- Born: 1993
- Sire: ALLEGED (USA)
- Race Record: Successful sort who achieved success at the highest level in both UK & Italy. Wins incl. Gr.1 St Leger, Gr. 1 Gran Premio & Gr. 1 Gran Premio di Milano.
- Went to Stud: 2000
- Standing at: Burgage Stud
- 2019 Fee: € 10,000 (2018 Stud Fee)
SHANTOU won 6 races, £678,839 at 3 and 4 years
WON Gr. 1 St Leger Stakes, 14f, Doncaster,
beating DUSHYANTOR (Gr.2), MONS (Gr.2),
WON Gr.1 Gran Premio del Jockey Clube Coppa d’Oro, 12f, Milan,
beating SACRAMENT (Gr.2), STRATEGIC CHOICE (Gr.1),
HOLLYWOOD DREAM (Gr.1), SLICIOUS (Gr.1), etc
- WON Gr.1 Gran Premio di Milano, 12f, Milan beating LUSO (Gr.1 x 2),
TAIPAN (Gr.1 x 4), STRATEGIC CHOICE, NEEDLE GUN (Gr. 2)
WON Gr. 2 Princess of Wales Stakes, beating SWAIN (Gr. 1 x 4),
TAIPAN, CELERIC (Gr. 1), DUSHYANTOR, LADY CARIA (Gr. 1)
3rd Gr. 1 Derby Stakes, 12f, Epsom
3rd Gr. 2 King Edward VII Stakes, 12f Royal Ascot
4th Gr.1 Breeders Cup Turf, 12 Woodbine
Timeform Rated 124 and 125
By An Outstanding Sire of NH Sires
Sire: ALLEGED – Champion 3-Y-O and Champion Older Horse in Europe
He is sire of several leading National Hunt stallions including FLEMENSFIRTH (Gr.1 winner and sire of Imperial Commander, Tidal Bay etc), MONTELIMAR (Gr. 2 winner and sire of Hedgehunter, Monty’s Pass etc), SIR HARRY LEWIS (Irish Derby Winner and sire of Mighty Man, Diamond Harry etc), LAW SOCIETY (Irish Derby winner and sire of Catch Me, Hill Society etc), LEADING COUNSEL (Gr. 2 winner and sire of Dun Doire, Liberty Counsel etc), HUSYAN(Gr. 3 winner and sire of Liss A Paoraigh, Takagi etc), RELIGIOUSLY (Sire of Mac’s Joy, Emotional Moment etc), ALESSO (Sire of Baracouda etc), ASTARABAD (Sire of Qustarabad, 15 wins and £1,346,449 etc)
Dam: SHAIMA – Won 3 races at 2 and 3 years incl. Long Island Handicap (Gr.2), Strensall Stakes (Listed).
Grandam: OH SO SHARP – Champion 3-Y-O Filly in Europe 1985. Won 7 races incl. Oaks (Gr. 1) 1,000 Guineas (Gr.1), St Leger Stakes (Gr. 1). Dam of 7 winners incl. SHAIMA (see above) and ROSEFINCH (Prix Saint – Alary (Gr. 1)
SHANTOU – The Sire of four Grade 1 performers in 2013-14
BRIAR HILL – 5 wins incl. Gr.1 Navan Nov Hurdle, Gr.2 Slaney Nov. Hurdle, both 2014, Gr.1 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Champion Bumper. Official rating 155 - 2nd highest rated Novice Hurdler 2013/14
BALLYNAGOUR – 4 wins incl. Gr.3 Byrne Group Plate, Cheltenham Festival, 2nd Gr.1 Champion Chase, Punchestown, 3rd Gr.1 Melling Chase, all 2014. Rated 155.
MORNING ASSEMBLY – 3 wins incl. Gr.1 Punchestown Nov. Hurdle and Gr.2 Florida Pearl Nov. Chase, 2nd Gr.1 Topaz Nov. Chase, 3rd Gr.1 RSA Chase, Gr.1 Punchestown Nov. Chase, all 2014, Career higest rating 153.
POLLY PEACHUM – 6 wins incl. LR EBF Mares Hurdle x2, 2014. Rated 155 - (highest rated UK trained mare - November 2014)
DE VALIRA - 6 wins, €123,266 incl. Gr.2 Future Champions Nov. Hurdle, Gr.2 Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Nov. Hurdle, 2nd Gr.2 Byrne Group Nov. Hurdle, 3rd Gr.3 Buck House Nov. Chase, Highest rating 151 (Hurdles)
SUPER DUTY – 5 wins and 2nd Gr.2 Mersey Nov. Hurdle, Aintree, Gr.2 Towton Nov. Chase and Gr.2 Mildmay Nov. Chase. Highest rating 148 (Fences)
OUR FATHER - 3 wins, Highest rating 154 (Fences)
DEEP TROUBLE - 3 wins, incl. LR December Hurdle, 2013/14. Rated 147.
DYLAN ROSS – 4 wins, €63,074 and 2nd Gr.1 Future Champions Nov. Hurdle, 2nd Gr.3 For Auction Nov. Hurdle. Highest rating 151 (Hurdles)
SWORD OF DESTINY – 4 wins incl. Gr.3 EBF Nov. Hurdle, Cork. Rated 141 (Hurdles)
CARRIGANOG - 2 wins, 3rd Gr.2 Monksfield Nov. Hurdle, 2013/14.
SHANTOU MAGIC - 2 wins, 4th Gr.1 Challow Hurdle, 2013/14. Rated 135.
SILVER TASSIE - 3 wins, 2nd Gr.3 Like A Butterfly Nov. Chase, 2013/14. Rated 135.
EYESONTHEPRIZE - 2 wins and 4th Gr.3 Leopardstown Mares Hurdle, Gr.3 Limestone Lad Hurdle.
Also, HERBERT PARK - a promising bumper winner, November 2014.
SHANTOU VILLAGE - a 4yo p2p winner, October 2014
SHANTOU – NH Sire with the ability to sire top class filly on the flat
Sire on the Flat of:
TOE THE LINE - 4 wins, €154,372, incl. LR loughbrown Stakes, 2014.
SWEET STREAM – 4 wins incl. €373,138 incl. Gr.1 Prix Vermeille, Gr.2 Park Hill Stakes. Timeform rated 118
SANT’ANTONIO, BENING, PAPETTI – all Gr.1 placed
Continued success in the sales ring
Shantou's progeny sold in 2014 have realised:
€145,000, €72,000, €70,000, €67,000, €52,000
3yo's in 2014 have averaged €40,000
Purchasers have Included - Donald McCain, W.P. Mullins, David Pipe, Highflyer Bloodstock, Kevin Ross Bloodstock, Colin Bowe, Tom Lacey, Gerry Griffin, Richard Rohan, Ben Case, Jim Culloty, etc
Mares in foal to Shantou realised up to €170,000 at Tattersalls Ireland November sales
The son of Shantou, Grangeclare Native, claimed the spoils in the four-year-old geldings' maiden at Curraghmore.
Minella Trump, the son of Shantou, recorded success in the five year old geldings at Ballycahane on Sunday.