A first success for Al Tair


A first success for Al Tair

Quepos (Al Tair) opened his account in good style over 1,600m (1m) on the grass at

Al Rayyan, Doha, on November 5th. After beginning his career with Thomas Fourcy in France, Quepos joined the Qatari stable of Alban de Mieulle. After a mandatory pipe opener in mid-October, the colt, owned by Patrice Nicollet, got his nose in front and, in doing so, he provided his sire Al Tair (Amer) with his first winner.

Quepos was born in France at the Haras du Grand Courgeon where his sire is also based. The latter had his first runners in 2019. Al Tair won at the highest level after dead-heating for first with his stablemate in the same ownership, Raqiyah (Amer), in the Doha Cup-Prix Manganate (Gr1 PA). He also landed the Qatar Cup (Gr2 PA) at ParisLongchamp after accounting for the outstanding Jaafer Asf (Amer) over the same 2,000m (10f) trip. In 12 career starts, from the ages of three to seven, he netted eight wins and three seconds. After beginning his stud career win in 2016, his trainer, Alban de Mieulle, said: "There’s no doubt that Al Tair didn’t achieve his full potential on the track on account of the various problems that he experienced during his career. However, he had a very big engine. His second place, following a lengthy absence in the Qatar Arabian World Cup (2014), was indicative of the sort of horse he was."

Al Tair: an exceptional pedigree. He boasts the presence of PA heavyweight sires Amer (Wafi) and Manganate (Saint Laurent) in his pedigree. The dam, Altesse d'Aroco (Manganate), was unbeaten in three career starts for trainer Daniel Boutier, and she boasts a win in the Prix de la Fédération Équestre des Émirats Arabes Unis at Toulouse on October 2nd,, 1995. Bred in  the Dordogne region by Jean-Claude Dacquay, the mare produced a number of good PA horses for this breeder, including Tabarak (Nizam), successful in the Emir's Sword, the Doha Cup, the Coupe de France and the Hardwood International Stakes (Grs1 PA); in addition to the distaffer Al Anqa (Amer), the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge (Gr1 PA) heroine. This is a very distinguished French female line which bears the imprint of the Pompadour broodmare band, and is the source of numerous Gr1 PA winners.




































Saint Laurent










Altesse d’Aroco









Asbaa d’Aroco



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