Zarkava (Ire)

Observations: Aga Khan Royalty Graces Saint-Cloud

2.25 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10fT DOLAYLI (FR) (Siyouni {Fr}) is the latest progeny of the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic heroine Dolniya (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}) to hit the track, with Christophe Soumillon on The Aga Khan's half-brother to last year's G3 Prix Quincey winner Dilawar (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Francis-Henri Graffard also saddles Edzel (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), a son of the G3 Give Thanks S. scorer Edelmira (Ire) (Peintre Celebre). 3.35 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 10fT ZARKA (FR) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a standout on the day as the 10th...

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Zaskar Celebrates First In Foal Mare

Zaskar (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) had his first mare scanned in foal, Haras de Cercy announced via Twitter on Friday. A son of the undefeated G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar), he stands for €2,200 at Haras de Cercy this year.

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Champion Zarkava Produces Siyouni Colt

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...

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Daughter of Zarkava Prevails in Compiegne Debut

His Highness The Aga Khan's hitherto unraced Zaykava (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a daughter of unbeaten MG1SW European Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar), was the main focus of attention for Wednesday's Prix du Cochet, a 10-furlong heat for newcomers, on a low-key card at Compiegne and duly obliged as the well-backed 7-5 favourite. 5th-Compiegne, €20,000, Mdn, 7-1, unraced 3yo, 10fT, 2:11.10, sf. ZAYKAVA (FR) (f, 3, Siyouni {Fr}--Zarkava {Ire} {Horse of the Year-Eur, Ch. 3yo Filly-Eur, Hwt. 2yo Filly-Fr & MG1SW-Fr, $4,793,989}, by Zamindar) was the main focus of attention for this low-key...

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Daughter of Zarkava Starts Out at Compiegne

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a daughter of the undefeated Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar). 2.24 Compiegne, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT VISSANI (FR) (Dariyan {Fr}) debuts for The Aga Khan and Alain de Royer-Dupre and is a half-brother to the triple Group 1-winning stayer Vazirabad (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) whose dam...

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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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Written in the Stars

Fast approaching a silver jubilee of time served in the trenches, there remains nothing which acts as such an effective catalyst for in-house discussion and disagreement as our beloved niche, TDN's Rising Stars. "Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work." So said Einstein. I don't suppose he gave that one a second thought, though his words perfectly illustrate the backstory of notable achievements in almost any sphere. However, for this publication's signature product, there is no small measure of luck required too. "TDN Rising Stars allow readers to identify...

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Zarkava Will Visit Shamardal in 2020

Undefeated Cartier Horse of the Year and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) will visit Darley stallion Shamardal (Giant's Causeway) in 2020, Jour de Galop reported on Monday. A winner of five Group 1 races and currently carrying to Frankel (GB), she will produce a full-brother or full-sister to listed winner and G1 Prix Vermeille third Zarkamiya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) this spring. Her best offspring to date has been G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud victor Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who currently stands under The Aga Khan...

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