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Sire Bois Roussel
Dam Mah Iran
Grandsire Vatout
Damsire Bahram
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1944
Country Ireland
Color Gray
Breeder H H Aga Khan III
Owner H H Aga Khan III
Trainer Frank Butters
Record 21: 11-?-?
Earnings US$98,139 (equivalent)
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.
Major wins

Dewhurst Stakes (1946)
Craven Stakes (1947)
King Edward VII Stakes (1947)
Eclipse Stakes (1947)
Champion Stakes (1947)
Rose of York Sweepstakes (1948)
White Rose Stakes (1948)

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.

Sired by the 1938 Epsom Derby winner, Bois Roussel, his damsire Bahram was the 1935 British Triple Crown Champion.

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:

  • Menara (b. 1954) - won 1957 Premio Villamejor (Spanish St. Leger);

Migoli is also the grandsire of the Gallant Bloom, a filly inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1977.



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