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Makfi Japan Bound

Monday, 10th October 2016

Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) has been sold to Japanese interests and will travel to Japan when he fulfils his southern hemisphere commitments at Westbury Stud in New Zealand. The three-time Gr1 European winner will stand next year in Japan following a sale by Qatar Bloodstock to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA). Russell Warwick, General Manager at Westbury Stud, said: "It will be very sad to lose Makfi from the Southern Hemisphere breeding world as he has made an immediate impact with his progeny, firstly through his son Marky Mark, the Champion two-year-old of 2015, and more recently his daughter Sofia Rosa, who was a comprehensive winner of the ATC Oaks and was awarded the title of New Zealand Filly of the Year in 2016; while Hursley, Imposing Lass, and Raw Impulse have all won stakes races in Australia." Purchased by Qatar Bloodstock at the end of his racing career, Makfi initially stood at Tweenhills in England and shuttled annually to Westbury Stud in New Zealand.

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