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Al Kazeem Stud Future Confirmed
The breeding future of triple Gr1-winner Al Kazeem (Dubawi-Kazeem, by Darshaan) has been decided with the 5YO set to retire to the Royal Studs in Sandringham at the end of his racing career this year, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. The Roger Charlton-trained son of Dubawi has established himself as one of the best racehorses in Europe this season, with Gr1 victories in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh, the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot & the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. The winner of 7 of his 14 starts for over £1 million in prizemoney, Al Kazeem will have his final seasonal appearance in the prestigious Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 6. "The Queen is thrilled to have acquired such an important, high-class stallion for the Royal Studs," the Queen's bloodstock and racing adviser John Warren said. "Al Kazeem is an outstanding individual and being by Dubawi out of a Darshaan mare he should be an extremely appealing prospect to breeders." Al Kazeem is the first stallion to be acquired by the Royal Studs since Derby hero Motivator in 2005 and will be one of at least four sons of Dubawi at stud in Britain next year, with Dubawi Gold at Whitsbury Manor, Makfi at Tweenhills and Poet's Voice at Dalham Hall Stud, where he stands alongside his sire.