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Well-bred Dalghar is an Anabaa half-brother to Dalakhani and Daylami

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Dalghar to stand at Haras de Saint Arnoult

THE Haras de Saint Arnoult in Normandy has snapped up the well-bred Group 3 winner Dalghar for stud duty next year.

Five-year-old Dalghar is by France's late leading sire Anabaa - best known for his superstar daughter Goldikova - and is out of the Listed-winning Miswaki mare Daltawa, making him a half-brother to brilliant middle-distance performers Dalakahni and Daylami.

Dalghar began his career racing for his breeder the Aga Khan under the tutelage of Alain De Royer-Dupre, for whom he was second in the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at two.

At three he won the Listed Prix Luthier and in the following season he landed the Group 3 Prix du Palais-Royal before finishing placed in a strong of Group races: the Betfair Cup, the Prix du Pin, the Diadem Stakes and the Prix de Seine-Et-Oise.

This year at five,Dalghar was purchased privately by a partnership including Nevin Botica and transferred to be trained by Andrew Balding. His best efforts this year were midfield finishes in the Duke of York Stakes, Lennox Stakes and Haydock Sprint Cup.

Dalghar will stand at a fee of €4,000 alongside Midships, Simplex and another newcomer, Yellowstone, next year. The Haras de Saint Arnoult hope to shuttle him to thesouthern hemisphere.





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