Lord Shanakill, sire of 12 stakes horses, stands at Pin Oak lane Farm
- November 29, 2018
- By Staff Writers
NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Lord Shanakill, a Grade 1 winner of $910,021, was a top 10 Pennsylvania sire in 2018.
He arrived at Dr. William J. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in January, 2016 from the Irish National Stud, where he ranked second among Europe’s freshman sires by number of winners in 2014, with 16 worldwide.
He is the sire of 12 stakes performers, including G1 My Dream Boat, the winner of $998, 843 in England, France and Ireland, Time Shanakill, the G2-placed winner of $272,359 in France and Italy, G2 Themis, g1-placed Dark Kingdom and G3-placed Great Dancer among others.
His runners have amassed more than $1 million.
My Dream Boat won the Prix Perth-G3 in France; Great Dancer (Ire) was third in the Hill Prince Stakes-G3 at Belmont Park; and Mister Brightside (Ire) was second in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby-G2 in his only U.S. start.
In 2016, My Dream Boat (Ire) won the E750,000 G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15, winning the 10 furlong event with a strong finish, beating the world’s number one rated racehorse, A Shin Hikari (Jpn), and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (Ire).
With earnings of over $800,000 and multiple graded wins, My Dream Boat moves to the elite class of international racing and put Lord Shanakill in the top tier of Mid-Atlantic sires.
The 4-year-old My Dream Boat also won the 1.25 mile Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes on April 22, 2016.
“HE IS A really nice horse,” said Dr. Solomon. “He’s the perfect breeding horse. He’s fertile, and he’s very good looking.”
“He was a extremely fast horse,” said Dr. Solomon. “He was just a whisker short of being the champion 2-year-old in Europe. and again at 3. His owners felt that with the speed he carries he would be a good fit for American racing.”
“He’s a Speightstown Group 1 winner,” said Dr. Solomon. “Plus he has an outstanding pedigree for both the grass and the dirt.
Lord Shanakill won the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat in France at 3 going one mile. At 2, he made eight starts in England and France and hit the board seven times, five in group company, with a victory in the six-furlong Mill Reef Stakes-G2 at Newbury, and Group 1 placings when second, by a nose, to Intense Focus in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket and third in the Prix Morny at Deauville.
He concluded his career at age 4 with back-to-back seven-furlong stakes scores in England, culminating with the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.
In his 18-start career he won five times and placed in seven others, for earnings of $910,021, and counted additional Group 1 third-place finishes in the Lockinge Stakes behind champion Paco Boy (Ire) and St. James’s Palace Stakes to champion Mastercraftsman (Ire).
Lord Shanakill is out of the Theatrical (Ire) mare Green Room, a half-sister to G1 winner Spanish Fern and to the dam of G1 Santa Anita Handicap winner and millionaire Heatseeker (Ire).
Green Room also has produced Group 1 winner Together Forever and G1 winner Forever Together, and the family includes champions Al Bahathri, Haafhd and Hasbah (Ire).
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.