“His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has elected to retire his brilliant two-year-old and near millionaire, MOHAYMEN,” reported Rick Nichols, Vice-President/General Manager of Shadwell Farm. He continued, “he will stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in 2018 for a fee of $7,500 live foal.”
A multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit, MOHAYMEN, won his first five career starts, including an undefeated juvenile season that saw victories in the Nashua S.-G2 and Remsen S.-G2 in addition to his debut win at Belmont Park. At three, MOHAYMEN established himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby with impressive wins in the Holy Bull S.-G2 and the Fountain of Youth S.-G2 at Gulfstream Park, which on both occasions he dispatched his rivals with ease. MOHAYMEN ran a very respectable race when fourth in the Kentucky Derby-G1 won by the reigning juvenile champion Nyquist, finishing just a head behind Gun Runner and ahead of the top two finishers in the Belmont S.-G1. He retires with earnings of $998,417.
“MOHAYMEN was a very talented racehorse, and is an extremely smart individual,” said trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin. “He was definitely one of the best 2-year-olds I’ve ever trained.”
Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, MOHAYMEN is by Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie. He is a half-brother Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, who is already experiencing success with his first runners this year. MOHAYMEN was a $2.2 million co-sale topping yearling at Keeneland September in 2014, where he was purchased by
Sheikh Hamdan. Aptly named, the english translation from arabic of Mohaymen is Dominate.
For more information contact Kent Barnes at Nashwan Stud, (859) 224-4585.