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Group I Winner Makfi Joins TrueNicks

English 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) and Prix Jacques Le Marois (gr. I) winner Makfi (GB) (TrueNicks) is the newest TrueNicks stallion. The star three-year-old miler retires to David Redvers’ Tweenhills Stud in Hartputy, England, for the 2011 breeding season.

In winning the first three races of his career, Makfi annexed the seven-furong Prix Djebel (gr. III) before defeating subsequent group I winners Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs in the 2,000 Guineas.

Returning to France, the Dubawi colt tackled the best European milers in the Prix Jacques Le Marois (video below), outfinishing supermare Goldikova and multiple group I winner Paco Boy.

Makfi is from the first crop of multiple group I winner Dubawi, who has sired an amazing 23 stakes winners (15% from starters), including Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (gr. I) winner Poet's Voice, Australian gr. I winner Secret Admirer, and South African gr. I winner Happy Archer.

Makfi's dam is the Green Desert mare Dhelaal, a half sister to European champion two-year-old and sire Alhaarth. The second dam, Irish Valley, is a half sister to French 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) winner and champion sire Green Dancer. The family also includes German highweight Quijano, French highweight Okawango, and European champion Authorized.

For more on Makfi's pedigree, click here to read a post by Alan Porter.

Makfi will stand for a 2011 fee of £25,000 at Tweenhills Stud.

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