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Aga Khan's classy stayer Vazirabad the newest ambassador for French retraining of racehorses charity 2021-08-24

Champion stayer Vazirabad is the latest ambassador for Au-Dela des Pistes, France's racehorse retraining programme Zuzanna LUPA

The Group 1 action at Deauville came to an end on Sunday with the twin highlights of the Morny and the Jean Romanet, but French racing's summer by the sea has at least one more gift to deliver in the shape of Saturday's Racehorse Retraining day.

It is fair to say France was a little late to the party when it came to a unified approach to aftercare, retirement planning and linking up with what is a voracious appetite in the wider equestrian population for sourcing horses once their first career is over.

Aga Khan-owned thoroughbred Vazirabad tops turf race at Dubai World Cup 2018-03-31

Vazirabad (Fr) sets a new track record when winning his third G2 Dubai Gold Cup.

DUBAI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- French thoroughbred Vazirabad won the 3,200 meter turf race known as the Dubai Gold Cup at the Meydan hippodrome, beating 15 competitors for the third time with a track record of three minutes and 17.92 seconds here on Saturday.

Ridden by jockey Christophe Soumillon and trained by Alain De Royer-Dupre, Vazirabad won ahead of its British rivals Sheikh Zayed Road and Rare Rhythm.
Vazirabad is owned by British national His Highness Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 25 million global members of Isma'ilism, a community with within Shia Islam.

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