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Super filly Zarkava storms to Arc victory - 2008-10-05


PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Super filly Zarkava, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, stormed to victory in the $5.58 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, the world's richest race on turf.

The hot favourite, overcoming fears about the softish ground, took up the running with 300 metres to go and quickly put the issue beyond doubt. She has now won all her seven races.

Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre for the Aga Khan, Zarkava became the first filly to win the Arc since Urban Sea in 1993.

Zarkava's awesome Arc win - 2008-10-05

Sky Sports

Unbeaten filly proves her class in Longchamp romp

The Aga Khan's sensational filly Zarkava lived up to expectations by storming to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The hot favourite came with a sweeping run under a confident Christophe Soumillon to retain her unbeaten record and become the first filly since Urban Sea in 1993 to land the Longchamp feature.

Brilliant Zarkava wins the Arc - 2008-10-05

2008-10-05 Zarkava at Longchamp

PARIS (AFP) — Zarkava became the first three-year-old filly since Akiyda in 1982 to win Europe's richest race, the four million euro Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, at Longchamp here on Sunday.

The Aga Khan's filly proved her brilliance and justified favouritism under cool handling from her jockey Christophe Soumillon.

Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre and running in the colours of the Aga Khan Zarkava beat last year's runner-up Youmzain.

Zarkava is latest star from Aga Khan's endless line - 2008-09-28

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The Observer

On Sunday, Zarkava will put her unbeaten record on the line in attempting to become the Aga Khan's fourth winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, recognised as the pinnacle of achievement for middle-distance horses in Europe.

The Aga has raced some pretty special fillies in his time, including Aliysa, whose disqualification from the 1989 Oaks led to the owner boycotting British racing for some four years, but Zarkava looks like the best of them all.

Zark can triumph for Aga Khan - 2008-10-04


ZARKAVA'S trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre has admitted concerns over his star filly's inside draw in tomorrow's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Unbeaten in her six starts, with the last three at Group One level, the Aga Khan's representative is set be sent off a short-priced favourite but will break from stall one at Longchamp.

While pleased with her preparation since winning the Prix Vermeille, Royer-Dupre would also prefer conditions not to soften further.

Unbeaten Zarkava to face males in Arc - 2008-10-03

Thoroughbred Times TODAY

The Aga Khan’s brilliant filly Zarkava faces the biggest challenge of her career on Sunday at Longchamp when she meets males for the first time in the $6,243,600 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1), Europe’s premier middle-distance race.

Aga Khan pours his wealth into Islamic sites in Syria - 2008-09-14

2008-09-14 Syria

People walk inside the Citadel of Salah ad-Din near Latakia, in northern Syria, where much of the conservation work was funded by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture . The Aga Khan, a high-ranking Imam of the Nizr Muslims, who has been head of his community for 50 years, has said that the goals of the wealthy philanthropic organisation he runs is to educate the world on the wealth of Muslim culture.

Aga Khan in Syria c - 2008-08-24

Syrian government website

الرئيس الاسد يستعرض مع الامير اغا خان جو الاستثمار المشجع في سورية ويؤكد للصقر اهمية تعزيز عمل البرلمان العربي والتأسيس لموقف موحد - 24/08/2008

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الأمير آغا خان يعبر عن حرصه على إطلاق مشاريع تنموية واجتماعية جديدة في سورية

الأثنين, 25 آب , 2008 - 05:55


Aga Khan in Syria - 2008-08-25


الأمير آغا خان يعبر عن حرصه على إطلاق مشاريع تنموية واجتماعية جديدة في سورية

الأثنين, 25 آب , 2008 - 05:55


H.H. The Aga Khan in Syria - 2008-08-25


توقيع عدد من مشاريع الاستثمار
عطري بحث وآغا خان تطوير التعاون

Ottri holds dinner banquet in honor of Karim Aga Khan - 2008-08-25


DAMASCUS, Syria - Premier Mohammad Naji Ottri Monday held a dinner banquet in honor of Karim Aga Khan, chairman of Aga Khan Development Agency and the accompanying delegation.

Deputy Premier for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari , a number of Ministers and governors attended the banquet.

Ottri, Karim Aga Khan Discuss Joint Cooperation Agreements - 2008-08-25


Damascus, (SANA)- Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Ottri and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Head of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), on Monday discussed fields and prospects of cooperation between the Syrian government and the Network in the economic, social, cultural, development and tourist areas in light of the cooperation agreement signed between the two sides.

Both sides reviewed a set of projects which the AKDN intends to initiate in Syria, particularly rural development, broadening and expanding the program of funding the small-size projects and infrastructure services.

President al-Assad underlines importance of boosting Arab parliament work - 2008-08-24

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DAMASCUS, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday underlined the importance of the Arab Parliament work to activate the Arab joint action and find an Arab unified stance vis-à-vis issues encountering the Arab nation.

President al-Assad received Head of the Arab Transitional Parliament Jassem al-Saqr. Talks during the meeting dealt with the latest developments in the region and world.

Al-Saqr briefed President al-Assad about the works and activities of the Arab transitional parliament and preparations for the parliament's next elections.

Prince Aga Khan Starts 6-day visit to Syria - 2008-08-24

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Prince Aga Khan Starts 6-day visit to Syria

Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 04:20 PM

amascus, (SANA)- His Highness Prince Aga Khan, Head and Founder of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Damascus on Sunday on a 6-day visit to Syria.

He was received at Damascus International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari, Minister of Tourism Dr. Saadullah Agha al-Qala'a and Resident Representative of AKDN in Syria Mohammad Mufdi Seifo.

Movie Review: AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis - 2008-06-11


Movie Review: AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis

Who is the Aga Khan? Who are the Ismailis? What is their history and how did they come to be? And what can the philanthropy sector learn from them?

AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE Film Viewing in Nairobi - 2008-06-22

The acclaimed groundbreaking documentary AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE ends its East Africa tour on June 22nd in Nairobi!

Born into a world of wealth and privilege, he devotes his life to eliminating poverty and inequality. A religious leader who traces his ancestry back to the Prophet Muhammad, he struggles to balance the traditional with the modern.

Aga Khan at Buckingham Palace 2008-07-04


The Queen is personally honouring the Aga Khan with a private banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday to mark his golden jubilee as the leader of the world's 15 million Ismaeli Muslims.

All the senior members of the Royal Family will be there to pay tribute to the 71-year-old, fabulously wealthy, horse race-loving spiritual head, whose followers pay him a tithe of 12.5 per cent of their income.

Pakistan: Ismailis Celebrate Aga Khan’s Golden Jubilee - 2007-07-10

The Daily Times

The Ismaili community around the world is celebrating the golden jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan’s ascension to the throne of the Imamat on July 11, 1957, at age 21 while a student at Harvard University. His grandfather Sir Sultan Mohammad Shah or Aga Khan III preceded him.

He was chosen because his grandfather wanted to be succeeded by somebody young who had grown up during a new age and who could provide a new outlook during his time as Imam.

Aga Khan tells of 'massive fraud' New twist in Aga Khan case - 2000-01-26


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Publication: The Racing Post (London, England)
ISSN: 0968-3364

THE AGA Khan has directly accused his former stud manager in Ireland of perpetrating a "massive fraud" against him.

The Aga made the allegations against Ghislain Drion in a sworn affidavit read out yesterday in Dublin's High Court during the latest stage of the action brought against him by Mary Charlton, a secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years.

The affidavit was sworn by the Aga as the sole director of his bloodstock holding company, the Studs Societe Civile, which is being sued by Charlton.

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