Monday 5 January 2009
The Aga Khan Studs welcome back their former protégé LINNGARI who retires to stud at the Haras de Bonneval in Normandy. LINNGARI was raised by the Aga Khan’s breeding operation in Ireland and he carried the famous green and red colours to victory in three races, including two as a juvenile, before being sold to Rupert Plersch and Alex Walichnowski mid-way through his three-year-old season. During his five-season racing career, LINNGARI has proved to be a model of regularity. He has won 11 of his 29 races, showing both speed and stamina to lift Gr 1 events over a mile and ten furlongs, as well as three Gr 2 titles including one six furlong sprint. The versatile and consistent entire has raced at the highest level in seven different countries, only finishing outside the first five on six occasions. LINNGARI bowed out of competition with a creditable third place in the Hong Kong Cup in December. He retires sound to stud.
LINNGARI is a son of Indian Ridge and Lidakiya, a daughter of the late Aga Khan’s English and Irish Derby winner and great broodmare sire KAHYASI. In 2008 Zarkava, whose dam Zarkasha is a daughter of KAHYASI, flied the flag for the stallion and Hasili, the matron of all broodmares and dam of Banks Hill, Dansili, Intercontinental, Heat Haze, is another of his illustrious daughters.
LINNGARI will be available at the fee of 5,000 Euros, (1st Oct, special live foal) at the Haras de Bonneval. He joins established Gr 1 sire SINNDAR whose first French juveniles will be seen on the racecourse in 2009. The winner of two Derbies and an Arc de Triomphe is offered at a reduced fee of 10,000 Euros for 2009.
In Ireland, the Aga Khan Studs stand leading second-season sire Dalakhani (50,000 Euros – fully booked in 2009) and Azamour (15,000 Euros), who will be represented by his first two-year-olds in 2009, at Gilltown Stud.
Updated on 05/01/2009