Saturday 1 July 2017
Aga Khan broodmares have enjoyed spectacular success in recent months, producing no less than four Group 1 winners, including two Classic successes.
After 2016 European Champion three-year-old ALMANZOR, out of Darkova (Maria’s Mon), Grand Prix de Paris hero MONT ORMEL, a son of Lidana (King’s Best), and top-class miler VADAMOS whose dam is Listed victrix Celebre Vadala (Peintre Celebre), CAPRI became the latest in this illustrious list when winning the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday.
Trained by Aidan O’Brien, CAPRI is a son of Galileo and the Aga Khan-bred and sold Dialafara. A daughter of Anabaa, Dialafara represents a high-class Jean-Luc Lagardère bloodline as she is out of Gr. 2 Prix de Malleret victrix and Gr. 1 Prix Vermeille runner-up Diamilina (Linamix), who is a half-sister to Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Prix du Moulin and St James’s Palace Stakes second Diamond Green.
A winner and placed herself in France, Dialafara was presented at Arqana’s December Breeding Stock Sale by the Aga Khan Studs in 2010, where she was purchased by Margaret O’Toole for 175,000 Euros.
The next opportunity for breeders to invest in Aga Khan maternal lines will be at the forthcoming Arqana Summer Sale from 4th to 6th July, where the Aga Khan Studs consignment features broodmares and fillies out of training.
Updated on 03/07/2017.