Martin Dwyer Appointed Second Retained Jockey to Imad Al Sagar

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Martin Dwyer has been named as second retained jockey of Imad Al Sagar of Blue Diamond Stud. Hollie Doyle is first retained rider for Al Sagar.

“We are delighted to add Martin Dwyer to our team,” said Imad Al Sagar in a statement. “I look forward to working with him and envisage a fruitful partnership. Hollie Doyle remains our first jockey. However, the addition of such an experienced and Classic-winning rider such as Martin Dwyer gives us another dimension and adds further support to our team.”

Dwyer booted hom Sir Percy (GB) (Mark Of Esteem {Ire}) in the 2006 G1 Derby, as well as Casual Look in the G1 Oaks in 2003. He rode Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) to victory in the 2021 G1 Coronation Cup earlier this month.

“I am looking forward to riding for Imad Al Sagar and excited to be part of a good team,” said Dwyer. “Imad Al Sagar is breeding and racing some lovely horses and it's exciting to be riding for an owner-breeder at that level-as a jockey, that's what you strive to do.”

Al Sagar has co-owned Group 1 winners Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and Araafa (Ire) (Mull Of Kintyre) and stands the first-named stallion at the Irish National Stud. Blue Diamond Stud is home to 38 mares, among them Pearling (Storm Cat), the dam of Decorated Knight, and black-type producers Nouriya (GB) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and Nessina (Hennessy) to name a few.

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