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Andrew Black goes to 350,000gns for share in the Aga Khan's sizzling sire Zarak 2023-01-19

Zarak is one of the most prized young sires in Europe Aga Khan Studs
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Breeding rights and shares in up-and-coming stallions dominated the first Tattersalls Online Sale of 2023, with a share in Zarak topping the bill at 350,000gns.

His early success has made the Aga Khan's homebred sire one of the most sought-after in Europe and the share, for 1/50th of the Group 1 winner, was purchased by Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of Andrew Black's Chasemore Farm.

A Game of Chess with Nature - The Aga Khan Studs - 100 years of Excellence

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One hundred years after the Aga Khan III made his first purchase at the Tattersalls July Sale, the bloodstock empire he built, and which has been carefully cultivated by his grandson, HH the Aga Khan IV, continues to thrive. Following Tuesday's first instalment of the early years of the Aga Khan Studs, the second part sees the baton pass in sad circumstances, heralding a major restructuring of the operation. The text is reproduced by kind permission from the Aga Khan Studs' centenary brochure, written by Emma Berry and John Berry.

A Century of Excellence, Part II - The Aga Khan Studs

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A Century of Excellence, Part II

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11:20 am

Princess Zahra accepts winner's trophy at Sandown after Vadeni won the 2022 Coral-Eclipse with jockey C. Soumillon 2022-06-29

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Princess Zahra accepts winner's trophy at Sandown after Vadeni won the 2022 Coral-Eclipse with jockey C. Soumillon

Interview of Aga Khan after Harzand wins Epsom Derby 2016-06-04

H.H. The Aga Khan brings in the Derby winner
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Interview of Hazar Imam after the win by Harzand at Epsom Derby

2016-06-04

Reporter: I am joined by His Highness the Aga Khan. Your Highness, many congratulations, your sixth Irish Derby win.

Aga Khan: it is a wonderful occasion and I want to thank all the team that is behind this effort to produce excellent horses year after year.

Reporter: Does that mean that your win in the sixth Irish Derby – all began with Shergar back in the early 80’s

Harzand Gives Aga Khan Fifth Epsom Derby Win 2016-06-04

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The Aga Khan homebred Harzand moved to the lead in mid-stretch of the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and fought off a challenge from Us Army Ranger to win the 1 1/2-mile classic June 4 at Epsom Downs.

Jockey Pat Smullen picked up his first Epsom Derby win after delivering a well-timed move, opening a clear advantage when passing Idaho in midstretch, and then fending off runner-up Us Army Ranger, the 7-2 favorite, for a 1 1/2-length victory in the £1,545,000 ($2.25 million) classic, the most lucrative race ever run in Great Britain.

Vadeni shines for Aga Khan

Vadeni shines for Aga Khan

Princess Zahra accepts winner's trophy at Sandown after Vadeni won the 2022 Coral-Eclipse with jockey C. Soumillon

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Aga Khan's Vadeni clings on for Coral-Eclipse glory at Sandown 2022-07-02

Vadeni wins at Coral-Eclipse with jockey C. Soumillon   2022-07-02
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Vadeni provided France with a rare Coral-Eclipse winner at Sandown in a thrilling finish which saw the younger generation prevail.

The French Derby winner was a first Sandown runner for French training great Jean-Claude Rouget and a first UK winner for his owner the Aga Khan since Harzand claimed the Derby in 2016.

Alenquer attempted to make all but soon looked a sitting duck as Bay Bridge cruised up only to flatten out.

Native Trail and Lord North then made their bids for glory, but Christophe Soumillon produced Vadeni (11-4) with a perfectly-timed challenge to seize the lead.

The Aga Khan looking to win his first Eclipse with Vadeni 2022-06-29

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
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By supplementing his impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni for Saturday’s race, the Aga Khan has the opportunity to win the Eclipse Stakes for the first time. In his many years as owner and breeder, the Aga Khan has won all of Britain’s other top all-aged middle-distance races - the Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, King George, Juddmonte International and Champion Stakes - at least once, but never the Eclipse.

The Aga Khan looking to win his first Eclipse with Vadeni 2022-06-29

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

By supplementing his impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni for Saturday’s race, the Aga Khan has the opportunity to win the Eclipse Stakes for the first time. In his many years as owner and breeder, the Aga Khan has won all of Britain’s other top all-aged middle-distance races - the Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, King George, Juddmonte International and Champion Stakes - at least once, but never the Eclipse.

Vadeni shines light on sire Churchill after devastating Prix du Jockey Club success at Chantilly 2022-06-05

Aga Khan IV
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Our industry expert unpicks the pedigree of Sunday's seriously impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni.

As a dual Classic-winning son of Galileo, the first crops of champion two-year-old Churchill were highly anticipated.

Ladies Church was the first to score in stakes company with Vadeni joining her shortly after in the Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage at Deauville.

Vadeni lands QREC-sponsored Gr1 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club

Vadeni lands QREC-sponsored Gr1 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club

Doha: The Gr 1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club, sponsored by the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), was run at Chantilly yesterday.

Carrying the prestigious silks of his owner and breeder the Aga Khan, the three-year-old colt Vadeni (Churchill) was spectacular when galloping to a five-length success in the top classic event.

Vadeni signed a magnificent eight success in the race for the Aga Khan, who, prior to Vadeni, last won the race with Darsi in 2006.

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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
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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“.

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

Vadeni with jockey Soumillon won the Qatar Prix du Jockey

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“.

shergar won the 1981 Derby by 10 lengths

shergar won the 1981 Derby by 10 lengths

Shergar returns in triumph after the Derby at Epsom on June 3, 1981 (PA) (PA Archive). Shergar’s victory in the Derby remains one of the most iconic of all Classic victoriese. His winning margin of 10 lengths is a record and stamped Shergar as a middle-distance horse of the highest quality. At the start of the season, Shergar was 33-1 in the ante-post market on the Derby, but went off the 10-11 favourite after winning Sandown’s Classic Trial and the Chester Vase very easily. With his young rider Walter Swinburn in the saddle, the opposition was routed in spectacular fashion.

A Century of Excellence, Part II 2010-06-06

HH the Aga Khan IV with Zeddaan | Getty Images
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One hundred years after the Aga Khan III made his first purchase at the Tattersalls July Sale, the bloodstock empire he built, and which has been carefully cultivated by his grandson, HH the Aga Khan IV, continues to thrive. Following Tuesday's first instalment of the early years of the Aga Khan Studs, the second part sees the baton pass in sad circumstances, heralding a major restructuring of the operation. The text is reproduced by kind permission from the Aga Khan Studs' centenary brochure, written by Emma Berry and John Berry.

His Highness the Aga Khan seen with Zeddan

His Highness the Aga Khan seen with Zeddan

HH the Aga Khan IV with Zeddaan | Getty Images

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Aga Khan's Arc boost as Tarnawa gets luck of the draw

Aga Khan's Arc boost as Tarnawa gets luck of the draw

The Aga Khan's chances of winning a fifth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe received a boost on Thursday as his runner Tarnawa received a more favourable draw than her market rival for favourite Adayar.

The Aga Khan last won Sunday's iconic race at Longchamp in 2008, but his chances of ending the drought have improved immeasurably with the tough-as-teak Tarnawa drawn three near the inside rail.

On this day September 29 2002, Hazar Imam came to Woodbine Racing to watch his horse run

On this day September 29 2002, Hazar Imam came to Woodbine Racing to watch his horse run

On this day (Sept 29, 2002) Hazar Imam attended the Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. His horse Alasha trained by Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Johnny Murtagh raced at 2:26 PM and came in second in the Taylor Stakes


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