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shamardal 14 june 05

Shamardal: Darley sire has made a brilliant start to his stud career

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Shamardal undergoes surgery after fall

SHAMARDAL is reportedly recovering well from surgery carried out due to a fall while standing the southern-hemisphere season at Darley's Kelvinside base in Australia.

The surgery, undertaken following his return to Europe at the Newmarket Equine Hospital ten days ago, was purely investigative, according to Darley's director of stallions Sam Bullard.

"Shamardal slipped and fell in Australia, and when he returned, we decided to carry out some investigative surgery," said Bullard. "All the breeders who have booked to him have been made aware but we are anticipating that he will have recovered well enough by the start of the season to be able to cover."

Shamardal has made a brilliant start to his stud career in both hemispheres, siring dual Classic winner Lope De Vega and Racing Post Trophy hero Casamento in Europe, and Group 1 winners Captain Sonador and Faint Perfume in Australia.

The eight-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is due to stand the 2011 season at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €50,000.




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