SCAT Daddy (Johannesburg) was a mile Grade 1 winner at two, Grade 1 Florida Derby winner over nine furlongs at three, and a stallion whose potential long-term impact was only being realised at the time of his death, aged 11.
He was a leading classic sire in Chile, a notable source of eight-to-10-furlong horses in North America, and a popular source of sprint speed in Europe. US Triple Crown winner Justify was among those he left behind, and there was a rush to win breeding access to his sons. Yeomanstown Stud acquired El Kabeir, one of his high-class US milers, and the move has been rewarded with plentiful support and a successful freshman season.
Don Chicco (dam by Oasis Dream) emulated his sire by getting a late-season Group 2, landing the Gran Criterium over a mile at Capannelle in October. El Kabeir’s success at that level had been in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes over a half furlong farther at Churchill Downs in November.
El Kabeir’s daughter Sa Filonzana (dam by Tamayuz) was completing a hat-trick when winning a seven-and-a-half-furlong listed contest at Capannelle in late September, whereas the Andrew Balding-trained Masekela (dam by Doyen) got his Listed Denford Stakes victory at Newbury between a pair of notable pattern efforts.
That Irish 2000 Guineas entrant was fourth to Royal Patronage in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes on his final start but, one month before his listed success, had been short-headed by subsequent European champion two-year-old Native Trail in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes.
While Harrow (dam by Invincible Spirit) was third in the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes and Rerouting (dam by Kyllachy) was third in the Group 3 Solario Stakes, El Kabeir has had winners all around Europe, plus one each in the UAE and USA. This is the sort of record you would hope to see from stallion with his juvenile profile, and a promising one for a horse whose best results you’d expect to see with three-year-olds and older horses.
El Kabeir has had breeze-up horses fetch up to £145,000 at auction and he had two six-figure lots at the last Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, a 130,000gns Book 2 colt and a 120,000gns Book 1 son. His £90,000 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale filly was another to catch the eye.
He is out of a half-sister to Too Much Bling (Rubiano), a six- and seven-furlong Grade 2-scorer and former top Texan freshman sire whose earnings stand at over $42 million, with a double-digit tally of stakes winners both as a sire and as a broodmare sire. That would suggest that El Kabeir’s daughters could have added value beyond their racing careers.
El Kabeir’s next stakes winners should not be long in coming.
EL KABEIR (USA), Grey or Roan 2012. Won five races, £604,549, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile½ furlongs, at 2 and 3 years including, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Churchill Downs, Gr.2, Gotham Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.3, Jerome Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.3, City of Laurel Stakes, Laurel, L, also placed second in Nashua Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.2, Withers Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.3, and third in twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.1.
Retired to Stud in 2018, and sire of the winners of 32 races, and £574,207, including DON CHICCO (GB), MASEKELA (IRE), SA FILONZANA (IRE), Harrow (IRE) and Rerouting (IRE)
Stands at: Yeomanstown Stud, Yeomanstown, Caragh, Naas, Co Kildare, W91 C993, Ireland.
Contact: Gay, David or Robert O’Callaghan
Telephone: +353 (0)45 897314 or +353 (0)87 2565561 (Gay) or +353 (0)86 8366554 (David) or +353 (0)85 1191288 (Robert)