Morshdi stands at Gestut Friedrichsruh Stud in Germany, the country which witnessed his final career race in last September's Grosser Preis Von Baden. The son of Slip Anchor--Reem Albaraari, by Sadler's Wells, also won the Italian Derby (Ity-I) last May before finishing second to Galileo in the Irish Derby (Ire-I). Three weeks after his runner-up performance at the Curragh he was a well beaten eighth in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) won by Galileo. He won three of eight career races for earnings of just over $1 million.
Grosser Preis Von Baden (Ger-I) winning first-crop sire Morshdi is experiencing fertility problems. Aziz Merza -- racing manager for Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in whose colors Morshdi raced -- confirmed to Racing Post that the 4-year-old stallion suffers from a low fertility count."I can confirm he has a problem, although I do not know the extent of it," Merza told the paper.