Yazeed returns to his optimum trip


Yazeed returns to his optimum trip





Yazeed returns to his optimum trip

Second in the Amir Sword (Gr1 PA) over the classic distance of 2400m at the end of February, when beaten only a length by Ebraz (Amer), the Qatar Gold Sword (Gr1 PA)

marked the return to 2.000m for Yazeed (Munjiz). He was to prove imperious after landing

his second Gr1 PA success under Olivier Peslier. Yazeed carries the colours of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani and is trained by Alban de Mieulle.





Proving himself a cut above. Aaley Al Magam (Amer), the Al Shahania pacemaker, set the tempo and was tracked by She’ris (Mared Al Sarha), the defending champion Gazwan (Amer) and Tayf (Amer). The hold-up horses started to take closer order on the final bend and, it was at this point, that Yazeed, travelling ominously well, appeared on the scene.

Gazwan, on the inside, tried to live with the winner but there was no stopping the Alban de Mieulle runner. This left Gazwan having to settle for second as Tayf, under Ronan Thomas who completed a four-timer on the card, rounded out the placings in thirds. The favourite Ebraz (Amer) failed to obtain a podium finish on this occasion.


Playing the patience card. Alban de Mieulle said: « We know that Yazeed is a good horse. He had already beaten Gazwan and Ebraz in the past but, on this occasion, he was racing over his ideal distance. Today’s trip was a much better fit for him than 2.400m. Olivier Peslier exuded confidence before the race – reasoning that he [Yazeed] would be even better if he could hold him up for as long as possible. We missed out in the Amir Sword but the rest of the season has been very good. There are three weeks of the current campaign remaining – during which time we will be seeking to add to the winning tally of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani. »


Al Dahma proves her greatness on the track and at stud. Yazeed was bred by Umm Qarn:

the breeding operation of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, and he spent his early days at the Haras du Grand Courgeon. His sire, Munjiz (Kesberoy), is one of the world’s top PA stallions. An influence for speed, he also went to the head of the class as the top sire of three-year-olds during the 2018 French season. The dam of Yazeed is none other than the prolific Al Dahma (Amer) - whose 25 successes on the track were recorded between the ages of three and eight. She scored notable successes in La Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes (three times), The French Arabian Breeders’ Cup Mile, The Emir’s Sword (twice), The Qatar International Trophy (four times), The Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy, The Qatar National Trophy Day (twice), The Dubai International Stakes, The President Cup and The Malazgirt Trophy (Grs1 PA). Al Dahma also proved her prowess in the breeding shed,

as another of her sons, Marid (TM Fred Texas), was the world’s top ranked three-year-old of 2018, having proved himself a worthy winner of the Al Rayyan Cup – Prix Kesberoy (Gr1 PA). Al Dahma has also generated the Gr3 PA placed Meeland (Azadi). General (Amer), a full brother to Al Dahma, was a dual winner of the The Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA).

This stallion is currently based at the Haras du Grand Courgeon. Pesennaia (Naftalin), the great grandam, proved herself a class act in Russia where she won the Oaks, having previously taken on the boys and finished second in the local equivalent of the PA Derby.






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