26 October 2015, USA ~ Shadwell is sad to announce the death of one of its Arabian stallions, NIVOUR DE CARDONNE (1995 – 2015).
The son of Manganate was bred in France from an outstanding family that has produced among the very best Arabian racehorses in the world. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, NIVOUR DE CARDONNE won 6 of his 16 starts and was placed 7 times in the UK and the UAE. He became the first Kahayla Classic winner for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2000.
Shadwell director Richard Lancaster said: “NIVOUR DE CARDONNE was an outstanding racehorse for Sheikh Hamdan. He had a special place in our memories as Sheikh Hamdan’s first Kahayla Classic winner. He proved a very good sire in the USA and we thank Cre Run Farm and Mandolynn Hill Farm for looking after him so well.”
Upon his retirement, NIVOUR DE CARDONNE was imported to the US and stood at stud at Cre Run Farm in Virginia, where during his years there he sired multiple stakes winners and Champions including OUR MACHINE, DIXIES VALENTINE, A LADYS MAN and OUR PRINCESS, among many others.
In 2013 NIVOUR DE CARDONNE was welcomed to Mandolynn Hill Farm in Texas, where he spent the past years with his Shadwell stable mates, CHNDAKA and KAOLINO, breeding top mares whose foals will carry on his legacy.
NIVOUR DE CARDONNE will always be recognized as one of the greatest and most respected French imports to influence the Arabian racing in the United States. A kind and gentle stallion, he will be missed by all.
Nivour De Cardonne (Manganate by Pistache Du Cassou by Baroud III)