Shamardal

Private B 2002 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Giant's Causeway – Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Established as a source of G1 juveniles and Classic excellence. Sire of 11% Stakes winner to runners. His 21 G1 winners are headed by Lope de Vega and Mukhadram.

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Daughter of Shamardal lands the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr

Shamardal’s three-year-old daughter Lucie Manette flew late on Sunday, 21 October to land her first Stakes race in the L

First Graded Stakes victory for daughter of Shamardal

Sheikha Reika made a successful jump to Graded Stakes company when she rallied from just off the pace to win the G1 E.P.


Son of Shamardal lands first career Stakes win

The three-year-old colt Global Giant, by Shamardal, became his sire’s sixteenth Black type winner of 20


Progressive son of New Approach adds first Group victory to his record; new Stakes winner for Shamardal

Three-year-old New Approach colt Ostilio has been a model of consistency since he first stepped onto the racecourse late last ye


Sheikha Reika (Shamardal) leads home Rasima (Iffraaj)

The John Musker Fillies’ Stakes is Yarmouth’s feature race of the season and the 10-furlong contest was won in some style on Wednesday, 19 September by three-year-old


The Darley stallions dominate across Europe, with no fewer than five Group winners in one afternoon

The Darley sires enjoyed a truly sensational Sunday on 26 August, notching up an astounding five Group winners during the afternoon.


Graphite (Shamardal) just beats Salsabeel (Exceed And Excel) at Deauville

Just half an hour after Tantheem (Teofilo) landed the G3 Prix de Meautry, the Darley stallions were once again in charge at Deauville


Shamardal’s speedy son lands prestigious G2 contest at York

Shamardal looks to have a very exciting prospect for the end of this year, and indeed next year, in the form of Emaraaty Ana, who w


Daughter of Shamardal wins the Listed Westminster Fliegerpreis

Shamardal’s four-year-old daughter Celebrity landed her second career Stakes race on Sunday, 12 August when winning the


Son of Shamardal leads home a Darley-sired trifecta in the Steventon Stakes

Emotionless, a five-year-old son of Shamardal, returned to the racecourse earlier this year with a promising second to subsequent


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

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
Delectation
Darley Classic (G1), 6f, Flemington, 07 Nov 2015
Lumiere
Cheveley Park S (G1), 6f, Newmarket, 26 Sep 2015
Able Friend
Champions Mile (G1), 8f, Sha Tin, 03 May 2015

Pedigree

What he’s made of...

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 2,344 foals aged three and up, including SHAMARDAL, ARAGORN, BRODY’S CAUSE, CARPE DIEM, 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, 9 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.

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

What a looker!

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