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El Kabeir

El Kabeir
Trainer:John P. Terranova, II
Owner: Zayat Stables, LLC
Foaling Date: 2012-03-18
Pedigree: Scat Daddy and Great Venue of Unbridled's Song
Dosage: 6-4-5-1-0 (16)
Dosage Index / CD: 3.57 / 0.94
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: When this son of Scat Daddy broke his maiden by 10 lengths at Saratoga in his second start, his connection s began thinking about the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile two months later. But those hopes were dashed when El Kabeir finished 17 lengths behind Daredevil as a well-beate n fourth in the G1 Champagne S., a Kentucky Derby qualifying race, contested at 1m on a sloppy Belmont Park oval in early October. Trainer John Terranova, II then decided to add blinkers and keep his charge home in New York for the 1m G2 Nashua S. on November 2 at Aqueduct, in which the colt set the pace over a deep and tiring track before weakening to settle for best of the rest behind G2 Futurity S. champ Blofeld. Rather than stay in New York for the 1 1/8m G2 Remsen S. on November 29, Terranova opted to shed the blinkers for the 1 1/16m G2 Kentucky Jockey Club S. at Churchill Downs on the same day for El Kabeir s two-turn debut and secured the services of three-time Derby-winn ing jockey Calvin Borel. Against 10 rivals, the duo went straight to the lead under the Twin Spires and never looked back, withstandi ng a late charge from Imperia to defeat that one by a head. El Kabeir crossed the wire in 1 44.82 and was given a 92 Beyer Speed Figure. Bred in Florida by Rustlewood Farm, Inc., the gray/roan is out of the unraced Unbridled s Song mare Great Venue and was foaled on March 18, 2012. Zayat Stables, LLC purchased the colt at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company 2013 August Selected and Open Sale of Yearlings for 250,000. With the Kentucky Jockey Club victory, El Kabeir s career earnings of 268,892 exceeded his auction price. The winner s check and 10 Derby qualifying points he added to the single one earned in the Champagne moved the colt up to the third spot on the leaderboar d to run for the roses next May. He returned to Terranova s barn at Belmont Park, where he will train for a few days before his connection s decide whether to point El Kabeir to the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in California on December 20 or the G2 Jerome S. on at Aqueduct on January 3.


Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 4 2 1 1 $500,000
2014 5 2 1 1 $268,892
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