Shamardal

Victor Ludorum Retired To Logis

Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal-Antiquities {GB}, by Kaldounevees {Fr}), an unbeaten Group 1-winning 2-year-old who trained on to be a Classic winner at three for Godolphin, has been retired from racing and will stand at Haras du Logis in Normandy next year. A fee will be announced at a later date. Sam Bullard, Darley's director of stallions, said, "Victor Ludorum was a great credit to the Godolphin team--a homebred Classic winner who was exceptional at two. We're delighted to be standing him in France, scene of all his races. He hails...

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Breeders' Cup Still Under Consideration For Tarnawa

Last year's GI Breeders' Cup Turf heroine Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) has exited Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in good order after running second to Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), and her connections are still considering at run at the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar in November. The Dermot Weld trainee opened her campaign with a 6 1/2-length win in the G3 Ballyroan S. at Leopardstown on Aug. 5 and was second to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the G1 Irish Champion S. there on Sept....

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Son Of Shamardal Another Rising Star At Newmarket

Newmarket's Sun Chariot card was a breeding ground for emerging talent on Saturday, with the MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed EBF Maiden S. the scene of the arrival of another TDN Rising Star in Earle Mack's newcomer Cash (Ire) (Shamardal). Sent off at 8-1 for his debut in this mile contest, the grey broke slowly before being held up by Jamie Spencer in rear throughout the early stages. Threaded up the rail to enter contention approaching two out, he had three lengths to make up on the 11-8 favourite Al Nafir...

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They Might Be Giants

It's as though we have walked out to the very last among the thousands of volcanic rock columns that comprise the Giant's Causeway, and the sea is now lapping round our ankles. But though we probably shouldn't place undue pressure on the stone beneath our feet, it might just support a final expansion of perspective on a horse that truly measured up to his naming for a geological phenomenon. For the scintillating debut of Classic Causeway on the main track at Saratoga a couple of weeks ago permits us to...

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TDN Rising Stars on Parade at Newbury and Chantilly

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features 'TDN Rising Star's at Newbury and Chantilly. 13.00 Ayr, Nov, £14,000, 2yo, 7f 50yT Jaber Abdullah's 120,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling MARHABA THE CHAMP (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a son of MGSW G1 Cheveley Park S., G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Prix de l'Abbaye...

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Shamardal's Fleur d'Iris Leads Home Fabre Exacta in Paris

Fresh from the familiar routine of a record-setting exercise in the G3 Prix des Chenes, master trainer Andre Fabre worked to rule and equalled the lauded Francois Boutin's haul of six with Godolphin's 2-year-old filly Fleur d'Iris (GB) (Shamardal) in Thursday's G3 Prix d'Aumale at ParisLongchamp. The homebred bay had earlier posted a July 7 debut fourth at Chantilly, breaking through at the expense of the reopposong Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Ire}) in a Compiegne conditions heat later that month, and went postward as the 17-10 favourite for this G1 Prix...

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Shamardal's Emaraaty Ana Prevails In Sprint Cup Thriller

It was tight at the end of Saturday's G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock, with Andrea Atzeni celebrating a black-type treble on the day on Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's Emaraaty Ana (GB) (Shamardal) who denied Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) in a photo. Revived of late, the 5-year-old who had been second in the five-furlong G1 Nunthorpe S. at York Aug. 20 tanked along early off the pace but had plenty left to take over approaching the final furlong. Clinging on late as the even-money favourite found his stride...

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Shamardal's Silk Romance Earns TDN Rising Star Honours at Newmarket

Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old filly Silk Romance (Ire) (Shamardal) encountered the racewise Tinderbox (GB) (Farhh {GB}), another Godolphin representative, when an Aug. 11 debut second tackling seven furlongs at Kempton in her only prior start and went postward with the weight of odds-on favouritism for Friday's MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing Fillies' Novice S. returning over the same trip at on turf bow at Newmarket. Positioned on the front end after an alert getaway, the 4-6 pick was shaken up to claim a decisive advantage approaching the final furlong and...

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Son of Even Song Debuts at The Curragh

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a son of G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Even Song (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). 1.10 Newmarket, Novice, £9,000, 2yo, f, 7fT COLOURFUL DREAM (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of two Charlie Appleby-trained representatives and the unraced one tasked with dealing with the promising Kempton debut second Silk Romance...

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Albasheer Comes Back at Salisbury

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features 'TDN Rising Star' Albasheer (Ire) (Shamardal).   6.05 Salisbury, Cond, £15,500, 3yo/up, 6fT ALBASHEER (IRE) (Shamardal) makes his seasonal return for Shadwell and Owen Burrows, having earned TDN Rising Star status on his introduction at Doncaster last July. Subsequently runner-up in the G2 Champagne S. and...

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Half-Brother To Dee Ex Bee Set For Wolves Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a sibling to a talented stayer. 17.35 Wolverhampton, Nov, £10,050, 2yo, 7f 36y (AWT) Godolphin's AL JADDAF (GB) (Shamardal), representing the Charlie Appleby team, is a half-brother to G3 Sagaro S. and G3 Henry II S. victor Dee Ex Bee (GB) (Farhh {GB}), who placed six...

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Half to State of Rest Debuts at Gowran

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a half-sister to GI Saratoga Derby hero State of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}). 6.05 Gowran Park, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, 7fT TRANQUIL LADY (IRE) (Australia {GB}) makes her debut for Teme Valley Racing and Joseph O'Brien, who combined to win Saturday's GI Saratoga Derby with her half-brother...

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