Iffraaj

£40,000 B 2001 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By Zafonic – Pastorale (Nureyev)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
Nine G1 winners feature dual Champion Ribchester, Jungle Cat, Wootton Bassett and Derby winners in both Australia and N.Z. 2018 juveniles include G2 colt Confiding and the highly rated Vange.

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Iffraaj filly gets Black Type win at Newmarket

Three-year-old filly Beshaayir became the newest Black Type winner for her sire Iffraaj on 28 September when taking the Listed Rosema

Son of Iffraaj shows speed and tenacity to win Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Star sprinter Jungle Cat has stormed to victory in the G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield, his second success at the top level in 2018.


Sheikha Reika (Shamardal) leads home Rasima (Iffraaj)

The John Musker Fillies’ Stakes is Yarmouth’s feature race of the season and the 10-furlong contest was won in some style on Wednesday, 19 September by three-year-old


Daughter of Iffraaj returns to form in G3 Northland Breeders Stakes

Having established herself as one of New Zealand’s best two-year-olds of last season, the Iffraaj filly Melt has continued her strong form as a three-


Son of Iffraaj takes the G3 Sprint Stakes

Judical, a very quick son of Iffraaj, landed his biggest career triumph on Saturday, 7 July when taking the G3 Sprint Stak


Lake Volta (Raven’s Pass) wins from Aurum (Exceed And Excel) and Rufus King (Iffraaj)

Raven’s Pass recorded a new Black Type winner in fine style on Oaks day at Epsom on Friday, 1 June 2018, when his three-year-old son Lake


Three-year-old son of Iffraaj lands the G3 Prix La Force

The G1-entered Chilean landed the first Group race to be run at the redeveloped Longchamp on Sunday, 8 April when landing the G3 Prix La Force.


Five Darley stallions sire Group winners on Dubai World Cup night

Dubai World Cup night is the richest single day of racing in the world and it turned into a banner day for both Godolphin and Darley stallions.


Son of Iffraaj lands the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan

Godolphin’s Jungle Cat, a son of Iffraaj, landed his biggest career triumph when running out the winner of the G1 Al Quoz


Turning 30 is always a cause for celebration but particularly if your name is Pastorale

Pastorale, a daughter of Nureyev out of the infamous Park Appeal is a half-sister to Champion and prolific sire, the late, great Cape Cross but perhaps is better


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

Jungle Cat
Sir Rupert Clarke S (G1), 7f, Caulfield, 22 Sep 2018
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

Pedigree

What he’s made of...

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), 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).

Conformation

What a looker!

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

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

Iffraaj’s progeny at the races