Tuesday 8 November 2016
The exciting new additions to the Aga Khan roster HARZAND and DARIYAN will stand at €15,000 and €8,000 respectively. The winner of four races in four months at three, HARZAND has achieved the outstanding feat of winning both the Gr.1 Epsom Derby and the Gr.1 Irish Derby after having won the Gr.3 Ballysax Stakes over 10 furlongs. A son of SEA THE STARS and the Group 3 winner over 7 furlongs Hazariya, HARZAND is a brother to three Stakes performers including Group 1 placed juvenile Harasiya. He presents a 5/6 inbreeding to Northern Dancer and a 4/5 inbreeding to Mr Prospector, making him an attractive cross for a wide selection of broodmares.
DARIYAN also won at the highest level this year in the Gr.1 Prix Ganay. He has been a model of consistency throughout his career, winning or placing on 11 of his 13 outings. Like HARZAND, DARIYAN’s remarkable pedigree makes him an appealing addition to the stallion ranks. A son of proven sire of sires Shamardal, he is the first foal of Group 1 winner Daryakana and hails from the same family as Champion Darjina and Almanzor.
In Ireland, SEA THE STARS will remain at €125,000 after another successful season for his progeny on the track. Apart from HARZAND, he was represented by 10 further Stakes winners, including Zelzal who won the Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat over a mile in record time. SEA THE STARS is also the current leading sire in order of winners to runners with the excellent ratio of 56%.
His younger brother BORN TO SEA made a successful start with his first two-year-olds, which include the talented Gr.3 winner Sea Of Grace and two further Stakes performers. The son of Invincible Spirit will stand at the unchanged fee of €10,000.
At Haras de Bonneval in France, SIYOUNI enjoyed another stellar year which saw Ervedya, Volta and Spectre all consistently perform at Group 1 level. The young sire was represented by 8 Stakes performers and he has a remarkable ratio 53% three-year-old winners to runners. SIYOUNI will stand at €45,000 in 2017.
Multiple Group 1 sire SINNDAR will stand again at the Haras du Lion where he was well supported in 2016 and his fee will remain unchanged at €3,500.