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Sire Night Shift
Dam Asmara
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Lear Fan
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2001
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder HH Aga Khan
Owner HH Aga Khan
Trainer John Oxx
Record 12: 6-1-3
Earnings £1,499,558
Azamour is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Asmara by Night Shift. He was born around 2001 in Ireland, and was bred by HH Aga Khan.
Major wins
Beresford Stakes (2003)
St. James's Palace Stakes (2004)
Irish Champion Stakes (2004)
Prince of Wales's Stakes (2005)
George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2005)
European Champion Older Horse (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Azamour (foaled March 8, 2001 in Ireland) is a Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred and raced by HH Aga Khan. His dam was Asmara, a daughter of Lear Fan, a Group One winning son of Roberto. His sire, Night Shift, was a son of the great Northern Dancer who is regarded as the 20th century’s best sire of sires. [1]

Trained by John Oxx, Azamour made two starts at age two, both at the Curragh. He won his debut in a race for maidens on September 14, 2003 then won the October 12th Beresford Stakes, defeating runnerup Relaxed Gesture by a neck. [2]

Azamour won two Group One races at age three and two more at age four, taking the St. James's Palace Stakes and the Irish Champion Stakes in 2004 and the Prince of Wales's Stakes and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2005, the latter raced that year at Newbury Racecourse. Sent to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York for the Breeders' Cup Turf, he ran third to winner, Shirocco. His 2005 performances earned Azamour European Champion Older Horse honors.

Retired to stud for the 2006 season, Azamour stands at his owners Gilltown Stud near Kilcullen, Ireland.



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