Shadwell Farm was established in 1985. Built on limestone-rich soil that is internationally known for nurturing Thoroughbred racehorses, Shadwell quickly became a world-class facility.
Horsemanship is held in high regard, and the animals themselves descend from the best bloodlines in the world.It is no wonder that in just over 25 years, Shadwell Farm has been associated with a remarkable array of outstanding horses.
Ring of Honor The Ring of Honor recognizes the success of Shadwell Farm homebreds. These individuals were foaled and raised at the Kentucky nursery. They include the winners of NINE Classic Races as well as a winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
1986, Blushing Groom (FR) – Height of Fashion (FR), by Bustino (GB)
2003, Seeking the Gold – Better Than Honour, by Deputy Minister
1994, Mr. Prospector – Salsabil (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells
1992, Nashwan – Love Smitten, by Key to the Mint
A member of the first crop of foals born and raised at Shadwell Farm, NASHWAN is still considered one of racing's best 3yos. Trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Willie Carson, NASHWAN won both his starts at two He blossomed over the winter and after demonstrating his brilliance in a now legendary spring gallop, NASHWAN was installed as the favorite when he made his 3yo debut in the English Two Thousand Guineas-G1. Winner by a length in that race, NASHWAN became the first Classic winner to represent his birthplace. Weeks later, he gave the farm a second Classic win when he took the Epsom Derby-G1 by a dramatic five lengths. Next, he took on older horses in the Eclipse S.-G1 and won by daylight, then he showed his courage posting a hard-fought victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.-G1.
Named Champion 3yo in England and France, NASHWAN sired some 40 stakes winners at stud. His top runners include six-time champion: Swain (six-time champion and winner of eight stakes including the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.-G1), Bago (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1), Wandesta (Matriarch S -G1), One So Wonderful (Juddmonte International-G1), Myself, Naiah, and Nashatara. NASHWAN died in 2002 The stallion complex at Shadwell Farm is named in his honor.
A daughter of leading sire Blushing Groom and English Champion Awaasif, SNOW BRIDE finished second in the 1989 Epsom Oaks-G1 but became the official winner after a post-race test revealed a banned substance in the actual winner. In addition, SNOW BRIDE won the Princess Royal S.-G3 and Tattersalls Musidora S -G3 and retired with five wins from seven starts.
Recognized as one of the Classic winners raised at Shadwell, SNOW BRIDE is perhaps even better known as the dam of the great Lammtarra - the first horse since Mill Reef to win the Epsom Derby-G1, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.-G1, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1. Snow Bride also produced UAE Champion Kammtarra, French Group winner Saytarra, as well as three stakes-placed winners. She died in 2009 due to the infirmities of old age.
A Champion 2yo in England and France in 1990, homebred SHADAYID became the third Classic winner raised at Shadwell Farm when she won the 1991 English One Thousand Guineas-G1. Impressive winner of the prestigious Prix Marcel I3,c)ussac-G1, SHADAYID retired with five wins in 11 starts and placed in five races - All Group 1s.
As a broodmare, SHADAYID produced five winners from her first live foals to race. They include Boussac. Bint Shadayid, who won the 1995 Prestige S.-G3 and placed in the 1991 English One Thousand Guineas-G1. She also is the dam of stakes winner G3-placed Alshadiyah, stakes winner and G1-placed lmtiyaz, as well as stakes-placed Teeba. SHADAYID died due to complications from foaling in 2002. The main yearling farm at Shadwell is named in her honor.
Homebred ERHAAB is a son of Juvenile Champion Chief's Crown. Placed in the Horns Hill S.-G3 at two, ERHAAB won the Dante S.-G2 at three. That race was widely considered the best of the preps for the Epsom Derby-G1. ERHAAB had set a new course record, and it was reported that trainer John Dunlop still expected to see the colt improve. In a roughly run Epsom Derby, ERHAAB had a big task ahead. With only three furlongs to run, ERHAAB was over a dozen lengths behind. Just when it appeared he was running to finish third, jockey Willie Carson took the colt wide and turned him loose ERHAAB put together a powerful finish to win by 1 1/4 lengths in what was the fourth fastest Derby in modern history. The victory marked the fifth Classic win for Shadwell and ERHAAB was named Champion 3yo.
One of the yearling divisions at Shadwell is named in ERHAAB's honor. He is still active as a stallion in England.
A promising 2yo, homebred MEHTHAAF placed in two stakes the fall of her juvenile season, including the important Prix Marcel Boussac-G1 at Longchamp. In her 3yo debut, she made good on the promise winning the Nell Gwyn S.-G3 convincingly. She was beaten in the English One Thousand Guineas-G1, finishing fourth to Las Meninas, but turned the tables on that rival to win the Irish One Thousand Guineas-G1 by 1 1/2 lengths the next time out. The victory was the fourth Classic win for Shadwell, and MEHTHAAF went on to be named Champion 3yo in England and Champion Miler in Ireland. As a broodmare, MEHTHAAF's offspring includes G2 stakes winner Najah.
Homebred HARAYIR is a daughter of Gulch out of the Shareef Dancer mare Saffaanh Trained by Major W R Hern, HARAYIR won two stakes at two, the Lowther S.-G2 and Cherry Hinton S.-G3. Second in a listed stakes in her 3yo debut, HARAYIR made her next start in the English Thousand Guineas-G1. In that race, she stayed just off the leaders then went to the front to win by 1 1/2 lengths over stablemate and beaten favorite Aqaarid. The victory marked the seventh Classic win for the Shadwell breeding program.
In addition, HARAYIR won three other stakes that year, the Celebration Mile-G2, Challenge S.-G2, and the Hungerford-G3, and placed in the Cheveley Park S. and Coronation S., both Group ls She retired with six wins and five placings from 13 starts and is a resident at Derrinstown Stud in Ireland.
Homebred TA RIB is a daughter of Mr. Prospector out of the Secretariat mare Madame Secretary. Placed in both her starts at two, TA RIB was impressive winning her 3yo debut at Newmarket by five lengths. She was one of nine Shadwell horses in training with 27-year-old Ed Dunlop Nine days after the Newmarket win, Dunlop, a the son of prominent trainer John Dunlop, saddled TA RIB for the French One Thousand Guineas-G1 The chestnut filly was the trainer's first Classic starter and first Classic winner. Stalking the pace for most of the race, Ta Rib took command with about a furlong to go, then pulled away to win by nearly a length.
As a broodmare, TA RIB produced four winners from five foals, including stakes horses Khaizarana and Fajr; 5 winners from 7 foals, TA RIB recently was pensioned and resides at Shadwell Estate in England.
A homebred son of Shadwell stallion Bahri, SAKHEE won two of three races at two, then turned in stakes-winning performances at three in the Dante S.-G2 and Thresher Classic Trial-G3 His best race that year was a second-place finish to Sinndar in the Epsom Derby-GI where he challenged the subsequent Champion more than many other horses that year and only lost by a length.
Sidelined for a year, SAKHEE easily won a listed stakes at Newmarket, then turned in a breath-taking seven-length win in the Juddmonte International-G1. He surpassed that performance in his next outing, drawing away to win the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-GI by a devastating six lengths. In his final start that year, Sakhee nearly won the Breeders' Cup Classic-GI in his first start on dirt, but lost by only a nose to eventual Horse of the Year Tiznow.
Stakes winners sired by SAKHEE include Dubai Duty Free-GI winner Presvis, Darley July Cup-GI winner SAKHEE'S SECRET, and French Two Thousand Guineas-GI winner Tin Horse.
A daughter of Giant's Causeway, GHANAATI is out of listed stakes winner Sarayir, who is a daughter and one of SIX stakes winners produced by revered Shadwell broodmare Height of Fashion. Trained by Barry Hills and ridden primarily by his son Richard, GHANAATI made six starts and won or placed in all of them. GHANAATI lept on to the national racing scene as a 3yo when she won the English One Thousand Guineas-G1 by 1 1/2 lengths. While the victory had been convincing, GHANAATI had been sent off in that race at odds of 20-1. In her next start, she proved that the Guineas was no fluke. She took on winners of both the French and Irish One Thousand Guineas-G1, and tuned in a career-defining perlomance to win the Coronation S.-G1 in course record time. GHANAATI retired at the end of the season. Her win in the 2009 One Thousand Guineas marked the 10th Classic win for a Shadwell homebred. She currently resides at Shadwell Estate in England.
A French Group winner out of Broodmare-of-the-Year Fall Aspen, ELLE SEULE was purchased by Shadwell for $1.5 million at the 1990 Keeneland November sale in foal to Nureyev The foal resulting from that mating was the filly Mehthaaf, a Champion Miler in Ireland who also provided Shadwell with another Classic win in the 1.4 Irish One Thousand Guineas-G1.
In addition, ELLE SEULE is the dam of two-time Champion Sprinter in England Elnadim, as well as English stakes winners Khulood and Ashraakat, and she is the granddam of French Champion Miler Occupandiste. A half-sister to American Classic winner Timber Country, ELLE SEULE died at Shadwell at the age of 22.
HEIGHT OF FASHION (FR)
A Champion 2yo bred and raced by Queen Elizabeth II, HEIGHT OF FASHION was purchased privately for the Shadwell broodmare band after her 3y0 season Her first two foals, colts by Northern Dancer, Champion Unfuwain and Alwasmi were both Group stakes winners who won or placed in some 16 stakes races between them Her third foal, foaled in Kentucky in the first crop raised at the recently-developed Shadwell Farm, was Nashwan. The quintessential 3y0, Nashwan won the English Two Thousand Guineas-G1, Epsom Derby-G1, Eclipse S.-G1, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.-G1 in succession en route to Championship honors.
In addition, HEIGHT OF FASHION also produced stakes winners Mukddaam and Sara, (dam of Classic winner Ghanaati)and stakes-placed winners Bashayer (granddam of Eclipse Champion Lahudood, Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf-G1 winner) and Wifdan and continues on in the pedigrees of grandsons and granddaughters She died in 2000 at the age of 21.
"HEIGHT OF FASHION is the cornerstone of Shadwell Farm," said farm General Manager Rick Nichols. "In our first year of operation, she foaled Nashwan, which put Shadwell on the map."
Shadwell purchased HISTOIRE for in foal to leading sire Nureyev $1 million in 1988. With her 1st six dams either stakes winners and/or stakes producers, to say HISTOIRE was beautifully bred is an understatement. Already the dam of stakes-placed Hittias and stakes winner Hispanolia, HISTOIRE produced English group stakes winner and subsequent stakes producer Oumaldaaya for Shadwell in 1989. She was followed by Erhaab. Winner of the Dante S.-G2 in course record time, Erhaab became Shadwell's fifth Classic winner when he closed with a flurry to win the Epsom Derby-G1 by 1 1/4 lengths. His winning time for the race was the fourth fastest in the modern era.
HISTOIRE was pension. in 2004 and died in 2009.
By perennial leading sire Sadler's Wells and one of five stakes winners produced by Flame of Tara, SALSABIL exuded quality from the start. She was purchased by Shadwell for $800,000 as a yearling and quickly rewarded her owners by winning the prestigious Marcel I.ussac-G1 the following year. Her 3yo season, however, was one for the record books. She open. it with a win in the Fred Darling S.-G3, reeled off back-to-back Classic wins in the One Thousand Guineas-G1 and the Epsom Oaks-G1, and scored a determined victory at Longchamp in the Prix Vermeille-G1. Her signature moment came at The Curragh. The only filly entered in a field that included Epsom Derby-G1 winner Quest for Fame, SALSABIL maneuvered through traffic then took the lead to win Irish Derby-G1 by three-quarters of a length. The victory marked the first time in 90 years that a filly had defeated colts in that important race. SALSABIL finished her career with seven wins from nine races and amassed earnings of more than $1.2 million. She was named Champion Irish 3yo Filly and was second in the balloting to Shadwell runner Dayjur for English Horse of the Year. As a broodmare, SALSABIL produced five foals, including grad. stakes winners Bint Salsabil and stakes winner Al.aq. She died in 1996 from complications of colon cancer. She is buried at Shadwell.
One of six stakes winners and the last filly produced by revered Shadwell broodmare Height of Fashion, SARAYIR won stakes at two and three in England A big mare, physically much like her mother, SARAYIR also followed in the footsteps of Height of Fashion by becoming a distinguished producer as well. From her first five foals to race, all five were winners. Mawatheeq and Rumoush both won stakes in England and were also G1-placed — Mawatheeq was runner-up in the Champion S.-G1 while Rumoush placed in the Epsom Oaks-G1. The star of the group, however, is Ghanaati. Winner of the 2009 English One Thousand Guineas-G1 by 1 1/2 lengths, Ghaanti also won the Coronation S.-G1 in course record time, defeating the winners of both the French and Irish One Thousand Guineas-G1. In addition, SARAYIR's daughter Eshaadeh is the dam of 2010 stakes winner Maqaasid.
SARAYIR currently is a member of the Shadwell broodmare band.
A daughter of Sadler's Wells, out of the Ribot mare Tobira Celeste, THAWAKIB had speed, and she liked to show it running most of her races from the front She blazed through her conditions at two, then won the Ribblesdale S.-G2 at Ascot pulling away in the final furlong to win by 1 1/2 lengths. THAWAKIB continued her winning ways as a broodmare She is the dam of Nasheed, winner of the Newbury Fillies Trial, and the brilliant Sakhee Winner of the Classic Trial S.-G3 at three, Sakhee turned in remarkable back-to-back performances. He dominated the Juddmonte International-G1, then pulled away to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 by an electrifying six lengths. In his only start on dirt, Sakhee nearly won the Breeders' Cup Classic-G1, losing by only a nose to Horse-of-the-Year Tiznow. THAWAKIB produced 14 foals and was pensioned in 2010.
The day after DAYJUR's record-breaking victory in the King's Stand S.-G2 at Royal Ascot, the Racing Post called him .the world's fastest horse.” Blessed with an amazing turn of foot, DAYJUR won five other stakes including the Prix de l'Abbaye-G1 at Longchamp and the Nunthorpe S.-G1 at York Second by a short nose after jumping a shadow deep in the stretch of the Breeders' Cup Sprint-G1, DAYJUR was named European Horse of the Year, Timeform Horse of the Year, Champion 3yo and Champion Sprinter in England and Ireland.
At stud, DAYJUR sired two champions, some 30 stakes winners and 62 stakes horses, and is the broodmare sire of a number of major stakes winners as well. He is an honored pensioner at Shadwell Farm.
Bred in Argentina, one has to consider INVASOR amoung the best racehorses of recent times. In 12 starts on three continents, he won 11 races, nine Grade 1s. Winner of the Uruguay Triple Crown an named that country's Horse of the Year, Invasor was purchased privately by Shadwell after that championship season. Placed with trainer Kiaran McLaughlin as a 4yo, INVASOR reeled off six cosecurtive Grade 1 wins. He won the Donn H. at Gulstream Park, the Pimlico Special at Pimlico the Suburban H. at Belmont Park, the Whitney H. at Saratoga, the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, and ended his career with a triumph in the Dubai World Cup. Eclipse Champion Older Male and Horse of the Year in 2006, INVASOR was also teh Top-Rated Horse in the World twice, and accumulated earning sover $7.8 million. After re-injuring a hind leg in a routine workout, INVASOR retired to Shadwell Farm. Although terribly disappointed that he would no longer compete, his connections hold great anticipation for the future. His first crop of foals begane racing in 2011.
JAZIL has the distinction of becom, the first U.S Classic winner to represent Shadwell Farm. Purchased by Shadwell for $725,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September Sale, JAZIL jumped on to the national racing scene when he came from nowhere to finish a fast-clos, second in the Wood Memorial S.-G1 That performance had given him 'the one to watch status. and he fumed in another strong performance dead-heating for fourth in Barbaro's Kentucky Derby-G1. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, JAZIL skipped the Preakness S.-G1, opting to wait for the Belmont S.-G1.
In the Belmont, JAZIL saved ground on the first turn, then began to move midway down the back stretch. He split horses on the turn, then launched his rally. Going six-wide to challenge, he surged tothe front then opened a clear advantage over Bluegrass Cat to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
A son of Seeking the Gold, JAZIL is out of Broodmare-of-the-Year Better Than Honour. He is half-brother to Champion and fellow Belmont S.-G1 winner Rags to Riches as well as two other stakes winners. This is the family of Blushing Pride and Best in Show, as well as top sire El Gran Senor, Try My Best, Xaar, Reoute's Choice, etc. JAZIL's first foals are 2yos of 2011.
Bred and raced by Shadwell Farm, SAHM was a son of Mr. Prospector out of the European Champion 3-year-old filly and 5-time G1 winner Salsabil. Amoung the prestigious races won by the remarkable race mare Salsabil are the Irish Derby-G1, the 1,000 Guineas-G1, and the Epsom Oaks-G1. In England, SAHM won twice and was disqualified for interference in a G3 event at two, but he did not make a start as a 3-year-old. At four, he was sent to Kiaran McLaughlin in the United States where he was first or second in all seven starts, including a win in the Knickerbocker H.-G2, following a runner-up effort in Belmont's Kelso H.-G2. In all, SAHM was first or second in nine of 11 career starts. Although his stud career was cut short by an untimely death in 2007, SAHM had shown great promise. He sired multiple Graded Stakes winner Mustameet as well as three additional stakes winners in his first crop. The successful trend at stud continued for SAHM with 2008 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Maram and 2011 Sun Chariot Statkes-G1 winner Sahpresa. SAHM is bured at Shadwell Farm.
Bred by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, SWAIN was sired by his brother's Classic winner Nashwan and raced for Godolphin. A Champion racehorse, SWAIN always gave a top effort, regardless of surface, as he won or placed in 20 or 22 career starts, 11 of them G1 events. At three, he won the Grand Prix de Deauville-G2 and was third in record time in the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe-G1. A well-traveled runner, the highlights of his four-year-old season include his Prix Foy-G3 victory at Longchamp and a second in Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud-G1, a victory in the Coronation Cup-G1 at Epsom Downs and was shipped to North America where he finished third in the Breeders' Cup Turf-G1. SWAIn took his place amoung the greats with back-to-back victories in the King Geaorge VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond-G1, winning at ages five and six and the first to do so for nearly a quarter century. In between those victories, SWAIn traveled to Dubai to make his first start on dirt only to fall short by a nose in the Dubai World Cup-G1. He won the G1 Irish Champion S. after his second King George victory, and closed his magnificent career with a narrow defat in the Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 on dirt at historic Churchill Downs, with nearly $3.8 million in earnings. SWAIn was retired to stud duty at Shadwell Farm in Kentucky, where he resides today. SWAIN is the sire of two millionaires and some 25 stakes horses including the Internation superstar filly, Dimitrova.