Aga Khan Studs

Sea The Stars and Siyouni to Stand at €200,000 in 2024

Sea The Stars (Ire) and Siyouni (Fr), the flagship stallions of the Aga Khan Studs in Ireland and France respectively, have each had their fees increased to €200,000 for 2024. Representing a career high for both stallions, Sea The Stars stood at €180,000 in 2023 and covered 180 mares, while Siyouni covered 135 at €150,000. The Aga Khan Studs will have two new stallions next season, with last year's Cartier champion 3-year-old, the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and G1 Eclipse S. winner Vadeni (Fr), joining the roster at Haras...

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Champion Filly Tahiyra Bows Out 

The Aga Khan's four-time Group 1 winner Tahiyra (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) has been retired following her third-placed finish in the Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot on Saturday.  Trained by Dermot Weld, she was unbeaten at two, jumping straight from her maiden success to victory in the Moyglare Stud S. This season, she was beaten half a length by Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket before gaining her own Classic win in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and adding the Coronation S. and Matron S....

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Zarak's Shagara Prevails In Winterkonigin Thriller

Just a head separated Shagara (Ire) (Zarak {Fr}--She Bang {Fr}, by Monsun {Ger}) and Lady Mary (Ger) (Lawman {Fr}) when they ran second and third in last month's Listed Winterkonigin-Trial at Cologne, and it was a case of as you were as the pair fought out an exciting finish to Sunday's G3 BBAG Preis der Winterkonigin at Baden-Baden. Shagara had earlier defeated the reopposing New York City (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) over seven furlongs in her Aug. 19 debut at Mulheim and that rival provided an added boost to...

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Zagrey Becomes Zarak's First Group 1 Winner In Baden-Baden Feature

Granted leave of absence from 'TDN Rising Star' Beauvatier's G3 Prix La Rochette victory in Paris earlier in the day, conditioner Yann Barberot was on hand to witness G1 Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud placegetter Zagrey (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}--Grey Anatomy {GB}, by Slickly {Fr}) set the seal on a notable double, and claim a Group 1 first for his sire, in Sunday's 153rd Wettstar.de Grosser Preis von Baden. Last term's Listed Derby du Midi and Listed Grand Prix du Nord victor had his task made slightly...

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Zarak's Straight Powers To Union-Rennen Triumph, Mr Hollywood Second

Gestut Karlshof homebred Straight (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}--Seductive {Ger}, by Henrythenavigator) was back among familiar foe in Sunday's G2 Sparkasse KolnBonn-188th Union-Rennen, Germany's premier G1 Deutsches Derby trial, at Cologne and delivered a powerful performance to garner the 11-furlong feature by daylight. Straight was steadied in rear from flagfall and was detached from his rivals through halfway. Tanking forward once into the home straight, the 46-5 chance quickened impressively to gain control entering the final furlong and powered clear of his rivals to hit the line with a five-length buffer back...

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Champion And Breeders' Cup Winner Daylami Euthanised At 29

Champion Daylami (Ire) (Doyoun {Ire}--Daltawa {Ire}, by Miswaki), a winner of seven Group 1 races worldwide, has been euthanised due to the infirmities of old age, the Aga Khan Studs announced on Wednesday. He was two weeks shy of his official 29th birthday on Apr. 20. Racing for first his breeder, His Highness The Aga Khan, and later on in the blue silks of Godolphin, the 1994 foal was second in the 1996 G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud at two and grabbed a Classic laurel in the G1 Poule d'Essai des...

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Zarkava and Tarnawa Among 22 Aga Khan Mares For Siyouni

The Aga Khan Studs has one of Europe's leading Classic prospects for this season in the unbeaten Group 1 winner Tahiyra (Ire), whose sire Siyouni (Fr), unsurprisingly, has a stellar lists of mares booked to visit him in 2023. These include Tahiyra's half-sister Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal), who was also trained by Dermot Weld and won three Group 1 races among her nine career victories, as well as finishing runner-up in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.  An equally starry name features on the list as the brilliant, unbeaten Zarkava (Fr)...

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ITBA Awards: Celebrating Ireland's Best

KILLENARD, Ireland--The trick to living a mostly happy life is to spend as much time as possible doing what you love. Simple, right? That's not to say that people in the bloodstock industry don't work incredibly hard. There is no real let-up in the work either, with almost wall-to-wall sales these days, foals on the way, mares to be covered, mud to be scraped off almost everything and, some mornings, ice to be broken on water troughs and buckets.  But it's a wonderful life nonetheless, and every now and then...

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ITBF Webinar Again Proves Popular

Over 700 individuals from 42 countries on six continents registered to attend the International Thoroughbred Breeders' Federation's (ITBF) third annual webinar held this past Thursday. Some of the highlights from the webinar include "Aga Khan Studs - A Centenary of Success" presented by legendary journalist, author and television racing presenter Brough Scott MBE. Scott was joined by French Studs manager Georges Rimaud, who answered a variety of questions submitted by attendees from all over the world. ITBF's Vice Chairman, Dr. Des Leadon, then introduced Professor Anne Couroucé of Nantes University,...

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ITBF Showing Aga Khan Film Via Webinar

The film Aga Khan Studs--A Centenary of Success will be streamed as part of the annual global webinar of the International Thoroughbred Breeders' Federation (ITBF) at noon on Jan. 19. The film celebrates the Aga Khan's breeding and racing achievements over the past 100 years. Presented by journalist, author and television broadcaster, Brough Scott, the presentation examines the involvement of the Aga Khan Royal Family over four generations. Attendees can then take part in a live Q&A session with Georges Rimaud, the Aga Khan Studs' French manager. A veterinary section...

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Zarak Share Brings €460K at Arqana Online

Eight stallion shares and five breeding rights were offered at the Arqana Online Sale Tuesday, and leading the fray was a share in the Aga Khan stallion Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), which realized top price of €460,000. Secured by Marius Cypres, the share was one of two purchased by the Bridge Consignment, who also went to €56,000 for a share in the Haras d'Etreham sire Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). "We're very happy," said Cyprès. "To be able to invest in a share in Zarak is a unique opportunity. He's...

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Sea The Stars Heads Aga Khan Studs Roster as Fees Rise

The Aga Khan Studs' stallions Sea The Stars (Ire), Siyouni (Fr) and Zarak (Fr) are all set to stand for increased fees in 2023. Heading a powerful roster, Sea The Stars, sire of the brilliant Baaeed (GB) and Stradivarius (Ire), will cover at an all-time high of €180,000 at Gilltown Stud. Currently third in the sires' table behind Dubawi (Ire) and Frankel (GB), Sea The Stars is the sire of 19 Group 1 winners among his 101 stakes winners. His rising number of sons at stud include the aforementioned duo,...

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