Al Kazeem to the Royal Studs for 2014
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Al Kazeem (right) will stand at the Royal Studs for the 2014 breeding season.
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Multiple group I winner Al Kazeem will retire at the end of this year to stand at the Royal Studs in Sandringham, England, for the 2014 breeding season, according to Racing Post.

The 5-year-old son of Dubawi is a homebred raced by John Deer and is trained by Roger Charlton. He is out of Kazeem, by Darshaan, who Deer also bred and raced.

According to the Racing Post, Charlton and Deer will race Al Kazeem in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 6. His current record from 14 starts is 7-5-1 with $1,559,368 in earnings to date. Already this season Al Kazeem has triumphed in three group I events: the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) at the Curragh, Ascot's Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I), and the Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park.

"The Queen is thrilled to have acquired such an important, high-class stallion for the Royal Studs," bloodstock and racing adviser John Warren told the Racing Post. "Al Kazeem is an outstanding individual and being by Dubawi out of a Darshaan mare he should be an extremely appealing prospect to breeders."

Details of the future stallion's ownership structure have not yet been solidified.

With the addition of Al Kazeem to the stallion book, next year there will be at least four sons of Dubawi at stud in Britain, the others being Dubawi Gold at Whitsbury Manor, Makfi at Tweenhills, and Poet's Voice, who stands alongside his sire at Dalham Hall Stud.

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