2018/11/02 12:25
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Mubtaahij (IRE)

A world traveler with a new trainer, Mubtaahij punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a score in the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita in late September. The five-year-old has over $4.5 million in earnings thus far.

The son of Dubawi moved into Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s barn this July, and joins a virtual Baffert armada heading into battle in the Classic. His stablemates are the world’s richest horse and defending Classic champ Arrogate, Pacific Classic victor Collected and Travers Stakes winner West Coast.

The Baffert fleet of Classic hopefuls have a staggering $23 million plus in earnings between them.

Mubtaahij won the Awesome Again by 1 ½ lengths, breaking a 10-race losing streak. “I think the blinkers kept (him) more focused today," Baffert said of the equipment change. "I didn't want to change too much, though. He's a classy horse. ... This horse—his last two works really impressed us. I just threw him in here and he has the class. He's proven."

The well-traveled Mubtaahij began his career in England, then made several starts in the United Arab Emirates, including a resounding eight-length victory in the 2015 U.A.E. Derby. That score earned him a coveted starting spot in the Kentucky Derby, where he ran eighth behind eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Mubtaahij went on to finish fourth in the historic Belmont Stakes before returning to the Dubai.

He has continued to pick up frequent flyer miles between the United States and the U.A.E. over the last two years. In 2016, he finished second to California Chrome in the Dubai World Cup, was third in the Whitney and second in the Woodward before a fourth in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

In his only other starts this year, Mubtaahij was runner-up in a Meydan handicap this past February and then was fourth in his second World Cup attempt behind his now stablemate Arrogate.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
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Challenge Series Races Won
2017 Awesome Again S.

Previous Races

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November 25, 2017Native Diver S.DEL MAR3
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November 04, 2017Breeders' Cup ClassicDEL MAR1
September 30, 2017Awesome Again S.SANTA ANITA PARK1
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March 25, 2017Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE1
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February 23, 2017Curlin H. Sponsored By Al Naboodah Sunwin BusesMEYDAN RACECOURSE
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October 08, 2016Jockey Club Gold Cup S.BELMONT PARK1
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September 03, 2016Woodward S.SARATOGA1
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July 09, 2016Suburban H.BELMONT PARK2
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March 26, 2016Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE1
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March 05, 2016Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored By EmiratesMEYDAN RACECOURSE1
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February 04, 2016Firebreak S. Sponsored By EGAMEYDAN RACECOURSE3
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June 06, 2015Belmont S. presented by DraftKingsBELMONT PARK1
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May 02, 2015Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! BrandsCHURCHILL DOWNS1
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March 28, 2015U.A.E. Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah GroupMEYDAN RACECOURSE2
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March 07, 2015Al Bastakiya Sponsored By Emirates SkywardsMEYDAN RACECOURSE
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February 12, 2015U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer MotorsMEYDAN RACECOURSE3
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January 15, 2015UAE 2000 Guineas Trial Sponsored By DP World UAE RegionMEYDAN RACECOURSE
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December 31, 2014EGA Billet TrophyMEYDAN RACECOURSE
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October 04, 2014Wild Duck Norfolk Woodland Retreat E.B.F. Stallions Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (Bobis Race)NEWMARKET
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September 26, 2014Derrinstown E.B.F. Stallions Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (Bobis Race)NEWMARKET