THE SHADWELL Arabian Stallions roster welcomes a new stallion for the 2020 breeding season in the shape of Sivit Al Maury. Bought by Sheikh Hamdan at two, Sivit Al Maury joined François Rohaut’s yard at three and won the Prix Flipper on debut the same year. At four, he won his first Stakes races, the Group 3 Prix Damas at Dax and the Listed (now Group Two) French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Sprint and finished third in the Group 1 President of the UAE Cup, the UK Arabian Derby, in Newmarket. The following year, he won the Group 3 Prix Damas for the second time and travelled to Turkey twice to win the Group 2 International Ali Riza Bey Stakes and the Group 1 Malazgirt Trophy in Istanbul.
After a setback, Sivit Al Maury joined the stables of Musabbeh Al Mheiri here in Dubai and finished second to the same owner’s Manark in the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah on the Meydan dirt where he was trained. A 10yo son of Akbar, Sivit Al Maury was bred in France by Haras de Saint Faust and Renée Laure Koch. He is the half-brother to Champion Racemare Sylvine Al Maury, a daughter of Munjiz, who won four Group One races. His outstanding dam line has produced some of the leading racehorses in Europe such as: Nizam, Dahess, Easter De Faust, Lwsail, Kaolino, Kandar Du Falgas, Lightning Bolt, Nivour De Cardonne, Mkeefa, Mister Ginoux and No Risk Al Maury to name but a few. Sivit Al Maury will stand in the UK and will be available via artificial insemination only.
Also standing in the UK will be Al Jakbar and Al Saoudi. The latter had a very successful year in 2019 when Adi De Saint Lon became the leading Arabian racehorse in Morocco with five Listed victories and a place in the Group 3 Grand Prix de S.A.R. le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan and Tijaary was recognised as the leading Arabian racehorse in the UK. Furthermore, Al Saoudi sired his first Group winner in 2019 when Awzaan won the Group 3 Royal Cavalry of Oman Clarendon Stakes at Newbury. Meanwhile, AF Al Buraq, Handassa, Manark And No Risk Al Maury will stand at Haras de Saint-Faust in France where they will cover mares naturally.
AF Al Buraq sired his first Group One winner in 2019 with AF Maher who won the Al Maktoum Challenge R3 in February and the Dubai Kahayla Classic a month later. His progeny continue to improve and impress. No Risk Al Maury sired several Stakes performers in 2019 including Group Two winners Al Shamoos and Min’ha, Listed scorer Al Noury, as well as Salma Nour Grine who was placed twice in Group races. The two sons of Madjani, Handassa and his full-brother Taajer who stands in Italy, sired their first foals in 2019. Manark’s first year at stud was very promising, as he demonstrated outstanding fertility. Richard Lancaster, Shadwell’s stud director, said: “After the sad loss of Madjani in 2019, we are now looking forward to the future with our young sires. We are delighted to welcome the new addition to our stallion roster, Sivit Al Maury.
His performances as well as his pedigree and conformation are remarkable. “Manark was very well received with quality mares now safely in foal. Handassa and Taajer’s first foals exceeded expectations. “The performances of the progeny of our proven sires Al Saoudi and No Risk Al Maury were outstanding. We are very grateful to the breeders, owners and trainers who have placed their faith and hopes in our stallions and have been rewarded by such great results. “Our 2020 stallion roster offers various opportunities to all breeders to find the right match for their mares. We are thankful for all the support we receive from breeders worldwide.” The complete roster, with the nomination fees and conditions, will be available shortly on Shadwell Arabian Stallions website and Facebook page. Breeders are invited to contact the team to receive their 2020 stallion brochure.