ALKUMAIT covered 121 mares last year, and this was an increase from the 105 that he got in his first season at stud.

Word of his first offspring spread quickly, buyers liked them also, and all but one of the 22 foals by him at the sales in the autumn sold.

It has also been a bonus that, since Alkumait went to stud, his half-brother Chaldean (Frankel) won both the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at two and the Group 1 2000 Guineas last year. He starts his new career at Banstead Manor Stud at a fee of £25,000, some six times the €5,000 fee for Alkumait.

Both Alkumait’s wins were at two, including the Group 2 six-furlong Mill Reef Stakes, after which his rating soared to 113. He has the added attractions of being a son of Showcasing (Oasis Dream), and how well his sons are now doing at stud.

Alkumait’s debut was in a six-furlong novice race at Newbury and he caught the eye with a fourth-place finish. Two who finished ahead of him had prior experience, one would go on to win a valuable sales race and a listed event, and Alkumait’s margin of defeat was just one length.

He went to Goodwood nine days later and, although slowly away, was close up from two out, hit the front a furlong later and pulled clear to take that six-furlong contest by two and a quarter lengths.

Newbury’s Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes came next and his performance was similar in style to his maiden. Settled in rear, he went to the front a furlong out.

Alkumait was three-parts of a length in front of Fivethousandtoone at the line, the pair almost three lengths clear of the rest. Marcus Tregoning commented about how well the colt had been working. He looked like a potential Group 1 Commonwealth Cup contender for 2021.

Showcasing already had two winners of that top three-year-old sprint, Advertise and Quiet Reflection, but Alkumait did not get the chance to take up the challenge and made just one start at three.

Showcasing’s sons are doing well, Tasleet being the sire of a Group 1 winner in Bradsell, while Soldier’s Call made a great start last year. There are many more now in the pipeline.

Alkumait, who is inbred 3x3 to Green Desert (Danzig), was a 150,000gns foal and 220,000gns Tattersalls Book 1 yearling, testament to his looks, and he is one of five blacktype horses out of Suelita (Dutch Art). His siblings include Chaldean, the sprint stakes winner The Broghie Man (Cityscape), and his stakes-winning full-sister Get Ahead (Showcasing).

Their dam’s prolific seven-furlong-winning half-brother Outer Space (Acclamation) was second in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes, while her half-sister Ayr Missile (Cadeaux Genereux) is the dam of Living In The Past (Bungle Inthejungle), who beat Liberty Beach to win the Group 2 Lowther Stakes. Third dam Horatia (Machiavellian) was a half-sister to the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes star Markofdistinction.

Race record

ALKUMAIT (GB), Bay horse, 2018. Won 2 races, value £47,881, at 2, over 6 furlongs, Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2.

At stud

Retired to stud in 2022, first crop now yearlings.


Stands at: Capital Stud, Bishopslough, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny, R95 PW10, Ireland.

Contact: Ger O’Neill, Jerry Horan, Darragh McCarthy or Joe Sinnott

Telephone: +353 (0)86 3844560



Fee: €5,000