Mshawish Joins Swettenham Stud Roster
Thursday, 20 April 2017: Mshawish is the highest earning entire of champion Medaglia d'Oro and will stand at Swettenham Stud in partnership with Al Shaqab and Taylor Made Farm.
Swettenham Stud owne, Adam Sangster has forged a relationship with the Qatari racing organisation, having the outstanding stallion Toronado stand at his Nagambie farm for the last two years.
“Mshawish represents another top-class stallion to come to Victoria. This is indicative of the confidence and strength of the Victorian Industry when International entities like Al Shaqab and Taylor Made are willing to send stallions of Mshawishs’ calibre,” Sangster said.
"Australia is arguably the most lucrative thoroughbred marketplace in the world at present where the excitement and prize money for horse racing is second to none.”
“Medaglia D'Oro has been very successful from limited opportunities in Australia and we believe having his best son at stud there provides breeders a great option to breed to this emerging sire line.
Mshawish retired with nine wins from 24 starts and earnings of over $A3.1 million.
He was a five-time Group winner on multiple surfaces over distances from 1500m to 1800m in five countries.
Mshawish joined Horses of the Year California Chrome and Wise Dan as the only North American males to win Group One races on dirt and turf in the last decade.
Other stallion sons of Medaglia d’Oro now standing in Australia include G1 winners Vancouver and Astern and G3 winner Nostradamus.
Mshawish is out of Thunder Bayou, by Thunder Gulch from the immediate family of multiple G1 winning champion two-year-old filly Halfbridled and G2 winner Lu Ravi.
His second dam Bayou Storm is by Storm Cat and produced stakes winners Meteorologist and Bayou Breeze.
At The Half, his grand dam was a G3 winning juvenile by Seeking The Gold and dam of La Ravi.
Mshawish wil stand for $16,500 in 2017.