A classic-placed Group 1-winning miler by unbeaten 2000 Guineas scorer Footstepsinthesand (by Giant's Causeway), Shamalgan was a multiple champion and Horse of the Year in the Czech Republic and he took up stallion duties at Haras du Lion in France.
He is a half-brother to a stakes winner, his dual winning dam Genevale (by Unfuwain) is a half-sister to the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap winner Iron Deputy (by Silver Deputy), to Grade 2 American Derby scorer Jaunatxo (by Lyphard's Wish), and also to Guajira (by Mtoto), a three-times success runner whose star son is the prolific Gabrial (by Dark Angel).
That dual stakes-winning miler has been placed over 20 times, most of them in stakes or pattern events and including in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Group 2 Celebration Mile, Group 2 Summer Mile, and in two editions of the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.
If you go back to the fifth generation of the pedigree then you will find the classic-placed multiple Group 1 star Vitiges (by Phaeton) and his classic-placed Group 3 Prix de Mallaret-winning half-sister Virunga (by Sodium).
She went on to become an influential broodmare, dam of the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner Vin De France (by Foolish Pleasure) and Group 1-placed Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Vacarme (by Lyphard), and ancestor of Group 1 stars such as Volga (by Caerleon), Vallee Enchantee (by Peintre Celebre), Victoire Bleue (by Legend Of France), Vespone (by Llandaff) and Neatico (by Medicean).
SHAMALGAN (FR) – ch.2007 – Footstepsinthesand – Genevale, 6 wins inc Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Oettingen-Rennen (Gr2), Grand Prix de Bordeaux (L), 2nd Premio Roma (Gr1), Prix Eugene Adam (Gr2), Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3), 3rd Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Gr1), Grand Prix de Vichy (Gr3), Prix de Conde (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Bint Makbul (by Makbul) Osarus Sept €6,000
bc – Carnet De Bal (by Kingsalsa) Osarus Sept €15,000
bf - Castillon (by Gone West) Arqana Oct not sold
bc - Chichiteuse (by Chichicastenango) Arqana Nov €2,500
bc - Coeur Sacre (by Ballingarry) Arqana Nov not sold
chc - Daewoo Ling (by Observatory) Arqana Nov not sold
bc – Larafale (by Lion Heart) Arqana Aug (p/s) €10,000
chc - Mi Violetta (by Grand Lodge) Baden-Baden Oct withdrawn
chf – Saryshnikova (by Baryshnikov) Osarus Sept €10,000
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