Bay, 1999, 16.1hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
Sire of a Leading Top-Rated Chaser SHISHKIN and a Leading Top-Rated Novice Chaser BOB OLINGER
Also Sire of DON COSSACK, Gold Cup Hero and 6 time Gr.1 Winner
In 2022, stores realised up to €150,000
Gr.1 Champion 2YO, Classic 3YO. incl. Gran Criterium (Gr.1), 2nd Budweiser Irish Derby (Gr.1), Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1), Futurity Stakes (Gr.2), 3rd National Stakes (Gr.1)
Gr.1 Champion 2YO and Classic 3YO, including
Won Gran Criterium (Gr.1)
2nd Budweiser Irish Derby (Gr.1)
2nd Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1)
2nd Futurity Stakes (Gr.2)
3rd National Stakes (Gr.1)
Sire of Multiple Grade 1 Winners
DON COSSACK 16 wins (6 Gr.1 wins) incl. Gr.1 Cheltenham Gold Cup
SHISHKIN 12 wins incl. Gr.1 Clarence House Chase, Ascot, Gr.1 Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham, Gr.1 Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase, Aintree, Gr.1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Cheltenham
BOB OLINGER 8 wins incl. Gr.1 Turners Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham , Gr.1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, Cheltenham, Gr.1 Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle, Naas
POTICELLO 4 wins incl. Gr.1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle, Chepstow, LR Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle, Wetherby
BALTIMORE BUCKOO 3 wins incl Gr.1 A P Smithwick Memorial Hurdle, Saratoga, second Gr.1 Jonathan Sheppard Hurdle, Saratoga
ESMONDO 10 wins incl. Gr.1 Prix Cambaceres 3yo Hurdle, Gr.1 Prix Renaud du Vivier Hurdle
INVICTER 4 wins incl. Gr.2 Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy Hurdle and Gr.1 placed
DELL’ARCA 11 wins incl. Gr.3 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle and twice Gr.1 placed
SWEET SHOCK 4 wins incl. Gr.3 Brown Lad H. Hurdle and Gr.1 placed
KRUZHLININ, 10 wins incl. Gr.3 ‘Fixed Brush’ Handicap Hurdle, Haydock
MOMELLA 6 wins incl. LR Join Racing TV Now Mares’ Chase, Gr.1 and Gr.2 placed
Sholokhov followed up a career-best 2020/2021 season with an equal number of winners and black-type performers in 2021/2022. Having won the Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase by 10 lengths on his seasonal return, Shishkin once again proved the headline act, when recording a fourth Grade 1 success in the Clarence House Chase in a scintillating victory over Energumene.
Dual Grade 1 winning hurdler Bob Olinger also added to Sholokhov’s tally of top-flight victories when taking the Grade 1 Turners Novices’ Chase by an awesome 40 lengths. It marked a third straight win over fences and a second consecutive Graded success for Henry de Bromhead’s charge.
Sholokhov’s younger crops have also made a strong impression, with Porticello running out
a commanding winner of the Grade 1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle; his second black-type success.
Harry Fry, meanwhile, appears to have a smart prospect on his hands in Lady Adare, a winner on all four of her career starts, she made light of a double penalty as she stretched clear to win by 16 lengths in her most recent run over hurdles.
Another to enter the notebooks, was Hiddenvalley Lake, who was carried out at the last by a loose horse in the 4YO maiden at Ballindenisk when leading the field by 2 lengths. Impressed by this debut performance, he was purchased by Mags O’Toole for £200,000 on behalf of Robcour who will be hoping that he
will follow in the footsteps of his star Bob Olinger. The agent was also keen to secure Sholokhov’s younger stock and went to €85,000 for Brook Lodge Farm’s offering at the Goff’s Land Rover Sale, while David Phelan secured Moanmore Stables’ gelding for €150,000 at the Derby Sale.