|Breeder||H.H. Aga Khan IV|
|Owner||H.H. Aga Khan IV|
|Trainer||Alain de Royer-Dupre|
|Lashkari is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Larannda by Mill Reef. He was born around 1981 in Great Britain, and was bred by H.H. Aga Khan IV.|
Prix du Conseil de Paris (1984)
Breeders' Cup Turf (1984)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on August 2, 2008|
Named for Lashkari in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, he was bred and raced by H.H. Aga Khan IV. Lashkari was out of the French mare Larannda, a daughter of Right Royal who was a multiple Group One winner in England and France. Lashkari was sired by the great Mill Reef whose Group One wins included the Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and who was voted 1971's European Horse of the Year.
At late developer who first went to the track at age three, under French trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, Lashkari won four of his eight starts in 1984. His first major win came in the Prix du Conseil de Paris at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris which earned him the chance to compete in the first edition of the Breeders' Cup races at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Entered in the 1½ mile Breeders' Cup Turf, under jockey Yves Saint-Martin, Lashkari caught the world champion filly All Along in the homestretch to win by a neck. Among the other nine horses in the race, Lashkari defeated Strawberry Road (4th), and the 1982 Kentucky Derby winner, Gato Del Sol (8th).
Racing at age four in 1985, Lashkari won once in five starts and notably came second in the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville. In the fall he returned to the United States to defend his Breeders' Cup Turf title but finished fourth to winner, Pebbles. Retired to stand at his owner's stud, Lashkari met with some success, notably siring Erdelistan, the 1990 winner of the G-1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club. He is also the damsire of 2000 Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, Sinndar.