The Aga Khan’s Zarkava, the unbeaten winner of the 2008 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and that year’s Cartier Horse of the Year, gave birth Feb. 6 to her first foal, a filly by Dalakhani, who stands at the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud in Ireland.
Pat Downes, the Irish manager of the Aga Khan Studs, was on hand to witness the foaling and described the filly as “a lovely individual that is correct, strong, and full of quality. It was a straight-forward foaling and Zarkava has proved herself to be a good mother. The Dalakhani filly is a good size for a first foal.”
In 2010, Zarkava (Zamindar--Zarkasha, by Kahyasi) is due to be covered by 2009 Cartier Horse of the Year Sea The Stars.