|Owner||Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Trainer||Saeed bin Suroor|
|Almutawakel is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Elfaslah by Machiavellian. He was born around 1995 in Great Britain, and was bred by Shadwell Estates.|
Prix Jean Prat (1998)|
Dubai World Cup (1999)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Almutawakel's most prominent victory came in the 1999 Dubai World Cup. Going into the race at 44-1 and considered a heavy underdog, Almutawakel held his own and, with jockey Richard Hills at the helm, won the race by ¾ lengths. He beat out several prominent horses, such as Malek, Silver Charm, Daylami and Victory Gallop, winning the $3 million first place prize in the process. At the time, it was the first Dubai World Cup win for Sheikh Hamdan, who has since produced another winner, Invasor. He was also the first of four wins at the Dubai World Cup for Godolphin Racing.
Prior to winning the Dubai World Cup, Almutawakel won the 1998 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly. He also finished as the runner up in the 1998 Grand Prix de Paris. Almutawakel finished his racing career in the United States. In 2000, trained by Mark Hennig, he finished second in the Woodward Stakes and the Oaklawn Handicap and third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Almutawakel did not win a race after his first place finish at the 1999 Dubai World Cup.
Almutawakel finished his carrier with a 4-4-1 in 19 career starts. Overall, he accumulated $3,643,021 in earnings. In 2007, after failing to respond to treatment for chronic arthritis, Almutawakel was euthanized in Ireland at H.H. Sheikh Hamdan's Derrinstown Stud. At the time his death, Almutawakel sired eight stakes winners for a grand total of $5,765,852 in earnings.
- ↑ Almutawakel Pedigree
- ↑ World Cup Winner Almutawakel Pensioned, bloodhorse.com, 7 November 2006, accessed 13 April 2009.
- ↑ One Special Arabian Night Almutawakel Catures Dubai World Cup, nydailynews.com, 29 March 1999, accessed 13 April 2009.
- ↑ Hall Of Fame Horses: Almutawakel
- ↑ World Cup Winner Almutawakel Dead, bloodhorse.com, 7 November 2007, accessed 13 April 2009.
- ↑ Dubai World Cup winner Almutawakel retired, thoroughbredtimes.com, 20 September 2000, accessed 13 April 2009
- ↑ Dubai World Cup winner Almutawakel euthanized, thoroughbredtimes.com, 7 November 2007, accessed 13 April 2009.