Darshaan's other stakes winners include Mark of Esteem and Aliysa, both English champions.
Irish stallion Darshaan, whose 65 stakes winners included 1993 U.S. Horse of the Year Kotashaan, was euthanized May 21 at an Irish clinic because of a ruptured jejunum, which is part of the intestine. The 20-year-old stallion was bred and raced by the Aga Khan and stood at his Gilltown Stud in Country Kildare. He has been taken to a clinc that morning.Darshaan's major racecourse triumph came in the 1984 Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) over Sadler's Wells and Rainbow Quest. He also won a pair of group II events that year and was France's champion 3-year-old. He was retired with five wins from eight starts and earnings of $226,979.Kotashaan, who began his racing career in France, was sent to the U.S. in 1992. His major wins came the following year in five grade I events, including the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). He also ran second in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I).