About Dalakhani

Classic Sire and Classic Outcross

DARSHAAN x DALTAWA (MISWAKI)
Born in 2000Grey16.1hh

2015 Service Fee - $22,000 inc. GST


The Best European Shuttle Stallion in 2014

More European stakes winners in 2014 than any other shuttle stallion


“Standing a stallion on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan is a great honour for all of us here at Cornerstone Stud. Very rarely are proven stallions with such breed shaping potential made available to Australian breeders.”
Sam Hayes (Managing Director of Cornerstone Stud)

“We are convinced that Dalakhani will be the perfect outcross for so many Australian mares. Our experience is that in order to breed a classic racehorse you need to go to a proven stallion with classic credentials and Dalakhani is exactly that.”
Pat Downes (Manager of HH the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud, Ireland)

"Of all the greats I have trained for His Highness, Dalakhani is the most complete racehorse. He has all the qualities - he has speed, he stays and he always relaxes perfectly.“
Alain de Royer Dupré (Leading French trainer)

“He has got to be an outstanding horse, as a two-year-old, as a three-year-old and over all distances and all goings. He has speed, he has stamina. He has everything..... He is a beautiful mover..... This horse possesses a concentration of unusual talents..... That is what gives him the ability to accelerate when he needs to accelerate, to follow a pace when he needs to do that, and to handle all goings equally..... Breeding is the basis of what my family has been doing for generations and this win puts him among the best.”
His Highness the Aga Khan (Following Dalakhani’s victory on his final start in the Group One Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe)


DALAKHANI entered stud in Europe in 2004 and Australia in 2013

Sire of 8 Group One winners:

  • RELIABLE MAN (dam by Sadler’s Wells). Prix du Jockey Glub-G1, ATC Queen *Elizabeth Stakes-G1
  • MOONSTONE (Law Society). Darley Irish Oaks-G1
  • CONDUIT (Sadler’s Wells). Breeders’ Cup Turf-G1 (twice), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes-G1, English St Leger-G1,
  • CHINESE WHITE (Sadler’s Wells). Pretty Polly Stakes-G1
  • DUNCAN (Danehill). Irish St Leger-G1
  • SEISMOS (Dashing Blade). Grosser Preis von Bayern-G1
  • INTEGRAL (Danehill). Falmouth Stakes-G1, Sun Chariot-G1
  • SECOND STEP (Sadler's Wells). Grosser Preis von Berlin-G1

Sire of 45 Stakes winners:

Sired 9 individual stakes winners of 13 stakes races in 2014 and already the sire of 5 stakes-winners in 2015 inc. G1 winner SECOND STEP
From considerably less runners, he sired more European stakes winners in 2014 than High Chaparral

High profile recent stakes winners include:

INTEGRAL (Danehill) - Winner of Group 1 Falmouth Stakes, Group 1 Sun Chariot and Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot, breaking the track
record over 1600m - The fastest Royal Ascot Miler in 300 years history.
GUARDINI (Dynaformer) - Easy winner of Group 3 Prix du Lys at Chantilly, set to be a Group 1 contender in 2015 after resuming with a Group 2 win in Germany during May. Has been bought by Australian connections and will join the Freedman Racing Team.
TERRUBI (Lagunas) - Commanding winner of the Group 2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and subsequently imported to Australia. Being set for the Spring Carnival.
SILK SARI (Rainbow Quest) - Group 2 winner and runner-up on her last start at Group 1 level.
VEDOUMA (Unfuwain) - 6 Length 2YO Stakes winner in 2014 and likely 2015 Oaks contender.
SECOND STEP (Sadler’s Wells) – Listed Race winner at The Curragh and subsequent Group 2 winner at Newmarket (UK) on his first start of 2015. Won G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin in August 2015.
ARAB DAWN (Stravinsky) - Imported winner of the Listed ATC Parramatta Cup at Rosehill in February 2016 on only his second start for John O'Shea and Godolphin.


Sire of over 70 career stakes performers in total

A leading European sire with 8.7% stakes winners to runners (Lifetime statistics to August 2015)

Australian runners to date: 12 runners for 8 winners.

A profitable opportunity: A leading European sire by Lifetime yearling sales average: €143,500 (AUD$200,000) for 203 lots sold (to May 2015).

The best son of Darshaan at stud. His sire boasted Lifetime ratios of 14.1% Stakes winners to runners and 23.3% Stakes performers to runners

An excellent outcross with Northern Dancer and Danehill sirelines, Dalakhani has worked well with daughters of Danehill (10% Group One winners to runners), Sadler’s Wells, Barathea, Anabaa and Alzao. He has also produced well with daughters of Green Desert, Nureyev, Pivotal, Rainbow Quest, Royal Academy, Dynaformer, Diesis and Unfuwain, to name a few.

Half-brother to Pierro's damsire (Daylami) which indicates he will cross very well with mares with Sir Tristram bloodlines (i.e. Lonhro, Reset, Kaapstad, Octagonal and Zabeel).

As a broodmare sire; Dalakhani’s sire, Darshaan, is the broodmare sire of 202 stakes winners. With his very first runners as a broodmare sire Dalakhani has thus far continued his sire's tradition with 29% of his winners to date also being stakes performed.

2015 service fee $22,000 inc. GST