|Breeder||Aga Khan IV|
|Trainer||Stephen L. DiMauro|
|Nassipour is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Alama by Blushing Groom. He was born around 1980 in the United States, and was bred by Aga Khan IV.|
Dixie Handicap (1985)|
Rothmans International Stakes (1985)
Seneca Handicap (1985)
|Leading sire in Australia (1992)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Nassipour (1980-1994 ) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and a Champion sire in Australia. Bred in Kentucky by the Aga Khan, his sire Blushing Groom was the 1977 European Champion Three-Year-old and who would be the 1989 Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland. Nassipour's dam was Alama, a daughter of the very good runner Aureole who was owned by Queen Elizabeth II. Aureole's wins include the 1954 Coronation Cup and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. At stud, Aureole sired 1960 Epsom Derby winner, St. Paddy.
Nassipour was sent to his owner's training facility in Ireland at age two but was sold in late 1983 to American Cot Campbell for his Dogwood Stable racing partnership. Brought back to North America for the 1984 turf racing season, Nassipour did not have a Graded stakes race win but ran second in the Sword Dancer, Knickerbocker, and Bowling Green Handicaps. At age five in 1985, the horse had his best year in racing, winning the Dixie Handicap at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland and the Seneca Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in New York. And, in the richest and most important race of his career, under jockey Jean-Luc Samyn Nassipour won the $600,000 Rothmans International Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, defeating, among others, Grand Prix de Paris winner, Sumayr, and Irish 2,000 Guineas victor, Triptych.
Racing at age six, Nassipour's best result was a third in the Seneca Handicap. Retired from racing that year, he was sold to New Zealand breeding interests and stood at stud at Ra Ora Stud until his death in 1994. The Leading sire in Australia in 1992, among Nassipour's best progeny were:
- Tie the Knot - won 13 Group One races, including four consecutive editions of the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes, 2000 Australian Champion Stayer.
|Runaway Bride||Wild Risk||Rialto|
|Mah Behar||Bois Roussel|