Godolphin Star To Stud

Former European Champion 2yo calls it a day

Godolphin has retired their scintillating sprinter Pinatubo (Shamardal) in preparation for the 2021 northern hemisphere breeding season where he will stand at Dalham Hall Stud, reports gulfnews.com.

The unexpected decision will have breeders salivating at the prospect on both sides of the world.

Crowned Champion 2YO of Europe after 4 wins that included the Gr1 Dewhurst and Gr1 National Stakes, he is the highest rated 2YO in 25 years.

Never unplaced from his 10 starts, as a 3YO Pinatubo won France’s Prix Jean Prat (1400m), was runner-up in the Gr1 St. James’ Palace Stakes (8 furlongs) and Gr1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (8 furlongs), and third in the Gr1 2,000 Guineas (8 furlongs) at Newmarket.

His sire Shamardal, responsible for red-hot Lope de Vega (sire of Lope de Vega) is out of a full-sister to Street Cry (sire of Winx), while his damline features Invincible Spirit, arguably the most in-vogue emerging sire-line in the world right now.

His pedigree also boasts Australian Champion First Season Sire Pride of Dubai (Street Cry), winner of the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes and Gr1 Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Dalham Hall Stud, on the outskirts of Newmarket, UK, is the headquarters of Darley stallion operation.

The current lineup of thoroughbred stallions is headed by Dubawi, one of the world’s leading sires and the best son of the famous Dubai Millennium

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