Former Central Kentucky stallion Mutakddim, sire of six champions and more than 100 stakes winners, has died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina from the infirmities of advancing age, Racing Post reports. He was 23.
The son of Seeking the Gold—
Oscillate, by Seattle Slew, has 114 stakes winners, including Lady Tak
, winner of the 2003 Test Stakes and 2004 Ballerina Stakes (both, gr. I), and graded stakes winners Ravalo
among his North American runners.
Initially retired from racing to stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Mutakddim did regular shuttle duty to Argentina. His South American progeny include Argentine champion 2-year-old San Livinus, winner of the 2009 Estrellas Juvenile (Arg-I); champion sprinter Claro Oscuro; and Uruguyan champion miler Major Leader.
Overall, Mutakddim is the sire of 966 winners among 1,201 starters in 15 crops racing that have amassed progeny earnings of $63,267,318 through March 31. He has 17 registered 2-year-olds in the U.S. for 2014 and reportedly bred 76 mares in Argentina last year.
Bred in Kentucky by Deer Lawn Farm, Carloss and Lamont, Mutakddim won the 1995 Firsteel Group John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock in England and placed in three other group stakes in England and France for Sheikh Hamdan, whose Shadwell operation bought the colt for $200,000 at the 1992 Keeneland July yearling sale out of the Deer Lawn consignment.
Mutakddim posted a 5-3-2 record from 17 career starts and earned $126,174 campaigning with trainer John Gosden.
He was one of six winners from his dam, Oscillate, who also produced grade I-placed Smooth Charmer
, dam of grade III winner Super Charger
; and Takesmybreathaway
, the dam of grade I winner and sire Frost Giant
. Members of the family include champion Rhythm
, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver
, and grade I winners Dance Number
, Bluegrass Cat