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March 30, 2013 -Mey

Dubai Duty Free

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March 9, 2013 - Mey

Emirates  Airline Jebel Hatta

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Jan. 31, 2013 - Mey

Dubai Al Rashidiya

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Michael F. de Kock


In 1981, Michael de Kock was drafted into the Equestrian Unit of the South African Defence Force and became a riding instructor. An assistant to Ormond Ferraris and then to Ricky Howard-Ginsberg, de Kock took over at age 25 after Ginsberg's death.

Christophe Soumillon


Christophe Soumillon was born June 4, 1981, in Belgium. In 1996 he moved to Chantilly to become apprentice to Cedric Boutin. His first winner was Bruno, who defied odds of 75-1 at Maisons-Laffitte on Nov. 7, 1997. In 1999, he became French champion apprentice.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Saeed Al Maktoum


HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Saeed Al Maktoum is a United Arab Emirati politician and royalty of Dubai.Sheikh Mohammed is the first cousin of the current ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the head of the Dubai Land Department, the land registrar of the Emirate of Dubai.


  • The Apache gallops over the Arlington main track on Tues. morning. (Four Footed Fotos)

  • The Apache gallops over the Arlington main track on Tues. morning. (Four Footed Fotos)

  • The Apache gallops over the Arlington main track on Tues. morning. (Four Footed Fotos)


South African-bred The Apache is by the exotic-sounding Mogok, but the sire's pedigree is actually quite familiar. Mogok is an unraced son of Storm Cat and the prolific producer Coup de Folie, making him a half-brother to French champions Machiavellian and Coup de Genie. Machiavellian is a successful sire, and Coup de Genie has become an outstanding broodmare, with her descendants including European champion and 2004 Arc victor Bago and current Group/Grade 1 winners Maxios and Emollient. Further back, this is the family of supersires Northern Dancer and Danehill.

Although Mogok did not have the opportunity to establish his talent on the racecourse, his blue-blood ancestry earned him a chance at stud in South Africa, and he is passing on his exceptional genes. His daughter Gypsy's Warning, a two-time South African Group 1 queen, went on to a productive career in the United States. Aside from taking the 2010 Matriarch at Hollywood Park and the Eatontown at Monmouth, she finished third in that year's Beverly D. Mogok's other Group 1 winner is Orbison, victorious in the 2010 Champions Cup.

The Apache is out of the winning Apache Rose, who is by another exquisitely-bred stallion in Dolpour. A Group 3-winning son of Sadler's Wells, the Aga Khan-bred is a half-brother to Doyoun, the winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1988, and to Group 3 scorers Dalsaan and Dafayna. Dolpour's notable offspring include South African champion Speedy Dollar and multiple Group 1 victor Ingleside.

Apache Rose is a full sister to Group 3-placed stakes winner Sugar Magnolia and to Group 2-placed West West. They were all produced by the top-class South African sprinter Bold West, who defeated males in the 1987 Gilbey's Stakes (now the Golden Horse Sprint). Further back, this is the family of 1970 Cape Fillies Guineas star Leta. 

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Starter Analysis

Six-year-old was last seen when fourth in a Group Two at York last month behind today’s rival Grandeur when making his first start since finishing an excellent second in the Group One Dubai Duty Free in late March. Son of Mogok spent the early part of his career in South Africa where he won the Group One Champions Cup in 2011 for trainer Michael de Kock who has achieved perhaps as much international success as any trainer and winner of seven of his nineteen lifetime starts on grass is fresh and can be a danger under Christophe Soumillon

10 The Apache (SAF) 6-1