Derrinstown reports death of Elnadim

Danzig sire Elnadim (USA) has been put down at Derrinstown Stud in Ireland.  The 21 year-old had been pensioned after covering 27 mares last year.

The Sheikh Hamdan homebred was trained by John Dunlop to win the Diadem Stakes at three and the July Cup at four.

Elnadim began his stallion career at Shadwell Farm in Kentucky before relocating to Derrinstown at Co. Kildare in 2002.  That coincided with a two-year stint at Westbury Stud in Karaka where he sired the stakes winners Culminate (G1 Otaki Maori Stakes), Accardo (G3 Darley Plate) and Elblitzem (G3 Marton Metric Mile).

The best of his Australian progeny was Pendragon, a Group 3 winner of the Gloaming Stakes and Norman Robinson Stakes who is now standing at Think Big Lodge in NSW.

Elnadim is also the sire of Royal Ascot stakes winner Elletelle who foaled last year’s Cox Plate winner Adelaide.