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Minor Setback Delays Start Of Mishriff’s Stud Career

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

French stallion operation Sumbe regrets to announce that new stallion Mishriff has suffered a minor setback which may delay his stud duties until mid-March 2023.

Although his condition is of a non-threatening nature, and it does not put his stallion career in jeopardy, Mishriff will be on stall rest for a while.

“Equine welfare ranks at the top of our values, and we are taking every precaution to ensure Mishriff's swift and complete recovery in accordance with our standards,” read a statement from Sumbe. “This unexpected situation is a big blow for us all the more considering Mishriff's tremendous early popularity and his soaring first book of quality mares. We will soon confer with the owners of all booked mares and find individual solutions. We are thankful for the great anticipation Mishriff has triggered, and we are hopeful for your continuous support today and in the future.”

The 6-year-old son of Make Believe retired with seven wins in 21 starts, and he earned $16,034,853 for owner Prince A. A. Faisal.

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 earned in-the-money finishes in the G1 Coral Eclipse Stakes, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and Juddmonte International Stakes. He finished his career with a start in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a fourth-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland.

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