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Asiatic Boy

Asiatic Boy
File:2007 winner Asiatic Boy with his owner His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.jpg
2007 UAE triple crown winner Asiatic Boy with his owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Sire Not For Sale
Dam S. S. Asiatic
Grandsire Parade Marshal
Damsire Polish Navy
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country Argentina
Color Chestnut
Breeder Haras Arroyo de Luna SA
Owner Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa al Maktoum
Trainer Mike de Kock
Record 12: 6-3-1
Earnings £849,861 + US$1,200,000
Asiatic Boy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of S. S. Asiatic by Not For Sale. He was born around 2003 in Argentina, and was bred by Haras Arroyo de Luna SA.
Major wins
UAE 2000 Guineas (2007)
Al Bastakiya Stakes (2007)
UAE Derby (2007)
Al Shindagha Sprint (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Asiatic Boy (foaled August 26, 2003 in Argentina) is a Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Haras Arroyo de Luna SA, he is was out of the mare S. S. Asiatic and sired by Argentinian Group One winner, Not For Sale. Asiatic Boy's damsire was Kentucky-bred Polish Navy, the sire of 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero. Polish Navy was a son of North American Champion sire, Danzig.

At age three in 2006, Asiatic Boy raced in Argentina where he won a maiden race at Hipodromo de San Isidro plus had two second place finishes. He was purchased by Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa al Maktoum and brought to race at Nad Al Sheba racecourse in his new owner's native Dubai. Under South African trainer Mike de Kock, Asiatic Boy won four straight races between January and March 2007 including an impressive 9½ length victory in the UAE Derby. He did not race again until August when he was sent to compete in the United Kingdom where he finished fourth in the Sussex Stakes and fifth in the International Stakes.

In 2008, Asiatic Boy won January's Al Shindagha Sprint then ran third in the Burj Nahaar in early March. In the March 29 Dubai World Cup, he ran second to winner, Curlin.



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