Brighthill Farm shuttles blueblood stallion Dalghar

Dalghar has been secured for shuttle duties at NZ based Brighthill Farm.

Dalghar (6h Anabaa – Daltawa by Miswaki) is destined for Nick and Anne-Marie King’s Tauwhare property where Perfectly Ready (More Than Ready) and Patapan (Stravinsky) are already in residence.

The grey sprinter-miler was raced by His Highness the Aga Khan before he was purchased by Perth based owner Neven Botica last year.  WA agent John Chalmers was instrumental in the stallion’s placement at Brighthill Farm where he will stand for a NZ$6,600 fee.

“He’s a lovely, well-rounded horse who will have widespread market appeal,” Nick King said.  “There’s an awful lot to like about him with a very good race record to compliment a terrific pedigree and he’s a cracking type with plenty of bone and a real stallion’s head.”

Dalghar is a son Champion French stallion Anabaa who shuttled with success to Widden Stud.  He sired a host of quality international stars with flag-bearer Goldikova winning 14 Group 1 events.  His Listed-winning dam Daltawa (Ire) has also foaled European Horse of the Year Daylami (Doyoun) and Arc de Triomphe winner Dalakhani (Darshaan).

Trained in France by Alain de Royer-Dupre, Dalghar won a Maisons-Laffitte juvenile in October 2008 and followed up with a G2 placing in the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte.

Off the scene for nearly 12 months, he resumed as a late-season three-year-old with victories at Longchamp and the LR Prix Luthier at Deauville.

At four, he was back in the winning groove with a G3 victory in the Prix du Palais-Royal at Longchamp clocking a record 1.17.40s for 1400 metres.  He was then placed at Group level in the Betfair Cup, Prix du Pin, Diadem Stakes and the Prix de Seine-Et-Oise.

Last year at five, Dalghar was transferred to trainer Andrew Balding for midfield finishes in the Duke of York Stakes, Lennox Stakes and Haydock Sprint Cup.  He retired to Haras de Saint Arnoult in France where he is currently serving his first book of mares.