G2 victory for daughter of Shamardal

Tarnawa wins her third Group race in the G2 Blandford Stakes

Shamardal’s consistent daughter Tarnawa won her third Group race on Sunday, 15 September when landing the G2 Blandford Stakes at the Curragh. Coming into the race on the back of a victory in the G3 Give Thanks Stakes, she was always travelling well and showing a excellent change of pace, quickened clear to win easily by a length and a half.

Now the winner of four of her nine starts, her next intended target is the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot.

Owned and bred by The Aga Khan, Tarnawa is the first foal of the Stakes-winning Cape Cross mare Tarana, who herself is a daughter of the Listed Galtres Stakes heroine Tarakala.

Shamardal has been enjoying a tremendous season in Europe with Tarnawa one of 13 Stakes winners, a figure only bettered by Galileo and Dubawi. Amongst his three G1 winners are the superstar sprinter Blue Point and the unbeaten Prix Morny hero Earthlight.