Shamal Wind Fails To Fire In King’s Stand Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Australian sprinter Shamal Wind disappointed connections with a lackluster performance in the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot overnight.

Shamal Wind (pictured winning the Oakleigh Plate) failed to perform at his best in the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Shamal Wind (pictured winning the Oakleigh Plate) failed to perform at his best in the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

There was some betting support for Shamal Wind coming into the King’s Stand Stakes, but the talented mare was slow out of the gates, never looked comfortable and only made up a small amount of ground late to finish 13th behind narrow winner Goldream.

Trainer Robert Smerdon told the media after the race that it was clear that Shamal Wind had not performed at anywhere near her best and had clearly not travelled as well as the stable had originally thought.

Ryan Moore said he felt her slip behind coming out of the gates which put her back at the start but in saying that she never really came up on the bridle the way she usually does,” Smerdon said.

“He gave her a chance to race the way she usually does but she was just losing ground and in the run to the line she only passed a few tired horses so it was a below-par performance.

“Travelling this far you never know the impact but going into the race she seemed fine to us but the end result wasn’t what he hoped for.”

The King’s Stand Stakes was expected to be the final race start for Shamal Wind before she was served by Northern Hemisphere-based stallion Sea The Stars, but Smerdon revealed that there is a chance that the five-year-old could be transferred to an English trainer and contest a race like the Group 1 July Cup before she begins a new career as a broodmare.

“I’ve spoken to James Harron who manages her for the owners and his thinking was maybe to leave her in training here in England,” Smerdon said.

“Sometimes horses when they’ve had that one run they can come on from it and next time around do themselves justice.

“They’re leaving their options open until they see how she pulls up tomorrow.

“We’ll get the vet to trot her up and then go from there.”

Expat Australian trainer Jeremy Gask narrowly missed out on the biggest win of his training career to date when Medicean Man was only just beaten at the lengthy quote of $50, while the King’s Stand Stakes victory was Goldream’s first at the highest level of racing after only make his debut at Group level earlier this year.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. reverse phone number lookup

    Hi! I realize this is sort of off-topic but I
    needed to ask. Does managing a well-established blog like
    yours take a large amount of work? I’m brand new to operating a blog however I do write in my
    journal daily. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring blog owners.
    Appreciate it!

  2. phones encapsulate

    I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the
    nail on the head. The problem is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy I stumbled across this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  3. Umanizzare

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through issues with your RSS.
    I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody else getting similar RSS issues?
    Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  4. asbestos removal

    What’s up mates, how is the whole thing, and what you desire to say
    about this post, in my view its genuinely awesome in support of me.

  5. Egli Diana Pinto

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This article posted at
    this website is genuinely nice.

  6. Itamar Serp

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this web page
    and reading the views of all colleagues on the topic of this article, while
    I am also zealous of getting experience.

  7. Umanizzare presidios

    I do trust all of the ideas you have offered for your post.
    They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Still,
    the posts are too short for novices. May just you
    please extend them a little from next time?

    Thank you for the post.

  8. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    I am really glad to read this weblog posts which carries lots of helpful information, thanks for providing these data.

  9. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something
    new from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using this site,
    since I experienced to reload the site lots of times
    previous to I could get it to load properly.
    I had been wondering if your hosting is OK?

    Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your
    placement in google and could damage your high quality score if advertising and
    marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out
    for much more of your respective exciting content.

    Make sure you update this again very soon.

  10. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    I have been browsing online more than three hours as of late, but I by no means found any
    interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made
    just right content as you probably did, the internet will be a lot more helpful
    than ever before.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *