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Casamento wins the Beresford stakes at the Curragh 26.09.2010

Casamento: will stand alongside his sire Shamardal at Kildangan Stud

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Casamento retired to stand at Kildangan

CASAMENTO, winner of the 2010 Racing Post Trophy, has been retired to stand alongside his sire Shamardal at Kildangan Stud next season.

Casamento was trained at two by Michael Halford, for whom he won his debut at Tipperary by two-and-a-half lengths. He was beaten only a head by Pathfork on his next start in the National Stakes and returned to winning ways when taking the Beresford Stakes by four lengths.

He rounded off his juvenile campaign by taking the Racing Post Trophy at the expense of Seville.

Casamento ran four times for Godolphin at three, the highlight coming when he was successful in the Prix du Prince d'Orange.

The best two-year-old sired by Shamardal, Casamento is a half-brother to the dam of this season's Champagne Stakes winner Toronado and out of Wedding Gift, a Listed-winning daughter of Always Fair. He is from the further family of Vaguely Noble.

Sam Bullard, Darley's director of stallions said: "Casamento was an extremely gifted racehorse, and is a particularly imposing type, too.

"He is strong and handsome and has a stallion's pedigree and we are particularly delighted to stand a son of Shamardal who heads our roster in Ireland. We look forward to showing him to breeders in the coming months."





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