Mubtaahij Receives Hormonal Treatments To Restart Stud Career In Argentina - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Mubtaahij Receives Hormonal Treatments To Restart Stud Career In Argentina

Mubtaahij (Drayden Van Dyke) – Awesome Again S.

It's been a difficult start at stud for Grade 1 winner and international standout Mubtaahij, whose battles with fertility issues have led to just two confirmed foals being produced since he began his stallion career in Argentina in 2019.

However, Racing Post reports that the 9-year-old son of Dubawi has received hormonal treatments that his managers hope will boost his fertility. The horse is in good health following the treatments, and he is set to stand the 2021 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Abolengo near Buenos Aires as property of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa.

Mubtaahij covered 10 mares during his initial season at stud in the summer of 2019, with two fillies being born from the matings. He was bred to three mares in 2020.

The Irish-born Mubtaahij set himself up on the global stage after winning the G2 U.A.E. Derby. He shipped to the U.S. to finish eighth in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Belmont Stakes.

Mubtaahij became a globetrotter from then on, bouncing between the U.S. and the U.A.E. to compete in the handicap divisions on both sides of the world. His biggest stateside triumph came in the G1 Awesome Again Stakes, and he finished in the money twice in the Dubai World Cup. He retired with five wins in 24 starts for earnings of $5,780,332.

Read more at Racing Post.

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