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Shamardal (USA)

Age
16
Foal date
27/03/2002
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Giant's Causeway (USA)
Dam
Helsinki (GB)
Breeder
Brilliant Stable
Official rating
123
Career earnings
$2,084,790.33
Shamardal (USA) Giant's Causeway (USA) Storm Cat (USA) Storm Bird (CAN)
1978
1983 Terlingua (USA)
1976
1997 Mariah's Storm (USA) Rahy (USA)
1985
1991 Immense (USA)
1979
2002 Helsinki (GB) Machiavellian (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
1970
1987 Coup De Folie (USA)
1982
1993 Helen Street (GB) Troy (GB)
1976
1982 Waterway (FR)
1976
Shamardal ended up unbeaten in six runs on turf and he made of all of the running on each occasion; trained by Mark Johnston at two, he beat the subsequent Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on his second start and ended his 2004 campaign with a victory over Oratorio in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket; well beaten on dirt in the UAE Derby on his 3yo return and debut for Godolphin, he returned to his brilliant best back on turf, winning the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp (narrowly from Indesatchel) and then beat 16 rivals headed by Hurricane Run in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly (1m 2.5f); he again proved impossible to catch when beating Ad Valorem by an easy 3l in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes, run at York, but suffered a career-ending fetlock injury on the eve of the Eclipse Stakes; effective from 6f to 1m2f, he handled a variety of ground.