Shamardal

B 2002 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Giant's Causeway – Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Private Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Established as a source of G1 juveniles and Classic excellence. Sire of 10.3% Stakes winners to runners. His 30 Stakes winners in 2015 included the outstanding Able Friend and top juveniles Emotionless and Lumiere. Tryster, Mukhadram and Lope de Vega are among his 16 G1 winners.

Pedigree

SHAMARDAL

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

STORM CAT

STORM BIRD

NORTHERN DANCER

SOUTH OCEAN

TERLINGUA

SECRETARIAT

CRIMSON SAINT

MARIAH'S STORM

RAHY

BLUSHING GROOM

GLORIOUS SONG

IMMENSE

ROBERTO

IMSODEAR

HELSINKI

MACHIAVELLIAN

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

COUP DE FOLIE

HALO

RAISE THE STANDARD

HELEN STREET

TROY

PETINGO

LA MILO

WATERWAY

RIVERMAN

BOULEVARD

By GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (1997) European Champion three-year-old, Juddmonte International (G1), Eclipse S (G1), Irish Champion S (G1), St James’s Palace S (G1), etc. Sire of 2,116 foals aged three and up, including SHAMARDAL, ARAGORN, BRODY’S CAUSE, CARPE DIEM, CREATIVE CAUSE, DALKALA, EISHIN APOLLON, ESKENDEREYA, FIRST SAMURAI, FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND, FROST GIANT, GHANAATI, GIANT OAK, HEATSEEKER, IMAGINING, INTENSE FOCUS, MAIDS CAUSEWAY, MY TYPHOON, RED GIANT, RITE OF PASSAGE, TAKE CHARGE BRANDI, etc.

1st dam: Helsinki by Machiavellian. Winner (10f) at 3, 3rd Prix Melisande. Sister to STREET CRY. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners:

SHAMARDAL (c Giant’s Causeway) Champion, see Race record.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (c Montjeu) 2 wins (8f) at 2, Beresford S (G2), 3rd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S (G3).

Diamond Necklace (f Unbridled’s Song) 3rd Victor McCalmont Memorial S. Dam of:

Raskova (f Henrythenavigator) 2nd Lyric S.

YORGUNNABELUCKY (c Giant’s Causeway) 5 wins (10f-14f) at 3 and 4.

HELSINKA (f Pennekamp) 2 wins (10½f-11f) at 4.

VELIKIY ZEVS (c Giant’s Causeway) 2 wins (6f-7f) at 2 and 4.

2nd dam: HELEN STREET by Troy. 3 wins (6f-12f) at 2 and 3, Irish Oaks (G1), Prix du Calvados (G3), 3rd Yorkshire Oaks (G1). Dam of 10 winners:

STREET CRY (c Machiavellian) 5 wins, 2 to 4, Dubai World Cup (G1), Stephen Foster H (G1), 2nd Whitney H (G1), 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Sire.

HISTORIAN (f Pennekamp) 5 wins at 2 and 3, Prix Rose de Mai. Dam of:

Antiquities (f Kaldounevees) 2nd Prix Cleopatre (G3).

Sovetsky (g Soviet Star) Winner at 3 to 4, 2nd Prix du Lion d’Angers.

GRECIAN SLIPPER (f Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 3. Dam of:

MAGNA GRAECIA (f Warning) Prix de Barbeville (G3). Dam of: Taranto (f Machiavellian) 2nd River Eden Fillies’ S. Grandam of: TERRITORIES (c Invincible Spirit) Prix Jean Prat (G1), Prix de Fontainebleau (G3), 2nd 2,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1), 3rd Prix la Rochette (G3).

GRAIKOS (c Rainbow Quest) Prix de Conde (G3).

PARTHENON (c Dubai Destination) Glasgow S.

LATONA (f Fantastic Light) Winner at 3. Dam of: PAXIMADIA (c Commands) Sandown Guineas (G2), Carbine Club S (G3), 3rd T J Smith S (G1).

MOUNT HELENA (f Danzig) Winner at 2. Dam of:

TEARS I CRY (f Chester House) Irving Distaff S.

Anna Dana (f Chester House) 2nd Valdale S, Cincinnati Trophy S.

Ilia (f Shadeed) Unraced. Grandam of: Dovil Boy (c Clodovil) 2nd Prix du Guiche (G3); Le Roi Mage (g City On A Hill) 2nd Prix Altipan, Prix Lyphard; Street Force (f Blue Air Force) 2nd Criterium Femminile.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 3 3 - - -
Three 4 3 - - -
Total 7 6 - - -

At 2 European Champion two-year-old

1st
Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, by 2½l, beating Oratorio, Montgomery's Arch, Iceman, Librettist, Perfectperformance, Etlaala.
1st
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, by 2½l, beating Wilko, Fox.
1st
Maiden race, 6f, Ayr, by 8l. 

At 3 European Champion three-year-old miler

1st
St James's Palace S (G1), 8f, York, by 3l, beating Ad Valorem, Oratorio, Rocamadour, Kandidate, Indesatchel.
1st
Prix du Jockey Club (G1), 10½f, Chantilly, beating Hurricane Run, Rocamadour, Gharir, Ruwi, Laverock, Gold Sound, Vatori, Scorpion.
1st
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (G1), 8f, Longchamp, beating Indesatchel, Gharir, Early March, Helios Quercus, Laverock, Tony James, Montgomery's Arch.

Timeform 129

Best progeny

Video footage

St. James's Palace S (G1), 8f, York, 14 Jun 2005
Prix du Jockey Club (G1), 10½f, Chantilly, 05 Jun 2005
French 2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Longchamp, 15 May 2005
Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, 16 Oct 2004
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, 28 Jul 2004
Maiden, 6f, Ayr, 12 Jul 2004

News

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A colt by the leading first season sire was purchased for 200,000gns during the final session of the Craven Sale

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Royal Solitaire lands the Listed Preis des Gestüts Röttgen at Hoppegarten

Shamardal sired a new Stakes winner on Sunday 27 March when his four-year-old daughter Royal Solitaire gained a valuable Black-type


Artistry claims G3 Newmarket Handicap at Rosehill

Shamardal recorded a new Group winner in style on 19 March when his daughter Artistry unleashed a powerful finish


Five G1 winners and a further six Group winners on one day for the Darley stallions – now responsible for almost a quarter of all G1 winners so far this year

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Son of Shamardal becomes the 16th winner at the highest level for his sire

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Five-year-old closes strongly to win Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield

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Son of Shamardal storms to victory in Meydan G3

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New Darley stallion given a 130 rating on the World Rankings

Golden Horn (pictured winning the world's best race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe) was yesterday officially recognised as last season's European


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