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(gôrgän`) or


(jo͝orjän`), town (1991 pop. 162,468), N Iran, E of the Caspian Sea. The surrounding region yields abundant grain and has extensive forests and marshes. Items of trade include carpets. The surrounding area, the ancient Hyrcania, was captured by the Arabs (716) and conquered by the Mongols (13th cent.). Aga Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Qajar dynasty, was born there, and the town flourished (c.1800) with the rise of the dynasty. It was formerly called Astrabad or Asterabad.



a town in northern Iran, in the region of Mazanderan. Population, 31,200 in 1966.

Gorgan is connected by a railroad line and a highway with the port of Bandar-e Shah and the city of Tehran. The town contains small cotton and rice-refining plants and creameries. Handicraft production is widespread. Gorgan is subject to earthquakes. (The most recent strong earthquake occurred in 1944.)

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Green Belt Elite 6g Astarabad - Vallee Bleue Green Belt Foresters 57/1211-RPR 144c OR 143c He's been held up a little so won't be out until Christmas, but when he comes back he might just be the type for the Festival.
Oh No Not Harry 5g Astarabad - La Pitchoun Tony Eaves 32257-8 RPR 116h OR 110h Ran a couple of decent races in defeat in bumpers and on reflection it was fortunate that he was beaten around Towcester, as he remains a novice this season, so we can make full use of that tag.
Graham Dench Angel Sun Four-year-old gelding Astarabad - Five Rivers Owners: Outhart, Fletcher, Hyde, Trembath & Hill Form figures: Unraced He's never run, but he's a half-brother to Deal Done and Deal Maker, who are useful winners in Ireland, and Astarabad has done well as a sire over here.
Aohna 5m Astarabad -Touques Jenny and Mark Pitman Racing Club 3-23524 RPR 120h OR 115h I can't stress how small she is; she's a pony, but she runs her heart out time and time again.
Fontano 4g Astarabad - Little Bud Mrs Julien Turner & Andrew Merriam 1-RPR 109b He's a beautiful horse, but was quite a nervous one last year.
Prince Taime 7g Astarabad - Maite Diana and Grahame Whateley 2P3321- RPR 142h, 128c OR 144h, 128c A leg problem will keep him off until spring.
Agence FIPS parted with €40,000 for Princesse Winner, a daughter of Astarabad offered in foal to Saint Des Saints.
Abu Hashim Muhammed bin Abdullah bin Muhammed bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Hassan bin Hassan A'eur, son of Muhammed Kaboli of the children of Abdullah (Abdullah Mahz) bin Hassan (peace be upon him) who died in Nishapur and some of his children were at Nishapur, Astarabad, and Isfahan.
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Although he was only successful once in three bumper starts last season, the level of form achieved in a light campaign certainly hinted this son of Astarabad possessed an ample portion of ability.
but Asmara and Astarabad, his best half-sister and half-brother, were particularly effective in the soft and so his sire's influence should not be crucial.
Canani's Astarabad (Nakatani) and Drysdale's Storm Trooper (Desormeaux) run in the Canadian International the same day.