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Prix ​​du Jockey-Club: the colt Vadeni offers a 9th coronation to the Aga Khan 2022-06-05

Vadeni offers a 9th coronation to the Aga Khan at Qatar Prix du Jockey  2022-06-05

Waiting in the peloton, Vadeni took the lead at the post for the last 400 meters then left his pursuers on the spot 100 meters from the goal to win very easily without his jockey needing to solicit him.

With a clenched fist and arm raised to the sky, Christophe Soumillon said at Equidia’s microphone, with a smile on his face: “When I saw that William Buick absolutely wanted to go ahead, I waited. My horse took the lead a bit early on and went completely flat. That’s awesome, I didn’t think he was going to do that“.

H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa Scores in Jockey Club Oaks

Edisa | Sarah K Andrew
Thoroughbred Daily News

BELMONT, NY – H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa overcame an awkward start by flying home in the late stages to win Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.

Third place for Ireland as Britain claim Aga Khan Trophy 2019-08-09

Britain's Emily Moffitt and Ben Maher celebrate after today's Aga Khan success   2019-08-09

IRELAND HAD TO settle for third place today in the FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show, with Britain getting their hands on the Aga Khan Trophy for the 27th time.

Nevertheless, a top-three finish was sufficient for Ireland to book their place at October’s Nations Cup world final in Barcelona, where a team qualification place for the 2020 Olympics will be at stake.

Riding Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu, Limerick’s Paul O’Shea produced a superb double-clear round at the RDS.

Prince Aga Khan and jockey Christophe Soumillon leading Kataniya at Prix de Royaumont 2015-05-31

Prince Aga Khan et à Christophe Soumillon leading Kataniya at Royaumont  2015-05-31

Lauréate du Prix de Royaumont (Gr. 3) dans un bon style et après avoir longtemps évolué à flanc de peloton, Kataniya donne le sourire au Prince Aga Khan et à Christophe Soumillon. La fille de Raven's Pass, dotée d'un magnifique modèle, signe son 3ème succès consécutif. photo : APRH

Aga Khan at Chantilly Watching Horse Behkabad Race - 2010-06-06

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BERKABAD - According to a TV report, H. H. the Aga Khan arrived at 2.30 French Time and left after the race. Horse came 4th and did not win the "Prix du Jockey Club". Aga Khan can be seen in a good and relaxed mood. Princess Zahra did not attend.

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His Highness with French racing manager Georges Rimauld

Akiyda Captures Prix de l'Arc - 1982-10-04

New York Times, AP

The Aga Khan's Akiyda made a bold move along the rail and won by a head from fast-closing Ardross today in the $285,000 Prix de l'Arc Triomphe at the Longchamps race course.

Akiyda was ridden by the top French jockey, Yves Saint-Martin, who posted his third triumph in this event, Europe's richest thoroughbred horse race.

Aga Khan continues stellar weekend at Longchamp - 2009-10-03

2009-10-04 Aga Khan with jockey Christophe Soumillon

Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 1:53 PM

Aga Khan continues stellar weekend
on Sunday at Longchamp

by Mike Curry

The breeding and racing operations of the Aga Khan and his family collected so much hardware this weekend at Longchamp they might have to construct a new wing for the trophy collection.

Zarkava-wins 2008-10-05

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Zarkava, in the Aga Khan's green & red colours, comes from behind to win!

Zarkava proves she's first lady among equals in France as she romps to Arc triumph - 2008-10-05


Carla Bruni yesterday gained a rival as the most photographed female in France as Zarkava produced a stunning performance to add her name to the roll call of Arc greats.

Bruni, the former model who is the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has grown accustomed to the paparazzi pressing cameras in her face, but the best filly in the world got a taste of the snapping tussle as the flickering lenses pressed into her in the winner's enclosure.

Zark de Triomphe - 2008-10-06


ZARKAVA was crowned Queen of Europe after a breathtaking win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp yesterday.

The Aga Khan’s unbeaten filly, who was stretching her run to seven, has never been more impressive as she stormed two lengths clear of Youmzain in the Paris thriller.

Soldier Of Fortune dead-heated with It’s Gino for third but Duke Of Marmalade never looked like winning his sixth Group 1 of the season.

Zarkava became the first three-year-old filly to win the race since Akiyda, also owned by the Aga Khan, in 1982.



The owner of Zarkava his highness Aga Khan, his daughter Zahra Aga Khan and French jockey Christophe Soumillon after winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp race track in Paris , Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.




Simply the best: Rivals are left trailing as Zarkava scoots clear to land the race

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Brilliant Zarkava overcomes adversity to join the all time Arc legends - 2008-10-05

For one dramatic moment at the start of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the fabulous French filly Zarkava looked in danger of ducking out of the biggest challenge in her short career. But jockey Christophe Soumillon's quick reflexes and brilliant horsemanship saved the day.

Zarkava's triumph brings a new high for Aga Khan - 2008-10-06


The Aga Khan spoke of history and heritage after Zarkava's outstanding victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe here yesterday, of the five generations of his family, in India and Europe, who had worked towards this moment of triumph. The course announcer was more direct. "Quelle pouliche!", he shouted, as the crowd streamed back towards the winner's enclosure. "Quelle pouliche! Extraordinaire!"

Super filly Zarkava storms to Arc victory - 2008-10-05


PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Super filly Zarkava, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, stormed to victory in the $5.58 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, the world's richest race on turf.

The hot favourite, overcoming fears about the softish ground, took up the running with 300 metres to go and quickly put the issue beyond doubt. She has now won all her seven races.

Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre for the Aga Khan, Zarkava became the first filly to win the Arc since Urban Sea in 1993.

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