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Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Al Shaqab's record-priced filly has first foal on the ground

The daughter of Siyouni was foaled at Haras de Bouquetot on Sunday

Al Naamah and her Siyouni filly foal in the paddocks at Haras de Bouquetot
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Al Naamah, the daughter of Galileo who was bought by Al Shaqab Racing for 5,000,000gns at Book 1 of the the 2013 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, has produced her first foal - a filly by Siyouni.

The filly was foaled at Al Shaqab's French base at Haras de Bouquetot on Sunday.

Al Naamah, who still holds the record for being the most expensive yearling filly to be bought at public auction, won one of her seven starts for Al Shaqab and Andre Fabre.

She also made the frame in three black-type events, first when finishing second in the Group 3 Prix Cleopatre, then when she filled the same position in a Longchamp Listed race and finished third in the Group 3 Prix Minerve behind Candarliya.

Bred by Lodge Park Stud, Al Naamah is by the dominant Galileo and out of the Listed-placed Alluring Park, a Green Desert half-sister to five-time Group 1 winner and 2008 Derby hero New Approach.

New Approach is not the only horse to appear in Al Naamah's pedigree to boast an eye-catching piece of Epsom form, as her older sister Was landed the 2012 Oaks for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners.

Al Naamah is also a sister to the Group 3-placed Douglas MacArthur, who was last seen finishing a close-up fourth behind Waldgeist in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud, and a half-sister to the Listed winner Janood.

Siyouni, a ten-year-old son of Pivotal, stands at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval, where his fee for 2017 has been set at a career-high mark of €45,000.

New Approach is not the only horse to appear in Al Naamah's pedigree to boast an eye-catching piece of Epsom form, as her older sister Was landed the 2012 Oaks for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore partners

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