AHT's June Leader Of The Times
by THERESA CARDAMONE
When two stars are drawn into each other’s field of gravity, they merge to create an event that is estimated to happen once every 100,000 years—a Supernova—which exactly describes Destinyed Valentino. Al Jood Stud of Qatar recently had the opportunity to add this outstanding son of 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Top Five Mare Fabrices Destiny and the genetic giant, DA Valentino, to its roster of stallions, and Destinyed Valentino, indeed, is one of a kind.
A 2014 Scottsdale champion, he drew the attention of Al Jood founder Mohamed Jaidah in large part because of his dam, the delicate grey Fabrices Destiny, a daughter of U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion WN Ultimate Star. She was out of Fabrice, an exquisite daughter of Polish National Champion Stallion Eukaliptus, by Bandos. Fabrices Destiny was lost to the world in a tragic accident that cut her life short, producing a total of only four foals. Among them are Regional Reserve Champion Mare TT Rasheikah, by Rashid Van Ryad, and ABWC Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Montana Firenze, by Ajman Moniscione. “Montana was a step up from his sire—his dam brought a lot to the table in his creation,” Jaidah explains. “It was because Destinyed Valentino was out of Fabrices Destiny that I had to have this stallion!”
Destinyed Valentino’s sire DA Valentino needs no introduction, being undefeated in a halter career that earned him an astonishing six National Champion Stallion titles as well as Scottsdale Supreme Champion honors. By the immortal Versace and out of the Padrons Psyche mare DA Love, Valentino was also lost far too soon, at the age of eight. Fortunately for the world, he left behind innumerable fantastic progeny who have gone on to earn significant titles and produce exceptional offspring of their own.
Mohamed Jaidah believes that Destinyed Valentino will be the perfect complement to the Al Jood purebred program and has high expectations for what he will produce. He is already the sire of multiple-Regional Champion Vvallor from the Echo Magnifficoo daughter Magnifficaa FA, and with his first foal crop for Al Jood due in 2018, the sky is the limit. With his storied pedigree and proven ability as a sire, Destinyed Valentino has everything that it takes to do his part in making Al Jood Stud a “Gateway to the Stars!”