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Accomplishments & Merits
*Rathowan was a multiple group 1-placed winner of 4 races in France, Qatar and England, 1st The Private Banking from Emirates NBD International S., 2nd Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr.1 PA), Shadwell Dubai International S. (Gr.1 PA), etc. In 2012 he was the highest ranked colt (and second overall) on the International Purebred Arabian rankings for 4-year-olds and up at 124. His first foals arrive in 2017.
His sire AMER is one of the most successful current Arabian racing sires. He is the sire of many international group 1 winners throughout the world including GENERAL (1st Qatar World Cup (Gr.1) twice, etc.), ALANOOD (1st Adnoc National (Gr.1), etc.), ALDAHMA (1st H.H. The Presidents Cup (Gr.1), etc.), DAHESS (1st Al Hai Group Zaabeel International S. (Gr.1), etc.), LAHOOB (1st H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Cup, etc.), AMERETTO (4-time winner of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Triple Crown Cup), NIZAM, and MAJD AL ARAB.
He is out of the multiple stakes-winning mare ARC DE CIEL (1st The Emir’s Sword (Gr.1 PA), H.H. The President’s Cup (Gr.1), etc.). She is the dam of Rathowan’s full siblings GAZWAN (1st Emir’s Sword (Gr.1 PA), 1st Dubai International S. (Gr.1 PA), etc.), ASSIL (1st Qatar Derby, etc.), IFTEKHAR, Raheel (2nd Local Bred Purebred Arabian Guineas (Gr.3 PA), etc.). She is a half-sister to group winners ASRAA MIN ALBARQ, AREEJ, and THEEB. From the family of successful sire ALA CROIXNOIRE, OPIUM DE GHAZAL, ALOES DE GHAZAL and traces to the foundation French mare Nevada II.