Wesley Ward trainee is owned by Hat Creek Racing and was bred by Peter J. Sheppell out of the Royal Applause (GB) mare, Ela Enta (GB)
3YO RIQQA Rallies Up the Rail to Win MSW at Prairie MeadowsThursday, August 11, 2016
Having placed in two of his last four starts, RIQQA took advantage of an opening along the rail and rallied to win a six-furlong Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of DAAHER was never far back racing on the inside of two others on the turn. He continued in that position and then moved up to challenge for the lead at the top of the stretch and eventually pulled clear to earn the victory at Prairie Meadows. Trained by Kelly Von Hemel for owner Brian Hall, RIQQA was bred by Shadwell Farm out of the Sahm mare Ishraak.
3YO TAKREES Takes Opening Day Allowance at SaratogaFriday, July 22, 2016
Runner-up by a neck to next out GSW Lost Raven in the $125,000 Cicada S. in March, TAKREES battled through early adversity to win an $85,000 allowance on the Opening Day of the Saratoga Meeting. The 3-year-old homebred filly by DAAHER broke in a tangle when the horses on either side pinched her coming out of the gate. She was still five lengths back at the top of the stretch but made up that margin inside the final eighth to win driving past the leader by 1/2 length going six furlongs. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, TAKREES is out of the Dynaformer mare, Uroobah, who is a half-sister to multiple G3 SW/G1-placed Mustanfar. Third dam is Champion Height of Fashion (FR), dam of Champions Nashwan and Nayef. She now has two wins and three seconds in seven starts and earnings of $138,025.
Stakes Winner BAREFOOT GYPSY Wins Her Third in Four StartsThursday, July 14, 2016
The only 3-year-old and filly in the race, stakes winner BAREFOOT GYPSY won for the third time in four career starts taking a six-furlong allowance by 3/4 length. The daughter of DAAHER tracked the leader for the first half about a length off the front. She began to move up on the leader around the turn, gained command near the top of the stretch and edged away to get the win at Belterra. After a four-length debut win, BAREFOOT GYSPY went wire to wire to win the $75,000 Southern Park S. The Wesley Ward trainee is owned by Hat Creek Racing and was bred by Peter J. Sheppell out of the Royal Applause (GB) mare, Ela Enta (GB).
2YO DAHOG Wins Battle to the Wire in Maiden SpecialSunday, July 3, 2016
After finishing behind a next out stakes horse and a next out course record setter in his debut at Keeneland, DAHOG out battled his foes in his second career start to win a Maiden Special Weight by a nose. The 2-year-old son of DAAHER raced fairly close up until the turn for home and then split rivals in upper stretch and out finished them to the wire going five furlongs on the all-weather at Presque Isle Downs. Since his debut at Keeneland, DAHOG put in five works, three of which were bullets, including a :46 3/5 for the 1/2 mile on June 18, his last work prior to this start. Bred in Kentucky by Buck Pond Farm out of the Hold That Tiger mare Quite Familiar, DAHOG is owned and trained by Wayne W. Rice.
3YO GRAND GINJO Becomes Newest Stakes HorseWednesday, June 22, 2016
Coming off a nearly three-length allowance win last time out, GRAND GINJO made only his second career stakes start and placed in the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore S. (BT). The 3-year-old son of DAAHER was four lengths in front of the rest of the field that included three stakes winners in this 1 1/16-mile event at Indiana Grand. GRAND GINJO was a maiden winner at Fair Grounds last year in his third start as a 2-year-old. He becomes the fifth stakes horse this year for DAAHER.
3YO GRAND GINJO Pulls Away in Allowance ScoreWednesday, June 1, 2016
A winner at Gulfstream earlier in the year, GRAND GINJO won for the third time taking a one mile and 70 yards allowance by nearly three lengths at Indiana Grand. The 3-year-old son of DAAHER tracked the front two until the far turn. He swung out for his rally heading into the stretch, took the lead near the top of the lane, then turned back the challenge from another and drew away. GRAND GINJO was a six-length maiden winner in his third start as a 2-year-old last year at the Fair Grounds going a mile. GRAND GINJO was bred by Bill Meyer and Cathy Meyer out of Brahms Top Shelf, by Brahms, and is trained by Joe Sharp for owners Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch.
$130,000 DAAHER 2YO at Fasig-Tipton MidlanticMonday, May 23, 2016
On the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, a filly by DAAHER brought a final bid of $130,000. Hip 277, an April 5th foal out of the stakes-winning/Graded-placed Tequilas Dayjur, by Dayjur, was consigned by Boutte Sales, agent, and purchased by Bruce Brown, agent. The filly is a full sister to stakes-winning, graded-placed Clothes Fall Off.
3YO BAREFOOT GYPSY Becomes Latest Stakes WinnerSaturday, March 26, 2016
Making only her second start after a four-length Maiden Special Weight win here in February, BAREFOOT GYPSY went wire to wire to win the $75,000 Southern Park S. The 3-year-old filly by DAAHER broke from post seven in an 11-horse field and quickly took the lead. She disposed of an earlier challenger and then held off a late closer to win this six-furlong stakes at Mahoning Valley by a neck. The Wesley Ward trainee is owned by Hat Creek Racing and was bred by Peter J. Sheppell out of the Royal Applause (GB) mare, Ela Enta (GB).
3YO TAKREES Rallies for Runner-up Spot in Aqueduct’s $125,000 CicadaSaturday, March 26, 2016
Making her stakes debut, TAKREES closed quickly in deep stretch to finish runner-up, beaten only a neck, in the six-furlong Cicada S. on the last Saturday of inner track racing at Aqueduct. A Maiden Special Weight winner here in her first start of the year, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER raced along the rail after breaking from the inside post. With the eventual winner moving off the rail heading for home, TAKREES took advantage of the opening and closed in a hurry inside the sixteenth pole to make it close. She has now finished first or second in four of five starts. The homebred filly trained by Kiaran McLaughlin is out of the Dynaformer mare, Uroobah, who is a half-sister to multiple G3 SW/G1-placed Mustanfar. Third dam is Champion Height of Fashion (FR), dam of Champions Nashwan and Nayef.
CLOTHES FALL OFF Takes Aqueduct’s $125,000 CorrectionSaturday, March 19, 2016
Runner-up in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie S. in February, CLOTHES FALL OFF rallied from second to win the six-furlong Correction S. by 1 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old filly by DAAHER hit the gate as she broke from the outside post but soon recovered to press the pace. CLOTHES FALL OFF began her rally on the turn, took the lead inside the quarter pole and pulled away for the final margin of victory, earning a 99 Beyer Figure. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee set a New Track Record here in January and last year was runner-up, beaten a neck, in Keeneland’s Ft. Springs S. A TDN Rising Star after her 2-year-old debut at Saratoga, CLOTHES FALL OFF has now been first or second in 10 of 11 starts, earning $365,160. The $150,000 OBS March Select Sale 2-year-old purchase was bred in Kentucky by Dean Hayes and Shadwell Farm LLC out of the DAYJUR mare, Tequilas Dayjur, and races for Cheyenne Stables LLC, Southern Equine Stable LLC and Hat Creek Racing.
A SIDE NOTE: DAAHER’s MAMDOOHA won the 2015 running of the Correction S. and was also trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.
ETIJAAH Takes Al Ain MileSaturday, March 19, 2016
ETIJAAH has now won or placed in seven of his last 10 starts, including four wins, after pulling away in the Al Ain Mile. Sitting in mid-pack in a field of 11, the son of DAAHER began his rally near the quarter pole, battled for the lead with another for the next furlong and then pulled away in the final sixteenth to get the win by 1 1/4 lengths. The consistent Shadwell homebred out of the Darshaan mare, Hasheema, has finished on the board in 18 lifetime starts and earned $131,157.
MOOSIR Wins for the Second Time in Two WeeksFriday, March 11, 2016
Coming off a win at Sharjah in late February, MOOSIR took the lead soon after the break and easily won this one mile handicap on the main track at Meydan by 3 3/4 lengths. In February, the homebred son of DAAHER was part of a 15-horse field and won at 1 1/16 miles. MOOSIR was a debut winner at 3 in France on the turf. He is out of G1 SW Torrestrella, by Orpen, who won the G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp.
3YO SUNSHINE LIFE Draws Off in Win at TampaFriday, February 26, 2016
Switching back to dirt after two tries this year on turf, SUNSHINE LIFE rallied on the outside to win this Maiden test by 4 1/4 lengths. Cutting back in distance to six furlongs, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER began to close on the frontrunners on the turn, was four wide heading into the stretch and proved much the best. She had previously placed on dirt and turf at four different tracks. SUNSHINE LIFE was bred by Rick Nichols and Bernie Sams out of the Danehill mare, Samut (IRE).
MUNTIJ Puts in Strong Effort for Runner-up Spot in Gulfstream’s Old HickoryMonday, February 15, 2016
Coming off a runner-up allowance effort here to Florida Derby-G1 placed Ami’s Flatter in which he ran a 98 Beyer, MUNTIJ again finished runner-up, this time in Gulfstream’s $60,000 Old Hickory S. Stretching out to 1 1/16 miles after his seven-furlong start last out, the 4-year-old son of DAAHER stalked the pace only four lengths off the lead. He rallied between rivals on the far turn, then took the lead and was just caught near the wire, finishing 3/4 length back but more than three lengths in front of the next horse. In his last two starts in December, MUNTIJ won a maiden test at Churchill and then was a 5 3/4-length winner going a mile here in mid-December.
CLOTHES FALL OFF Closes to be Runner-up in G2 Barbara FritchieSaturday, February 13, 2016
Coming off a NTR performance at Aqueduct in January, CLOTHES FALL OFF rallied on the outside to finish runner-up, beaten less than two lengths, in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie S.-G2. In her game effort, the 4-year-old filly by DAAHER defeated three Grade 1 stakes horses and finished behind another G1 horse. CLOTHES FALL OFF was making only her third try in stakes, which included a runner-up finish, beaten a neck, in Keeneland’s $100,000 Ft. Springs S. A TDN Rising Star after her impressive 2-year-old debut win at Saratoga, CLOTHES FALL OFF has now been first or second in nine of 10 starts, earning $290,160.
3YO BAREFOOT GYPSY Wins MSW Debut by FourWednesday, February 10, 2016
Facing eight, including older fillies and mares in her debut, BAREFOOT GYPSY pulled away in the stretch under a hand ride to win this Maiden Special Weight by four lengths. The 3-year-old filly by DAAHER broke from the inside post and rushed up to challenge for the lead for the first quarter. She dueled with another through the turn, took command heading for home and drew off for the impressive win going six furlongs at Mahoning Valley. The Wesley Ward trainee is owned by Hat Creek Racing and was bred by Peter J. Sheppell out of the Royal Applause (GB) mare, Ela Enta (GB).
3YO TAKREES Pulls Away in MSW at AqueductSunday, February 7, 2016
Coming off a runner-up finish in a Laurel Maiden Special Weight in only her second start last December, TAKREES pulled away to win this six-furlong Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight by 3 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by DAAHER moved up from third on the turn to challenge for the lead turning for home, dueled with the frontrunners until the sixteenth pole and sprinted clear for the final margin of victory. This homebred filly trained by Kiaran McLaughlin is out of the Dynaformer mare, Uroobah, who is a half-sister to multiple G3 SW/G1-placed Mustanfar. Third dam is Champion Height of Fashion (FR), dam of Champions Nashwan and Nayef.
A Pair of Winners at Gulfstream in Final Week of JanuarySunday, January 31, 2016
DEER DOG followed up Grand Ginjo’s win here on January 27th with a win of his own taking a six-furlong main track event at Gulfstream by 3 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old colt by DAAHER quickly sprinted to the lead at the break coming out of post five. By the time they’d run a half, he was in front by seven lengths and cruised home from there to get the win. In his 2-year-old Maiden victory, DEER DOG set the pace from the start and defeated 13 rivals winning here by 6 1/4 lengths. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Reisz out of War Belle, by Lord At War (Arg).
3YO GRAND GINJO Makes It Two in a Row at GulfstreamWednesday, January 27, 2016
A maiden winner at the Fair Grounds in November, GRAND GINJO followed that up with a 1 1/4-length tally going a mile on the main track at Gulfstream Park. The newly-turned 3-year-old son of DAAHER pressed the pace early between rivals. As they neared the quarter pole, GRAND GINJO went head to head with another for the lead and eventually pulled away in the stretch to get the victory. In his maiden win he drew off to win by six lengths, also at a mile. GRAND GINJO was bred by Bill Meyer and Cathy Meyer out of Brahms Top Shelf, by Brahms, and is trained by Joe Sharp for owners Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch.
Versatile AJRAAM Rallies for Handicap Win at MeydanThursday, January 14, 2016
AJRAAM won for the second time in his last three starts coming from off the pace to take a seven-furlong handicap on the dirt at Meydan. The homebred son of DAAHER also won a six-furlong handicap here two races back and has now won or placed in eight of his last 10 starts. He won his first two career starts on the turf taking a one mile contest at Newmarket and following that up with a win at seven furlongs at Thirsk. AJRAAM is out of the Danehill mare, Abby Road, and is trained by M Al Muhairi.
CLOTHES FALL OFF Zips to NTR at AqueductThursday, January 14, 2016
CLOTHES FALL OFF established a new track record at Aqueduct going 5 1/2f. in 1:02.89 earning a 91 Beyer Speed Figure in a 1 1/2-length victory. The stakes-placed 4YO daughter of DAAHER has been first or second in eight of nine starts, earning over $230,000 to date. CLOTHES FALL OFF was posting her third win and she has been second five times by narrow margins, including a neck back in Keeneland’s $100,000 Ft. Springs Stakes. She is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin for Cheyenne Stables, Southern Equine Stable and Hat Creek Racing.
MUNTIJ Runner-up to G1 Horse in Gulfstream AllowanceThursday, January 13, 2016
MUNTIJ put his two-race win streak on the line in this competitive nine-horse, seven-furlong Gulfstream Park allowance. The 4-year-old son of DAAHER sat behind the leaders early, went four wide on the turn to put himself just a length off the lead, and continued to run strongly through the stretch to earn the runner-up spot. The final time of the race was 1:21 2/5, just a second off the track record. MUNTIJ finished more than 10 lengths in front of the third-place horse and behind Florida Derby-G1 placed Ami’s Flatter who was making his first start since the Queen’s Plate. In his previous two starts, MUNTIJ won a maiden test at Churchill and then was a 5 3/4-length winner going a mile here in mid-December.
MARVELOUS QUEEN Earns Year-End Championship HonorsThursday, December 31, 2015
MARVELOUS QUEEN (Dom) went undefeated during the year winning three Graded stakes by wide margins and was named Champion Sprinter of 2015 in her native country. In May, the 4-year-old filly by DAAHER started her season off with a more than eight-length win in a hand ride of the seven-furlong G2 Clasico Dia de las Madres. In July, she soundly defeated a top flight of sprinters to easily win the six-furlong G3 Copa Sprinter Nativos, and closed out her year in October with another dominating performance to win the seven-furlong G2 Copa Dia de la Raza, again by more than eight lengths. MARVELOUS QUEEN was bred by Dr. Angel B. Contreras out of the Gone West mare, Hazimah, and purchased her out of the 2010 Keeneland November Sale carrying this filly. Hazimah, a half-sister to the Shadwell Farm homebred Dewhurst S.-G1 winner Mujahid, is also the dam of the Shadwell Farm homebred multiple stakes winner Elghayoor.
MUNTIJ Chalks Up Back-to-Back WinsThursday, December 17, 2015
Coming off a Maiden score at Churchill in November, MUNTIJ made it two-in-a-row with a commanding 5 3/4-length win at Gulfstream. The 3-year-old son of DAAHER broke well from post two in a 10-horse field and vied for the lead early, then backed off a little but still remained close to the frontrunners. He swung wide going into the stretch, ran by the front two and was ridden out to the wire in this one mile test. MUNTIJ was a 1 3/4-length winner going 6 1/2 furlongs at Churchill after runner-up finishes in Maiden Special Weights at Keeneland and Ellis earlier in the year. He was bred by Shadwell Farm out of Red’s Lucky Lady, by Lucky Lionel.
OUR CARAVAN Pushes Earnings Over $300,000 With Aqueduct WinSaturday, December 12, 2015
OUR CARAVAN came from seven lengths back to run down the frontrunner and win by 2 1/2 lengths going a mile and 70 yards at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old son of DAAHER has won or placed in four of six starts this year and now has career earnings of $303,300. Two races back he was runner-up in the $75,000 DTHA Governors Day S. at Delaware Park and also has an allowance win to his credit there in July. Last year, OUR CARAVAN won the Calder Derby by an impressive 9 3/4 lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Hare Forest Farm Ltd., OUR CARVAN is out of the Elusive Quality mare Alwaan, a daughter of multiple G1 SW Jersey Girl. He is trained by Rudy R. Rodriguez for owner Michael Dubb.
2YO GRAND GINJO Draws Off by Six at Fair GroundsSunday, November 22, 2015
Making his third start, GRAND GINJO pulled away through the stretch to win this one mile Maiden test by a commanding six lengths. The 2-year-old son of DAAHER contested the pace from the start, eventually took the lead for good in upper stretch and drew off from there. GRAND GINJO was bred by Bill Meyer and Cathy Meyer out of Brahms Top Shelf, by Brahms.
MUNTIJ Prevails in Maiden Test at ChurchillSunday, November 15, 2015
With runner-up finishes in Maiden Special Weights at Keeneland and Ellis this year, MUNTIJ got the job done here with a 1 3/4-length win at Churchill Downs. Shadowing the leader for most of the race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track, the 3-year-old son of DAAHER took over the lead in mid-stretch and pulled away late. Prior to this win, MUNTIJ had placed in five starts previous starts. He is a Shadwell Farm homebred out of Red’s Lucky Lady, by Lucky Lionel.
Back-to-Back Handicap Winners for DAAHERThursday, November 5, 2015
Sons of Grade 1 winner DAAHER won consecutive races, each high-level handicaps, at Meydan. EJRAAM has now won or placed in six of his last eight starts after taking a six-furlong sprint on the main dirt track by 1/2 length. Tracking the leaders early, he took command a furlong out and ran on to be first to the wire. ETIJAAH was winning for the third time in his last five starts taking a 1 1/4-mile main track event by 1 1/2 lengths. Settling at the back early on, he began to advance on the frontrunners with three furlongs to go, took the lead about the 1/16th pole and pulled away from there. EJRAAM is out of the Danehill mare, Abby Road, and ETIJAAH is out of the Darshaan mare, Hasheema. Both are Shadwell Farm homebreds.
CLOTHES FALL OFF Rallies for Runner-up Spot in Keeneland’s Fort Springs S.Saturday, October 31, 2015
Coming off a strong allowance win last time out at Belmont Park, 3-year-old filly CLOTHES FALL OFF closed through the lane to finish runner-up, beaten only a neck, in the six-furlong Fort Springs S., the race that followed the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The daughter of DAAHER raced no more than three lengths off the pace, went five wide on the turn, then split horses in mid-stretch and finished with a strong effort to just miss. In her only start at two, CLOTHES FALL OFF was designated a TDN Rising Star after coming from last to win a MSW at Saratoga by 3 1/4 lengths. She has now finished first or second in six of seven lifetime starts and has earned $174,960.
3YO filly CLOTHES FALL OFF Scores in Belmont AllowanceSunday, October 4, 2015
CLOTHES FALL OFF, a TDN Rising Star after her 2YO debut win at Saratoga last year, started this season with two runner-up efforts at Belmont and missed by a nose at Saratoga. In her next start, the sophomore filly had a very troubled trip in the Prioress S.-G2 at Saratoga. In this 6 1/2 f. allowance at Belmont, CLOTHES FALL OFF unleashed a powerful surge into the stretch to win going away. The 3YO daughter of DAAHER has two wins, three times second from six starts to date. Bred in Kentucky by Dean Hayes and Shadwell Farm LLC out of the stakes-winning, graded-placed DAYJUR mare, Tequilas Dayjur, CLOTHES FALL OFF races for Cheyenne Stables LLC, Southern Equine Stable LLC and Hat Creek Racing.
OUR CARAVAN Runner-up in DTHA Governors Day S. at DelawareSaturday, September 12, 2015
OUR CARAVAN has now won or placed in five of his last six starts dating back to last year, after a runner-up finish in the $75,000 DTHA Governors Day S. Going one mile and 70 yards on Delaware Park’s main track, the 4-year-old son of DAAHER had an awkward start and settled about four lengths off the lead. He moved up around the far turn and continued to close on the frontrunner through the stretch. OUR CARAVAN recorded an allowance win here in early July and last year won the Calder Derby by an impressive 9 3/4 lengths. OUR CARAVAN now has career earnings of $260,200.
VADVADA Becomes Newest Stakes HorseSaturday, July 26, 2015
Coming off a 7 3/4-length allowance score in June, VADVADA became DAAHER’s newest stakes horse after placing in the Columbine S. The 4-year-old filly was more than seven lengths in front of the next place finisher at Arapahoe Park. VADVADA won her 2-year-old debut at Calder on dirt and also won on the turf at Tampa Bay. The Kentucky-bred is out of the Spectacular Bid mare Spectacular Morgan.
3YO VHAAR SHE GOES Draws Off in Maiden ScoreSaturday, July 11, 2015
Making only her third start, VHAAR SHE GOES defeated 11 rivals to win a six-furlong Maiden test by 4 1/2 lengths. Stalking the pace early after breaking from post 10, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER took command near the top of the stretch and drew away from the field for her final margin of victory at Indiana Grand Race Course. VHARR SHE GOES was bred by Bill Meyer and Cathy Meyer out of Brahms Top Shelf, by Brahms.
OUR CARAVAN Makes Valiant ReturnWednesday, July 1, 2015
Off since December, OUR CARAVAN retuned to the races to win a 1 1/16-mile allowance at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old son of DAAHER took the lead at the break and held the advantage for the first six furlongs. He was passed by the eventual runner-up near the top of the stretch but fought back gamely to regain the lead and won by 3/4 length defeating a multiple Graded-placed horse. Last year, OUR CARAVAN won the Calder Derby by an impressive 9 3/4 lengths. The $190,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling was a three-length Maiden Special Weight debut winner at Gulfstream Park. Bred in Kentucky by Hare Forest Farm Ltd., OUR CARVAN is out of the Elusive Quality mare Alwaan, a daughter of multiple Graded stakes winner Jersey Girl. He is trained by Michael Dilger for Anstu Stables Inc.
MAMDOOHA Places in G3 Vagrancy at BelmontSaturday, May 16, 2015
Multiple stakes winner MAMDOOHA earned additional Graded type with her placing in the six-furlong Vagrancy H.-G3 at Belmont Park. It was her second consecutive Graded placing to go along with her Correction S. win in 2015. The 4-year-old daughter of DAAHER has won or placed in all eight career starts, including four stakes wins, and has earnings of $325,200.
SALARIAQ Rallies to Get Second Win in Four StartsSaturday, April 25 2015
Making her second start of the year after placing here nine days ago, SALARIAQ closed from fourth to win this one mile handicap on the turf at Limerick. The 4-year-old filly by DAAHER made her move to challenge for the lead in between horses with less than a furlong to go and finished strong to get the win by a neck. Last year, SALARIAQ won her second start after a runner-up finish in her debut, defeating 13 rivals to win a 1 1/16-mile maiden race on the turf at Gowran Park by two lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Galleria Bloodstock and Rhinestone Bloodstock, SALARIAQ is out of the Group 3 winner Alabaq, by Riverman. Her second dam is Salsabil, champion 3yo filly in Europe and Ireland and triple Classic winner who became the first filly in 90 years to capture the Irish Derby-G1 in 1990.
MAMDOOHA Places in Aqueduct’s Grade 2 DistaffSaturday, April 18, 2015
A winner in five of six starts, MAMDOOHA made her Graded stakes debut and placed in Aqueduct’s $200,000 Distaff H.-G2, finishing behind a previous G2 winner. It was only the 4-year-old DAAHER filly’s second start since taking the Cicada S. in March of 2014. MAMDOOHA kicked off her current campaign with a come from behind win in the Correction S. She put together a string of four straight stakes victories and in her only other start prior to the Distaff, she finished runner-up in her juvenile debut to a next out stakes winner.
MAMDOOHA Takes Correction for Fifth Win in Six StartsSaturday, March 14, 2015
MAMDOOHA made a victorious return to the races with a win in the six-furlong Correction S. on a fog shrouded afternoon at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old filly by DAAHER rallied five wide into the lane and battled between rivals in deep stretch to earn the win by a head on the sloppy sealed inner track. This was her fifth win in six lifetime starts and puts her earnings at $290,200. It was MAMDOOHA’s first start since winning the Cicada S. here on March 15 of last year. She also won the Ruthless S. at Aqueduct and the Gin Talking S. at Laurel Park. The homebred filly for Shadwell Stable is out of the Rahy mare Marraasi.
3YO MUQAAWEL Best at DeauvilleFriday, March 6, 2015
Coming off a stakes placing last time out at Cagnes-sur-mer, MUQAAWEL got back to the winner’s circle with a one-length tally going 1500 meters in the Prix du Perche on the polytrack at Deauville. The 3-year-old colt by DAAHER has now won or placed in four of six starts, including a debut win on the turf at Leicester last June. At Cagnes-sur-mer last time out and his first start in four months, MUQAAWEL closed through the stretch to finish just 3/4 length back of winning the Prix de la Californie S. MUQAAWEL was bred by Shadwell Farm out of the Danehill mare Ekleel, who is a half-sister to three-time G1 winner Aljabr.
ETIJAAH Scores Again at MeydanSaturday, February 14, 2015
ETIJAAH made it two in a row for trainer Doug Watson when taking a 15-runner Aquarius Handicap, going 2000m on the dirt and carrying top weight. The son of DAAHER is now a winner in both starts this year, ETIJAAH scored by over 18 lengths and was the 700th UAE winner for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. The five-year-old is out of the Darshaan mare Hasheema and has now won or placed in four of 14 career starts.
3YO MUQAAWEL Places in Stakes DebutSunday, February 8, 2015
Making his first start after a four-month lay-off, MUQAAWEL closed on the outside to place in one mile Prix de la Californie S., just 3/4 length off the win. Racing on the all-weather surface at Cagnes-sur-Mer, in France, and making his stakes debut, the 3-year-old colt by DAAHER was near the back of the pack until they turned for home. MUQAAWEL swung out for the run home and continued to close the gap to the wire. Finishing behind him was a “TDN Rising Star”. The Prix de la Californie S. is considered a “Fast-Track Qualifier” for Lingfield’s £150,000 Three-Year-Old Championship April 3rd. A debut winner at Leicester in June of last year, MUQAAWEL was bred by Shadwell Farm out of the Danehill mare Ekleel, who is a half-sister to three-time G1 winner Aljabr.
3YO DEER DOG Gets Back-to-Back ScoresSunday, February 8, 2015
Coming off a maiden victory at Gulfstream in his final start of 2014, DEER DOG kicked off his 2015 campaign with another front-running effort to win this allowance at Tampa Bay by a game neck. Vying for the lead in this six-furlong test, the 3-year-old colt by DAAHER pulled ahead for a length lead, then had to dig in down the stretch to secure the victory. In his maiden tally, the Jack P. Reisz homebred out of War Belle, by Lord At War (Arg), drew off through the stretch to win by 6 1/4 lengths in December for regular trainer William Bradley.
2YO DEER DOG Draws Off in Gulfstream Maiden ScoreThursday, December 11, 2014
In his career debut, DEER DOG finished on-the-board in a Maiden Special Weight at Ellis Park. In this six-furlong Gulfstream Park Maiden test, the 2-year-old colt by DAAHER set the pace shortly after the break and drew off in the stretch to win by 6 1/4 lengths. Breaking from post six in this large 14 horse field, DEER DOG had a three-length lead as they turned for home and continued to widen his margin to the wire. The Jack P. Reisz homebred out of War Belle, by Lord At War (Arg), is trained by William Bradley.
3YO SALARIAQ in Command in Second OutingSunday, September 21, 2014
After a runner-up finish in her debut, SALARIAQ closed down on the leaders with a quarter mile to go and won this maiden test at Gowran Park by a comfortable two lengths. In a field of 14 racing 1 1/16 miles on a turf rated good to firm, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER tracked the leaders for the first six furlongs. With a couple furlongs to go, SALARIAQ challenged for the lead, took control and continued to run strongly to the wire. Bred in Kentucky by Galleria Bloodstock and Rhinestone Bloodstock, SALARIAQ is out of the Group 3 winner Alabaq, by Riverman. Her second dam is Salsabil, champion 3yo filly in Europe and Ireland and triple Classic winner who became this first filly in 90 years to capture the Irish Derby-G1 in 1990.
2YO CLOTHES FALL OFF Impressive Debut MSW Winner at SaratogaThursday, August 21, 2014
A $150,000 OBS March Select Sale 2-year-old purchase earlier this year, CLOTHES FALL OFF made her price look like a bargain after a 3 1/4-length debut win at Saratoga. Going 5 1/2 furlongs on a sloppy, sealed track and breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, CLOTHES FALL OFF raced wide from the back early on. As they went around the turn, the DAAHER filly moved to the inside then swung out between rivals in mid-stretch, rallied past the leaders and spurted away to the wire. Five days earlier, the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee worked a quick :59 4/5 for five furlongs showing her readiness for the gate. Bred in Kentucky by Dean Hayes and Shadwell Farm LLC out of the stakes-winning, graded-placed DAYJUR mare, Tequilas Dayjur, CLOTHES FALL OFF races for Cheyenne Stables LLC, Southern Equine Stable LLC and Hat Creek Racing.
MATRIOSKA Scores Fifth VictoryMonday, July 14, 2014
The 4-year-old filly by DAAHER, MATRIOSKA, won the Premio Banca Delle Marche at Corridonia. The Kentucky-bred filly has won five races and placed an additional 10 times over three seasons of racing, and has now won or placed in nearly half her lifetime starts. MATRIOSKA is out of the Exploit mare Extra Holy, and was purchased as a yearling at the Keeneland September Sale by Italian agent Federico Barberini.
MATRIOSKA Strikes by 11 LengthsMonday, June 29, 2014
MATRIOSKA, a 4-year-old filly by DAAHER, won the Premio Isde D'Italia by daylight going about 1 1/8 miles over going rated good at Corridonia. Bred in Kentucky by Wind Hill Farm from the Exploit mare Extra Holy, the veteran race filly was purchased as a yearling at the Keeneland September Sale by Italian agent Federico Barberini.
3YO Filly MARVELOUS QUEEN Wins at CamareroSaturday, June 21, 2014
A close third in a Maiden Special Weight in her previous start, MARVELOUS QUEEN won a 6 furlong, $25,000 maiden claiming event at Camarero by 9 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by DAAHER made her first two starts at Tampa Bay, and was fourth once. Bred in the Dominican, she is out of the Gone West mare Hazimah, who was purchased at the 2010 Keeneland November Sale carrying this filly.
2YO MUQAAWEL Debut Maiden WinnerThursday, June 19, 2014
Making his first start, MUQAAWEL won a 7f. Maiden event at Leicester by a comfortable 1 1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old son of DAAHER was never far off the pace and responded when asked, defeating a field of seven more experienced rivals. A homebred for Shadwell, he is out of the Danehill mare Ekleel, she a half-sister to three-time G1 winner Aljabr. Ekleel has a yearling colt by Street Cry.
3YO GO GO SUGAR Draws Off in Maiden Special WeightTuesday, May 20, 2014
Breaking from post one, GO GO SUGAR sat in third for the first half-mile of this six-furlong Maiden Special Weight test. As they hit the top of the lane, the 3-year-old son of DAAHER was bearing down on the frontrunners, dueled briefly with the leader and then pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths at Mountaineer. In his first two starts as a 2-year-old last year, GO GO SUGAR placed at Keeneland, beaten less than two lengths for the win, and at Churchill. Out of Plenty of Sugar, by Ascot Knight, GO GO SUGAR was bred and is owned by his trainer, Ron Thompson.
Daaher’s Our Caravan Impressive Winner
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