During the 2019-2020 UAE racing season, AF AL BURAQ was once again the leading sire by number of wins.
Champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea commented: “AF AL BURAQ is an unbelievable stallion and stamps his stock with a great will to win. I have been very fortunate to ride many big winners on his produce both on dirt and turf.
“For me, the great thing about his stock is they are forward but yet progress well with maturity and racing. They have fantastic temperaments and give you 110%.
“AF MAHER (winner of the Dubai Kahayla Classic, Gr.1 PA, in 2019) is a prime example that started out at a normal level and kept progressing into the champion he is both on dirt and turf. His appetite for racing and training is unbelievable and he is such a kind natured horse like all the AF AL BURAQ’s I have been associated with.”
Champion trainer Ernst Oertel said: “AF AL BURAQ gives his progeny speed and stamina. I am sure you will soon be seeing plenty of French race winners sired by him. He is a great gain for European racing and Sheikh Hamdan had great foresight in bringing him to France. I am sure he will soon show his quality very quickly.”