£35,000 B 2001 16.1½HH (1.66M)
Zafonic – Pastorale (Nureyev)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
Nine top-flight winners feature dual Champion Ribchester, multiple G1 winner Jungle Cat and Wootton Bassett. His 23 juvenile winners last season are led by G2 colt Confiding and the highly rated Vange.


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Best progeny

His winning offspring

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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
Windsor Park Plate (G1), 8f, Hastings, 23 Sep 2017
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Chantilly, 10 Sep 2017
Queen Anne S (G1), 8f, Ascot, 20 Jun 2017
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, 20 May 2017

































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