Alamanaara has moved, and now stands in Cyprus


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Almanaara, the only half-brother to leading sire Dark Angel, has been retired and will stand at Mickley Stud for 2021.

A son of Shamardal, he was bought for 370,000gns as a yearling, and was  a winner in Ireland for Dermot Weld. He is out of Midnight Angel, an unraced daughter of Machiavellian and famously the dam of Group 1 winner and top sire Dark Angel, plus the Listed-winning Angel's Pursuit. He is a half-brother to five winners in total.

Almanaara moved to Doug Watson's Dubai yard in 2017, where he notched up a further three wins at Meydan, in valuable events on both the turf and dirt tracks, and was placed on two further occasions. Having sported the colours of Hamdan Al Maktoum earlier on in his career, he is now owned by Malih Al Basti, who owns, breeds and races horses across the UK and Dubai.

Richard Kent, who founded the stud said: “We're very pleased that Almanaara is standing here at Mickley Stud. He is a kind, well balanced horse who we thought would be a suitable stallion when we saw him winning in Dubai."

He showed his good nature and resilience by racing till he was 7 years of age, and retired sound. Almanaara offers a fantastic bloodline, which is currently proving to be a most successful one. He will give breeders, particularly those based in the north of England, a chance to use very successful blood at an affordable price.



Won Four Races from 3 to 7 years, 5f to 7.5f, and £137,904

1st Emirates NBD Personal Banking (Handicap) (Turf), Meydan (UAE), 5f, and £60,902

1st Azizi Riviera (Handicap) (Dirt), Meydan (UAE), 6f, and £21,169

1st (Handicap) (Dirt), Meydan (UAE), 6f, and £23,127.75

1st Book Online At Maiden, Tipperary (IRE), 7½f, and €6,765

Placed 7 times including:
3rd Jaguar F PACE (Handicap) (Dirt), Meydan (UAE), 7f
3rd District One Residences (Handicap) (Dirt), Meydan (UAE)


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