Champion Zarkava Produces Siyouni Colt


Zarkava and her 2021 Siyouni colt The Aga Khan Studs

Undefeated G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) foaled a Siyouni (Fr) colt at Sheshoon Stud in Ireland on Apr. 16, The Aga Khan Studs announced on Wednesday. The bay is the 12th progeny of the remarkable mare and a full-brother to listed winner Zaykava (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}).

According to Pat Downes, who manages The Aga Khan Studs in Ireland, the colt is “an attractive, correct colt with plenty of quality. He has a lot of presence.”

A winner of two French filly Classics and another two Group 1s in her seven-start career, Zarkava's best progeny is the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud hero Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who has his first 2-year-olds this year, while Zarkava also has the black-type winner and G1 Prix Vermeille third Zarkamiya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}).

Still to come is an 3-year-old colt named Zaskar (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a juvenile filly by Dubawi (Ire) named Zarka (Fr) and a yearling filly by Frankel (GB). She will be covered by Lope de Vega (Ire).

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