04 December 2017

Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris victor SHAKEEL has been retired to stand at Clongiffen Stud in County Meath. A maiden winner in April, the three-year-old went on to be places at Group 2 and 3 level before earning top-level honours at Saint-Cloud, where he beat favourite and dual Group 2 winner Permian (IRE). An injury sustained on the day meant that it would be his last race.

Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, the Aga Khan homebred is by the late Dalakhani (IRE) and is the first foal out of Shamiyra; an unraced half-sister to Group 3 winner Shemiyla. This Aga Khan family also includes Prix de Diane heroine Shemaka, Prix du Jockey Club runner-up Shamkiyr and Prix Eugene Adam victor Shimraan.

Michael Egan had this to say regarding his latest recruit, “SHAKEEL was a first-class racehorse with stunning good looks and he comes from a great Aga Khan family. It will be a privilege to stand him in Ireland and hugely exciting to watch his stallion career take off into the top echelon in time.”

SHAKEEL joins Laverock (IRE), Mamool (IRE), Mustameet and Pushkin (IRE) at his new home in County Meath.


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