The untimely death of the European freshman sire occurred after he failed to respond to intensive treatment for an infection in the guttural pouch.
Aqlaam’s early death is an unbelievable misfortune at Shadwell. He had been considered as a European freshman sire with incredible potential. Many interested observers were keenly interested in this stallion’s progeny and breeding results.
The eight-year-old Aqlaam was by Oasis Dream out of Bourbonella by Rainbow Quest and was standing at Nunnery Stud. He was campaigned by Sheikh Hamdan and was trained to race by William Haggas. He excelled in the Prix du Moulin (Fr-I). Aqlaam ran second to Goldikova in the Prix Jacques le Marois (Fr-I).
Aqlaam was represented by six winners from his first 2-year-old of 2013 racing crop.
This is an enormous blow to everyone involved with Aqlaam as it has come just as he was establishing himself as an exciting young stallion.
Aqlaam’s memory will represent what might have been, and he will be missed.
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