Lord Shanakill – Sire Power
- January 8, 2019
- By Staff Writers
Lord Shanakill’s first Pennsylvania bred horses will begin to race in 2019.
The Horse of Delaware Valley will follow the careers of Lord Shanakill's Pa-bred offspring with stories and photos of his winners,
He has already proven that he was not only a G1 and multiple graded stakes winner of over $900,000, but he is a G1 and multiple graded winning producing sire as well.
Lord Shanakill is half brother to G1 winner, Together Forever (Ire), and he is from a family of champions, including Augustin Stable's Forever Together, trained by Jonathan Sheppard to win the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Stakes.
In his first few crops, Lord Shanakill has produced the G1 winner of the E750,000 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, My Dream Boat (Ire), who defeated two of the best racehorses in the world, Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (Ire), and the number one rated, A Shin Hikari (Jpn).
In 2017, Lord Shanakill’s son, Marvel Hero, lowered a 12-year course record in Hong Kong with an impressive four and a half length win of the HK$2,500,000 Class 1 Happy Valley Vase handicap.
Lord Shanakill is also the sire of several graded stakes performers in Europe and North America including Time Shanakill, Themis, Dark Kingdom, and Great Dancer.
Lord Shanakill had tremendous speed and won in distances from 6 furlongs to a mile. His sire, Speightstown, has been successful on both dirt and turf surfaces.
Lord Shanakill will stand for 2019 for $3,500 live foal with multiple mare discounts of $2,500 for the breeding of two mares, and $2,000 for three or more mares.
For further information, call 717-235-4954.