Mulaazem has been retired to Emirates Park Victoria after sustaining an injury in the G2 Hobartville Stakes won by Pierro at Warwick Farm on March 2.
Mulaazem (3c Dubai Destination – Watchful by Danehill) was trained by Peter Moody to 3 wins in 7 starts for owner-breeder His Excellency Nasser Lootah. A magnificent chestnut, he won by 10 lengths at Sandown as a winter two year-old in July 2012 and returned for another impressive victory at Cranbourne in January.
Mulaazem’s third win in the G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield last month stamped the lightly-raced colt as a galloper with immense potential. He made all the running and then held off Super Cool and Fiveandahalfstar who franked the form-line in the G1 Australian Cup on Saturday.
The Autumn Stakes honour-roll includes Centaine, Canny Lad, Apache Cat and Denman. “Mulaazem is a high-quality colt,” Moody said at Caulfield. “He’s a half-brother to a champion and he’s now a Group 2 winner with a helluva pedigree, so there’s certainly a good future ahead of him.”
Mulaazem is from the final southern crop of Dubai Destination (Kingmambo) who shuttled from Dalham Hall to Darley Australia for five seasons until 2008. He transferred out of Newmarket the following year and is now employed as a dual-purpose stallion at Glenview Stud in Ireland.
Mulaazem is a half-brother to the exceptional racehorse and outstanding stallion prospect Sepoy. A consummate winner of the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes and G1 Golden Slipper Stakes at two, he added the G1 Coolmore Stakes and G1 Manikato Stakes as a three year-old.
Both Sepoy (Elusive Quality) and Mulaazem are top quality products of one of the most celebrated female families in the Australian Stud Book. Immediate relations include Camarilla (G1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and her dam Camarena (G1 QTC Queensland Derby).
Emirates Park CEO Trevor Lobb knows the family very well through Canny Lad, Sepoy and Camarilla. “We were very much looking forward to campaigning Mulaazem through the autumn and beyond. Everyone involved is very disappointed the injury has brought a premature end to his racing career.
“He’s an outstanding type and is a great new option for Victorian breeders. We will be supporting him with our own quality mares.”
Emirates Park has priced Mulaazem at a $7,700 (inc gst) service fee for 2013.