Sea The Stars and Siyouni Lead The Aga Khan Studs Rosters

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Sea The Stars | The Aga Khan Studs

Irish-based Sea The Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and French-based Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) will jointly lead their respective rosters in 2022 for The Aga Khan Studs.

One of two stallions standing at Gilltown Stud, Sea The Stars will command €150,000. His unbeaten miler Baaeed (GB) and the progressive filly Teona (Ire) both scored at the highest level in 2021, bringing their sire's total Group 1 winners to 16. Overall, the bay has sired 22 black-type winners this term and he was the sire of the top-priced filly and top-priced colt during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. He is the second-leading sire in Europe by prizemoney based on European earnings.

Siyouni, who stands at Haras de Bonneval, is the leading sire in France for the seventh consecutive year and will remain at €140,000. His son St Mark's Basilica (Fr) won both the G1 French 2000 Guineas and the G1 Prix du Jockey Club among his quartet of top-level races. In addition, Siyouni sired the top-priced colt at the Arqana August Sale, with his yearlings selling for up to €1.5 million. In 2021, he is the sire of 16 stakes winners.

Off to a bright start is first-season sire Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who has had his fee increased to €25,000. Based at Haras de Bonneval, the bay's best runners include group winner Lizaid (Ger), listed winner Parnac (Fr) and the Group 1-placed duo of Times Square (Fr) and Purplepay (Fr). He is the leading first-season sire in France by prizemoney.

Rounding out The Aga Khan Studs stallions is Group 1 winner Dariyan (Fr) (Shamardal) at Haras de Bonneval at €5,000. His Mister Saint Paul (Fr) won the Listed Prix Isonomy this year, and he has a trio of stakes placed runners, two at group level, with his eldest foals only three. Also at €5,000 is Gilltown resident and dual Classic winner Harzand (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). A total of 90% of his runners have won or been placed including the multiple stakes-placed French Fusion (Ire).

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