Shamardal

B 2002 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Giant's Causeway – Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Private Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Established as a source of G1 juveniles and Classic excellence. Sire of 11% Stakes winner to runners. His 19 G1 winners are headed by Lope de Vega and Mukhadram.

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 2,344 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:

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, 3rd 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

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.

Timeform 129

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

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
Able Friend
Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (G1), 7f, Sha Tin, 15 Mar 2015

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

News

Daughter of Shamardal takes the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes

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Son of Shamardal takes the G3 Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown

Shamardal has a live Derby contender this season through his son Hazapour, winner of the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial


Son of Shamardal flies home to land the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup

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Daughters of Shamardal take first and third in Listed contest at Longchamp

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Winter Lightning cruises to victory in the UAE 1,000 Guineas

Three-year-old Shamardal filly Winter Lightning followed her illustrious siblings’ footsteps in superb style on Thursday, 8 Februar


Shamardal’s son Hawkesbury takes UAE Listed contest ahead of Sharpalo and Forjatt

The Darley stallions recorded a 1-2-3 in the Listed National Day Cup on Sunday, 3 December when Shamardal’s sons Hawkesbury and


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Consistent son of Shamardal lands G3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot

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