Shishkin is a bay mare who was bred in Britain at the Glanvilles Stud. She was sired by Sulamani out of the Lando mare First Royal. Trained by Henry De Bromhead, she amassed a total current earnings of over £1.4 million.
Honeysuckle Career Form And Notable Achievements
Honeysuckle won 17 of her 19 races in a glittering career which included an incredible 13 Grade 1 victories. Her superb partnership with Rachael Blackmore saw her win on all four of her visits to the Cheltenham Festival – winning the Mares’ Hurdle twice and the Champion Hurdle twice. It wasn’t just Cheltenham where she excelled however, as she’s also the joint most successful horse in the history of the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (3 wins – 2019,2020,2021), whilst also winning the Irish Champion Hurdle three times and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle twice. It wasn’t until her fifth and final season of racing that she tasted her first defeat, losing in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle and the Irish Champion Hurdle. However, she had the perfect end to her career as she won the Mares’ Hurdle for a second time, proving herself as one of the greatest mares to grace racing.