California-based stallions Souvenir Copy and High Demand have been sold to Nizar Anwar Abul Jadayel of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Souvenir Copy will be shipped later this year to stand in Saudi Arabia, while plans for High Demand, who could remain in the United States, have not yet been finalized.
Bruno DeBerdt acted as agent in the purchase of the two stallions, who currently stand at the Mabee family’s Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif. Souvenir Copy has been standing as the property of a syndicate, while the Mabee Family Trust owned High Demand.
Jadayel owns multiple businesses in Saudi Arabia and is a leading soft drink distributor in that country. DeBerdt said Jadayel owns more than 150 horses between his holdings in Saudi Arabia and England, and that he has purchased mares at Keeneland in the past.
Trainers Bob Baffert and Dan Hendricks each have one horse in training for Jadayel in the U.S., and DeBerdt said Jadayel may expand his racing stable here. DeBerdt purchased Slewvescent for Jadayel about six months ago, and that stallion now stands in Saudi Arabia.
“If it’s decided that High Demand remains in this country, we’ll probably buy some mares for Mr. Jadayel,” DeBerdt said. “He breeds his own mares to Slewvescent. He knows his pedigrees—he mentioned these two stallions to me.”
Souvenir Copy is a 1995 son of Mr. Prospector—Dancing Tribute, by Nureyev, who won the 1997 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) and Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) in California as well as the 1998 Derby Trial (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. High Demand is a 1997 allowance-winning son of Danzig—Jasmina, by Forli, who earned $192,120 on the track.