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 11% Stakes winners to runners. His 21 G1 winners are headed by Lope de Vega, Mukhadram and 2018 King’s Stand hero Blue Point.

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Son of Shamardal sprints to success in Meydan G2

Blue Point, a five-year-old son of Shamardal, made a perfect seasonal debut on Thursday, 14 February when taking the five furlong G

Bivouac’s Listed Warwick Farm win continues success for prominent Godolphin family

Bivouac proved himself a worthy member of one of Godolphin’s best Australian families with a comfortable victory in the Listed


Cracksman to stand at Dalham Hall Stud, fellow new recruit Harry Angel to stand at £20,000

The Darley stallions have enjoyed another outstanding year, siring the winners of the Dubai World Cup, the Derby, the King’s Stand, the Prince Of Wales’s, the King George, the Arlington Million, th


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


Best progeny

His winning offspring

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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

Able Friend
Champions Mile (G1), 8f, Sha Tin, 03 May 2015
Able Friend
Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (G1), 7f, Sha Tin, 15 Mar 2015
Able Friend
Stewards' Cup (G1), 8f, Sha Tin, 25 Jan 2015
Able Friend
Hong Kong Mile (G1), 8f, Sha Tin, 14 Dec 2014
Baltic Baroness
Prix Vermeille (G1), 12f, Longchamp, 14 Sep 2014
Mukhadram
Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown, 05 Jul 2014
Dan Excel
Champions Mile (G1), 8f, Sha Tin, 05 May 2013
Crackerjack King
Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G1), 10f, Rome, 13 May 2012

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.

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