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Dalakhani:dam of Darinza who sold for 650,000gns at Tatts day two

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De Burgh fights off competition for Darinza

DARINZA, a daughter of Dalakhani carrying to Galileo, has been bought by William de Burgh for 650,000 guineas. The mare had previously been purchased for €240,000 by Horse France at last year's Arqana December Sale.  

The unraced mare, consigned by John Troy, descends from a strong Aga Khan family and is a half-sister to the triple-winning Group 1-winner Darjina.  

De Burgh had to fight off fierce competition from his brother Hubie de Burgh, Adrian Nicholl of the BBA Ireland and John Warren before finally securing the mare.  

"She's going to Hill 'n Dale and was just from a great family," said de Burgh, who was sitting beside John Sikura, owner of Hill 'n' Dale Farm, Kentucky.  

Referring to the foal, de Burgh said: "The Galileo will have huge appeal in America, every one that has run there has done super and you can't buy them in the States."




Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882