Shadai Farm secure dual Golden Shaheen hero Mind Your Biscuits
Son of Posse will head to Japan upon completion of racing career
Mind Your Biscuits, dual winner of the Dubai Golden Shaheen, has been purchased outright by Shadai Farm and will continue racing in 2018 before retiring to stud in Japan next year.
The deal was brokered by Eugenio Colombo Bloodstock and first reported by Thoroughbred Racing Commentary earlier this week.
Shadai have leased back 50 per cent of the horse to the previous ownership group, which includes J Stables, M Scott Summers, Daniel and Hope Summers, Head Of Plains and Michael Kisber. Mind Your Biscuits will continue racing in Shadai's silks.
A five-year-old son of Posse, Mind Your Biscuits has been trained throughout his career by Chad Summers and his victories also include the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes, Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes and the Grade Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes.
His first victory in the Golden Shaheen came last year, when he got the better of Comicas to win by three lengths, and he took back-to-back runnings of the event this year when beating X Y Jet by a head.
Mind Your Biscuits was bred by Samantha Will Baccari's Jumping Jack Racing out of the Toccet mare Jazzmane and is from the family of Woodbine Oaks heroine Kimchi.
Presented at the Keeneland January Sale in 2014, he was purchased by Machmer Hall for $47,000. Re-offered at the Fasig-Tipton NY-bred Yearling Sale later that year, he failed to sell, at which point his trainer purchased a 25 per cent share in the horse.
Speaking to Blood-Horse, Summers said: "When we went back to Dubai, they were impressed at what we were able to do running Lasix-free. They made us a very nice offer.
"I have permission to run him through December, so we'll also be looking at the Clark [Handicap]. The horse comes first, so if he wants to do it, we'll have one more race after the Breeders' Cup.
"Making this deal was not easy, because I don't want to fly to Japan every year to go see him, but I will. I have been with him almost every day for four years. I'm excited he'll have a chance and be supported with some really great mares."
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