Nurlan Bizakov

First Mares In Foal For Sumbe New Recruits

The first five mares bred to Nurlan Bizakov's Sumbe newcomers--multiple Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire), and the pair of G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winners Angel Bleu (Fr) and Belbek (GB), are all in foal the operation announced on Tuesday morning. Group 3 winner Tamarind (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), a winner of the G3 Give Thanks S. and the dam of three stakes-placed horses, is in foal to Mishriff, as is Labaaqa (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}), who is the only one of the five not a member of Bizakov's broodmare band. Albanka...

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'We Stand Behind Our Customers': Sumbe Launches Three New Stallions

For most farms it is enough just to be introducing one new stallion to the market in a season. For Nurlan Bizakov's Sumbe, that task is multiplied by three as the Normandy-based operation launches homebred Belbek (Fr) and Angel Bleu (Fr) at the same time as relaunching Mishriff (Ire) after a false start. It is unlikely that anyone has forgotten Mishriff but the stallion business is a fickle game. A misplaced kick to the wall of his stable at Haras de Montfort & Préaux at the beginning of the year...

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Mishriff Leads Trio Of New Sumbe Stallions As 2024 Fees Announced

Following the news that a pair of Group 1-winning juveniles will be joining the Sumbe roster in 2024 earlier this month, multiple Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) anchors the five-strong Sumbe roster at Haras de Montfort et Preaux, Nurlan Bizakov's operation announced on Tuesday morning. The three-time top-level scorer will stand for €17,500 in his first season, after a setback ruled him out of the 2023 covering season. A winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic, Prix du Jockey Club and International S. to go with five other...

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Sumbe's Belbek In Successful Farewell At Saint-Cloud

Winless since capturing the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere 12 months ago, Nurlan Bizakov's Belbek (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}) thrived back on a deep surface to sign off with a win in Sunday's G3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud. Showing he retained his ability when third in the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at ParisLongchamp on Arc Saturday, the Andre Fabre trainee was kept fresh in the interim and raced a touch freely early anchored in fourth against the rail by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev. One of five who stayed far side swinging for home, the...

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Group 1 Winners Angel Bleu and Belbek to Join Sumbe Roster

Nurlan Bizakov's investment in French racing and breeding has been significant since 2019 when he bought Haras de Montfort et Preaux, followed later by the purchase of Haras du Mezeray. Branding his stallion and breeding operation as Sumbe, he added Golden Horde (Ire) to the roster for the 2021 season, and last year announced that Mishriff (Ire) would stand for Sumbe, with De Treville (GB) also on the roster. The line-up for 2024 has been enhanced again with the announcement that Bizakov's homebred Group 1 winner Belbek (GB) (Showcasing {GB})...

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Dark Angel's Sacred Angel Dominates The Princess Margaret

Purchased privately by Nurlan Bizakov following her success in the Newmarket July Festival's six-furlong fillies' maiden, the Charlie Johnston-trained Sacred Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) provided instant justification for the acquisition by making all in Ascot's G3 Bateaux London Princess Margaret S. on Saturday. Electric from her outside stall under Jason Hart, the 16-1 shot who was a £52,000 purchase for original owners the Titanium Racing Club at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, had pressure throughout but shook it off to go clear inside the final furlong. Veering left...

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Sumbe to Sponsor Prix Morny

Sumbe will be the new sponsor of the Prix Morny meeting at Deauville as part of a five-year deal, it was announced on Tuesday.  The G1 Sumbe Prix Morny is the highlight of the day's racing on Sunday, August 20, with the supporting races on the card all carrying sponsorship by Nurlan Bizakov's operation. "It is a real pleasure to announce that Sumbe is to sponsor the Prix Morny for the next five years, marking our first partnership with France Galop," said Bizakov, whose horses in training are led by...

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Sumbe Unleash Classic Prospects 

Nurlan Bizakov has made his presence felt in France in recent years, purchasing Haras de Montfort et Preaux and Haras du Mezeray to combine these two established studs under his Sumbe banner. Sumbe is now a name becoming increasingly familiar throughout Europe and the team behind it was rewarded with a Group 1 winner from the first crop of horses bred in France by Bizakov when Belbek (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}) landed the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Arc day. The Andre Fabre-trained colt will take the next step forward in his...

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Mishriff Takes Up The Mantle at Sumbe

In the stallion yard at Sumbe's Haras de Montfort, the reputation of the late Le Havre (Ire) casts a long, figurative shadow. He was of course not the only stallion on the roster, but he was the first, back in the days when the farm was launched under its original guise of Haras de la Cauviniere, and he became one of France's most important stallions, given plenty of respect from breeders father afield in Europe and Japan. Le Havre is hard to replace, but in the season after his death,...

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Multiple Group 1 Winner Mishriff Will Stand for 20k Under Sumbe Banner

Globetrotting multiple Group 1 winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) will stand for €20,000 under Nurlan Bizakov's Sumbe banner at Haras de Montfort et Preaux next year. The Classic winner, who won the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, G1 Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 International S. in France, Dubai and England, respectively, ran a good fourth in his career finale, the Nov. 5 GI Breeders' Cup Turf. His record stands at seven wins and seven placings from 21 starts with earnings of $16,034,853. Mishriff will be well-supported by his owner-breeder...

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Group 1 Winner Belbek Will Skip The Breeders' Cup And Return In 2023

Nurlan Bizakov's homebred Group 1 winner Belbek (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}), successful by a neck in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere earlier in the month, will not travel for the Breeders' Cup meeting at Keeneland, and instead enjoy the winter off. Trained by Andre Fabre, the colt also won the G3 Prix du Bois in June. "He's done for the year, we decided he did not need to run again," said Fabre. "I don't see him having any problem in staying a mile next season, he would have had no problem...

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Dark Angel's Charyn Prevails In The G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte

Nurlan Bizakov's 250,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling Charyn (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Futoon {Ire}, by Kodiac {GB}) ran third to Roger Varian-trained stablemate Sakheer (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in last month's G2 Mill Reef S. and continued his progression with a career high in Saturday's G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at Chantilly. He had earlier followed up an Aug. 7 debut triumph at Haydock with a narrow defeat at Newmarket in his penultimate start later that month. The eventual winner was sent forward from an early fifth to track the leaders in...

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