History and Hall of Fame

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.

  • Nashwan
    1986, Blushing Groom (FR) – Height of Fashion (FR), by Bustino (GB)
  • Snow Bride
    1986, Blushing Groom (FR) – Awaasif, by Snow Knight
  • Shadayid
    1988, Shadeed – Desirable (IRE), by Lord Gayle
  • Erhaab
    1991, Chief’s Crown – Histoire (FR), by Riverman
  • Mehthaaf
    1991, Nureyev – Elle Seule, by Exclusive Native
  • Harayir
    1992, Gulch – Saffaanh, by Shareef Dancer
  • Ta Rib
    1993, Mr. Prospector – Madame Secretary, by Secretariat
  • Sakhee
    1997, Bahri – Thawakib (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells
  • Ghanaati
    2006, Giant’s Causeway – Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector

Prominent Broodmares The quality of the farm’s broodmare band is vital. At Shadwell, we have had the privilege of being home to some extraordinary mares. Here are some of the standouts.

  • ELLE SEULE
    1983, Exclusive Native – Fall Aspen, by Pretense
  • HEIGHT OF FASHION (FR)
    1979, Bustino (GB) – Highclere (GB), by Queen’s Hussar (GB)
  • HISTOIRE (FR)
    1979, Riverman – Helvetie (GB), by Klairon
  • SALSABIL (IRE)
    1987, Sadler’s Wells – Flame of Tara (IRE), by Artaius
  • SARAYIR
    1994, Mr. Prospector – Height of Fashion (FR), by Bustino (GB)
  • THAWAKIB (IRE)
    1990, Sadler’s Wells – Tobira Celeste, by Ribot
Distinguished Racehorses and/or Former Stallions These horses represent some of the remarkable runners as well as former stallions that have been a part of Shadwell’s history.

  • DAYJUR
    1987, Danzig – Gold Beauty, by Mr. Prospector
  • INVASOR (ARG)
    2002, Candy Stripes – Quendom (ARG), by Interprete (ARG)
  • JAZIL
    2003, Seeking the Gold – Better Than Honour, by Deputy Minister
  • SAHM
    1994, Mr. Prospector – Salsabil (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells
  • SWAIN
    1992, Nashwan – Love Smitten, by Key to the Mint