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Racing silks of Aga Khan
Sire Darshaan
Grandsire Shirley Heights
Dam Daltawa
Damsire Miswaki
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2000
Country Ireland
Colour Grey
Breeder HH Aga Khan IV
Owner HH Aga Khan IV
Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre
Record 9: 8-1-0
Earnings US$2,505,203
Major wins
Prix des Chênes (2002)
Critérium International (2002)
Prix Lupin (2003)
Prix Greffulhe (2003)
Prix Niel (2003)
Prix du Jockey Club (2003)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2003)
European Three-Yr-Old Champion Colt (2003)
European Horse of the Year (2003)
Last updated on January 26, 2007

Dalakhani (foaled 2000 in Ireland) is a thoroughbred race horse owned and bred by Aga Khan IV and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré. He was sired by Darshaan covering Daltawa (Miswaki) and is therefore half-brother to Daylami.

Racing career[edit]

Dalakhani won four Group One races: Critérium International as a 2-year old, Prix Lupin, Prix du Jockey Club, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He was beaten by half a length in the Irish Derby by another Aga Khan Studs horse, Alamshar. He also won two G2 races; overall he won eight of nine starts. In 2003, Dalakhani was voted European Horse of the Year.

Stud career[edit]

In 2008, Dalakhani was standing at Gilltown Stud.[1]

Dalakhani is being mated to Zarkava, the never-defeated filly, who won the 2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She was subsequently named Cartier Horse of the Year. Zarkava was the fourth Arc winner for The Aga Khan IV.

In 2008, Dalakhani's colt Conduit won the St. Leger Stakes, the third and longest leg of England's Triple Crown, as well as the Breeder's Cup Turf at Santa Anita. His progeny also include Duncan, Integral and Reliable Man.

Dalakhani was moved to Haras de Bonneval for 2016 and was retired from stud on July 26 that year.[2]


Pedigree of Dalakhani
Shirley Heights Mill Reef Never Bend
Milan Mill
Hardiemma Hardicanute
Grand Cross
Delsy Abdos Arbar
Pretty Lady
Kelty Venture VII
Miswaki Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Hopespringseternal Buckpasser
Rose Bower
Damana Crystal Palace Caro
Denia Crepello
Rose Ness