|Breeder||H H Aga Khan III|
|Owner||H H Aga Khan III|
|Migoli is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mah Iran by Bois Roussel. He was born around 1944 in Ireland, and was bred by H H Aga Khan III.|
French Classic Race wins:|
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1948)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Migoli (foaled 1944 in Ireland) was a Thoroughbred racehorse bred and raced by the Aga Khan III. Trained in England by Frank Butters, Migoli's win in the 1948 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was the first for an English-trained horse since 1923 and there would not be another until 1971.
Racing in England at age two, Migoli won the Dewhurst Stakes. The following year he won four important English races plus earned a second to Pearl Diver in the Epsom Derby and a third to winner Sayajirao in the St. Leger Stakes. At age four in 1948, in England Migoli won more of what today are rated as Group races plus he finished second in the Coronation Cup. In the fall Migoli was sent to Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He won the race, defeating Marcel Boussac's highly regarded colt, Nirgal.
Retired to stud duty, Migoli was the sire of 24 stakes/group winners including:
- Gallant Man (b. 1954) - winner of the American Classic, the Belmont Stakes in record time, and who likely would have won the Kentucky derby too were it not for the famous mistake at the finish by jockey Bill Shoemaker. Gallant Man's other wins included the prestigious Travers Stakes, Hollywood Gold Cup, the Metropolitan Handicap where he beat the great Bold Ruler, and Jockey Club Gold Cup;
- Menara (b. 1954) - won 1957 Premio Villamejor (Spanish St. Leger);
- Yla (b. 1955) - winner of the 1958 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.