Daliapour (Ire) has been put down after battling laminitis at Rosemont Stud. He was 20.
The HH Aga Khan bred colt was an 8 length winner of the Autumn 2YO Stakes at Ascot in October 1998 and returned the following year for seconds in the G1 English Derby (beaten by Oath) and Irish Derby (beaten 5 lengths by Montjeu).
Daliapour (Sadler´s Wells – Dalara by Doyoun) resumed as a four year-old to win the G1 Coronation Cup at Royal Ascot and finished the season with a Group 1 on the road in the Hong Kong Vase.
He was retired by his owner, Mr Robert Ng of Hong Kong, following an unplaced run behind Media Puzzle in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.
Retired to Haras des Chartreux, Daliapour was a dual-purpose stallion before relocating to Australia. He stood for a $3,000 fee at Rosemont and his first southern crop are new-season three year-olds.
His first runner in Australia (and only runner at this stage) was the Matt Laurie-trained Return to Justice which has had two unplaced starts at Cranbourne.