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Aga Khan's special 'K' family strikes again

Lenebane Stakes (Listed), Roscommon 1m4f, 3yo+ fillies and mares

KARASIYRA (3yo ch f Alhaarth - Kerania, by Daylami)

Breeder: The Aga Khan's Studs, Ireland

KARASIYRA, beaten just a short head by Grace O'Malley on her last start in the Group 3 Noblesse Stakes at Cork last month, gained a deserved first black-type win in Monday'sLenebane Stakes at Roscommon.

In the process, she became the second stakes winner in 48 hours from her Aga Khan-nurtured family.

Aga Khan

The Aga Khan: nurtured family

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

The Aga Khan-bred and owned three-year-old filly is is out of the Daylami mare Kerania, who raced once when unplaced over 7f at Naas. Kerania is out of Kermiyana, a half-sister to Kerasha (also by Daylami), the dam of Sunday's Group 3 Prix du Bois heroine Keratiya.

Each of Kerania's first three dams was a stakes winner: her dam, Kermiyana, won the Listed Brownstown Stakes; her grand-dam, Keraka, won the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes at two; and her third dam, Kerita, won the Group 3 Supreme Stakes.

This is the family of the Aga Khan's top-class 'K' horses Kalanisi and Kalaman.

Karasiyra is Kerania's first foal. The dam also has a two-year-old filly by Tiger Hill called Kirinda, and ayearling colt by Acclamation.

Karasiyra is another fine advertisement for Derrinstown Stud stallion Alhaarth, sire of Group 1 winners Awzaan, Haafhd and Phoenix Reach.

The Aga Khan has previously enjoyed success byusing Alhaarth, with last year's Irish Derby third Mourayan.

Karasiyra also illustrates the growing influence of Daylami, a former resident of the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud, as a damsire. She is the fourth Group winner out of a Daylamimare, after Arcano, Keratiya and Summer Fete.





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