Influential Aga Khan-owned mare Asmara (Lear Fan) has died peacefully at the age of 27. A dual Listed winner for trainer John Oxx, Asmara produced 11 foals and of the nine that raced eight won with her progeny headed by multiple Group 1 winner and one-time shuttler Azamour (Night Shift).
Asmara also produced the Group 2 winner Arazan (Anabaa), while her unraced daughter Azmiyna (Galileo) is the dam of five-time Group 1 winner and now Arrowfield Stud-based sire The Autumn Sun (Redoute's Choice).
Asmara produced her final foal in 2011, an unraced filly by Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) who is called Azama. Azmiyna meanwhile is currently in foal to Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) and is due to visit Siyouni (Pivotal) this year.