Crackerjack King retires to Oakside Park

Shamardal’s Group 1 grey Crackerjack King has been retired to stand at Oakside Park in South Australia.

Crackerjack King (Ire) began his career in Italy prior to an Australian spring campaign last year for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.  He will stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee.

Beginning his career with a pair of juvenile victories in Milan for Scuderia Effevi, he returned to win the G2 Italian Derby from subsequent Arc de Triomphe heroine Danedream and then graduated to a Group 1 success in the Gr1 Premio Presidente della Repubblica.

In Australia, he was saddled up four times by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig with a best-placed third in last year’s G1 Turnbull Stakes won by Foreteller.

Crackerjack King (Shamardal – Claba di San Jore by Barathea) is a half-brother to Italian stakes winners Jakkalberry, Awelmarduk and Kidnapping.  His younger full sister Joyful Hope was beaten a head in the G2 Italian Oaks in May.

The last stallions to stand at Oakside Park were Akhadan (Danehill) and Devaraja (Sir Tristram).  They transferred to Rivers End Stud in 2011.