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The recent announcement to passing of supreme sire Shamardal had surprise and shock.

Shamardal, his potent supremacy verve to European colt star-performers named Pinatubo, Earthlight, and 2 year old Victor Ludorum (→ a ‘wow’ maternal bred pedigree to 3×3 Helen Street and 5x5x5 Petingo, sire of Troy).

In the filly/mare ranks is multiple G1 performer Castle Lady (Shamardal – Windsor County).

– Interestingly, her distaff (to depth of generations as infused/in-bred to Isonomy. That is a key point… & (*if readers grasp Blandford as highly influential from our past articles) is noting, the tremendous Blandford trait is in-bred to Isonomy. Snap!


Shamardal is the pattern-prototype. Decisively like his dams half brother the wonderful Street Cry who bred glamour mares of world racing wonder as named Zenyatta and Winx.

These extraordinary, unbelievable individuals are not only of a racing type phenomena but also the poignant breeding truth – phenotype salutes genotype.

Breeding is calculating genetics to get the hybrid individual to be a consistent prototype. In a nutshell, its breed-shaping.

It is so much more than breeding legs: it is potentializing the horse to ability –  capably endure itself beyond what we humans accept as its speed.

– it is to achieve the impossible….

Let’s remember a few of his progeny.

His, the enigmatic, quirky G.1 Hong Kong sprinter Pakistan Star of an ineffable brilliance from back of the field to win running, over top. His breeding – Shamardal – Nina Celebre (IRE) of ol ‘depth from her German/French female roots aka Alchimist (Ger) the dynamite influence to Urban Sea family 9-h.

And his highly respected Hong Kong multiple G.1 performer Able Friend (Shamardal – Ponte Piccolo (NZ)  by Volksraad). (take a sharp look at Scottish Rifle inheritance ff 15a) 


The French Derby winner Lope de Vega (Shamardal – Lady Vettori) a sire and of a pedigree which prior ‘shaped’ his genetic preference to further come through. These influences are Machiavellian and Sharpen Up (further noted below)

Shamardal the stallion:  the great sire to great sire from grand-daddy Storm Cat got Giant’s Causeway got Shamardal.

This Dominance… upon a male-sire line of dominant gene characters fierce. And so beneath the genotype arrangements to source the racing-machine progenitor,  the infinite – *Solario (Gainsborough – Sun Worship (Sundridge) f.f. 26.

Female family 26 – the mit DNA as belonging to Cypron, the dam of Herod: the Herod sire of All. They sped to the future and the speed progenitor upon female distaff – Storm Cat and Royal Academy and Mt Livermore, via Spy Song – these are individuals to remember for *pedigree*

Through many a long night burning-out, just how Winx was Winx through contribution and build of strains, via her sire Street Cry and peeling through his maternal pedigree the intrigues of female family 5-i. It is a strain/trait belonging to an individual which infuses superior Typology as incised upon a modern bred racehorse.

Always sharpen pencils upon: Kris/Sharpen Up and Hoist The Flag.

Street Cry and Shamardal, the maternal broodmare sires Machiavellian/Troy factors  irrefutable & what makes todays superior champions, a ‘cut’ above the rest – has their  effortless action, a champion galloper ably, enjoying his Dominion.


Machiavellian(photo credit, Facebook, Thoroughbred Bloodlines)

It don’t come easy when breeding quality athletics. However, accessible from profiling lines which last and this maxim, shoves guts, to any International genotype Pedigree. Thereto…speculate the phenotype ability which must identify what (preferred) prototypes has (at best) bio-mechanical efficiency.

– And hereof, these dynamics gather about Shamardal’s succession.

Without a doubt, Pinatubo at the completion of his racing career will court the best of best broodmares everywhere/anywhere.

Another, to the outstanding Godolphin bred international performer & sprinter Blue Point (Shamardal – Scarlett Rose (GB) ) shuttled to Australian shores for his 2020 stud duty. Interestingly, Blue Point’s pedigree also has the 5x’s to *Solario (f.f. 26)

Aside from these big-names of European racing, to promotion of highest-quality sires, one can dexterously procure Shamardal’s genetic fruit for a nominal sum. I’m on board to this Shamardal  son, Crackerjack King  (IRE ) – Shamardal – Claba Di San Jore (IRE) by Barathea

Crackerjack King     ⇒https://www.wyndholmpark.com.au/

Crackerjack King, went brave to 3rd in the Caulfield 1800m Underwood Stakes. He went to 7 wins of distances 1800m to 2200m and crowned a Champion Older Male in Italy.

His dam Claba Di San Jore (IRE) and producer of Jakkalberry (Storming Home, he sired by Machiavellian!).

Jakkalberry was truly an international performer over 6 racing countries winning multiple G.1, 2 and 3 titles of 1800m to 2200m. Jakkalberry (was) an exciting stallion but through a gut infection, his promising stud career ended early at Novara Park, New Zealand (2018).

Respect, Claba Di San Jore, the 3rd dam’s factor (Crodas (IRE) is in-bred to Umidar (Blandford). Blandford – the Classic profiling type for robust genetics. (n.b. an important read to Understand Blandford influences, TBL blog A winged electric – Pinatubo

Again and again it is to appreciate genetics roll cyclic, clustering to the vital ‘regeneration’. This is the circuitry-board…

Planning out, the broodmare sire to any pedigree-cycle is where bloodlines catalyse…. thus, Barathea (Sadlers Wells) of notorious f.f 5-H . This is same family-line to Nureyev and Val-de-Loir as to recognize these maternal strains are Dalmery (by Blandford)!

I believe the maternal grandsire can exert a major pivoting influence for good or bad in a specimen pedigree. Ross du Bourg – The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred.

And….because we love to explore how Shamardal genetics might work regenerating, we’ve proposed these Australian broodmare lines which keep/adapt the genotype framework.

  • Danehill Dancer upon influences : Sharpen Up & Caro
  •  Choisir (as above plus *Solario, Hornbeam (see Troy) Big Game (Blandford) + Court Martial
  •  Proisir (as above plus Fairy King (f.f.5h) via Encosta de Lago plus *Solario
  • Fastnet Rock – upon influences, Crimson Satan, Big Game (Blandford)  Brantome (Blandford) & Solario

Social Distancing with good cheer!


footnote – New Zealand readers may like to review the pedigree of quality performer Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge) to appraise Fastnet Rock across the  broodmare sire Barathea.  https://www.pedigreequery.com/volpe+veloce