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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Sarafina...

Irish champion and Darley stallion Refuse to Bend, sire of European champion 3-year-old filly Sarafina, died of a heart attack Friday at Haras du Logis in Normandy, France. The Sadler’s Wells horse was 12 and already was about to start the breeding season.Read More
She has been retired to Ireland according to the Racing Post: http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home_popup.sd?horse_id=742997#topHorseTabs=horse_stories&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form
SO YOU THINK could yet race on next season after connections said on Monday they felt he had "shown no signs that he is ready to go to stud".Trained by Aidan O'Brien, So You Think finished fourth behind Danedream in Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, a race that had been consider...Read More
  • Rossington · It logical that Coolmore would bring So You Think back for one more season of racing in Europe. I'd hate to think that Derick Smith, Michael Tabor, and John Magnier spent the kind of money on buying controlling interest of him from his Australian connection's that they did to only see him run in a handful of European G1 turf races in a single season. You can watch this horse race and tell that he's still in tremendous shape, and another season of racing may even see him to better effect in 2012? IMO. · 927 days ago ·
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  • amir16 · I would love to see him in the ascot gold cup over 4000m.. He has the class · 895 days ago ·
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BOOKMAKERS were on Saturday at odds over whether Sarafina would win her pre-race battle for favouritism with So You Think for Sunday's Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, with the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained four-year-old a best-priced 9-2 for Europe's richest race.Coral spokesman Simon Clare said: "P...Read More
  • amir16 · If it is a moderate pace, I think she will be the fastest in the final furlong. But if it goes like a train in front, A progeny of galileo will make it. · 929 days ago ·
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Two weeks ago it appeared that the dowager Qatar Arc de Triomphe would be run on good-to-soft ground in typical cooler Autumn weather. A full complement of 28 horses were expected to run eliciting the usual fears of lessor horses with uneven talents endangering and hampering better horses.Read More
Goldikova and her kid sister Galikova highlight a spectacular day of racing at LongchampRead More
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  • yukichan · Agree...it is SYT's race to lose, but the talent in this race is pretty awesome. And what do you think of the supplement of Meandre, Danedream, and Masked Marvel? Make the Arc even more exciting and complicated...for second place! I think the firm/fast going also works against Danedream. So my picks are SYT, Sarafina, Galikova. · 931 days ago ·
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  • BrianAppleton · I'll be rooting for Goldikova to romp in the Forex with all my heart, she's incredible! I think it would be really neat to see Workforce repeat in the Arc, but So You Think and Sarafina look fantastic. · 931 days ago ·
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CONNECTIONS of Galikova reckon the Prix Vermeille winner has a solid chance of becoming just the third three-year-old filly in 30 years to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.The Freddy Head-trained daughter of Galileo is as short as 6-1 to win at Longchamp on Sunday, having won impressively over the ...Read More
Here's your guide to the fall stakes action across the country - you'll want to bookmark this!Read More
Sarafina is AWESOME! She will be the Arc winner this year, with Galikova 2nd.
Will Sarafina keep the incredible run for females going with a win in next month's Arc?
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  • medlocke · @BrianZipse, Sarafina really looked good in the Prix Foy today. Beating Hiruno D'Amour, St Nicholas Abbey, and Nakayama Festa. As soon as the races at Longchamp ended today, Sarafina was cut to 3-1 by European odd's makers and is favorite for the Arc. Workforce is 5-1, Nathaniel is 5-1/2-1 Galikova is 6-1, and both So You Think and Reliable Man are 7-1. · 949 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · If So You Think is in the race, he is my favorite, Medlocke, but I have big respect for Sarafina. · 949 days ago ·
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PRIX FOY winner Sarafina is as short as 3-1 (from 4) for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 2 following her last-gasp success in the Group 2 at Longchamp on Sunday.The four-year-old had a nightmare passage but accelerated through a tiny gap inside the final furlong under Christophe Lemai...Read More
Last year, Behkabad was sent to Churchill Downs representing the Aga Khan stable in France by virtue of his automatic bid into the race he won by winning the G2 Prix Niel at Longchamp. On Sunday, stablemate Sarafina won her place in the Breeders Cup Turf field for the Aga Khan by winning the G1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud. Added this year as a race that the winner get's a birth into the B.C. Turf field. Sarafina is one of the best fillies in Europe, bar none. She ended last season by coming with a run from out of the clouds to finish 3rd right behind Workforce and Nakayama Festa in the Arc De Triomphe. So far this season, Sarafina finished 2nd in the G1 Prix Ganay on her seasonal debut. Immediately rebounded to win the G2 Prix Corrida against a high class field of fillies and mares. Then on Sunday, she beat the always consistent Cirrus De Aigles in the G1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud. I can tell you unquestionably that Sarafina is a better horse than her stablemate Behkabad is. IMO, she would have decimated last year's B.C. Turf field, and if she makes the trek to Churchill Downs this year, she'll take a world of beating in this year's B.C. Turf. TJMO.
We’re less than three weeks away from the 27th Breeders’ Cup, contested over two days at Churchill Downs on November 5th and 6th.  Each week leading up to it I’ll run down my top 5 in each division, which will be updated based on defections and different choices made by connections.  Here’...Read More
European participation in the Breeders’ Cup has been an important part of the championship program since its initial running in 1984, when Yves Saint-Martin and the Aga Khan’s Lashkari won the Turf over the great racemare All Along. The International Racing Bureau, based in Newmarket, England, has r...Read More
Super Saturday and Super Sunday translates to a truly Super Weekend of racing in the US and abroad.Read More
Sarafina followed up her win in the Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Fr-I) last month with a scintillating performance to take the Prix de Diane (Fr-I) by 1 1/2-lengths at Chantilly June 13.Read More

Sarafina - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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View DetailsView Video11/05/11Sarafina4thCD81 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MSt Nicholas AbbeySea MoonBrilliant Speed2:28.85
View DetailsView Video10/02/11Sarafina7thLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MDanedreamSharetaSnow Fairy2:24.49
View DetailsView Video09/11/11Sarafina1stLon21 1/2mTPrix Foy-G2 4+ MSarafinaHiruno D'AmourSt Nicholas Abbey2:32.28
View DetailsView Video06/26/11Sarafina1stSai51 1/2mTGrand Prix de Saint-Cloud-G1 4+ MSarafinaCirrus Des AiglesSilver Pond2:34.40
View DetailsView Video05/23/11Sarafina1stSai11 5/16 mTPrix Corrida-G2 4+ FSarafinaAnnounceOne Clever Cat2:10.50
View Details04/30/11Sarafina2ndLon51 5/16 mTPrix Ganay -G1 4+ MPlanteurSarafinaCirrus Des Aigles2:07.29
View DetailsView Video10/03/10Sarafina3rdLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MWorkforceNakayama FestaSarafina2:35.30
View DetailsView Video09/12/10Sarafina3rdLon41 1/2mTPrix Vermeille-G1 3+ FMiddayPlumaniaSarafina2:32.40
View Details06/13/10Sarafina1stCha41 5/16 mTPrix de Diane-G1 3 FSarafinaRosanaraSandbar2:07.80
View Details05/23/10Sarafina1stLon31 1/4 mTPrix Saint-Alary-G1 3 FSarafinaDeluxeHibaayeb2:04.10