Al Kazeem: his dam Kazeem is among Kingman's first bookPICTURE: Getty Images
Al Kazeem dam to visit star miler Kingman
KAZEEM, the dam of yesterday’s Prix d’Harcourt hero Al Kazeem, is the latest mare unveiled among champion miler Kingman’s stellar first book.
The Darshaan mare, a homebred for owner John Deer whose colours were carried to victory at Longchamp, returned to Al Kazeem’s sire Dubawi last season after producing a colt by the Darley stallion.
Al Kazeem, who lit up the summer of 2013 when landing the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and Coral-Eclipse, retired to the Royal Studs last year. However, he was returned to training with Roger Charlton in May after proving subfertile, winning the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes on his second outing before putting up an epic battle when second to Noble Mission in the Champion Stakes at Ascot.
Speaking shortly after Al Kazeem’s Gallic victory, stud manager Tim Lane revealed more of the Monmouthshire stud’s mating plans.
“Maganda, who’s been a good mare for us and bred a sales-topper [700,000gns Book 1 buy Rudolf Valentino] will go to Kingman as well,” said Lane. “Longing To Dance, who’s from the family of Dutch Art and bred the good Galileo filly Be My Gal who Roger trains, will go to Dubawi.”
Longing To Dance, who has a Nathaniel yearling filly, was barren to Rip Van Winkle last season. Maganda was rested.
Azeema, an Averti half-sister to Al Kazeem, joined Deer’s Oakgrove Stud broodmare band in 2008. She was covered by Dubawi’s son Makfi last season and has been paired with new Coolmore addition Australia this year.
Oakgrove Stud will again be employing the services of sophomore sire Makfi with Diara Angel, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote who was bought for 100,000gns, set to visit the Haras de Bonneval resident.
“We also have a nice young mare, Zarkavean, who’s going to Ruler Of The World,” said Lane.