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Pedigree:
Zamindar  -  Zarkasha  by  Kahyasi
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Zarkava foaled a colt by Redoute's Choice on Monday, here is a pic and some info on the new arrivals and breeding plans for the Aga Khan's outstanding broodmare band - http://www.agakhanstuds.com/news/news_display.asp?NewsId=791
Was bred to Redoute's Choice, along with some other blueblood book of mares including Born Gold (Goldikova's dam)
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  • jonquil · I'd rather see her go to Fame and Glory. Or better yet, why not try War Front? TBH I'd much prefer to see her foals run first. Has anyone heard anything about her 3 yo filly? · 514 days ago
  • jonquil · Fame and Glory rather than So You Think, that is. · 514 days ago
Zarkasha, dam of Zarkava, will be bred to New Approach in 2013
I honestly think the pictures on the top right is one of the most amazing images I have ever seen of a thoroughbred in full flight!
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @KyOaksRunner, Just today I watched the replay of 2007 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac. That photo of Zarkava was taken when she jumped a shadow on the track at Longchamp about 25 or 30 meters from the wire. Nearly jolted Christophe Soumillon off of her back when she landed. Brought back of memories of Dayjur in the 1990 BC Sprint. He was easily the fastest sprinter in the world at that time. Had the race won and coming up to the wire he jumped shadow on the track, lost his stride, and ended up getting passed by Safely Kept just as they crossed the wire. · 833 days ago
  • icyhotboo · @ILuvTurfRacing, what is your opinion of her place in the history of turf racing? Watching her on U-Tube for hrs got me hooked on turf racing. Your thoughts would be of interest to me if you don't mind. · 833 days ago
I spent the last two hours watching her videos. I don't follow European racing but I know a great one when I see it and I saw it for two hours this morning. She is breathtaking!
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  • footlick · I agree icyhotboo, she was breathtaking · 1188 days ago
  • medlocke · @icyhotboo, Zarkava was incredible!! She only raced 7 times in her career, but won all 7 races!! When you've got a filly with the kind of speed to leave Goldikova looking flat footed the way Zarkava did in the 08' French 1000 Guineas and Prix De Diane(French Oaks), then you know she's special!! After beating Goldikova twice, she next beat multiple G1 winning mare, and 2010 Sheema Classic winner, Dar Re Mi, the 08' Prix Vermeille. Then her finest hour was beating a very good Arc field that consisted of all boys in the 08' Arc. I always wished that Zarkava would've been brought back to race again as a 4yr.old. I felt much the same about Sea The Stars when he was retired at the end of his 3yr.old season, too. · 1188 days ago
That picture in the top right corner truly shows what kind of racing monster Zarkava is.
Should have started a jumps career would have been great at it.
Zarkava Should be at the TOP of this list. Not one filly on this list from the last 30 years or more would have even come close to this Freak. Yes I have been watching, and in the business for over 30 yrs.
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  • TimSmith · That win Defined R.As career. If she lost that race she A) wouldnt have been H.O.Y B) wouldnt have gone down as one of the greatest seasons ever. Calvin didnt kill her he just rode the crap out of her and made a LEGEND. · 1271 days ago
  • icyhotboo · he set her up so that every horse had the opportunity to take their best shot at their best time like he's done before with her.BTW Calvin hasn't gotten a qualitty horse since.They gave him SS who they never dreamed had a chance and it was a muddy track..... · 1271 days ago
i LOVE how she leaped after crossing the line in the prix marcel! it looked so cute!
Zarkava at #92...wow, Guess I am not surprised that all the American Fillies are up top the list, forget the fact that I cannot even find Makybe Diva in the top 200????.
  • arazi · This is really a North American list. · 1290 days ago
  • dubby30 · Its a thoughtless American list with no respect to the rest of the world or runnres like Personal Ensign, winning colors and others that were asked to run hard against the best available. · 1288 days ago
Zarkava is hands down the greatest Filly or Mare to grace the track in the last 30 years, Zarkava won from 5f-12f with the greatest of ease, taking down the boys at the European classic distance. If you've not seen video of her Arc win please take a gander and explain which of any horses that have ever run other than Ruffian in the World could have defeated this filly. She may have had trouble catching the 2009 form of Rachel Alexandra and the Zenyatta that we knew in 2008 would have given her a nice breeze, but In my opinion, no horse male or female could have defeated this horse, as seen by he beating Goldikova a couple of times and look wat a machine Goldikova is now.
Best horse ever.
  • humphrey · Dont tell that to Ribot, Brigadier Gerrard or Mill Reef fans · 1422 days ago
  • humphrey · throw in the last English Triple Crown winner Nijinsky to that mix as well. · 1422 days ago

Zarkava - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video10/05/08Zarkava1stLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MZarkavaYoumzainSoldier of Fortune2:28.80
View DetailsView Video10/05/08Zarkava1stLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MZarkavaYoumzainIt's Gino2:28.80
View DetailsView Video09/14/08Zarkava1stLon41 1/2mTPrix Vermeille-G1 3+ FZarkavaDar Re MiMichita2:26.00
View Details06/08/08Zarkava1stCha41 5/16 mTPrix De Diane-G1 3 FZarkavaGagnoaGoldikova2:07.10
View Details05/11/08Zarkava1stLon51 mileTPoule d'Essai des Pouliches-G1 3 FZarkavaGoldikovaHalfway to Heaven1:35.20
View Details04/13/08Zarkava1stLon41 mileTPrix de La Grotte-G3 3 FZarkavaConference CallLessing 1:44.70
View DetailsView Video10/07/07Zarkava1stLon31 mileTPrix Marcel Boussac -G1 2 FZarkavaConference CallMad About You1:37.00
View DetailsView Video09/09/07Zarkava1stLon21 mileTUnraced Maiden Fillies' 2 FZarkavaTrully BelleBlue Ciel1:42.60