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Rosanara - Longchamp 14.10.09

Rosanara: the Prix Marcel Boussac winner is by Derby winner Sinndar

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Rosanara brother last of 127 Aga Khan foalings

THE BIRTH of a full-brother to 2009 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Rosanara on May 26 brought to a close the foaling season at the Aga Khan Studs in France, Ireland and the US.

The colt, by Sinndar and out of the Linamix mare Rosawa, is one of 127 new-borns for the Aga Khan this season.

Some of the best Aga Khan mares were sent to Sea The Stars last year, including unbeaten champion Zarkava, who gave birth to a colt, while her dam, Zarkasha, foaled a bay filly by the same sire.

Asmara, the dam of the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud-based stallion Azamour, and Darinska, the dam of triple Group 1 winner Darjina, both gave birth to fillies by Sea The Stars.

Behkara and Kalamba, the dams of Group 1 winners Behkabad and Kalanisi, produced colts by Sea The Stars, while Vadaza, the dam of Group 1 winner Vadawina, delivered a filly by Sea The Stars and is now in foal to Azamour. Vadawina, who is responsible for Group 2 performer Vadamar, returned to Dalakhani this year.

Another smart performer by Dalakhani, Baraan, an eye-catching third in the Prix du Jockey Club this month, has a new foal half-sister by Desert Style out of Brusca who was born in January.

Champion Darjina herself produced her first foal, a Dalakhani colt, on March 26. Group 2 Pride Stakes winner Ashalanda and Artistique, the dam of Grand Prix de Paris hero Montmartre, both produced Sinndar foals in France.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan's champion filly Mandesha travelled to the US and foaled an Elusive Quality filly this year. Prix de Diane winner Daryaba, who is also the dam of Group 1 winner Daryakana, made the same journey and produced a Street Cry colt.

Finally, Group 2 scorer Rajsaman's dam Rose Quartz produced a foalby Invincible Spirit and is now in foal to Sea The Stars.





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