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Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic – Pastoral by Nureyev)

Iffraaj, standing at Haunui Farm 2017 (photo by TBL)

Backing-up 3 years ago, TBL evaluated the sire Iffraaj (GB) – standing then at Haunui Farm New Zealand through to season, 2019.

Iffraaj (then) produced –

Gingernuts – 2017 NZ Derby & Rosehill Guineas winner.

Jon Snow – 2017 ATC Australian Derby winner

Turn Me Loose – Australian G1 winner, NZ Sprinter & Middle Distance Horse of the Year.

Xiong Feng – 2016 Karaka million winner

Wyndspelle – G1 Diamond Stakes runner up

Ribchester – europe leading 3YO colt, (update new sire at Haunui farm)

Iffraaj genetic affinities fired over → Raise A Native, The Minstrel, Nijinsky and also Blue Larkspur.

Nicking over strains  → O’Reilly/ Last Tycoon, Mr Prospector. Darshaan, Seattle Slew.


Open the door 2021 Australasian racing where Iffraaj further ADVANCES , a quality to honest and strong breeding upon racing progeny.

By noted strains as above…. Iffraaj the sire of kiwi-bred , the gelded Ayrton where passed in as a yearling ($NZ40k). He has 2 decisive wins from 2 starts earning an early reputation  ⇔ ‘boom, watch this space’

Watch watch watch!!!!

Ayrton’s pedigree The Minstrel 4sx5Dx4D     Mr Prospector 4Sx5d (expanding, Raise a Native 5sx6Dx6D)

– Secretariat 5sx6d

–  an unraced dam from the elite La Fleche family 3e, it is the effective distaff …working up from Court Martial 8Sx7Dx6dx7D thru to the ascend – Hurry On five crosses.

Pedigree notes…. 

Did you know The Minstrel (Northern Dancer – Fleur from family 8f) amasses 42x’s to St Simon.

Dominant works the dominance …

Byerly Turk – selective history references to St Simon

ascend – Hurry On  references to stamina/constitution necessary to the modern TB

Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum  the ticking prototype.


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