Monday 5 September 2011
BARAAN, will not take part in this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after suffering a minor setback in training. The son of Dalakhani, had finished third in this year’s Prix du Jockey Club after winning the Gr.3 Prix La Force.
His stablemate BEHKABAD will also miss the Arc after having suffered a knee injury in his first race this year, when finishing second in the Gr.2 Grand Prix de Chantilly. An unbeaten Group winner at two, BEHKABAD had been successful at the highest level in 2010 when he won the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Paris.
Georges Rimaud, manager of the Aga Khan Studs in France commented: "BARAAN is still on the farm and will come back into training later this month. We are not expecting him to run again this year but he will stay in training at four. BEHKABAD has had a three-month break since fracturing a knee in the Grand Prix de Chantilly. We have to assess our options before making a decision about his future."
Updated on 05/09/2011.