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Swettenham Stud’s shuttle stallion Mshawish, the dual Group 1 winning son and the highest earning entire of champion Medaglia d'Oro, has become a proud father for the first time for shuttle partners Al Shaqab and Taylor Made Farm.
While Australia currently has sunny skies and hot days, his first foal was born in Kentucky in a blanket of snow. Frolicking in the white powder, his frozen surrounds will soon transform into the lush green pastures of spring.
A strong, well-grown and healthy colt, he was foaled at Taylor Made Farm on January 18th. The second foal for his dam, Ourperfectpastor, a daughter of Pleasantly Perfect, she is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Evil Minister (Deputy Minister) and stakes-placed winner Echeverria (Awesome Again).
Swettenham Stud’s, Adam Sangster is now eagerly waiting for Mshawish’s first Australian foals to arrive later in the year.
“We are very much looking forward to seeing Mshawish pass his looks, ability, toughness and consistency onto his progeny. We are confident that he will stamp his foals as his own and impress our loyal breeders by the quality type he produces.”
Mshawish is the definition of a successful, truly international racehorse. He was an elite, versatile and tough five-time group race winner in five countries.
Equally talented on dirt and grass tracks, he defeated over half a dozen Group 1 winners around the globe, retiring sound with nine wins, five at group level, from 24 starts, and amassed earnings of over AU$3.1 million.
Being by champion sire Medaglia d'Oro, Mshawish also boasts an impressive dam line. Out of the mare Thunder Bayou (Thunder Gulch), he is from the well-performed family of multiple Group 1 winning champion two-year-old filly, Halfbridled and Group 2 winner, Lu Ravi. His second dam Bayou Storm (Storm Cat) produced stakes winners Meteorologist and Bayou Breeze.
Swettenham Stud is committed to giving their breeders every opportunity to access the proven international bloodlines of this impressive young stallion, having stood Mshawish for a realistic fee of $16,500 for the 2017 season.
For more information regarding Mshawish or to discuss your 2018 breeding requirements, please contact Adam Sangster on 03 5794 2044 or www.swettenham.com.au