Guineas winner Shadayid dies after foaling.
Byline: Roy Briggs
Shadayid, winner of the 1991 1,000 Guineas in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, has died in the United States while giving birth to her ninth foal, writes Roy Briggs.
The daughter of Shadeed won five of her 11 starts when in training with John Dunlop, and was unbeaten in three starts as a two-year-old, including the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac The Prix Marcel Boussac is a Group 1 flat horse race in France for two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) at Longchamp Racecourse during the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting in early October. at Longchamp.
She was also placed in the Oaks, Coronation Stakes, Sussex Stakes, Haydock Sprint Cup The Sprint Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a straight distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) at Haydock Park Racecourse in early September. and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse in late September. before being retired to the paddocks at the end of her three-year-old career.
Shadayid haemorrhaged shortly after giving birth to a filly foal by Seeking The Gold Seeking The Gold (foaled 1985 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred Stallion racehorse. He was sired by the leading stud, Mr. Prospector, who in turn was a son of Raise a Native, out of the mare, Con Game. at Shadwell Farm Stud in Kentucky at the weekend.
A spokesperson for Shadwell Stud, in Norfolk, said yesterday: "The vets did what they could, but were unable to save her. Fortunately the foal is fine and is now with a foster mare.
"It's a very sad loss and it would be nice if the foal turned out to be as good as her mother."
Shadayid provided Dunlop with back-to-back successes in the 1,000 Guineas following Salsabil's victory in the 1990 renewal, and the trainer paid tribute to her.
He said: "She was a remarkably versatile filly. She won the 1,000 Guineas, was placed in the Oaks and was then placed in the Haydock Sprint, which was quite extraordinary. She was top-class."
Willie Carson, who rode her in the Guineas and in all bar one of her races, added: "She was a very, very good filly. I remember she was always quite excitable and needed to be taken down to the start quietly."
Shadayid's most successful offspring so far has been Bint Shadayid, a Group 3 winner and third in the 1996 1,000 Guineas.