Shadwell Impresses within the UK, however Are Denting the US Racing Market


Belmont Stakes, 10 June 2006, winner Jazil, from the Shadwell stables. Picture by Naoki Nakashima – Flickr: Jazil, CC BY 2.0,

United States primarily based horse racing followers can be maintaining a eager eye on the Shadwell group’s success over within the British horse racing market.

Following the passing of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum again in March 2021, racing followers the world over questioned what would occur to the blue and white silks that had been a outstanding fixture at race meets throughout the globe, however later in September, Shadwell Stud introduced that they’d be severely trimming again their operations and dispersing a majority stake of inventory following his loss of life.

This nonetheless left an curiosity within the American race market and again in July, Derrinstown’s Awtaad once more proved himself a dependable stud, as daughter Anisette romped dwelling within the Grade 2 San Clemente Stakes at Del Mar. The now Leonard Powell-trained novice impressed everybody when up towards fellow proficient three-year-old fillies with graded stakes type, but nonetheless managed to energy clear by an rising two-and-a-half lengths to greater than justify her pre-race odds of two/1 favorite. While these odds could drop a bit of if the group now strikes her as much as Grade 1 race occasions, as most now suppose will occur, for individuals who like a flutter on their horses, her potential suggests she could be very a lot one to look at, and one to place a small stake on in the event you really feel the necessity.

Shifting again to Shadwell as an entire, as a substitute, they’d focus in on key strategic targets in an effort to maximise a a lot smaller foot print transferring ahead. Their assertion defined that they had been “endeavor a full assessment of all its actions that can end in vital adjustments for the enterprise. Consequently its operations within the UK, Eire, and the USA will contract, with a concentrate on high quality and competitors on the highest degree of the game.”

Loads of racing commentators had their very own ideas on whether or not or not this was a wise enterprise transfer by the group as they moved ahead, however they had been clearly staying within the main markets that they had been nicely versed in – however the sticking level was at all times going to be: may you’ve gotten higher success with fewer property?

As per Horse Wager, with a thoughts to the British racing market specifically, Sheikh Hamdan’s daughter Sheikha Hissa took on the reins below their new, a lot tighter, marketing strategy, and while it has not but been replicated in different world race markets, their endeavours in Britain are actually coming to fruition.

The Shadwell group have now taken eleven wins from 21 races – representing an astonishing 52% success charge – as they concentrate on high quality and calibre of horse, in addition to racing competitors on the highest degree. Their success charge might be rising as the present Goodwood sequence of occasions continues.

However for the United States market, it once more exhibits the Shadwell group of firms and their connections are decided to make an influence, even when they’ve scaled again their general bulk.

This season, sires Anmaat and Diamil have already tasted success and Anisette is the newest in Awtaad’s bloodline to make the headlines, and with 9 particular person stake winners to his title, he’s proving himself to be among the best worth sires in Europe at a ridiculous value of simply 5,000 Euros.

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