2020 starts with a bang for Iffraaj

Major Partnership runs out the impressive winner of Listed Meydan Challenge Stakes

The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival kicked off at Meydan on Thursday, 2 January the very first Stakes contest run at the Dubai racecourse, the Meydan Challenge, was won in superb style by Iffraaj’s son Major Partnership.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained entire was settled just off the early pace under Pat Cosgrave, before coming with a fantastic run on the inside rail to take the lead inside the final furlong and move clear to win by a length and a half.

Major Partnership was bred by Eyrefield Lodge Stud and is out of the Stakes-placed Polish Precedent mare Roystonea, also dam of Royal Lodge Stakes winner and G1 Racing Post Trophy third, Foundation.

Iffraaj rounded off 2019 with a G1 victory in New Zealand for Wyndspelle, while this year he has exciting G2 May Hill Stakes winner and Classic contender Powerful Breeze to look forward to.

Iffraaj stands at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £30,000, Oct 1, SLF.