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Jalil winning the 2008 Mauktoum Challenge Stakes at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai.
|Breeder||Martin & Pamela Wygod|
|Trainer||Saeed bin Suroor|
|Jalil is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tranquility Lake by Storm Cat. He was born around 2004 in the United States, and was bred by Martin & Pamela Wygod.|
|Maktoum Challenge Stakes (2008)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Jalil, (foaled on February 15, 2004 at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky), is an American Thoroughbred Stallion racehorse. His sire is the former leading North American stallion, Storm Cat. His dam is the multiple Grade 1 winning race mare, Tranquility Lake, sired by Rahy. This makes him a full-brother to the multiple Grade 1 winning racehorse, After Market.
Keeneland September Yearling Sale (2005)
Cosigned by Mill Ridge Farm on behalf of his breeders, Martin & Pamela Wygod, Jalil was purchased as a yearling for a record-setting price of $9.7 million by Sheikh Mohammed representing the Godolphin Racing Operation at the September Yearling Sale. Afterwards, he was sent to Europe and placed in the care of trainer Saeed bin Suroor.
Racing Career (2006)
Jalil made his highly-anticipated racing debut as a two-year old in October, finishing a disappointing sixth in a maiden race at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, England.
Racing Career (2007)
After nearly seven months of freshening, Jalil returned to the races in May, finished a strong second in a maiden race at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England. He finally broke his maiden in his third start, a maiden race at Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire, England. He then finished second in the Leads The Way Handicap at Lingfield Park in lingfield, Surrey in October. Afterwards, he was rested for the remainder of the year in anticipation of his four-year old campaign.
Racing Career (2008)
Jalil's first start on the dirt was a winning effort in his first start as a four-year old in the Meydan Marina Handicap in February at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai. He followed up this triumph with back-to-back authoritative scores in the Zawaj Handicap and the Group 2 Maktoum Challenge Stakes, both at Nad Al Sheba. His final race at Nad Al Sheba was in the $6,000,000 GI Dubai World Cup, where he finished eighth behind, among others, 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin.
Jalil made his North American debut on August 30, 2008 at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Massachusetts. Running in the $50,000 Waquoit Stakes, Jalil ran a disappointing third at 1-5 odds. It is believed running in the Waquoit was to get in a prep race over the Suffolk strip in preparation for the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap, also at Suffolk Downs, scheduled for September 20, 2008.