The winner of the 2007 UAE Triple Crown, Asiatic Boy (pictured below at the 2009 Dubai World Cup) has been retired to stud in his native Argentina. A son of Not For Sale, the 7-year-old horse accumulated lifetime earnings in excess of $3.3 million, triggered by his tornadic performances in Dubai at the 2007 Carnival and Dubai World Cup meeting.
Asiatic Boy romped him in the 2000 Guineas prep before taking the main trial, the Al Bastakiya, and then dominating the UAE Derby (G2). His last win was in the third round of last year’s Maktoum Challenge (G2) where he defeated Happy Boy and stable companion Art of War. Six of his seven lifetime wins came over the Nad Al Sheba strip.
After some decent efforts in the US, including a second in the 2009 Stephen Foster (G1) at Churchill Downs, the Argentine-bred was sent to his native land where he will stand the 2010 season privately.
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