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Global Star Mishriff To Enter Stud In France For 2023

David Egan is all smiles after the Saudi Cup victory with Mishriff

Mishriff, a Group 1 winner in three countries, will enter stud in 2023 at Sumbe's Haras de Montfort et Preaux in France upon the completion of his on-track career.

The 5-year-old son of Make Believe currently stands with seven wins in 19 starts, and he has earned $15,834,855 for owner Prince A. A. Faisal. He is scheduled to compete in the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, with long-term sights on a Breeders' Cup race.

After starting his career in Great Britain, Mishriff shipped to Saudi Arabia for the first time at the start of his 3-year-old campaign and finished second in the Saudi Derby Cup on the inaugural Saudi Cup undercard. He then returned to Europe, and rolled off a three-race winning streak in the Newmarket Stakes in England, then the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano – Haras du Logis Saint-Germain in France.

At four, Mishriff earned his most lucrative victory in the G1 Saudi Cup, then moved from dirt to turf to win the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse. Later that season, he earned another Group 1 victory in England's G1 Juddmonte International Stakes.

In 2022, Mishriff has earned in-the-money finishes in the G1 Coral Eclipse Stakes, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and Juddmonte International Stakes.

“We believe this is great news for French breeders after the recent loss of two incredible stallions, Le Havre and Wootton Bassett,” read a statement from Sumbe. “Since the untimely death of Le Havre earlier this year we have been actively looking for a nice stallion prospect.

“Nevertheless, Mishriff was our main target – he won the Prix du Jockey Club, the ultimate stallion-making race, in highly impressive time,” the statement continued. “Mishriff has been unbeaten in France and his achievements in 2021 were nothing short of extraordinary…Although he has nothing more to prove as a champion, I hope he finalizes his career in a style that befits his level.”

Bred in Ireland by Nawara Stud Limited, Mishriff is out of the Raven's Pass mare Contradict. He hails from the family of notable horses including Invincible Spirit, Kodiac, Pinatubo, and Rafha.

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