£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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Son of Iffraaj cruises to G2 Zabeel Mile victory

Iffraaj’s four-year-old son Mythical Magic added a well-deserved first Group win to his record on Thursday, 21 February with a convincing victory in t

Another chance to view the UK-based Darley stallions this week

Coinciding with the Tattersalls February Sale, Dalham Hall Stud will once again open its doors to breeders on Thursday, 31 January and Friday, 1 February.

Dubawi’s D’Bai wins Al Fahidi Fort from Mythical Magic

The seven-furlong Al Fahidi Fort was one of the feature races on the card at Meydan on Thursday, 24 January and D’Bai (Dubawi) provide

Open house in Newmarket this Wednesday and Thursday, join the ITM Irish Stallion Trail in Ireland on Friday and Saturday

As the new year begins, and thoughts turn to plans for the forthcoming breeding season, breeders have the opportunity to view the UK and Irish-based Darley stallions this week.

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

Ikerrin Road rallied from just off the pace to capture the G2 Kennedy Road Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Woodbine 24 Nov.

Son of Iffraaj provides further evidence of sire’s versatility

The dual-hemisphere prowess of Iffraaj received further endorsement at Flemington in Australia, on Saturday when Jaameh scored a determined victory in G2 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Cracksman to stand at Dalham Hall Stud, fellow new recruit Harry Angel to stand at £20,000

The Darley stallions have enjoyed another outstanding year, siring the winners of the Dubai World Cup, the Derby, the King’s Stand, the Prince Of Wales’s, the King George, the Arlington Million, th

Rasima beats the fast-finishing Move Swiftly (Farhh) in the Fleur de Lys Fillies’ Stakes

Rasima, a three-year-old daughter of Iffraaj, gained a valuable first Stakes victory on Wednesday, 1 November when landing the Listed

Double-digit winners’ tally puts Darley stallion among Europe’s leaders this autumn

While the European flat season may now be drawing to a close, Iffraaj’s current crop of two-year-olds are certainly not wi

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

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

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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
Turn Me Loose
New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Riccarton Park, 08 Nov 2014
Coronation S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, 20 Jun 2014

































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)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).

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