Shamardal

Undefeated Earthlight A Determined Winner Of ‘Win And You’re In’ Prix Morny

Godolphin SNC’s undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Juveniles Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Prix Morny At Deauville

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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‘Sound And Well,’ Dual Group 1 Royal Ascot Winner Blue Point Retired

Blue Point, who became the first European-trained horse in almost 100 years, and among only a handful of horses ever to win both the G1 King’s Stand and G1 Diamond Jubilee in the same week at Royal Ascot, has been retired and will join the Darley stallion roster. A superb flagbearer for Team Godolphin for […]

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‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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Invincible Spirit Colt Tops Closing Day Of Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale

A son of Invincible Spirit was the star turn on the second day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale when selling for 575,000 guineas (US$787,359), as the two day sale saw 85 lots sell for 10,343,000 guineas ($14,161,706), at an average of 121,682 guineas and a median of 85,000 guineas ($166,595). Norman Williamson’s Oak […]

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Blue Point Defeats Miller-Trained Pair In Al Quoz Sprint

Blue Point stamped his claim to being the best sprinter on the planet when he stormed to victory in the six-furlong Al Quoz Sprint (G1). As has been the case so often in recent years, the American sprinters were so close without finding the winner’s stall. The Peter Miller-trained duo Belvoir Bay and Stormy Liberal […]

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Sheikha Reika Gives Atzeni G1 Double In E.P. Taylor

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al Maktoum’s Sheikha Reika provided a thrilling end to the afternoon for jockey Andrea Atzeni in the E.P. Taylor, adding to his Canadian International win on Desert Encounter for a Grade 1 double on the card. The 3-year-old daughter of Shamardal, trained by Roger Varian, raced without Lasix and was sent off […]

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Pakistan Star Finally Rises In Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

Hong Kong’s wayward son came of age at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 April), and oh, how the crowd loved it. Pakistan Star smashed his rivals in the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) with a performance of uncomplicated superiority. “He’s blown them all away,” trainer Tony Cruz said after the five-year-old […]

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LNJ Foxwoods Purchases Shamardal Filly At Arqana’s Opening Session

United States-based entity LNJ Foxwoods, the racing name of Larry, Nanci and Jamie Roth, made a splash in the opening session of Arqana’s August Yearling sale on Saturday. Agent Alex Solis went to €450,000 (~US$530,000) for a gray filly sired by Shamardal, according to racingpost.com, and she is expected to go back to the U.S. The filly is […]

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