HIGH CHAPARRAL – KARAWANA (KING’S BEST)
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|Northern Dancer||Never Bend|
|Kahyasi||Ile de Bourbon|
A STRONG TONIC
If he was a cocktail, you would find him in exclusive bars in international palaces. KARAKTAR, is like a Bloody Mary or a vodka martini ordered by James Bond – shaken, not stirred. KARAKTAR is an alliance of tradition and performance, the combination of a maternal bloodline from the Aga Khan stock and a sire, HIGH CHAPARRAL, an International flag bearer for the powerful Irish consortium Coolmore.
On the track, KARAKTAR counts four wins from eight starts and lined up as favorite in the Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1 in which he was injured and was unable produce his best form. On his winning return to the track in the Prix du Prince d’Orange Gr.3 a few months later, put him on track for a tilt at the Arc. Health worries meant that he missed this big meeting- instead he retired sane and sound. Now he has a rendezvous with the luck and good fortune at stud.
• Athletic son of High Chaparral, sire of multiple Gr.1 winner Altior
• From one of the liveliest Aga Khan families, out of the King’s Best winning mare Karawana.
• Half-brother to Karezak, Gr.1 place-getter over hurdles in England.
First foals 2018
At 2 :
1st Prix Commandeur at Maisons-Laffitte (1,600m)
3rd Gr.3 Prix Thomas Bryon (Saint-Cloud – 1600m)
At 3 :
1st Listed Prix Francois Mathet at Saint-Cloud (2,100m)
1st Gr.3 Prix Noailles at Longchamp (2,100m)
1st Gr.3 Prix du Prince d’Orange at Longchamp (2,000m)