Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s talented Mohaather will command an introductory fee of £20,000 when he stands his first season next year at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud.
Purchased for 110,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Mohaather was trained by Marcus Tregoning to win five races including the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes and the Greenham Stakes.
He was imperious in this year’s running of the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood when he swooped around the outside of the field to defeat Circus Maximus, Kameko and Siskin.
Mohaather boasts an exciting pedigree having been bred by Gaie Johnson Houghton out of the Listed-placed Roodeye and is a brother to the Grade 2-winning Prize Exhibit. At Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Prize Exhibit’s Galileo filly was bought by MV Magnier for 2.8 million guineas.
This also the family of Johnson Houghton’s Queen Anne Stakes scorer Accidental Agent.
Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster said: “We are keen to support breeders through these challenging times for the bloodstock industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and we believe that Mohaather’s introductory fee of £20,000 represents excellent value.
“He’s a striking dark bay, with plenty of quality and incredibly light on his feet. However, what really impresses me is how well he walks. He’s a superb mover, who covers an incredible amount of ground. If he can pass that walk on to his stock, breeders will be sitting pretty.”
Mohaather joins a roster that also includes Group 1-winning sprinter Muhaarar, who has had his fee clipped to £10,000 for 2021 and Tasleet, another son of Showcasing, is priced at £5,000 for his third season at the stud.
Completing the roster is Commonwealth Cup winner Eqtidaar, who will also command a fee of £5,000.
Lancaster added: “We have also trimmed the prices for Muhaarar, Eqtidaar and Tasleet in light of the present economic situation.
“Muhaarar has supplied several exciting winners, while Eqtidaar proved popular in his first season at stud, and Tasleet’s foals have sold very well, which is most encouraging.”