Representing the blue and white stars of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, SAIGA (TEOFILO) broke her maiden on debut, winning the Prix des Pyrenees at Tarbes, France on Sunday, 13 October 2019. Trained by Phillipe Sogorb, she won by easy 3 lengths in front of ROSMANA (SIYOUNI), who is owned and bred by the Aga Khan. SAIGA was ridden by Julien Grosjean in the 1500-metre race for 2 year olds.
The His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani-owned and bred SAIGA is the second foal out of Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr1) heroine VORDA, who won also in the colours of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani. She also has a winning FRANKEL 3-year-old, MARKHOR, and a yearling by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.