The most progressive runner of the 2012 Dubai racing season, Mutahadee, collapsed and died during a routine gallop this morning in Ireland. After spending the winter in Dubai with Mike deKock, he was in Ireland with Tommy Stack’s yard preparing for a later season campaign.
“We are very sad to report that Mutahadee has died this morning at Thomastown Castle. The son of Encosta De Lago collapsed after a routine exercise on the gallops,” the Stack stable website posted.
Mutahadee was second in the Dubai Duty Free (G1), before a season which included two dazzling scores in handicap company, followed by a third in the Jebel Hatta (G1). His final 200-metre sectional in the first win of the season was one of the fastest splits over the trip recorded by Trakus in three seasons at Meydan.
Photo courtesy Dubai Racing Club/Andrew Watkins