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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

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Previous Races

San Pasqual S.
February 03, 2018
SANTA ANITA PARK
Grade 2
Finish
Native Diver S.
November 25, 2017
DEL MAR
Grade 3
Finish
Breeders' Cup Classic
November 04, 2017
DEL MAR
Grade 1
Finish
Awesome Again S.
September 30, 2017
SANTA ANITA PARK
Grade 1
Finish
Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline
March 25, 2017
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 1
Finish
Curlin H. Sponsored By Al Naboodah Sunwin Buses
February 23, 2017
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade
Finish
Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
October 08, 2016
BELMONT PARK
Grade 1
Finish
Woodward S.
September 03, 2016
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish
Suburban H.
July 09, 2016
BELMONT PARK
Grade 2
Finish
Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline
March 26, 2016
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 1
Finish
Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored By Emirates
March 05, 2016
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 1
Finish
Firebreak S. Sponsored By EGA
February 04, 2016
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 3
Finish
Belmont S. presented by DraftKings
June 06, 2015
BELMONT PARK
Grade 1
Finish
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
May 02, 2015
CHURCHILL DOWNS
Grade 1
Finish
U.A.E. Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group
March 28, 2015
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 2
Finish
Al Bastakiya Sponsored By Emirates Skywards
March 07, 2015
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade
Finish
U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors
February 12, 2015
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade 3
Finish
UAE 2000 Guineas Trial Sponsored By DP World UAE Region
January 15, 2015
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade
Finish
EGA Billet Trophy
December 31, 2014
MEYDAN RACECOURSE
Grade
Finish
Wild Duck Norfolk Woodland Retreat E.B.F. Stallions Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (Bobis Race)
October 04, 2014
NEWMARKET
Grade
Finish
Derrinstown E.B.F. Stallions Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (Bobis Race)
September 26, 2014
NEWMARKET
Grade
Finish