Mohaymen Retired to Shadwell

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Mohaymen | Sarah K Andrew photo

Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen (Tapit–Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union), the $2.2-million joint topper at the 2014 Keeneland September sale and four-time graded stakes winner, has been retired from the races and will stand the 2018 at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm for a fee of $7,500.

Bred by Clearsky Farm, the same operation responsible for champion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song), Mohaymen hit the ground running at two, winning his maiden at first asking over six furlongs before adding the one-mile GII Nashua S. and the nine-furlong GII Remsen S., cementing his status as a leading Kentucky Derby hope for 2016. He carried that top form into his sophomore season with smashing victories in the GII Lambholm South Holy Bull S. and GII Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth S. and ran with great credit in the Run for the Roses, closing well to just miss third behind Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) while finishing ahead of the horses who would go on to finish one-two in the GI Belmont S.

Trained throughout his career by Kiaran McLaughlin, Mohaymen retires with five wins from 13 starts and earnings of $998,417.

“Mohaymen was an very talented racehorse and is an extremely smart individual,” said McLaughlin. “He was definitely one of the best 2-year-olds I ever trained.”

Mohaymen’s dam, also trained by McLaughlin, was a leading 3-year-old filly of 2009 with wins in the GII Davona Dale S. and GII Bonnie Miss S. and would have been one of the main threats to Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro) in that year’s GI Kentucky Oaks before being ruled out of the race. Justwhistledixie’s first foal was New Year’s Day (Street Cry {Ire}), the 2013 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner who is making a positive impression with his first 2-year-olds racing this year. Justwhistledixie is a half-sister to GSW Chace City (Carson City) and to ‘TDN Rising Star’ and GSP Bakken (Distorted Humor).

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