Mulaazem returns to Victoria

Studmaster Mike Becker has repatriated Mulaazem to Victoria after a season in the Hunter Valley.

He will join Rock Sturdy (Fastnet Rock) at Stockwell Thoroughbreds in Digger’s Rest for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee.

Mulaazem (Dubai Destination) was bred and raced by Emirates Park to a Group 2 victory in the Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield before retiring to Diggers Rest in 2013.

Although he didn’t cover big numbers of mares, Becker has always liked Mulaazem, being a magnificent looking horse and seeing the quality of the stock he was siring.  “Trainers have been patient with his first two year-olds this season and given them the time to develop,” Becker said.  “He is going to come up with some very nice horses, sooner rather than later.

“He will be a good value option for people wanting to breed a nice horse for not a lot of money, because of the quality types he is leaving.  At the Adelaide yearling sales this year, his yearlings were purchased for $75,000 and $42,500.

“Mulaazem is physically twice the individual of his half brother Sepoy.  He’s bigger, stronger and better boned.

“Emirates has invested in him very strongly with quality mares and we were happy to punt with some of our better mares.  Time will be our judge.”

Becker has always been a staunch supporter of owner-breeders and has consistently offered quality stallions at an affordable price.  “They are the glue that holds the industry together and that’s been the basis of our business for the last 20 years, so we couldn’t be happier to get this horse back here.”