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Siyouni Available on Southern Hemisphere Time


Siyouni | The Aga Khan Studs

Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}-Sichilla {Ire}, by Danehill), will be available on Southern Hemisphere time at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France for €50,000 (A$76,700), the stud announced on Wednesday. His progeny are led by Ervedya (Fr), a triple Group 1 winner from his first crop, while the bay has been enjoying a banner year, with juvenile Group 1 winner Laurens (Fr) scooping the May 27 G1 Prix Saint-Alary after finishing runner-up in the G1 English 1000 Guineas. The 2017 French champion sire’s lone Australian runner, Aylmerton (Aus), struck in the G2 Todman S. Down Under in March. Siyouni has also been represented by additional 2018 group winners Finsbury Square (Ire), La Signare (Fr), City Light (Fr), and Barkaa (Fr) so far.

“Siyouni’s continuous success in Europe and his first group winner in Australia have sparked significant interest in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Georges Rimaud, manager of The Aga Khan Studs in France. “The number of mares he has covered this year and his increased value mean we will not be able to shuttle him, however, we wished to make him available to breeders interest in using him Southern Hemisphere time. I believe he is now a very attractive stallion for the Australian market, as he produces strong, well developed, fast horses that are precocious and can ran on at the highest level.”

Out of the winning Sichilla, Siyouni won the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium for his owner/breed H.H. the Aga Khan in 2009 and was also second in the G1 Prix Jean Prat and G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, both in 2010.He is a half-brother to English/French highweight and G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. victress Siyouma (Ire) (Medicean {GB}), and SWs & MGSPs Siyenica (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}) and Sayana (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}).

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