November Preview – Aga Khan Studs Mare Highlights

The Aga Khan Studs have always presented a high quality draft of mares at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. Previous lots offered have gone on to produce Classic and Group 1 winners, headed in recent years by Hazariya, dam of dual Derby winner Harzand. This year the consignment features 27 fillies and mares from top families with potential to produce high class performers.

Highlights of these include Lot 903, ALIYFA (Spinning World), a Listed winning mare and dam of Listed winner ALVEENA. Aliyfa is out of ALIYA, a Listed winner and half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner ALANDI, and Listed winner ALMELA. The family has strong black type on the page, with Champion 3yo ALAMSHAR under the second dam. Aliyfa is in foal to leading French sire, Siyouni.

Lot 905, EBALISTA (Selkirk) was a winner at 3 and is also offered in foal to Siyouni. She is a dam of 4 winners including Group 2 winner EBIYZA and Listed placed EBAYYA and EBEYINA, the latter who made €460,000 as a 4yo to Ballylinch Stud. Ebalista is out of the Champion filly EBADIYLA, and with Group 1 winner ESTIMATE from the family.

Offered one lot later, Lot 906 is a relative to Ebalista, ELBASANA (Indian Ridge). Dam of 4 winners including Group 3 winner EDELMIRA. Elbansana is out of multiple Listed winning dam EBAZIYA, and half-sister to Group 1 winners ENZELI, ESTIMATE, EBADIYLA and EDABIYA. Elbasana is in foal to Coolmore freshman Gleneagles.

Lot 907, KARAWANA (King’s Best) was a winner at 3 and is dam of KARAKTAR, sold for €110,000 to Winning Bloodstock Agency and is now a multiple Group 3 winner. Karawana is in foal to Vadamos.

Lot 909, TIMARWA (Daylami) is out of the Champion older mare TIMARIDA. She was a Group 3 winner at 3 and is the dam of TIMIYAN, who sold for €470,000 to Kieran McManus. Also from the family is Champion sprinter, MUHAARAR. She is offered in foal to New Bay.

The final lot of the first draft is Lot 910 KATIYRA (Peintre Celebre) who was a Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed. She is out of the multiple Listed winning dam KATIYKHA and half-sister to Group 3 winner KATANIYA. Katiyra is in foal to The Gurkha.

Later in Day One is the second draft featuring Lot 1018 related to sire AZAMOUR, and Lot 1019 and Lot 1020 related to HARZAND.