Sheikh Mohammed Buys Jealous Again
Updated: Friday, July 3, 2009 4:19 PM
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009 5:21 PM
Royal Ascot winner Jealous Again has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed.
Formerly trained by American handler Wesley Ward, the filly turned in a hugely impressive display in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) last month, bursting out of the stalls and showing far too much speed for the opposition to finish five lengths clear.
Asked whether the filly would be joining the world-renowned Godolphin stable, the global horse-racing operation owned by Sheikh Mohammed, Ferguson said: "Nothing has been decided, and we are in the process of sorting things out."
A 2-year-old daughter of Trippi
, Jealous Again was one of two Ward juveniles that won at Royal Ascot, making her and stablemate Strike the Tiger the first American-trained horses to produce victories at the historic racetrack and Ward the first American-born trainer to mark the win column. John Velazquez rode Jealous Again to an easy five-length victory in the June 17 Queen Mary.
Jealous Again is out of the Bold Ruckus mare Chi Sa. She was bred in Florida by Harold Plumley and was owned by the partnership io Ward, Robert Adams, and Mitch Dutko. The filly broke her maiden at first asking April 3 at Keeneland and ran second in the Kentucky Juvenile (gr. III) April 30 at Churchill Downs prior to the trip to England.
A purchase price was not reported.
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