Blue Point

$44,000 B 2014 16.1HH (1.65M)
Shamardal – Scarlett Rose (Royal Applause)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Northwood Park, VIC

The only horse ever to win three G1 sprints at Royal Ascot. A Group winner at two, three, four, five retiring a four-time G1 winner.

The only European stallion, since the breed shaping, Sadler’s Wells, 35-years ago, to sire two first-crop Group 1 winning juvenile.

Blue Point’s, first-crop of southern hemisphere juveniles, have achieved Black Type in the G1 J.J. Atkins, G2 Sires' Produce Stakes, Listed Maribyrnong Plate, Listed Talindert Stakes and the Listed Supremacy Stakes.

Blue Point was the leading first-season sire by average at Magic Millions and Inglis Easter. This year, his yearlings have sold to $500,000 and were in high demand by all of Australia’s top trainers. Blue Point’s rising two-year-olds are in the stables of Chris Waller, Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman, Ciaron Maher, Anthony and Sam Freedman, Annabel Neasham and Peter and Paul Snowden.


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Best progeny

His winning offspring

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Watch him go: see him at his best

King’s Stand S (G1), 5f, Royal Ascot, 18 Jun 2019
King’s Stand S (G1), 5f, Royal Ascot, 19 Jun 2018
Diamond Jubilee S (G1), 6f, Royal Ascot, 22 Jun 2019
Al Quoz Sprint (G1), 6f, Meydan, 30 Mar 2019
Gimcrack S (G2), 6f, York, 20 Aug 2016
Meydan Sprint (G2), 5f, Meydan, 14 Feb 2019
Pavilion S (G3), 6f, Ascot, 03 May 2017
Bengough S (G3), 6f, Ascot, 07 Oct 2017
Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (G3), 6f, Meydan, 09 Mar 2019
Novice S, 6f, Doncaster, 14 Jul 2016

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

St James's Palace S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, 18 Jun 2024
Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Curragh, 25 May 2024
Big Evs
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1), 5f, Santa Anita, 03 Nov 2023
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1), 7f, ParisLongchamp, 01 Oct 2023

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SHAMARDAL (USA) (Bay 2002-Stud 2005).  6 wins-3 at 2, from 1200m to 2100m, Chantilly Prix du
Jockey Club, G1, Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, G1, Newmarket Dewhurst S., G1, York
St James's Palace S., G1, Goodwood Vintage S., G2. Champion sire. Sire of 1,425 rnrs, 1,060 wnrs,
166 SW, 74.4% winners, 11.7% Stakes winners inc. Blue Point, Pinatubo, Lope de Vega, Victor Ludorum,
Earthlight, Tarnawa, Pakistan Star, Able Friend, Speedy Boarding, Faint Perfume, Amaron, Zazou,
Crackerjack King, Lumiere, Dariyan, Dunboyne Express - Dan Excel (H.K.), Baltic Baroness, etc

1st dam:
SCARLETT ROSE, by Royal Applause. Placed, 3d Newmarket Helen Rollason Cancer
      Care Centre Appeal H., Daily Concessions on Bet attheraces 2YO S. Half-sister to
TUMBLEWEED RIDGE, Tumbleweed Pearl (dam of GILDED). Dam of 9 named
      foals, 7 to race, 4
 winners, inc:-

  BLUE POINT (c by Shamardal) 11 wins. Champion. See race record.
  FORMOSINA (c by Footstepsinthesand) 2 wins at 2, Curragh Railway S., G2, Doncaster
 2YO S., 2d Newbury Mill Reef S.,
G2, 3d Newmarket Tattersalls
          Millions 2YO Trophy, Newbury Berkshire County Blind Society 2YO S.

  Esytopolishadimond (g by Starcraft) 3 wins at 1m in GB and Ireland.
  Desert Destination (g by Night of Thunder) Placed to 2021-22 in GB and U.A.E.
Blue Antares (c by Frankel) Winner at 1½m in 2023 in GB.
  Flywheel (f by Teofilo) Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-
      One Smart Cookie. 2 wins at 1500m, 1700m to 2022, 3d Rome Premio Vezzano.

2nd dam: 
BILLIE BLUE, by Ballad Rock. Placed in GB. Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 7 winners, inc:-
   TUMBLEWEED RIDGE (Indian Ridge) 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £215,475, 109,779fr.,
          Longchamp Prix de la Porte Maillot,
G3, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., G3-3 times,
          Newbury Horris Hill S.,
G3, Epsom Fortune S., L, Newmarket Grantchester H., 2d
          York Gimcrack S.,
G2, Leicestershire S., G3, Haydock John of Gaunt S., L, Newmarket
          Somerville Tattersall S.,
L, City of York S., L, Newmarket Dapper Dan's Birthday S.,
          Sunley 2YO S., 3d Longchamp Prix de la Porte Maillot,
G3, Prix du Palais Royal, G3,
          Leicestershire S.,
G3, Epsom Fortune S., L, Newmarket Mildenhall S., 4th Longchamp
          Prix du Palais Royal,
G3, Goodwood Lennox S., G3, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., G3,
          Tipperary Concorde S.,
G3. Sire.

   Silent Applause. 2 wins at 1½m, 2d Newmarket Talk Nightclub H.
   Generator. 3 wins at 7f in GB.
   Tumbleweed Pearl. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 5½f, 6f, 4th Newmarket King Charles II S., L. Dam of-
       GILDED (Redback) 5 wins at 2, £82,271, Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., G2, York Marygate
L, Newmarket NGK Spark Plugs 2YO S., 3d Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., G2.
             Dam of-

          FORT DEL ORO (Lope de Vega) 4 wins at 5f, 6f, £8,600, €123,915, Curragh Waterford
                 Testimonial S.,
L, Naas Sweet Mimosa S., L, Woodlands S., L, Curragh TRM
                 Excellence In Nutrition S., 2d Curragh Ballyogan S.,
G3, York Garrowby S., L,
                 3d Curragh Phoenix Sprint S.,
G3, 4th Curragh Phoenix Sprint S., G3, Renaissance
G3. Dam of-

             FAST ATTACK (Kodiac) 2 wins at 2 in 2021, Newmarket Oh So Sharp S., G3, 3d
                   Newbury Dubai Duty Free Full of Surprises 2YO Fillies' S.

3rd dam:
BLUE NOSE, by Windjammer. 2 wins at 2, Curragh Probationers' S., L, 2d Leopardstown
      Mullion S.,
L, Navan Irish Chorus S., L, 4th Curragh National S., G2. Half-sister to Hippie
. Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

    Blue Cert. 5 wins from 1000m to 2400m in South Africa. Producer.

Stud record
Blue Point's first crop are two-year-olds of 2023.

Pedigree notes

A Champion Sprinter and four-time G1 winner, including the G1 Diamond Jubilee and G1 King's Stand Stakes (twice) at Royal Ascot.

Previous Diamond Jubilee winners include the successful sires Choisir, Starspangledbanner, Royal Applause and the incomparable Danehill. Previous King's Stand winners include Choisir, Pivotal and Australian Champion Sire, Last Tycoon. It’s hard to find a better CV for a stallion prospect. Combined with his high cruising speed, excellent temperament and impressive physique, Blue Point has all the credentials for sire success.

G1 Statistics
Shamarda has sired 27 G1 winners worldwide, including five in Australia. All five in Australia and 14 out of 27 have a return of Sir Gaylord or his half-brother in the mare. The Sir Gaylord sire line is prolific in Australia via Sir Tristram, Zabeel, Octagonal, Lonhro, Pierro, Savabeel, etc. Shamardal’s G1 winners have strong connection with the Green Desert/Danzig line while his son Lope De Vega has sired two of his four Australian G1 winners from just 14 runners out of mares by Danehill’s son Fastnet Rock. 

This trend is clearly being reflected in the first eight Stakes performers sired by Blue Point himself. His G2 winner Big Evs is out of a Green Desert (Danzig) mare. Altogether four of his eight Stakes performers are out of Danzig line mares, three Green Desert line and one Danehill line (out of an Exceed And Excel mare). G2 placed Les Bleus is out of an Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) mare. Blue Point’s G1-winning first-crop winning filly Rosallion is out of a mare by Galileo’s son New Approach.

Best Nicks
Shamardal’s most successful nicking stats are with mares from the major broodmare sirelines of Mr Prospector, Sadler’s Wells and Danehill. Lope De Vega has similarly good results with mares from those broodmare sirelines. Shamardal is a grandson of Storm Cat and the Storm Cat/Mr Prospector crosses and reverse crosses have been some of the most successful in contemporary pedigrees. Blue Point’s G1 winners Rosallion and Big Evs are early pointers toward his emerging nick with the Galileo/Sadler’s Wells lines and Oasis Dream/Danzig lines.

Inbreeding / Linebreeding options
The most obvious candidates for inbreeding to Blue Point are the Blue Hen mares Helen Street and Best In Show. Blue Point’s sire Shamardal is out of a full sister to Street Cry whose dam is Helen Street. Blue Point’s dam is from the Try My Best Line and that stallion has Best In Show as his second dam. Of equal interest in Blue Point’s pedigree are the names that are missing, including Galileo, Sadler’s Wells, Danehill, Fastnet Rock, Street Cry and Dalakhani, all of which have had excellent results when introduced to Shamardal. Early results for Blue Point look promising with two of his four Stakes winners are by New Approach and Tobougg, both from the Sadler’s Wells line via Galileo and Barathea respectively.

Strategy One
Mares by Green Desert line sires such as I Am Invincible, Cape Cross or Sea The Stars would replicate this successful early pattern for Blue Point which has now already yielded his first crop G1 winner Big Evs.

Strategy Two
Introduce missing broodmare sires to replicate Shamardal’s best results. Mares by Dalakhani’s son Reliable Man would replicate the Pinatubo cross, mares by Galileo or sons would replicate the cross which produced Earthlight for Shamardal and Rosallion for Blue Point himself. Mares by Street Cry would replicate the Victor Ludorum cross and mares by Fastnet Rock and sons would replicate the Santa Ana Lane/Gytrash cross.

Strategy Three
The majority of Blue Point’s first Australian winners and Stakes placegetters are mirroring his northern hemisphere successes with Danzig/Green Desert/Danehill line mares. This broad strategy is an obvious tactic that should continue to produce good results.

Strategy Four
Blue Point’s early Stakes success with Sadler’s Wells line sires presents opportunities to send mares from that line. High-quality sources include Galileo, High Chaparral, So You Think, Dundeel, Medaglia D’Oro, Toronado, Teofilo, Frankel, Kermadec, New Approach, Tavistock, Tivaci, Redwood, Contributer, Montjeu and many others. This cross has already produced his first crop G1 winner Rosallion.

Strategy Five
Inbreeding to Best In Show has been the best cross for Redoute’s Choice with big numbers tried. As Best In Show is the 4th dam of Redoute’s Choice and 2nd dam of Try My Best in the direct broodmare sire line of Blue Point, mares by Redoute’s Choice or descendants and mares by Try My Best’s descendants such as Last Tycoon and Written Tycoon would create suitable inbreeding patterns. Blue Point’s first crop Australian G2 VRC Sires’ placed Bosustow is bred this way.

Strategy Six
Inbreeding to Helen Street has already produced Darley’s undefeated two-year-old Victor Ludorum and can be achieved using mares by sires such as Street Cry, Street Boss, Pride Of Dubai, Hallowed Crown or Territories, or with mares whose dam or second dam is by any of those sires. The Street Cry lines also provide the successful Shamardal/Mr Prospector nick.


Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Two 6 3 2 1 £268,025
Three 4 2 - 1 £142,041
Four 5 1 1 1 £368,120
Five 5 5 - - £1,805,586
Total 20 11 3 3 £2,583,773 (A$5,024,227)

At 2

Gimcrack S (G2), 1,200m at York, by 3l, beating Mokarris, The Last Lion, Ardad, Dream Of Dreams.
Novice S, 1,200m at Doncaster, by 11l.
Novice S, 1,200m at Nottingham.
Middle Park S (G1), 1,200m at Newmarket, by a neck, to The Last Lion, beating Mehmas, Intelligence Cross.
Richmond S (G2), 1,200m at Goodwood, to Mehmas.
Dewhurst S (G1), 1,400m at Newmarket, to Churchill, Lancaster Bomber, beating Thunder Snow, Rivet.

At 3

Pavilion S (G3), 1,200m at Ascot, by 1½l, beating Harry Angel, Mubtasim, Tis Marvellous, Sir Dancealot.
Bengough S (G3), 1,200m at Ascot, beating Projection, Magical Memory, Danzeno, Second Thought.
Commonwealth Cup (G1), 1,200m at Royal Ascot, to Caravaggio, Harry Angel, beating Bound For Nowhere, Tis Marvellous, Visionary, Intelligence Cross.
Sprint Cup (G1), 1,200m at Haydock Park, to Harry Angel.

At 4

King’s Stand S (G1), 1,000m at Royal Ascot, by 1¾l, beating Battaash, Mabs Cross, Finsbury Square, Different League, Lady Aurelia, Washington DC, Kachy.
Meydan Sprint (G2), 1,000m at Meydan, by a head, to Ertijaal, beating Hit The Bid.
Nunthorpe S (G1), 1,000m at York, to Alpha Delphini, Mabs Cross, beating Battaash, Havana Grey, Take Cover, Sioux Nation, Mr Lupton, Judicial.

At 5

Diamond Jubilee S (G1), 1,200m at Royal Ascot, beating Dream Of Dreams, Kachy, Le Brivido, The Tin Man, Invincible Army, City Light, Bound For Nowhere.
King’s Stand S (G1), 1,000m at Royal Ascot, by 1¼l, beating Battaash, Soldier’s Call, Mabs Cross, Fairyland, Equilateral, Houtzen, Sergei Prokofiev.
Al Quoz Sprint (G1), 1,200m at Meydan, by 1¾l, beating Belvoir Bay, Stormy Liberal, Viddora, The Right Man, Sands Of Mali, Brave Smash, Mazzini, Illustrious Lad.
Meydan Sprint (G2), 1,000m at Meydan, by 5l.
Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (G3), 1,200m at Meydan, by 3l, beating Ekhtiyaar, Mazzini, Gifted Master, Hit The Bid.

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