Building Speed for the Future
Awesome Again – Irish Cherry, by Irish Open
2013 Stud Fee: $5,000 Live Foal
Consistent 3YO Filly Gets Third Win of the SeasonMonday, May 6, 2013
MATRIOSKA, a 3-year-old filly from the second crop of DAAHER, was a clear winner by 2 1/2 lengths in a 1 3/8-mile turf event at Grosseto, in Tuscany. This was her third win of the year. She was a 17-length maiden winner in January on a surface rated good at Albenga and also won on the heavy going at Roma. This year, MATRIOSKA has already made nine starts and has been on the board in eight of those nine starts. Out of the Exploit mare, Extra Holy, who is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Holy Bull, MATRIOSKA races for owner Razza Dell’Olmo and trainer Riccardo Menichetti.
3YO AJRAAM Wins Debut at NewmarketThursday, April 18, 2013
Overcoming a slightly awkward start, AJRAAM soon made the lead and held off challengers on both sides through the final quarter mile to win the one mile maiden event at Newmarket. Making his first start, the homebred by DAAHER stayed on task and showed an ability to battle prevailing by 3/4 length in a field of 12 runners. He is one of four winners from five starters this year for his sire. Ridden by Ryan Moore, AJRAAM is out of the Danehill mare Abby Road and trained by Charles Hills.
3YO ASIYA Places in Aqueduct’s Busanda S.Saturday, January 5, 2013
After registering a runaway win in a Maiden Special Weight here in December, ASIYA had a troubled trip but was still able to place in the $100,000 Busanda S. Stretching out to two turns for the first time in this one mile and 70 yards event, the 3-year-old filly by DAAHER broke awkwardly at the break then settled three wide in close proximity of the leader. Swinging four wide as they turned for home, ASIYA kicked home down the stretch but was impeded in the final 100 yards, clipping heals and stumbling badly when another horse came out. After finishing third, ASIYA was placed second.
2YO Filly Gallops by 11 lengths in Aqueduct MSWSunday, December 9, 2012
In only her second career start, ASIYA drew off from her rivals to score in a 7f. MSW at Aqueduct. Third in her debut at Belmont, ASIYA is the fourth juvenile winner from six starters for her sire DAAHER this year. She is a homebred out of the Elusive Quality mare Khalila and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.
2YO Homebred Wins MSW in DebutFriday, November 2, 2012
Making her career debut, TERFAASHAH became the third juvenile winner for DAAHER when she easily won a $30,000 MSW, 6f. over the main track at Hawthorne Racecourse. The 2YO homebred filly made a three-wide move around the turn, made a clear lead, and scored by 1 3/4 lengths. She is out of the Elusive Quality mare Alzehba and trained by Daniel Peitz.
GYPSY ROBIN Dominates Keeneland’s Raven Run S.-G2Saturday, October 30, 2012 3YO filly GYPSY ROBIN overpowered a field of 13 in the 7f. Lexus Raven Run-G2 contested over Keeneland’s main track in impressive wire-to-wire fashion for her fourth stakes victory. Under John Velazquez, the highweight and favorite set swift fractions of :22.17, :45.30, 1:09.24, and increased her advantage through the stretch to win by 4 lengths in 1:21.79. Out of the Indian Charlie mare Feisty Princess, GYPSY ROBIN was bred in Kentucky by Cloyce Clark, Jr., is trained by Wesley A. Ward, and is owned by King 9 Stables, Gatewood Bell, Bret Jones, and Wesley Ward. She now has five wins, once second from nine starts, earning $498,000 to date.
2YO ELNADWA Wins Second Start at WolverhamptionFriday, October 12, 2012
Making just her second career start after placing in her debut at Epsom in September, this 2-year-old filly from the second crop of DAAHER scores by 2 1/4 lengths at Wolverhampton. Racing seven furlongs on the all-weather surface, ELNADWA chased the leaders early on, then took the lead inside the final furlong and pulled away and justified her role as the favorite. Out of the General Meeting mare, Grade 1 winner Magical Allure, she was bred by Shadwell Farm, races for Godolphin and is trained by Saeed bin Suroor.
2YO Homebred DAAHER Colt Victorious at SandownFriday, August 31, 2012
ETIJAAH, 2-year-old son of DAAHER disputed the lead throughout and gamely withstood a late challenge to grab the victory by a head in a 7f. Maiden at Sandown over 10 rivals. Previously, this homebred colt showed great promise in a strong maiden race at Newmarket on his debut earlier this month. Jockey Paul Hanagan said, “ I like him. He has a lovely temperament and he’ll come on again for that as he was just pricking his ears in front.” Out of the Darshaan mare Hasheema, the juvenile is trained by B.J. Meehan and is a homebred for Shadwell.
GYPSY ROBIN Runner-up in $500,000 G1 Test S.Saturday, August 25, 2012
Winner of Keeneland’s Beaumont S.-G2 by four lengths in mid-April, this 3-year-old filly from the first crop of DAAHER put in a strong effort to finish runner-up in the $500,000 Test S.-G1 at Saratoga. In this seven-furlong test on the main track, GYPSY ROBIN showed good early speed and sat in second, just a little over two lengths off the leader. Racing three wide on the turn, GYPSY ROBIN made a bit at the top of the stretch, took the lead passing the 3/16’s pole, but was overtaken late inside the eighth pole by a previous G1 winner.
DAAHER Colt Brings $190,000 at Saratoga SelectTuesday, August 7, 2012
A bay colt from the third crop of DAAHER brought a final bid of $190,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale. Hip 132, a March 31 foal out of the Elusive Quality mare, Alwaan, and consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, was purchased by Jim Maloney.
3YO KAYOU Duels to the Wire to Win MSWSaturday, June 23, 2012
This 3-year-old son of DAAHER put in a stretch-long duel with the runner-up and prevailed at the wire to take this about one mile Maiden Special Weight turf race at Evangeline Downs. KAYOU, stalking the pace early, began to turn up the heat around the final turn, then challenged the leader through the stretch and won. He had three previous placings in maiden events. Out of the Affirmed mare, Lahaina Lass, he was bred by Brookdale and is owned and trained by Robert Rockwell.
DAAHER 2nd Crop 2YO Places In Maiden EventTuesday, June 12, 2012
MATRIOSKA, a 2-year-old filly from the second crop of Cigar Mile H.-G1 winner DAAHER, was placed in a 1400-meter maiden race at Napoli. She is the first juvenile starter from the second crop of DAAHER, who sired Keeneland’s 2012 Beaumont S.-G2 winner GYPSY ROBIN in his first crop.
2012 G2 SW GYPSY ROBIN Wins Third Consecutive StakesTuesday, May 15, 2012
A four-length, front-running winner of Keeneland’s Grade 2 Beaumont S., in her seasonal debut, this 3-year-old filly by DAAHER won her third consecutive stakes by taking the six-furlong $100,000 Inaugural S. on the opening day of Presque Isle Downs’ summer meeting. Breaking sharply from post five to quickly grab the lead, GYPSY ROBIN was briefly confronted by a challenger entering the stretch, but accelerated and drew off in the final furlong to win by four lengths under a strong hand ride on the all-weather surface. Owned by the partnership of King 9 Stables (Wes Welker), Gatewood Bell, Bret Jones and Wesley Ward, and trained by Wesley Ward, she closed out her 2-year-old campaign with a win in the Sorority S.
GYPSY ROBIN turns it up winning the Beamont S.-G2Sunday, April 15, 2012
In her first start of 2012, DAAHER's GYPSY ROBIN handily won the Beaumont S.-G2 at Keeneland. A stakes winner at two, GYPSY ROBIN, lead comfortably and drew off down the stretch to best her rivals by four lengths. Sunday's victory marked the first graded stakes victory in the three-year-old filly's career and pushed her overall record to 5-3. She is owned by the partnership of King 9 Stables (Wes Welker), Gatewood Bell, Bret Jones and Wesley Ward, trained by Wesley Ward and has earned $185,000 lifetime.
The Very Consistent Castella Wins For the Third TimeMonday, February 6, 2012
Making his first start of the year, stakes-placed CASTELLA led at every call and pulled away to a seven-length win in this 6 1/2-furlong allowance at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City on a track labeled good. In his last start of 2011, this 3-year-old colt from the first small test crop of DAAHER was third in the important one mile Campeonato Juvenil (Mex-1). Only the third starter and second stakes horse for his sire, CASTELLA now has three wins, his first two by 4 3/4 and 5 1/2 lengths, three seconds and a third in seven career starts.
DAAHER Filly Weighted Among the Best in Her Class at Year EndThursday, February 2, 2012
GYPSY ROBIN, a Maiden Special Weight winner in her debut at Keeneland by 7 1/2 lengths, and the first stakes winner in 2011 for Freshman sire DAAHER was weighted at 108 pounds on the recently released 2011 Experimental Free Handicaps for fillies. A winner on all-weather and dirt surfaces, she has won twice in four starts and has earnings of $95,000.
Another Stakes Horse for Freshman Sire DAAHERSaturday, December 17, 2011
CASTELLA, 2-year-old colt, was third in the Campeonato Juvenil (Mex-1) contested over one mile at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City, becoming the second stakes horse from only three starters in the first small test crop by DAAHER.
Another Repeat Winner for Freshman Sire DAAHERSaturday, October 29, 2011
CASTELLA, 2-year-old colt, is the second repeat winner from as many starters for his Freshman Sire DAAHER, scoring in a strong allowance race at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City on October 29.
Another 1st Crop 2yo Winner For DAAHERSunday, September 25, 2011
CASTELLA, a 2-year-old colt by Freshman sire DAAHER, took a six-furlong Maiden race at Hipodromo de las Americas on September 25. He was making only his third start, having been runnerup in his previous two starts.
Breaking from the inside post position, CASTELLA sat in second until the top of the stretch, where he passed the early frontrunner and then draw off to win by 4 3/4 lengths.
His sire DAAHER won the Cigar Mile H.-G1, running a 114 Beyer, and the Jerome H.-G2, running a 110 Beyer.
First Stakes Winner For Freshman Sire DAAHERMonday, September 05, 2011
GYPSY ROBIN, a two-year-old filly by DAAHER, became the first stakes winner for her sire September 5th with a victory in Monmouth Park's Sorority S. The Wesley Ward trained filly pressed the pace early during the six furlong race. Passing the quarter pole the filly started to move towards the front and drew away in the final stages to take the comfortable victory. The filly was a head-turning debut winner in April at Keeneland with a 7 1/2 length score. GYPSY ROBIN was bred by Cloyce C. Clark Jr. and has now posted two victories from four starts.
DAAHER's First Starter Impressive Winner At KeenelandFriday, April 22, 2011
GYPSY ROBIN, the first starter for Freshman Sire DAAHER, blew away the field in her debut, the maiden special weight carded as the 6th race at Keeneland. Dashing away from the break, she opened up a clear lead early and was never seriously challenge. Setting swift fractions of :22.62 and :44.60, she flew home her final sixteenth in :5.74 to post an eye-catching final time of :50.34. It was seven and one-half lengths back to the second place finisher.
GYPSY ROBIN was bred in Kentucky by Cloyce C. Clark, Jr. and she was produced by the Indian Charlie mare, Fiesty Princess. She races for the partnership of Gatewood Bell and her trainer Wesley Ward.