Shagaf, a Grade 3 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., for an advertised fee of $2,000.
The 6-year-old son of Bernardini raced as a homebred for Shadwell Farm, winning three of seven starts for earnings of $331,700. Trained by Chad Brown, Shagaf won on debut as a 2-year-old, taking a one-mile maiden special weight at Aqueduct by six lengths.
That victory kicked off a three-race winning streak for Shagaf, who went on to take an optional claimer at Gulfstream Park to kick off his 3-year-old season. He then returned to Aqueduct to win the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes and secure himself a spot in the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Shagaf came out of the Derby with chips in his ankle and knee, and he underwent surgery to remove them. He raced twice more in the following two years, frequently working as a training partner for notable horses in Brown's barn including Practical Joke and Stellar Wind.
Shagaf is out of the stakes-winning Unbridled's Song mare Muhaawara, who is herself a sibling to Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Eldaafer and stakes-placed Tazkeya. His second dam is the G1 winner Habibti, and the extended family includes Kentucky Oaks winner Gal In a Ruckus, South African champion Soft Falling Rain, and New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas winner Clean Sweep.
Indiana Stallion Station also stands Shadwell stallions Elnaawi (by Street Sense) and Mustanfar (by Unbridled).
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