Iffraaj

B 2001 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By Zafonic – Pastorale (Nureyev)
£27,500 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
Record-breaking source of juvenile excellence, his stock are training on into resolute talents. Eight G1 winners feature Champions Chriselliam, Rizeena and Wootton Bassett plus his latest star, the crack Prix Jacques le Marois hero 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).

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); SPANGLED (f Starspangledbanner) Sceptre S (G3); MARENKO (f Exceed And Excel) Fred Darling S (G3).

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

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

Iffraaj's star colt wins one-mile G1 contest in commanding fashion

Iffraaj's star performer Ribchester triumphed in the G1 Lockinge Stakes in commanding fashion at Newbury on Saturday,

The Black Princess lands G3 Prix Allez France at Chantilly

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Son of Iffraaj adds his first win at the highest level in thrilling fashion

Iffraaj has been enjoying a tremendous spell of success in the southern hemisphere and on 1 April, his talented son


Son of Iffraaj flies home to take the Listed Flying Handicap at Awapuni

Iffraaj’s son Maybe Miami powered home to win the Listed Flying Handicap at Awapuni in New Zealand on 1 Ap


Talented son of Iffraaj adds a first Stakes victory on his Australian debut

Iffraaj’s G1-placed son Jon Snow recorded an impressive win in the G2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill Gardens o


Darley sires set to shine at Meydan’s showpiece

Saturday 25 March sees the 22nd running of the grand finale of Dubai’s racing season, the $10 million Dubai World Cup.


Stellar performance by son of Iffraaj who lands the G1 Rosehill Guineas

Iffraaj’s consistent G1-winning son Gingernuts proved yet again too strong for his rivals in his Australian debut, claiming the G1 Ro


Iffraaj sires the first and third in the New Zealand Classic

Gingernuts, a classy son of Iffraaj, claimed his first career G1 victory in the New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie on Saturday 4 March.


Gingernuts records maiden Stakes victory with thrilling finish

Iffraaj three-year-old Gingernuts recorded a thrilling last-to-first victory in the G2 Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie in New Zealand o


Wyndspelle steps up to claim the Group 2 Darci Brahma Waikato Guineas

Iffraaj’s three-year-old son Wyndspelle added a first Stakes win to his record in fine style on 4 February, landing the G2 Waik


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