Keyword: Aga Khan

  • Rayina Shines as Goffs Sale Ends

    Rayina, a 3-year-old winning Irish-bred daughter of Sinndar, brought the most expensive price of 100,000 guineas during the second and final session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale in Ireland. Spratstown Stud purchased her from the Aga Khan Studs Nov. 23.

  • Four Sins Leads Way at Goffs

    Four Sins, winner of the Irish National Stud Blandford (Ire-II) and Blue Wind (Ire-III) Stakes in 2007, brought 620,000 euros to top the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale in Ireland. John McCormack Bloodstock purchased the 4-year-old German-bred Sinndar--Four Roses filly Nov. 22 from the Aga Khan Studs. She is in foal to Dansili.

  • Market Upbeat at Arqana Autumn Sale

    The market was upbeat at Arqana's autumn sale of horses in training at Saint-Cloud in France Nov. 17. The average price for the one-day auction (down from two in 2007) of 20,688 euros was almost the same as last year's 20,959-euro average. The 93 horses sold grossed 1,924,000 euros, which was down 6.3% from last year's total of 2,054,000 euros for 98 horses.

  • Europe's 2008 Horse of the Year: Zarkava

    Zarkava Big Winner at Cartier Awards

    Zarkava was the big winner at the at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards in London's Grosvenor House Hotel Nov. 17, collecting both the Horse Of The Year and Cartier Champion Three-Year-Old Filly awards.

  • Numbers Off at Doncaster Training Sale

    Dual listed stakes winner Alfie Flits headed Doncaster's October horses in training sale Oct. 22 when selling for £95,000 ($162,133) to trainer Jennie Candlish as a dual-purpose prospect.

  • Zarkava, winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Zarkava Second in Timeform Rating

    Unbeaten Zarkava, the first female winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) since Urban Sea in 1993, has received a 133 Timeform rating.

  • Zarkava draws off to win the French Classic by two lengths.

    Brilliant Zarkava Triumphs at Longchamp

    Zarkava confirmed her place in the record books by drawing off to a two-length victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 5. The daughter of Zamindar became the first filly since Urban Sea in 1993 to capture the historic race.

  • Zarkava Produces a Vermeille Zinger

    Undefeated Zarkava gave the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) field a good head start and still ran off with a two-length victory for her sixth consecutive win Sept. 14 at Longchamp.

  • Messara and the Aga Khan Join Forces

    Australian industry leader John Messara has continued his international expansion by entering into a breeding agreement with one of the world's most famous racing and breeding figures, the Aga Khan.

  • Kahyasi

    Dual Derby Winner Kahyasi Dead

    Dual Derby winner Kahyasi has been euthanized. The 23-year-old son of Ile de Bourbon was suffering from tumors.

  • Zarkava Sizzles at Longchamp

    Zarkava remained undefeated with an emphatic two length victory over Goldikova in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I) at Longchamp May 11. With the win, the 3-year-old filly set a new stakes record for the classic, completing the eight furlongs in 1:35.2, which surpassed the previous mark of 1:35.7 set by Zalaiyka in 1998 and equaled by Torrestrella in 2004.

  • Zarkava Zooms to Victory in Prix Marcel Boussac

    Zarkava, making just her second career start, produced a fantastic turn of foot to fly past her rivals in the final yards to win the Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches Royal Barriere de Deauville (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 7.

  • French-bred Shamdinan makes U.S. debut with  Secretariat Stakes win.

    Shamdinan Sizzles in Secretariat Triumph

    The French-bred Shamdinan, making his United States debut for new trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Triple B Farms, caught a game Red Giant in the final strides to win the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park Aug. 11.

  • Rainbow Quest Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Rainbow Quest, who stands at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud in England, reached the 100 mark in stakes winners when his son Daramsar won the Aug. 26 Grand Prix de Clairefontaine-Haras du Logis.

  • Vinnie Roe Seeks Fifth Straight Irish St. Leger Win

    Durable Vinnie Roe will take on eight rival in is bid for an impressive fifth straight victory in the Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I) at the Curragh on Saturday. The Dermot Weld trainee appears primed for yet another defense of this St. Leger title after a pleasing work earlier in the week.

  • Jockey Pat Smullen celebrates 2004 St. Leger win aboard four-time winner Vinnie Roe.

    Vinnie Roe Seeks Fifth Straight Irish St. Leger Win

    Durable Vinnie Roe will take on eight rival in is bid for an impressive fifth straight victory in the Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I) at the Curragh on Saturday. The Dermot Weld trainee appears primed for yet another defense of this St. Leger title after a pleasing work earlier in the week.

  • Kinane Breaks Wrist, to Miss Irish Champion

    Irish Jockey Mick Kinane has a broken right wrist, it was confirmed Sunday, and will miss four to six weeks. He'll be unable to ride Azamour in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) on Sept. 10 at Leopardstown as a result of the injury.

  • Azamour Takes Prince of Wales's; Ouija Board Seventh

    Azamour, last year's St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) winner at Royal Ascot, won the June 15 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at this year's meeting to give the colt's breeder/owner, the Aga Khan, his second group I winner at the meeting.

  • Aga Khan Buys Lagardere Operation

    The Aga Khan, one of Europe's leading breeders and owners, has purchased the Lagardere family's entire bloodstock operation.

  • Yearling Entry Set for 2006 Vodafone Derby

    A 639-strong entry has been received for the 2006 Vodafone Derby at the initial yearling entry stage, just nine short of the record 648 entries made for the 2005 classic at Epsom Downs.

  • Group II Winner Balakheri to Woodfield in Ireland

    Balakheri, an English group II winner as a homebred for the Aga Khan, will enter stud at Liam and Gary Norris' Woodfield Farm Stud near Glendalligan in County Waterford in Ireland.

  • Arc Winner Dalakhani Retired to Gilltown in Ireland

    Dalakhani, who figures to be France's champion 3-year-old after winning three group I races, has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duty alongside his champion half-brother Daylami at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland.

  • Alamshar Sold to the JRA

    Dual group I winner Alamshar, the sole horse to beat recent Arc winner Dalakhani, has been sold to the Japan Racing Association for stallion duty beginning next year.

  • Epsom Derby Also Run on June 7

    The Belmont Stakes (gr. I), when Funny Cide will bid to win the Triple Crown, is not the only major race being run on June 7. The 224th running of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom Downs in England will be run earlier the same day.

  • Turkish Stallion Doyoun Dead

    Doyoun, a homebred classic winner for the Aga Khan and sire of two Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winners, died Dec. 5 of intestinal cancer at the Izmit Central Covering Station near Istanbul

  • Dalakhani Overcomes Chevalier in Criterium

    The Aga Khan's 2-year-old Dalakhani stretched his unbeaten run to three on Saturday with a neck victory over Aidan O'Brien's Chevalier in the Group I Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.

  • Northerly Big Down Under

    As North America looks toward the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, fans of Australian racing are preparing for three of the country's biggest group I events.

  • Kalanisi Off to a Good Start at Stud

    The Aga Khan's homebred Kalanisi, whose victory in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in his lone U.S. start resulted in an Eclipse Award, has made a fine start in his new career at his owner's Gilltown Stud in Ireland.