Pinatubo

£35,000 B 2017 16.0HH (1.62M)
Shamardal – Lava Flow (Dalakhani)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket

Unbeaten Horse of the Year as a juvenile – an exceptionally rare accolade – and the best horse in the stallion-making family of Kodiac and Invincible Spirit. The single most in-demand first-season sire at the 2023 sales: TOP LOT 500,000gns YEARLING AVERAGE £146k PERCENTAGE SOLD 93% (That’s the best clearance rate of any sire with a £100k+ average, 5+ sold.)

Pedigree

PINATUBO

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

LAVA FLOW

DALAKHANI

DARSHAAN

SHIRLEY HEIGHTS

DELSY

DALTAWA

MISWAKI

DAMANA

MOUNT ELBRUS

BARATHEA

SADLER'S WELLS

BROCADE

EL JAZIRAH

KRIS

ELJAZZI

By SHAMARDAL (2002) Prix du Jockey Club (G1), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), Dewhurst S (G1), St James’s Palace S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,741 foals aged three and up, including PINATUBO, BLUE POINT, EARTHLIGHT, VICTOR LUDORUM, ABLE FRIEND, AMARON, CASAMENTO, CASTLE LADY, CRACKERJACK KING, DAN EXCEL, DARIYAN, EMARAATY ANA, LOPE DE VEGA, MUKHADRAM, PAKISTAN STAR, SPEEDY BOARDING, TARNAWA, TRYSTER, ZAZOU, etc.

1st dam: LAVA FLOW by Dalakhani. 2 wins (9¾f-11f) at 3, Prix de la Seine. Dam of 9 foals, 5 to race, 5 winners:

PINATUBO (c Shamardal) Champion, see Race record.

SUNDORO (f Sea The Stars) 3 wins (10f) at 3 and 4, 2022, Prix Urban Sea, 2nd Prix Bertrand de Tarragon (G3), Grand Prix de Vichy (G3), 3rd Prix Charles Laffitte, Prix Lyphard.

PANAREA (f Lope de Vega) Winner (6f) at 2, 2023.

2nd dam: MOUNT ELBRUS by Barathea. 3 wins (9½f-13f) at 3 and 4, Prix Petite Etoile. Dam of 9 winners:

Strobilus (g Mark Of Esteem) 2 wins at 2, 2nd Gran Criterium (G1).

NDAAWI (c Cracksman) 2 wins at 2, 2022.

3rd dam: El Jazirah by Kris. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners:

FRINGE (f In The Wings) Winner at 4. Dam of:

MASTER CARPENTER (c Mastercraftsman) Prix Daphnis (G3), 2nd Rose of Lancaster S (G3), 3rd Prix Eugene Adam (G2).

4th dam: ELJAZZI by Artaius. Winner at 2. Dam of 10 winners:

RAFHA (f Kris) Prix de Diane (G1), May Hill S (G3). Dam of:

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (c Green Desert) Sprint Cup (G1), MacDonagh Boland S (G3), Duke of York S (G3). Sire.

SADIAN (c Shirley Heights) John Porter S (G3). Sire.

ACTS OF GRACE (f Bahri) Princess Royal S (G3), Prix des Tourelles. Grandam of: MISHRIFF (c Make Believe) Prix du Jockey Club (G1), Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), Juddmonte International S (G1), 2nd King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S (G1), Eclipse S (G1), Juddmonte International S (G1), 3rd Eclipse S (G1), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S (G1); ORBAAN (g Invincible Spirit) Prix de Saint-Patrick.

MASSARRA (f Danehill) Empress S, 2nd Prix Robert Papin (G2). Dam of: NAYARRA (f Cape Cross) Champion two-year-old filly in Italy, Gran Criterium (G1); GUSTAV KLIMT (c Galileo) Superlative S (G2). Sire; FRIENDLY (f Galileo) Cooley S, 2nd St James's Palace S (G1). Sire; WONDERFULLY (f Galileo) Silver Flash S (G3). Grandam of: WONDERFUL TIMES (f Golden Horn) Prix Etalon Lavello; CAIRO (c Quality Road) Killavullan S (G3), 2nd Irish 2,000 Gns (G1).

Kodiac (c Danehill) 2nd Hackwood S (G3). Sire.

CHIANG MAI (f Sadler's Wells) Blandford S (G3). Dam of:

CHINESE WHITE (f Dalakhani) Pretty Polly S (G1). Dam of: Misty Grey (c Dark Angel) 2nd Supreme S (G3), 3rd Challenge S (G2).

Al Anood (f Danehill) 3rd Dequetteville S. Dam of:

PRIDE OF DUBAI (c Street Cry) Sires' Produce S (G1). Sire.

ENAAD (c High Chaparral) Gold Cup (G2), Gold Vase (G3).

Wosaita (f Generous) Placed at 3. Dam of:

WHAZZIS (f Desert Prince) Premio Sergio Cumani (G3), Valiant S.

WHAZZAT (f Daylami) Chesham S. Dam of: JAMES GARFIELD (c Exceed and Excel) Mill Reef S (G2), Greenham S (G3). Sire. Grandam of: NATE THE GREAT (c Nathaniel) Rose Bowl S, 2nd Henry II S (G3).

Whatami (f Daylami) Placed at 3. Dam of: NKOSIKAZI (f Cape Cross) Hoppings S (G3); JUAN ELCANO (c Frankel) Wolferton S, 2nd York S (G2), 3rd Gordon Richards S (G3).

Unaided (f Dansili). Dam of: UNI (f More Than Ready) Champion filly in the US, Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), Matriarch S (G1).

Stud record
Pinatubo’s first northern hemisphere crop are two-year-olds of 2024.
Pinatubo's first southern hemisphere crop are foals of 2023.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 6 6 - - -
Three 4 1 2 1 -
Total 10 7 2 1 -

At 2 Champion two-year-old colt in Europe

1st
Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, by 2l, beating Arizona, Wichita, Year Of The Tiger, Monarch Of Egypt, Positive, Mystery Power.
1st
Vincent O’Brien National S (G1), 7f, Curragh, by 9l, beating Armory, Arizona, Iberia, Geometrical, Roman Turbo, Toronto.
1st
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, by 5l, beating Positive, Lope Y Fernandez, Visinari, Platinum Star, Mystery Power, Milltown Star.
1st
Chesham S, 7f, Royal Ascot, by 3¼l, new juvenile course record 1:25.73, beating Lope Y Fernandez, Highland Chief, Sun Power, Harpocrates, Year Of The Tiger, Rose Of Kildare, Ardenlee Star.
1st
Woodcote S, 6f, Epsom, by 1½l, beating Oh Purple Reign, Misty Grey.
1st
Maiden race, 6f, Wolverhampton, by 3¼l, beating Platinum Star.

At 3

1st
Prix Jean Prat (G1), 7f, Deauville, beating Lope Y Fernandez, Malotru, Wooded, Molatham, Kenway, Arizona, Well Of Wisdom, Alson, Tropbeau.
2nd
St James’s Palace S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, to Palace Pier, beating Wichita, Positive, Threat, Arizona, Royal Dornoch.
2nd
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, to Persian King, beating Circus Maximus, Siskin, Victor Ludorum, Romanised.
3rd
2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, to Kameko, Wichita, beating Military March, Juan Elcano, New World Tapestry, Kenzai Warrior, Royal Dornoch, Arizona, Persuasion, Al Suhail.

Timeform 134

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Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, 12 Oct 2019
National S (G1), 7f, Curragh, 15 Sep 2019
Prix Jean Prat (G1), 7f, Deauville, 12 Jul 2020
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, 30 Jul 2019
Chesham S, 7f, Royal Ascot, 22 Jun 2019
Woodcote S, 6f, Epsom, 31 May 2019
Maiden race, 6f, Wolverhampton, 10 May 2019
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, 06 Sep 2020

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