Shamardal Filly Salutes

Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 18

There are just four two year-olds in Australia by Darley’s much missed champion sire Shamardal, all fillies bred and owned by Godolphin, and one of them broke her maiden at Newcastle on Thursday.

The James Cummings trained Larkspur run was second at her first two runs in town behind Hi Hi Hi and O’President, so always looked a good thing in this 1300m maiden and was sent to the post a short priced favourite.

She went forward for Rachel King to stalk the leader and was strong to the line to win by half a length over her stablemate Gymnastics (Medaglia D’Oro).


A homebred for Godolphin, Larkspur Run is the second named foal for Aspen, a winning half-sister by Exceed and Excel to Group II winner Ghisoni from Group II winner Portillo.

Shamardal is the sire of 151 SW's worldwide!

Aspen started her stud career in Europe for Darley and her first foal by Dark Angel, a filly called Stormy Mountain is a two time winner in France and the UK.

Aspen was returned to Australia in foal to Shamardal with Larkspur Run the result of that mating.

She has since produced two fillies by Ghisoni’s sire Lonhro and was covered last spring by Shamardal’s champion sprinter Blue Point (IRE).



Race Result - Sharp Electronics Group Mdn 1300m

Newcastle Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:20.02
Larkspur Run
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 55
2f Shamardal (USA) x Aspen (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: C Reith 55
2f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Aerobatics (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
California Press
T: P & P Snowden J: R Dolan 57
2c Press Statement (AUS) x Giovanna Bella (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Asian Bloodstock Services Ltd
T: R & L Price J: Brock Ryan 57
2g Turn Me Loose (NZ) x Chapchick (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $55,000
V:Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge, NZ
B: Robert Price Racing
T: David Payne J: S Clipperton 55
2f Belardo (IRE) x The Fire Inside (NZ) (Sir Percy (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Riversdale, Scone, NSW
B: David Payne Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $15,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Group One Bloodstock
T: John Thompson J: Tom Sherry 55
2f Maurice (JPN) x Transit Moscow (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Cruel Summer
T: P M Perry J: Ms J Taylor 57
2c Choisir (AUS) x Summer Song (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge, Toowoomba, Qld
B: Paul Perry Racing
Excela Bella
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: B Avdulla 55
2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Caraveli (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
T: Jean Dubois J: K S Latham 57
2g Shalaa (IRE) x Latvian Amber (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Murrulla Stud, Wingen
B: Bloodstock Management Services
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