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A.P. Indy - Habibti, by Tabasco Cat | 2005 gelding - (View Pedigree)


Sired by 1992 Horse of the Year A. P. Indy out of 2002 Eclipse Award runner-up Habibti, Eldaafer was bred in Kentucky by Shadwell Farm. He raced as a homebred from the barn of Kiaran McLaughlin until January of his 4 year old campaign. Claimed for $20,000 that January, he raced for Mansour Alghuwayriyah’s Stable. Under trainer Diane Alvarado he won most of his starts that spring. In June he won the 2009 Brooklyn Handicap (G2). At 5 he took the 2010 Turfway Park Fall Championship (G3) at a mile and a half. Eldaafer crowned his 5 year old campaign with his win in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (G3) for IEAH Stables and Mansour Albaroudy. But that wasn’t all. At 7 years old, the sturdy campaigner won the Carl Hanford Memorial S at Delaware Park for owners Jim Atwell and Kevin Jacobsen, and at 8 he prevailed in the Greenwood Cup (G3). From 46 starts Eldaafer gleaned 13 wins, 3 seconds and 7 thirds and $1,031,835. During a work in November 2013 he sustained a suspensory injury and was retired. His trainer, Diane Alvarado, worked with Old Friends to ensure Eldaafer’s wellbeing until he arrived at Old Friends. In May 2014 the champion settled in at Dream Chase Farm accompanied by his long-time companions, the goats Google and Yahoo.  Google wanted to go to the paddock with Eldaafer on the day of the Breeder’s Cup and they had to lock him up, making Eldaafer late for the post parade! (Sadly, we lost Google in 2018)

Retired after suffering a suspensory injury during a routine work at Gulfstream Park, November 2013.

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March 13, 2005
State Bred:
Alghuwayriyah Stable
Shadwell Farm LLC
Diane C. Morici

46 Starts: 13 - 3 - 7, $1,031,835


At 4:
Won Brooklyn H. (G2,Bel,12F)
3rd Greenwood Cup S. (Pha,12F), Nasty And Bold S. (Bel,10F)

At 5:
Won Breeders’ Cup Marathon (G3,CD,14F), Turfway Park Fall Championship S. (G3,TuP,12F)
3rd Brooklyn H. (G2,Bel,12F)

At 6:
2nd DTHA Governors Day S. (Del,1m70y)

At 7:
Won Carl Hanford Memorial S. (Del,9.5F)
2nd Brooklyn H. (G2,Bel,12F)
3rd Hawthorne Gold Cup H. (G2,Haw,10F)

At 8:
Won Greenwood Cup (G3,Prx,12F)
2nd Stymie S. (Del,8.5F)

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