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Horse Racing

Alamshar (1)

Alamshar (1)

Johnny Murtagh celebrates clinching his second Irish Derby victory aboard Alamshar amid memorable scenes at the Curragh in 2003

Shergar: The Complete Story of The Abducted Race Horse 2020-06-09

Shergar with Aga Khan & jockey Walter Swinburn after winning the Derby Stakes Classic (© PA Images)
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On February 1, 1983, TV-am launched on British TV screens. It was a fortnight behind the BBC’s ground-breaking Breakfast Time and the public had already shown themselves to be unsure about watching a news programme whilst eating their Cornflakes.

During those early days it looked like there was not enough interest to justify one televised breakfast show, let alone two.

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His Highness The Aga Khan receives winner's trophy from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Epsom 2016-06-05

Aga Khan chasing Zarkava glory at the home of the Arc with progressive fillies 2020-05-14

Wonder filly Zarkava is remembered at the scene of her greatest triumph on Thursday Edward Whitake
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Racing Post

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Prix Zarkava – Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (Listed) | 1m2½f | 4yo+ fillies and mares | SSR

If you owned and bred one of the superstars of the 21st century you are bound to be keen to win the race named in her honour.

Which may well explain why the Aga Khan has two runners in the Prix Zarkava, which commemorates his outstanding filly who lit up French racing in 2008 with four straight Group 1 wins culminating in success here in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Simeen Scores in Prix de la Pistole at Chantilly 2020-05-13

ga Khas Studs Tweeted - Simeen came from last to first to win the Prix de la Pistole on seasonal debut today. She remains unbeat
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Lope de Vega filly is now second favorite for the French One Thousand Guineas (G1).

he Aga Khan's Simeen is now just 5-1 for the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French One Thousand Guineas, G1) with Coral and Betfair after getting up under a hand ride from Christophe Soumillon in the Prix de la Pistole at Chantilly on May 13.

The daughter of Lope de Vega is now 3-for-3, and trainer Jean-Claude Rouget believes she has a big future, even though she has yet to contest a pattern race.

Sporting Controversies: The brutal, sad and mysterious tale of Shergar 2020-05-12

Shergar with the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photo: Allsport
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The Irish Times

Dark reality is of a beautiful animal being gunned to death by incompetent criminals

So much is crammed into the Shergar legend that the all but certain reality of this beautiful, blameless creature dying a horrible death has become almost a footnote.

The precise nature of how Shergar was killed has never been definitively established, the same as how much of what happened to the record-breaking Derby winner in the days after his kidnap from the Aga Khan’s Ballymany Stud outside Newbridge on February 8th, 1983, remains unclear.

Horse racing figures Ruby Walsh and Aga Khan highlight threat from proposed Kildare quarry 2020-01-09

Aga  Khan Stand inaugurated at Curragh, Ireland in 2019
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The Irish Times

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading figures in the horse racing industry.

Former jockey Ruby Walsh and racehorse owner the Aga Khan are among more than 200 locals who have become involved in a row over plans by Kilsaran International to develop a new quarry near their stables.

H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa Scores in Jockey Club Oaks

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Thoroughbred Daily News

BELMONT, NY – H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa overcame an awkward start by flying home in the late stages to win Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.

Shergar’s trainer reveals famous steed was ‘kindest horse’ he ever worked with in new TG4 doc

Shergar with owner His Highness the Aga Khan and trainer Michael Stoute shown at Royal Ascot in 1981
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The Irish Sun

SHERGAR’S trainer Michael Stoute has told how the famous steed was “the kindest horse” he worked with.

The Irish-bred thoroughbred was stolen from Ballymany Stud in Co Kildare in 1983 for a ransom of £2million, which was never paid.

The winner of the Epsom and Irish Derbys in 1981 — who was owned by the Aga Khan — is believed to have been shot by his IRA kidnappers after injuring his leg, though the organisation has never officially accepted responsibility.

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Shergar shown with the owner H.H. The Aga Khan and Michael Stoute in 1981 at Ascot

Third place for Ireland as Britain claim Aga Khan Trophy 2019-08-09

Britain's Emily Moffitt and Ben Maher celebrate after today's Aga Khan success   2019-08-09
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www.the42.ie

IRELAND HAD TO settle for third place today in the FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show, with Britain getting their hands on the Aga Khan Trophy for the 27th time.

Nevertheless, a top-three finish was sufficient for Ireland to book their place at October’s Nations Cup world final in Barcelona, where a team qualification place for the 2020 Olympics will be at stake.

Riding Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu, Limerick’s Paul O’Shea produced a superb double-clear round at the RDS.

Princess Zahra attends the 2019 QIPCCO Prix du Jockey at Chantilly 2019-06-02

Princess Zahra at the Qipcco Prix du Jockey 2019-06-02
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racingpost.com

2019, June 2: Princess Zahra was at the Prix du Jokey Club in Paris at Chantilly racetracks. Horses owned and bred by His Highness the Aga Khan and Princess Zahra Aga Khan have won 38 races in 2019

From: The Racing Post
Zarkallani was the surprise name to feature among 15 colts declared for Sunday's Qipco Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly having broken his maiden just seven days prior to the Classic.

Princess Zahra at the Qipcco Prix du Jockey, Chantilly 2019-06-02

Princess Zahra at the Qipcco Prix du Jockey, Chantilly  2019-06-02

Princess Zahra attended the Qipcco Prix du Jockey - also known as the French Derby - at Chantilly. Zallakhani with jockey Christophe Soumillon represented the Aga Khan's colours

Official opening today of Curragh's new facilities in presence of His Highness The Aga Khan 2019-05-26

H.H. The Aga Khan at the opening of the Aga Khan Stand in Curragh Racecourse    2019-05-26
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www.meathchronicle.ie Meath Chronicle

The official opening today at the Curragh.

The new Curragh Racecourse was officially opened today by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and His Highness the Aga Khan.
The centrepiece of the redeveloped racecourse is the Aga Khan Stand which can cater for up to 6,000 people over four levels.

The two-year, multi million euro redevelopment includes the spectacular new Aga Khan Stand, refurbished stable yards and parade ring and bespoke facilities including conference capabilities and restaurants.
In addition, the gallops which are located across the Curragh plains have also been upgraded.

Aga Khan Stand opened in The Curragh Racecourse, Ireland 2016-05-19

HH Aga Khan at the opening of the Curragh Racecourse and The Aga ...2019-05-26

New Curragh development receives high praise after official opening
Sun 26 May 2019

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the new facilities at the Curragh as the track’s official opening ceremony took place during racing on Sunday.

The centrepiece of the redeveloped racecourse is the Aga Khan Stand, which can cater for up to 6,000 people over four levels, and the Aga Khan himself was on hand to take part in the celebrations.

PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN-A RARE PORTRAIT 1964-08-10

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A rare portrait of an intent young ruler who rejects the temptations of an idle life in order to carry on his dynasty's sporting tradition. He runs a huge racing stable, is building a vast Mediterranean resort and skis with Olympic skill

Hats off to Mexico in Aga Khan at Dublin Horse Show 2018-08-12

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reland had to settle for a three-way share of second place in the Longines FEI Nations Cup at Dublin Horse Show yesterday where it was the team from Mexico who were waving at the finish after a brilliant second round performance saw them seize the initiative from their hosts and romp to a first ever Aga Khan triumph.

It was heartache for Ireland in the RDS as Mexico prevailed in a jump-off to claim their first-ever Aga Khan trophy.

Royal Ascot Day

Royal Ascot Day

H.H. The Aga Khan at Royal Ascot Day 2018-06-17


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