NAYEF sires 25th stakes winner

Posted on: 18th Jun 2017

Nayef: four-time Group 1 winner has sired a pair of top-flight scorers

ICE BREEZE became a landmark 25th individual stakes winner for NAYEF on Sunday when digging deep to land the Group 2 Prix Hocquart at Chantilly for trainer Pascal Bary.

The three-year-old colt carried the colours of his owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, whose famous silks were also carried by SNOW SKY – a full brother to ICE BREEZE – to victory in four stakes races, including a pair of Group 2s – the Hardwicke Stakes and Yorkshire Cup.

ICE BREEZE is the seventh foal out of the dual winner and Listed-placed DANSILI mare WINTER SILENCE, who is a half-sister to four black-type winners, most notably top-flight scorers METEOR STORM and POLISH SUMMER.

NAYEF, who carried HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s colours to victory at the highest level four times, has been a model of consistency since retiring to stud, the highlight so far being Group 1 winners LADY MARIAN and TAMAYUZ. The latter has established himself as a sire of the highest calibre, highlighted by top-level winners G FORCE and PRECIEUSE.

TAAREEF, a four-year-old son of KITTEN’S JOY, capped a fine day for Shadwell at Chantilly on Sunday, carrying the colours of Sheikh Hamdan to victory in the Group 3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil. 

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