Shadwell Stud

Richard Lancaster to Step Down as Shadwell Stud Director

Richard Lancaster, who has served for over 20 years as the Stud Director of Shadwell Estate Company Limited, is stepping down following the death of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Lancaster began as an assistant to Captain Bobby Dolbey. "Shadwell are very grateful to Richard for all his skill and hard work, helping Shadwell become one of the leading owner/breeders in the world," the stud said in a statement. "We wish him all the best for the future." Added Lancaster, ""Following the sad death of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin...

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dies At 75

By Kelsey Riley and Emma Berry His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who founded a worldwide breeding empire under the Shadwell banner and who has campaigned champions and Classic winners across the globe in his more than 40-year involvement in the industry, has died aged 75. Sheikh Hamdan raced 19 European Classic winners, including the Derby winners Nashwan (Blushing Groom {Fr}) and Erhaab (Chief's Crown), while his other major victories include the Breeders' Cup Classic, two Melbourne Cups and two Dubai World Cups. Sheikh Hamdan had been leading...

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Mohaather Has First Mares In Foal

Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) has the first three mares he bred in foal, Shadwell Stud announced on Tuesday. Both the listed winner Seeharn (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) and Dixie Dreamer (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who is a half to stakes winner Blanche Dubawi (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), were pronounced in foal after being covered by the G1 Sussex S. hero. Mohaather commands £20,000 this term. "It's always an exciting time of year and I was delighted to hear his first three mares had been scanned in foal," said...

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Mohaather Leads Shadwell Roster

Group 1 winner Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}-Roodeye {GB}, by Inchinor {GB}), one of four stallions on the Nunnery Stud roster in 2021, will stand for £20,000 in his first year. Retired to stud in August after securing group races at two, three and four, including the G1 Sussex S. the bay is a full-brother to MGSW Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), whose Galileo (Ire) yearling filly brought 2.8 million guineas during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, as well as a half-brother to the dam of G1 Queen...

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Elarqam, Yafta Retired to Haras de Saint Arnoult

MGSW Elarqam (GB) (Frankel {GB}-Attraction {GB}, by Efisio {GB}), who ran third in the G1 Juddmonte International in 2019 for Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell, has been retired and will stand at Haras de Saint Arnoult in partnership with Shadwell next year. The three-time group winner will command €6,000. The partnership to stand the dark bay son of Classic heroine Attraction was brokered by Richard Venn. "We are extremely excited to be standing Elarqam in France from next season, in partnership with Haras de Saint Arnoult," said Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster....

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Enbihaar Retired After Sustaining a Minor Injury

MGSW & G1SP Enbihaar (Ire) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}-- Chanterelle {Fr}, by Trempolino) has been retired due to injury, Shadwell's Racing Manager Angus Gold announced on Tuesday. The John Gosden trainee and 2019 English Highweighted Older Mare at 14 furlongs and above was pointing for this weekend's G1 Qatar Prix de Royallieu. "Enbihaar will miss the Royallieu as she is currently at Shadwell Stud," said Gold of the €500,000 Arqana August yearling. "She had a minor injury, and as a result has been retired--very sadly. She's been an absolute star, and...

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Battaash in Good Form for Nunthorpe Defense

Shadwell's MG1SW Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who won the 2019 edition of the G1 Nunthorpe S., is doing well ahead of a title defense in the Aug. 21 York contest. Trainer Charlie Hills is upbeat ahead of the big day, especially as the bay sports a two-for-two record in 2020. He opened his 6-year-old account with a win in the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot on June 16, and then added his fourth G2 King George Qatar S. at Goodwood on July 31. "He had a nice...

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Threat Anchors Tattersalls August Catalogue

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is the highest-rated horse at 112 in the 774-strong inaugural Tattersalls August Sale catalogue, which was released on Sunday. Consigned by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables for Cheveley Park Stud as lot 469, the chestnut is one of 541 colts and geldings in and out of training set to go under the hammer from Aug. 24-26. There are also 214 fillies in and out of training, as well as 19 broodmares set to sell in Newmarket. A winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and the...

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Guineas Winner Natagora Dies

Natagora (Fr) (Divine Light {Jpn}-Reinamixa {Fr}, by Linamix {Fr}), winner of the 2008 G1 1000 Guineas for owner Stefan Friborg and trainer Pascal Bary, has died at Shadwell Stud aged 14, according to Racing Post. A €30,000 Arqana October yearling purchase by Patrick Barbe, Natagora was never worse than second in seven starts at two and posted five wins, including the G1 Cheveley Park S., G2 Prix Robert Papin and G3 Prix du Bois. She won the 1000 Guineas by a half-length under Christophe Lemaire and while she wouldn't visit...

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