Vanity Fair - February 2013 features an article and interview of H.H. The Aga Khan: The Aga Khan’s Earthly Kingdom - Multi-billionaire prince, spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, and one-man state, the fourth Aga Khan defies all boundaries. Photographs by Jonathan Becker.
The Aga Khan, Prince Karim Al Husseini, has again proved why he’s France’s most influential owner-breeder, landing the prestigious Prix de Diane horse race for a record seventh time.
BERKABAD - According to a TV report, H. H. the Aga Khan arrived at 2.30 French Time and left after the race. Horse came 4th and did not win the "Prix du Jockey Club". Aga Khan can be seen in a good and relaxed mood. Princess Zahra did not attend.
.H the Aga Khan, the owner of French horse Zarkava, and it's Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 159th Prix de Diane - 2008-06-08Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, June 8: H.H the Aga Khan, the owner of French horse Zarkava, and it's Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 159th Prix de Diane horse racing, on June 8, 2008 in Chantilly, outside Paris. Soumillon won the race ahead of horse Gagnoa ridden by Irish jockey John Patrick Murtagh and Goldikova ridden by French jockey Olivier Peslier. [More]
Dalakhani maintained his unbeaten record in most impressive style as he galloped away with the Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly.
The handsome grey colt was always seemingly coasting in the French Derby and pulled clear of his rivals in the final two furlongs, with jockey Christophe Soumillon barely having to shake his reins to get the desired result.
Even Super Celebre, the only real challenger to emerge from out of the pack in the home straight in pursuit of the winner, was flattered to get within two lengths at the line.
Coroner finished a further three lengths away in third place.
Le prince ismaélien a pris la tête d'une fondation pour sauver ce trésor du patrimoine français et va verser 40 millions d'euros. Cet été devraient démarrer les travaux de rénovation du domaine de Chantilly, 7 800 hectares.Il était une fois une petite principauté, méconnue bien que proche de Paris, qui n'avait plus de prince depuis un bon siècle. Le château menaçait ruine, le parc et ses canaux allaient à vau-l'eau, le domaine de 7 800 hectares faisait naufrage.
Dalakhani romp fires Derby double hopesThe Aga Khan started Vodafone Derby week in the best possible style, greeting Dalakhani in the winner's enclosure following yesterday's Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly. On Saturday, the owner-breeder will rely on Alamshar to complete a famous cross-channel Derby double by triumphing at Epsom.
Come and get me: Christophe Soumillon offers encouragement to his rivals as Dalakhani cruises home
The Aga Khan's brilliant three-year-old colt, Dalakhani, was named the Cartier Horse of The Year at the annual end-of-season Cartier Awards dinner held in London last night. The horse's list of honours already included the French Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe before he landed the most prestigious racing award in Europe.
His trophies, for Horse of The Year and Three-Year-Old Colt, were picked up by his trainer, Alain de Royer-Dupre and Princess Zahra Aga Khan, who is taking an increasingly-prominent role in her father's breeding empire.
One of France's most stunning chateaux, which houses the country's second most important art collection, is to be rescued from falling into disrepair thanks to a helping hand from its neighbour, the Aga Khan.Annick Benoist reports.
The Chantilly chateau: once playground of French kings, now for kings of footie The magnificent chateau houses 6,000 works of art including three Raphael works
Une Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du domaine de Chantilly, joyau du patrimoine français
La Fondation créé par l' Aga Kha se propose de restaurer le château, les grandes écuries et les différents bâtiments, le parc et ses jardins ainsi que le réseau hydrographique inclus dans son périmètre et réaliser les aménagements nécessaires pour améliorer l'accueil et l'information du public.