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Valirann steps up under Soumi

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skysports.com

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend at Longchamp started off in the best possible fashion for the Aga Khan as the owner celebrated a winner in the Qatar Prix Chaudenay.

It was Valirann, a course-and-distance winner in Group Three company last month, who stepped up one grade with Christophe Soumillon producing him with a strong late run and holding off stern challenges from Montclair and Lucky Loo in a head-bob.

British raider Nearly Caught attemped to make all of the mile and seven furlongs but weakened in the closing stages and was sixth.

76th Birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

Aga Khan IVth Karim Al-Husayni

Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history.

The Pristine Chantilly, France, Château and Grounds of the Aga Khan 2013-02-01

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vanity fair

Vanity Fair - February 2013 features an article and interview of H.H. The Aga Khan: The Aga Khan’s Earthly Kingdom - Multi-billionaire prince, spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, and one-man state, the fourth Aga Khan defies all boundaries. Photographs by Jonathan Becker.

Hazar Imam at Longchamps 2012-10-07

Hazar Imam at Longchamps 2012-10-07

Hazar Imam at Longchamps for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2012-10-07

Aga Khan wins again with Ridasiyna 2012-10-07

H.H. The Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp
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Heritage staff

On the 2nd day of the Qatar Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe, Ridasiyna wearing the Aga Khan's racing colours won the 5th Race - the Prix de L'Opera Longines - at odds of more than 16 to 1. Ridasiyna was raced by the jockey CP Lemaire who had also won the previous day with Dalkala.

In this 5th Race, the Aga Khan also had Sagawara wearing his racing colours of green top with red stripe. The jockey for Sagawara was S. Bosse.

Aga Khan at the 2012 Qatar Prix de l' Arc d'Triomphe

Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp accepting the trophy  2012-10-06

Dalkala won the 5th Race for H.H. The Aga Khan on the Opening day of the 2012 Arc d'Triomphe at Longchamps. This 5th Race - the Qatar Prix de Royallieu - had the highest winners' purse in the amount of 250,000.00 euros for this day.

The Aga Khan's racing colors were represented by 4 horses in Races 2,3, 5 and 6 with the jockey for all races being CP Lemaire.

Race 2 horse was Verema, Race 3 had Sarkiyla, Race 5 was run by the winner Dalkala and Race 6 was run by Parisham.

Aga Khan wins Prix de Diane for 7th time 2012-06-17

2012-06-16 - Prix Diane

The Aga Khan, Prince Karim Al Husseini, has again proved why he’s France’s most influential owner-breeder, landing the prestigious Prix de Diane horse race for a record seventh time.

Discours de Monsieur Frédéric Mitterrand à l'occasion de la remise de décorations - 2010-11-09

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akdn.org

Discours de Monsieur Frédéric Mitterrand à l'occasion de la remise de décorations à Son Altesse l’Aga Khan (Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) et au Prince Amyn Aga Khan (Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres)

Votre Altesse,

Cher Prince Amyn,

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His Highness the Aga Khan with his brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the Ministry of Culture in Paris after they were decorated for their work in culture.

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Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan

French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09

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Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.

French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09

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akdn.org

Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Minister for Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, on behalf of the French government, today conveyed honours on His Highness the Aga Khan and his brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan. Recognising their contributions to culture, both personally and through the various activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, the Minister noted that the promotion of culture had a privileged position amongst all of their multiple activities, because “you are convinced of its importance in the process of improving the quality of life globally”.

AKDN and IB team up to Improve Access to Quality Education in the Developing World - 2010-10-29

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www.sfgate.com

Gouvieux, France (Vocus) October 29, 2010

The Aga Khan Development Network Foundation (AKDN Foundation) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) agreed today to intensify joint efforts to broaden access to quality education for students across the developing world and provide richer and more global perspectives to those in the industrialised world.

Aga Khan at Chantilly Watching Horse Behkabad Race - 2010-06-06

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BERKABAD - According to a TV report, H. H. the Aga Khan arrived at 2.30 French Time and left after the race. Horse came 4th and did not win the "Prix du Jockey Club". Aga Khan can be seen in a good and relaxed mood. Princess Zahra did not attend.

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His Highness with French racing manager Georges Rimauld

H.H. The Aga Khan on French Television - 2009-10-28

2009, October 28 - This wednesday TV program on France 3 - 20:35 Des Racines et des Ailes with special guest: H.H. The Aga Khan and Erik Orsenna. They are going to have more programs including one on Forodhani Parc and other projects of AKDN in Zanzibar. More on France 3

H.H. The Aga Khan in Paris - 2008-12-08

2008, December 8 - 9: H.H. The Aga Khan attended A Mystical Journey: Musique Soufie et Autres Expressions de Dévotion en Islam at Thé

ISLAMIC TREASURES - 2007-07-04

2007, July 4: On July 11, 2007, Karim Aga Khan IV will celebrate his golden jubilee: fifty years with the head of an empire which is also one of the most effective networks of development of planet. [L'Express]


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