Shamardal dies

17 Apr 2020 14:17


 

One of the world’s top stallions, Shamardal, has died. He was 18 at the time of his passing.
Champion two-year-old when in the care of Mark Johnston, Shamardal was transferred to Godolphin, and Saeed bin Suroor, at the end of his juvenile season.After losing on the dirt at Nad Al Sheba, Shamardal returned to Europe to win the Poule d’Essai des Poulains – the French 2,000 Guineas – and Prix du Jockey Club at three.He concluded his racing career at York (where Ascot’s Royal meeting was staged in 2005), seeing off another quality field in the St James’s Palace.Sadly, injury meant he was not seen on the racecourse again, but Shamardal retired to stud not only unbeaten on turf, but never once even headed – a truly remarkable feat.
The son of Giant’s Causeway is currently responsible for 146 stakes winners including top class sire Lope De Vega, star sprinter Blue Point, and 2019 G1 winning two-year-olds Pinatubo, Earthlight and Victor Ludorum

One of the world’s top stallions, Shamardal, has died. He was 18 at the time of his passing.

Champion two-year-old when in the care of Mark Johnston, Shamardal was transferred to Godolphin, and Saeed bin Suroor, at the end of his juvenile season.

After losing on the dirt at Nad Al Sheba, Shamardal returned to Europe to win the Poule d’Essai des Poulains – the French 2,000 Guineas – and Prix du Jockey Club at three.

He concluded his racing career at York (where Ascot’s Royal meeting was staged in 2005), seeing off another quality field in the St James’s Palace.

Sadly, injury meant he was not seen on the racecourse again, but Shamardal retired to stud not only unbeaten on turf, but never once even headed – a truly remarkable feat.

The son of Giant’s Causeway is currently responsible for 146 stakes winners including top class sire Lope De Vega, star sprinter Blue Point, and 2019 G1 winning two-year-olds Pinatubo, Earthlight and Victor Ludorum



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