18th Jan 2012
Lord Shanakill (Speightstown ex Green Room) had his first foal Monday evening 17th January. The bay filly out of the stakes producing mare Chiosina (Danehill Dancer) was bred by Pat & Hugh Hyland of Oghill House Stud. She is the fourth foal out of Chiosina who has already produced the Listed winner and Group 2 placed Mixed Intention (Elusive City). “We are very pleased with her,” said Pat Hyland. “She is the image of her sire.”
From the Classic Family of Al Bahathri Lord Shanakill had an impressive racing career where he won or placed in the Prix Jean Prat, Dewhurst Stakes, Prix Morny, St. James’s Palace Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Mill Reef Stakes, Lennox Stakes. Vintage Stakes and Coventry Stakes.
From the same Sire Line as Elusive Quality, Mr. Greeley, Zafonic and Iffraaj, LORD SHANAKILL is the first Group 1 winner by sensational young sire Speightstown, who is now the Number 1 Active Apex Sire in the World rated ahead of Galileo and Deep Impact (TDN 12/01/12).