Victor Ludorum, a two-year-old son of Shamardal, continued his sires sensational year when taking the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp on Sunday, 6 October. He is the third juvenile son of Shamardal to take a G1 this season after the fantastic performances of Pinatubo and Earthlight. Settling midfield, Victor Ludorum tracked the leaders before mounting a challenge two furlongs out. Displaying an excellent turn of foot, he surged to the fore with 100 yards to go, staying on strongly to maintain his unbeaten record.
A Godolphin homebred, Victor Ludorum is a half-brother to the Listed winning and G1 placed Mary Tudor, out of the G3 placed Kaldounevees mare Antiquities. She is the best performer from the Listed winning Historian, a half-sister to G1 winner and leading sire Street Cry. They are out of the G1 Irish Oaks heroine and blue hen Helen Street, who also features as the grand dam of Victor Ludorum’s own sire Shamardal. This is the extended family of G1 Prix Jean Prat winner and Darley stallion Territories.
Shamardal has had an exceptional 2019 having now sired 5 G1 winners alone including Poule d’Essai des Pouliches heroine Castle Lady, the unbeaten juvenile pair Pinatubo and Earthlight together with the outstanding sprinter Blue Point, winner of two G1’s this year at Royal Ascot.