Iffraaj

B 2001 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By Zafonic – Pastorale (Nureyev)
NZ$25,000 Plus GST Payment on 42-day PPT, free return (conditions apply). Standing at Haunui Stud, NZ
World-class sire of Champion two-year-olds, G1 sprinters and milers, Classic fillies and Derby winners. Proven G1 cross for Danehill mares, his best yet is two-time Champion miler Ribchester.

Pedigree

IFFRAAJ

ZAFONIC

GONE WEST

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

SECRETTAME

SECRETARIAT

TAMERETT

ZAIZAFON

THE MINSTREL

NORTHERN DANCER

FLEUR

MOFIDA

RIGHT TACK

WORLD LASS

PASTORALE

NUREYEV

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

SPECIAL

FORLI

THONG

PARK APPEAL

AHONOORA

LORENZACCIO

HELEN NICHOLS

BALIDARESS

BALIDAR

INNOCENCE

By ZAFONIC (1990) European Horse of the Year, Dewhurst S (G1), 2,000 Guineas (G1), etc. Sire of 656 foals aged three and up, including IFFRAAJ, COUNT DUBOIS, XAAR, ZAFEEN, ZEE ZEE TOP, FLASHY WINGS, PACINO, ZIPPING, ALRASSAAM, DUPONT, TRADE FAIR, etc.

1st dam: PASTORALE by Nureyev. 2 wins (8f) at 3. Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners:

IFFRAAJ (c Zafonic) G2 winner, see Race record.

FARRAAJ (g Dubai Destination) 6 wins (7f-10½f), 2 to 5, Winter Derby (G3), Churchill S, 2nd Somerville Tattersall S (G3), 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), Mackinnon S (G1).

KAREYMAH (f Zafonic) 3 wins (7f) at 2, Prix du Calvados (G3), Sweet Solera S.

Taqdeyr (g Dubai Destination) 4 wins (7f) at 3 and 4, 3rd Guisborough S.

JATHAABEH (f Nashwan) 2 wins (8f) at 3. Dam of:

MIJHAAR (g Shirocco) Braveheart S, 3rd Wolferton H, Hambleton S.

2nd dam: PARK APPEAL by Ahonoora. Champion two-year-old filly in England and Ireland, 5 wins (6f-8f), 2 to 4, Cheveley Park S (G1). Sister to NASHAMAA. Dam of 9 winners:

CAPE CROSS (c Green Desert) 5 wins, 2 to 5, Lockinge S (G1), Queen Anne S (G2), 3rd Prix Jacques Le Marois (G1). Sire.

VINCENNES (f King’s Best) 3 wins at 3, Kolner Herbst-Stuten-Meile (G3).

PHOENIX PARK (c Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 4 and 6, Prix du Carrousel.

GREAT BRITAIN (c Green Desert) Winner at 3 and 5, Al Quoz Sprint.

Arvola (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. Dam of:

DIKTAT (c Warning) Haydock Park Sprint Cup S (G1). Sire.

RECITE (f Forty Niner) Winner. Dam of: ONE SPIRIT (f Invincible Spirit) Owenstown Stud S, 2nd Solonaway S (G3); Some Spirit (f Invincible Spirit) 2nd Fairy Bridge S (G3).

3rd dam: BALIDARESS by Balidar. 3 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of 8 winners:

ALYDARESS (f Alydar) 3 wins at 3, Irish Oaks (G1). Dam of:

ALLUREMENT (f Sadler’s Wells) Prix Cleopatre (G3).

LAIYL (f Nureyev) Winner at 3. Dam of: LAYMAN (c Sunday Silence) Prix de Cabourg (G3), Sovereign S (G3), 2nd Prix Morny (G1). Sire.

DESIRABLE (f Lord Gayle) 3 wins at 2, Cheveley Park S (G1), Dam of:

SHADAYID (f Shadeed) Champion two-year-old filly in Europe, 1,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Marcel Boussac (G1). Dam of: BINT SHADAYID (f Nashwan) Prestige S (G3), 3rd 1,000 Guineas (G1); IMTIYAZ (c Woodman) Glasgow S, 2nd Prix Jean Prat (G1). Grandam of: Farhaan (c Jazil) 2nd Shoemaker Mile S (G1). Third dam of: TAKAFUL (c Bernardini) Vosburgh S (G1), 2nd Allen H Jerkins S (G1), 3rd Toboggan S (G3).

DUMAANI (c Danzig) Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2). Sire.

FATH (c Danzig) Lennox S (G3), 2nd Middle Park S (G1). Sire.

NASHAMAA (c Ahonoora) 4 wins, 2 to 4, Ballymacoy S (G3). Sire.

SALIDAR (f Sallust) Winner at 3. Dam of:

BIN AJWAAD (c Rainbow Quest) Gladness S (G3). Sire.

Balistroika (f Nijinsky) Unraced. Dam of:

RUSSIAN RHYTHM (f Kingmambo) 1,000 Guineas (G1). Grandam of: ZONDERLAND (c Dutch Art) Sovereign S (G3), 2nd Celebration Mile S (G2); SPANGLED (f Starspangledbanner) Sceptre S (G3); MARENKO (f Exceed And Excel) Fred Darling S (G3).

Flames Of Paris (f Blushing Groom) Unraced. Dam of: HOT SNITZEL (g Snitzel) BTC Cup (G1).

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 1 - 1 -
Three 1 - - - 1
Four 6 4 - - -
Five 4 2 1 - -
Total 13 7 1 1 1

At 2

1st
Maiden race, 7f, Warwick, beating Soulacroix.

At 4

1st
Park S (G2), 7f, Doncaster, beating Sleeping Indian, Court Masterpiece, Arakan.
1st
Victoria Cup H, 7f, Lingfield, beating Court Masterpiece, Jedburgh.
1st
Wokingham S, 6f, York, beating Beckermet, Fire Up The Band, Country Reel, Continent.
1st
Handicap, 6f, Kempton, beating Eisteddfod, High Reach.

At 5

1st
Lennox S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, beating Jedburgh, Assertive, Nayyir, Etlaala, Jeremy.
1st
Park S (G2), 7f, York, beating Somnus, Wasseema, Speciosa.
2nd
July Cup (G1), 6f, Newmarket, to Les Arcs, beating Ashdown Express, Amadeus Wolf, Moss Vale, Takeover Target, Falkirk.

Timeform 127

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Jungle Cat
Al Quoz Sprint (G1), 6f, Meydan, 31 Mar 2018
Gingernuts
Windsor Park Plate (G1), 8f, Hastings, 23 Sep 2017
Ribchester
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Chantilly, 10 Sep 2017
Ribchester
Queen Anne S (G1), 8f, Ascot, 20 Jun 2017
Ribchester
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, 20 May 2017
Jon Snow
Australian Derby (G1), 12f, Randwick, 01 Apr 2017

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

Park S (G2), 7f, York, 09 Sep 2006
Lennox S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, 01 Aug 2006
Park S (G2), 7f, Doncaster, 08 Sep 2005
Wokingham S, 6f, York, 18 Jun 2005
Victoria Cup, 7f, Lingfield, 07 May 2005
Maiden, 7f, Warwick, 20 Sep 2003

News

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