|Breeder||HH Aga Khan III|
|Owner||HH Aga Khan III|
|Bahram is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Friar's Daughter by Blandford. He was born around 1932 in Ireland, and was bred by HH Aga Khan III.|
National Breeder's Produce Stakes (1934)|
Rous Memorial Stakes (1934)
Gimcrack Stakes (1934)
Middle Park Stakes (1934)
2,000 Guineas (1935)
Epsom Derby (1935)
St. Leger Stakes (1935)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1935)
|14th U.K. Triple Crown Champion (1935)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Born at HH Aga Khan III's stud farm on The Curragh, Ireland the colt was trained by Frank Butters at Newmarket in England. Described by equine experts as having a flawless conformation, Bahram won several important races at age two then at age three won the Triple Crown as well as the prestigious St. James's Palace Stakes.
At the end of the 1935 racing season the colt was retired to Egerton Stud in Newmarket where he stood at a fee of 500 guineas a mare. With just two crops racing Bahram became the second leading sire in 1940 and leading juvenile sire of 1941. Among his English progeny were Big Game (2,000 Guineas), Persian Gulf (a good sire), Turkhan, winner of the 1940 St. Leger Stakes and Irish Derby and Zabara, and the winners of 469 races. Bahram was also the damsire of Noor who competed successfully in England as well as in America where he would be inducted into the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Following the German occupation of France during World War II, the Aga Khan fled France to the safety of Switzerland, and in September 1940, sold Bahram for £40,000 to an American syndicate made up of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Alfred G. Vanderbilt II, James Cox Brady, Jr. and Sylvester Labrot, Jr. In 1941, the horse was brought to Vanderbilt's Sagamore Stud in Maryland then to Walter Chrysler Jr.'s North Wales Stud in Warrenton, Virginia.
In the US Bahram sired the winners of 660 races worth two million dollars. In 1946 Bahram was sold to a breeding farm in Argentina where he met with only modest success.
Overall, Bahram sired the winners of twenty-five graded stakes race winners before his death in Argentina at 24 years of age in 1956.
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