NZ$25,000 B 2001 16.1½HH (1.66M)
Zafonic – Pastorale (Nureyev)
Plus GST Payment on 42-day PPT, free return (conditions apply). Standing at Haunui Farm, 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.


In the news

Consistent gelding too strong after perfect ride

A confident ride and a typically honest effort by Order Again earned the son of

Roster includes some of the country’s best performing stallions

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Who Dares Wins lands G3 Canterbury Gold Cup at Riccarton

Who Dares Wins overpowered his opposition in Saturday’s G3 Canterbury Gold Cup at Riccarton to make it two Black Type wins from two starts this season, providing his sire Iffraaj w

Daughter of Iffraaj comes out on top in tight photo finish

Hostess and Maxim Rate hit the wire together, but Hostess got her nose down on the line first to win the G3 Providencia Stakes by a whisker at Santa Anita 6 April.

Darley-sired exacta as the son of Iffraaj holds off Lonhro’s Holding Gold for the victory

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Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

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

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Jon Snow
Australian Derby (G1), 12f, Randwick, 01 Apr 2017
Rosehill Guineas (G1), 10f, Rosehill, 18 Mar 2017
New Zealand Derby (G1), 12f, Ellerslie, 04 Mar 2017
Prix Jacques Le Marois (G1), 8f, Deauville, 14 Aug 2016
Turn Me Loose
Futurity S (G1), 7f, Caulfield, 27 Feb 2016
Turn Me Loose
Emirates S (G1), 8f, Flemington, 07 Nov 2015

































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) at 2 and 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)Prix Maurice de Gheest (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), 2nd Moyglare Stud 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); HAIKAL (c Daaher) Gotham S (G3), 3rd Wood Memorial S (G2).

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)Coronation S (G1). Grandam of: ZONDERLAND (c Dutch Art) Sovereign S (G3), 2nd Celebration Mile S (G2), Challenge S (G2), 3rd Sovereign S (G3)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).


Race record

His successful career

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

Maiden race, 7f, Warwick, beating Soulacroix.

At 4

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

At 5

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

Timeform 127

Iffraaj’s progeny at the races