Champion Shadayid Dies After Foaling Seeking the Gold Filly

Sheikh Hamdan's champion and stakes producer Shadayid died April 27 from a ruptured uterine artery after she foaled a Seeking the Gold filly. The filly has been placed on a nurse mare at the owner's Shadwell Farm in Central Kentucky.

Bred in the Shadwell name, Shadayid was a champion in England and France as a 2-year-old and a classic winner in England the following year, capturing the mile General Accident One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I). She was retired with five wins and five group I stakes-placings from 11 starts and earnings of $671,520.

Fourteen-year-old Shadayid (Shadeed--Desirable, by Lord Gayle) produced seven named foals, including stakes winners Bint Shadayid and Alshadiyah. She is also is the dam of an A.P. Indy yearling colt.