Casamento

Ch 2008 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Shamardal – Wedding Gift (Always Fair)
£5,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
The best two-year-old at stud by European Champion juvenile Shamardal, the sire of Lope de Vega. Won the G1 Racing Post Trophy and G2 Beresford in great style. Sire of tough progressive winners including Stakes scorer Stamp Collecting, G3 performers Kings Gift and Rythmique, and the promising Glastonbury Song and Noivado.

Pedigree

CASAMENTO

SHAMARDAL

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

STORM CAT

STORM BIRD

TERLINGUA

MARIAH'S STORM

RAHY

IMMENSE

HELSINKI

MACHIAVELLIAN

MR PROSPECTOR

COUP DE FOLIE

HELEN STREET

TROY

WATERWAY

WEDDING GIFT

ALWAYS FAIR

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

PAS DE NOM

CARDUEL

BUCKPASSER

MINSTRELETE

SUCH STYLE

SASSAFRAS

SHESHOON

RUTA

REGAL LADY

RELKO

NOBLE LASSIE

By SHAMARDAL (2002) European Champion two-year-old, European Champion three-year-old miler, Prix du Jockey Club (G1), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), Dewhurst S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,141 foals aged three and up, including CASAMENTO, BOW CREEK, FRENCH NAVY, ABLE FRIEND, AMARON, BALTIC BARONESS, CAPTAIN SONADOR, CRACKERJACK KING, DAN EXCEL, DARIYAN, DELECTATION, FAINT PERFUME, LOPE DE VEGA, LUMIERE, MAYBE DISCREET, MUKHADRAM, SAGAWARA, SPEEDY BOARDING, TRYSTER, ZAZOU, etc.

1st dam: WEDDING GIFT by Always Fair. 2 wins (7f-8f) at 2, Prix Saraca, 3rd Prix Vanteaux (G3), Prix du Calvados (G3), Prix la Camargo. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners:

CASAMENTO (c Shamardal) G1 winner, see Race record.

WANA DOO (f Grand Slam) Winner (6½f-8f) at 2 and 3. Dam of:

TORONADO (c High Chaparral) Champion three-year-old colt in Europe, Queen Anne S (G1), Sussex S (G1), Champagne S (G2), Craven S (G3), 2nd St James’s Palace S (G1), Sussex S (G1), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1). Sire.

2nd dam: Such Style by Sassafras. Placed at 3. Dam of 8 winners:

Chehana (f Posse) 4 wins, 3 to 5, 4th Queen Charlotte H (G2). Dam of:

VERI’S GAME (f Astronef) Premio Archidamia.

BLACK TOKK (f Blakeney) Winner at 3. Dam of:

FRENCH CLOCK (g Rancho Ruler) Goodwood H (G1).

LADYBIRD BLUE (f Bluebird) Centaurea Trophy, Great Western S, 2nd South Australian Oaks (G1). Dam of: RED TYPHOON (f Hold That Tiger) South Australia Fillies Classic (G3); Bella Princess (f Flying Spur) 3rd Hareeba S.

DREAM ABOUT IT (f Godswalk) Ballarat Cup. Grandam of: HEART OF DREAMS (g Show A Heart) Underwood S (G1), Australian Guineas (G1), St George S (G2), Phar Lap S (G2); RIGHTFULLY YOURS (c Show A Heart) T S Carlyon Cup (G3).

Champerelle (f King’s High) Unraced. Grandam of: FAST FUTURE (g Generous) Launceston Cup (G3), Caloundra City Cup.

3rd dam: REGAL LADY by Relko. 2 wins at 3. Half-sister to VAGUELY NOBLE (European Horse of the Year. Leading sire). Dam of 5 winners:

REGENCY (c Dancing Brave) Prix Hocquart (G2), Prix de Reux, 3rd Hollywood Turf H (G1), International S (G1). Sire.

BRITANNIA’S RULE (f Blakeney) Lupe S, 3rd Oaks S (G1). Dam of:

BROKEN WAVE (f Bustino) Prix du Carrousel, 2nd Prix Corrida (G3).

GUARDE ROYALE (c Ile de Bourbon) George Stubbs EBF S. Sire.

National Ballet (f Shareef Dancer) Unraced. Dam of: NAME OF LOVE (f Petardia) Rockfel S (G3). Grandam of: SOLVA (f Singspiel) La Zanzara H, 2nd Beverly Hills H (G2); PERILOUS PURSUIT (f Lemon Drop Kid) Late Bloomer S.

 

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 3 1 - -
Three 4 1 - - -
Total 8 4 1 - -

At 2

1st
Racing Post Trophy (G1), 8f, Doncaster, beating Seville, Master Of Hounds, Native Khan, Dunboyne Express, Toolain, Zaidan, Dubawi Gold, Titus Mills.
1st
Beresford S (G2), 8f, Curragh, by 4l, beating Mawaakef, Robin Hood.
1st
Maiden race, 7f, Tipperary, by 2½l, beating Pirateer.
2nd
National S (G1), 7f, Curragh, by a head, to Pathfork, beating Zoffany, Samuel Morse, Glor Na Mara, High Ruler, Rudolf Valentino, Janood.

At 3

1st
Prix du Prince d’Orange (G3), 10f, Longchamp, beating Barocci, Desert Blanc, Bubble Chic, Slow Pace, Lindenthaler.

Timeform 118

Best progeny

Video footage

Momentous
Racing Post Trophy (G1), 8f, Doncaster, 23 October 2010
Beresford S (G2), 8f, Curragh, 26 September 2010
Prix du Prince d'Orange (G3), 10f, Longchamp, 17 September 2011

News

Daughter of Casamento lands the Listed Premio Seregno in Milan

Stamp Collecting, a three-year-old daughter of Casamento, won her first Stakes victory when running out the winner of th

Arzaak breaks his maiden by four and a half lengths

Casamento’s first-crop son Arzaak proved much the best of his seven rivals on 4 April when taking the five-furlong maiden at Southw


Breeders are invited to view the UK-based Darley stallions in Newmarket this Wednesday and Thursday

Dalham Hall Stud will host two open days for breeders this Wednesday and Thursday (11 and 12 January).


Rythmique becomes the latest winner for her first-season sire

Casamento continues to add to his tally of winners and on 8 December, his well-bred daughter Rythmique ran out a convincing winner


Trend Eagle breaks his maiden in Sweden and Silver Casina wins his third race in Italy

First-season sire Casamento enjoyed a profitable Sunday 20 November when siring two winners in two different countries.


With 25 G1 victories around the world in 2016, Darley’s European stallions have enjoyed a hugely successful year. The current roster sired no fewer than 103 Group winners in 13 countries in the latest season, excelling over distances from five furlongs to two and a half miles.

Darley will stand nine new stallions in Europe in 2017, headed by Champion two-year-old and G1 Lockinge Stakes victor Belardo, who will stand for €15,


Two-year-old colt posts a convincing victory first time out to take his first-season sire’s winning total to 11

Casamento’s son Glastonbury Song was well fancied to make a successful racecourse debut and he certainly didn’t disappoint as he ra


Son of Casamento breaks his maiden in style by three-and-a-half lengths

Devil’s Bridge, a son of first-season stallion Casamento, gained a well-deserved first victory on Friday 12 August when easily disp


Kings Gift wins on his second start at Ayr

First-season stallion Casamento sired a new winner when his son Kings Gift proved to be too good on his second career st


Daughter of Casamento breaks her maiden in style

First-season sire Casamento sired a new winner on Tuesday 26 July when his daughter La Casa Tarifa easily beat her rivals at Beverl


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