GOODBYE CHAMPION ! 

Amer by Wafi out of Bushra died on the morning of 14 June 2017. He was 33 years old. His passing, which was expected because of his advanced age, leaves a deep void at the Haras du Grand Couregon where he had been living since 2010, surrounded by many of his off-spring.

A part from his impressive record on the tracks, where he recorded nine victories in thirteen starts, Amer left his mark as one of the most important stallions of the 21st century in the world of the Purebred Arabian race horse. His products have won more than 130 Group PA races, including 90 Group 1 PA races, which makes him without any doubt, the most influential sire of this century.

Amongst his most famous off-spring, two horses feature most prominently and both of them are out of the mare Al Hanoof by Manganate out of Pesennaia: the stallion General, dual winner of the Group 1 PA Qatar Arabian World Cup, and the mare Al Dahma, winner of 12 Group 1 PA races. Both are living at the Haras du Grand Courgeon and their first products are already winners.

It would be wrong though not to talk about all the champions who continue the family tradition of succeeding on the racecourse and at stud. Let’s not forget the likes of Nizam (Nerva du Cassou), winner of 15 races, including four Group 1 PA races, Dahess (Danie du Cassou), winner of 27 races, including ten Group 1 PA races, Majd Al Arab (Djelmila), winner of 10 races, including five Group 1 PA races, Jaafer ASF (Madjela), winner of 15 races, including 4 Group 1 PA races, Raqiyah (Sarahmina), winner of 14 races, including six Group 1 PA, Mkeefa (Nisae), winner of eight races, including three Group 1 PA, Sir Bani Yas (Nassem El Baher), winner of five races, including two Group 1 PA races and Gazwan (Arc de Ciel), winner of nine races, including three Group 1 PA races.

His sons, stallions that stand at the Haras du Grand Courgeon, as well as his daughters that are now broodmares, are there to remind us of this great champion who was the leading sire of winners in France from 2009 to 2012 and who came back to lead that list one more time in 2016.
(14/06/2017)