Shamardal

Private B 2002 16.0HH (1.62M)
Giant's Causeway – Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Established as a source of G1 juveniles and Classic excellence. Sire of 12% Stakes winners to runners. His 22 G1 winners are headed by Lope de Vega, Mukhadram and Royal Ascot and Meydan hero Blue Point.

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In the news

Talented mare lands Prix Corrida to remain unbeaten in 2019

Shamardal’s daughter Morgan Le Faye continues to go from strength to strength and on Monday, 20 May she

Queen Power wins her first Stakes race at Newbury

Shamardal, who has been enjoying a superb season, sired his tenth Stakes winner of 2019 when his three-year-old daughter


New Classic winner for the in-form Shamardal, Tower Of London (Raven’s Pass) posts a record-breaking Group win, Fast Company sires a new Stakes winner and Night Of Thunder gets off the mark in style

On an action-packed weekend of racing in Europe, the Darley stallions – particularly Shamardal – posted a truly outstanding set of results on the track.


Unbeaten Castle Lady storms to Classic success at Longchamp to become the third Group winner of the weekend for her outstanding sire

Shamardal has been enjoying a truly outstanding year, and on Sunday, 12 May, he became the sire of a new Classic winner w


Hazapour cruises to victory in G3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown

Shamardal is enjoying an outstanding run of success this year and on Sunday, 12 May, he added a sixth European Group winn


Tarnawa throws herself into Classic contention with impressive victory at Naas

Three-year-old Shamardal filly Tarwana holds several smart entries, including the Epsom Oaks, and on Sat


Flop Shot lands G3 Prix de Guiche, Ickworth remains unbeaten with Curragh Listed win

Both New Approach and Shamardal added new


Daughter of Shamardal easily lands the G3 Prix Allez France

Morgan Le Faye, an improving daughter of Shamardal, won her second race of the season on Sunday, 28 Apri


Skardu remains unbeaten when landing the Craven Stakes at Newmarket

Just days after his daughter Castle Lady won the Prix de la Grotte (a trial for the French 1,000 Guineas) at Longchamp, Kildangan Stud stalwart


Castle Lady (Shamardal) lands G3 Prix de la Grotte from Imperial Charm (Dubawi)

Shamardal and Dubawi look to h


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

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

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Castle Lady
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (G1), 8f, Longchamp, 12 May 2019
Blue Point
Al Quoz Sprint (G1), 6f, Meydan, 30 Mar 2019
Sheikha Reika
E. P. Taylor S (G1), 10f, Woodbine, 13 Oct 2018
Blue Point
King's Stand S (G1), 5f, Royal Ascot, 19 Jun 2018
Pakistan Star
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1), 10f, Sha Tin, 29 Apr 2018
Tryster
Jebel Hatta S (G1), 9f, Meydan, 05 Mar 2016

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 2,438 foals aged three and up, including SHAMARDAL, ARAGORN, BRODY’S CAUSE, CARPE DIEM, CARRICK, CREATIVE CAUSE, EISHIN APOLLON, ESKENDEREYA, FIRST SAMURAI, FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND, FROST GIANT, GIANT OAK, HEATSEEKER, IMAGINING, INTENSE FOCUS, RED GIANT, RITE OF PASSAGE, etc.

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

DOGTAG (f War Front) P G Johnson S, Hilltop S.

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). Champion sire.

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

Antiquities (f Kaldounevees) 2nd Prix Cleopatre (G3). Dam of: MARY TUDOR (f Dawn Approach) Salsabil S, 2nd EBF Naas Oaks Trial, 3rd Irish Oaks (G1), Debutante S (G2).

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), Prix du Palais (G3). Sire.

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.

HELENA'S SECRET (f Five Star Day) Winner at 2. Dam of: THRONUM (c Snitzel) Stanley Wootton S (G2), 2nd William Reid S (G1).

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

His successful career

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.

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Shamardal’s progeny at the races