Tuesday 24 October 2023
The Aga Khan Studs are pleased to announce the retirement of EREVANN, a Group 2 winning and Group 1 placed son of Dubawi, who will stand alongside SIYOUNI, ZARAK and fellow new recruit VADENI at Haras de Bonneval for 2024.
Winner of four races at two and three including the Gr.2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein and Gr.3 Prix Paul de Moussac, and just a neck away from victory in the Gr.1 Prix Jacques Le Marois, EREVANN is out of the triple Group 1 winner Ervedya, who herself became the first Classic winner for her sire SIYOUNI.
Georges Rimaud, manager for the Aga Khan Studs in France, commented: “It gives us great pleasure to announce the addition of EREVANN to our stallion roster. Not only did he prove himself a tough and consistent performer on the racecourse, but he also has an extremely attractive pedigree, being a son of sire of sires Dubawi out of a champion daughter of SIYOUNI.
“In fact EREVANN boasts a similar profile to ZARAK, who since retiring to stud in 2018 has swiftly risen through the ranks to become one of the most exciting young sires in Europe. Both EREVANN and ZARAK won the Prix de Saint-Désir as two-year-olds, and both are sons of Dubawi out of multiple Group 1 winning Aga Khan Studs-bred mares. Both also have pedigrees free of Sadler’s Wells, giving breeders plenty of options when devising mating plans.
“Where they differ is that EREVANN was at his very best over a mile, which is undoubtedly thanks to the speed he inherited from his broodmare sire.”
A top-three finisher in 13 of her 14 starts, EREVANN’s dam Ervedya won the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, Coronation Stakes and Prix du Moulin at three, after demonstrating precocity at two that saw her placed in both the Prix Morny and Prix Marcel Boussac.
This female line descends from one developed by Marcel Boussac himself, entering the Aga Khan Studs broodmare band in the late 1970s.
“It is fitting that not long after celebrating our centenary, we have been able to retire two exciting new stallion prospects. Both VADENI and EREVANN represent a combining of Aga Khan bloodlines with families of some of the great owner/breeders of the 20th century – Jean-Luc Lagardère in the case of VADENI and Marcel Boussac in the case of EREVANN.