Henny Hughes in Training With Millennium Stables

By Jason Ford
Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Henny Hughes has not yet joined Godolphin Stable, but is in training with Millennium Stables at Nad al Sheba under the ownership of Sheikh Mohammed's son Sheikh Rashid. As of Monday, Jan. 16, the son of Hennessy is under the care of South African trainer Alec Laird, who has replaced Englishman Rod Simpson at the helm of Millenniusm Stables. Simpson, who had replaced suspended champion trainer Mazin Al Kurdi in early December, resigned over the Jan. 14-15 weekend.

Henny Hughes' name appears among 37 entries for a seven-furlong conditions race which is scheduled to open the third Dubai International Racing Carnival, which starts at Nad al Sheba on Thursday night.

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation purchased Henny Hughes privately from Martin Cherry and Gulf Coast Farms after the colt's victory in the Tremont Stakes in July while trained by Patrick Biancone. He was left with Biancone for his next start, a victory in the Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. I) before finishing second in both the grade I Hopeful Stakes and Champagne Stakes.

He then joined Kiaran McLaughlin for whom he was second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile before entering quarantine and transferring to the UAE where it was believed he had joined Saeed Bin Suroor and Godolphin Stable.