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Dalakhani (16 February 2000 – 15 January 2021) was an Irish thoroughbred race horse owned and bred by Aga Khan IV and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré. therefore half-brother to Daylami.

Racing silks of Aga Khan
GrandsireShirley Heights
Foaled16 February 2000
Died15 January 2021
BreederHH Aga Khan IV
OwnerHH Aga Khan IV
TrainerAlain de Royer-Dupré
Record9: 8-1-0
Major wins
Prix des Chênes (2002)
Critérium International (2002)
Prix Lupin (2003)
Prix Greffulhe (2003)
Prix Niel (2003)
Prix du Jockey Club (2003)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2003)
European Three-Yr-Old Champion Colt (2003)
European Horse of the Year (2003)
Last updated on 26 January 2007

Racing career

Dalakhani won four Group One races: Critérium International as a 2-year old, Prix Lupin, Prix du Jockey Club, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He was beaten by half a length in the Irish Derby by another Aga Khan Studs horse, Alamshar. He also won two G2 races; overall he won eight of nine starts. In 2003, Dalakhani was voted European Horse of the Year.

Stud career

In 2004, Dalakhani was standing at Gilltown Stud.

In 2008, Dalakhani's colt Conduit won the St. Leger Stakes, the third and longest leg of England's Triple Crown, as well as the Breeder's Cup Turf at Santa Anita. His progeny also include Duncan, Integral and Reliable Man.

Dalakhani was moved to Haras de Bonneval for 2016 and was retired from stud in July 2016. He died on 15 January 2021.

Notable progeny

Dalakhani has sired 10 individual Group 1 winners:

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2005 Chinese White f Pretty Polly Stakes
2005 Conduit c Breeders' Cup Turf, St Leger Stakes, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
2005 Duncan c Irish St. Leger
2005 Moonstone f Irish Oaks
2008 Reliable Man c Prix du Jockey Club, Queen Elizabeth Stakes
2008 Seismos c Grosser Preis von Bayern
2010 Integral c Sun Chariot Stakes, Falmouth Stakes
2011 Second Step g Grosser Preis von Berlin
2014 Defoe g Coronation Cup
2014 Shakeel c Grand Prix de Paris


Pedigree of Dalakhani
Shirley Heights Mill Reef Never Bend
Milan Mill
Hardiemma Hardicanute
Grand Cross
Delsy Abdos Arbar
Pretty Lady
Kelty Venture VII
Miswaki Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Hopespringseternal Buckpasser
Rose Bower
Damana Crystal Palace Caro
Denia Crepello
Rose Ness