HEERAAT produces marvellous looking foals, and he has been a popular option with breeders, who have realised some very attractive prices at the sales. Being by DARK ANGEL, it was quite an achievement to secure his services at Mickley Stud, as there was stiff competition from several other studs, and we have been delighted with his progeny so far, who have continued to show how genuine they are.
He has produced the likes of Motakhayyel, a 100,000gns purchase from Tattersalls Book 2, who has been a prolific performer. The colt opened the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting with a gutsy win in the Buckingham Palace Handicap for Richard Hannon, in the colours of Hamdan Al Maktoum, achieving his fourth career success from only six starts.
Freed From Desire, a graduate of the Goffs UK Breeze Up sale, was a winner at 2 years and has gone on to win the Listed Bloomers' Vase at Bro Park. Dahawi won his first two starts for Hugo Palmer, before being sold to go abroad, where he added to his success at Al Ain. Other top performers have included Aberama Gold, a multiple winner, including the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York and rated 102, Magical Wish, another multiple winner for Richard Hannon, Richard Fahey's Pacino, and of course Cotubanama who started the ball rolling by being Heeraat's first ever winner, back in 2018, for Mick Channon.
Trained by William Haggas for owner Hamdan Al Mhaktoum, Heeraat won 5 races from 2-4 years over 5f-6f, and was placed 9 times. He won the Gr.3 Hackwood Stakes over 6f at Newbury in the fastest time since 2001, beating Gr.1 winner Krypton Factor. His time was faster than Invincible Spirit and five other Group 1 winners of the race, and he only just failed by a neck to win it again the following year.
He won his 2 year old maiden by 11 Lengths, and was rated 5lbs superior to DARK ANGEL by Racehorses of 2013. He is a handsome, good looking sort with a fantastic temperament, and his bloodlines have the same Dark Angel/Green Desert cross as Lethal Force.
Winner and Placed in Group Races:
Won Gr.3 Hackwood Stakes, Newbury, 2013
Won Dubai Duty Free Handicap Stakes, Newbury
Won York 800 Stakes, York
2nd, nk, Gr.3 Hackwood Stakes, Newbury, 2014.
2nd, nk, LR City Walls Stakes, York
Placed Gr.3 John Guest Bengough Stakes, Ascot
Placed Gr.3, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket
WHAT THEY SAY
"Heeraat was a thoroughly genuine colt, blessed with fabulous temperament and plenty of ability. He was a pleasure to train and handled all types of ground." WILLIAM HAGGAS, trainer
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