Promising young sires are due to form part of the 2023 Wathba Stallions roster


Promising young sires are due to form part of the 2023 Wathba Stallions roster

Wathba Stallions, the breeding operation of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is pleased to unveil the composition of its stallion roster for the 2023 breeding season, which include several exciting new prospects.

The multiple Group PA 1 winning sire Areem (Mahabb) showed a lot of speed on the racetrack. After a promising first racing season in France at three, where he was second in a high class renewal of the Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr.1 PA), Areem continued his career in the UAE which yielded four PA Group 1 wins: the National Day Cup (twice), the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 and the Liwa Oasis. He stamps his stock and has had winners from his first crop.

Mushrae (Munjiz) scored his first Gr PA 1 success at three, having annexed the Arabian Trophy des Poulains, and he underpinned his talent at four by landing the Qatar Arabian World Cup at ParisLongchamp. Mushrae is a son of the outstanding PA Group winning mare Djezika (Dormane), who is also the dam of Nahee (Mahabb) and Taymour (Bibi de Carrère). The grandam is none other than the exceptional Cherifa (Chéri Bibi), whose lineage has generated Tayf, Majd Al Arab, Handassa, Cherazade, Djesabelle, Djelmane, Djourifa, whose names feature in a long list of PA Group winners and performers…

A stakes winner at three in France, Naseem (Mahabb) continued his successful career in the UAE with victories in the H.H. The President Cup and the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (Gr1s PA). Naseem hails from a very successful female line which has generated multiple PA Group winners in the image of Dahwa, Teema, Hayyan, Bandar, Najah, Thabit, Elaf, Bayan, Deryan, Shahm, Aicha de Monlau, Abhaar and so forth…

The Gr1 PA winning Raaziq (Munjiz) is a very interesting stallion prospect, being endowed with a good mind-set, and indifferent to the state of the ground. His half-brother Thakif (Mahabb), having competed at the highest level, was a sextuple PA Group winner. Both hail from the same female line as the likes of Shadiyda, Akbar, Zefiro de Nulvi, Brraq, Aoun, Haajeb, Falero de Nautiac, Af Alghabra, etc. Raaziq and Thakif have both sired their first winners in the UAE, with Muram (Thakif) winning at Sharjah in November, and Raazaq Baynounah (Raaziq) following suit at Abu Dhabi in December…

The Gr1 PA scorer Rmmas (Mahabb) has exceptional conformation. He showed a lot of speed during his racing career. Furthermore, he boasts an outstanding pedigree. His dam, Shamayl (Kesberoy), proved to be a remarkable broodmare, having produced Joudh, Mabrooka, Rakha, Kanaan, Haanoof, Baraaqa etc. One can also detect the presence of multiple champions on the dam’s side, and for this read: Câlin de Louve, Lahib, the inaugural winner of the Qatar Arabian World Cup, Somoud, Noraa, Naziq, etc.

The speedball Shateh (Mahabb) won over trips from 1,000m to 1,600m in France and the UAE. He’s a handsome specimen with an interesting pedigree. As he’s a half-brother to the Gr1 PA French placed Dahham. The grandam, the Tunisian-born El Afia, has produced Laamma, Abhaar, Hagnes de Faust, etc.

The globetrotter Ziyadd (Bibi de Carrère) was a proven stakes class performer, having graced the European and UAE stages from the ages of 3 to 8 in Europe and the UAE. He’s a son of the multiple Gr1 PA winning mare Mizzna, and is a full-brother to the Kahayla Classic winner and successful sire Rabbah de Carrère (Bibi de Carrère). He’s also the half-brother to the ill-fated multiple PA Gr1 winner Hattal. Ziyadd’s grandam is Unchainedd Melody: a legend in her own right.

All were bred by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and these promising young sires are a reflection of his dedication to the PA breed, and represent the passion and hard work undertaken over a number of years which have gone into the breeding and selection processes. They will be joining proven sires on the 2023 roster which need no introduction:  Mahabb (Tahar de Candelon), Tahar de Candelon (Tidjani), Rabbah de Carrère (Bibi de Carrère), Dariya (Dormane), Mijdadd (Dormane), Shadiyda (Al Sakbe), Quazar (Djelfor) and Sarrab (Tidjani). More information, relative to the detailed pedigrees of the stallions in question, and nomination fees, is available on the Wathba Stallions website.