Haras de Bonneval

Lizaid Registers A Stakes First For Zarak In Germany

Trainer Peter Schiergen had already scooped last month's G3 Zukunfstrennen, one of Germany's four juvenile pattern-race contests, with Rocchigiani (GB) (Time Test {GB}) and he doubled up with the once-raced maiden winner Lizaid (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}) in Sunday's G3 Die Winterkonigin - Preis des Derbysiegers Sisfahan at Baden-Baden to provide that filly's freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a first black-type triumph. Lizaid's debut score came in the same one-mile Hannover maiden annexed by 2018 heroine Whispering Angel (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and she remained undefeated to provide her trainer...

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Siyouni Available to Cover on Southern Hemisphere Time

French Champion Sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}--Sichilla {Ire}, by Danehill), will be available to cover mares on Southern Hemisphere time for €100,000, The Aga Khan Studs announced on Friday. In 2021, Siyouni is the sire of G1 French 2000 Guineas hero St Mark's Basilica (Fr) who also won the G1 Darley Dewhurst S. at two. Last year, Siyouni's 2019 G1 Prix du Jockey Club victor Sottsass (Fr) captured the G1 Qatar Prix l'Arc de Triomphe. The bay has also sired G1 French 1000 Guineas winners Dream And Do (Ire) and...

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Sea The Stars Leads Aga Khan Roster

Sea The Stars (Ire), whose 14 group race winners in 2020 included Group 1 stars Stradivarius (Ire) and Miss Yoda (Ger), heads the Aga Khan rosters in Ireland and France and will stand once again for €150,000 at Gilltown Stud in 2021. Sea The Stars, whose standouts this year also included Group 2 winners like Fanny Logan (Ire), Terebellum (Ire) and Valia (Fr), is siring 12% stakes winners to runners and 66% winners to runners. Standing alongside Sea The Stars at Gilltown is his dual Derby winning son Harzand (Ire),...

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Freshman Sire Dariyan Off the Mark at Lyon-Parilly

Displaying an abundance of speed after a botched getaway, Princesse de Saba (Fr) (Dariyan {Fr}) became the first winner for her Haras de Bonneval-based freshman sire (by Shamardal) with a two-length victory at Lyon-Parilly. 1st-Lyon-Parilly, €14,000, Mdn, 5-15, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.38, vsf. PRINCESSE DE SABA (FR) (f, 2, Dariyan {Fr}--Aniysa {Fr}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) blew the start and was detached from all six rivals, racing greenly, through the early strides of this unveiling. Moving into contention at halfway, the 6-5 favourite was shaken up to lead with 300 metres remaining...

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Arc Champion Zarkava Foals a Filly by Frankel

Undefeated champion Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar), who was a French highweighted filly at two and from 9 1/2-14 furlongs at three, foaled a filly by Frankel (GB) on Apr. 14, The Aga Khan Studs announced on Monday. A full-sister to French listed winner and G1 Prix Vermeille third Zarkamiya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}), the bay is also a half-sister to G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud hero and G1 Prix du Jockey Club runner-up Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}). Zarkamiya produced her first offspring, a Medaglia d'Oro filly, earlier this spring, while Zarak is...

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Sunny Atmosphere During La Route des Etalons

Melting frost drips uniformly from the thatch at Haras de la Huderie. The January sun is a penetrating golden disc above the historic timbers of Haras du Quesnay. A broodmare rolls in one of Haras de Colleville's open green spaces. Normandy's tree-lined lanes bask in the generous light. Haras de Bonneval's undulating pastures grace the eye, picture perfect. It is La Route des Etalons once again in all its glory, blessed by a rare weekend-long respite from winter's most ruinous elements. The centrepiece of it, the stallion himself, struts his...

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