Godolphin purchased Worldly Manner from his breeders, John and Betty Mabee, after the horse won the 1998 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II). He made only six starts the next two years and was retired with three wins from 10 starts and $251,857 in earnings.
Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was bought in training as a 2-year-old by Godolphin for a reported $5 million in 1998, will stand the 2003 season at Alex Trebek's Creston Farms near Creston, Calif., for a fee of $5,000. Worldly Manner stood the past two years at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Reddick, Fla., for $7,500. He is one of several Wycombe stallions to be relocated.Worldly Manner, a 6-year-old son of Riverman out of the stakes-winning Flying Paster mare Lady Pastor, will remain the property of Darley Stud Management. Sheikh Mohammed owns Darley and is a principal in his family's Godolphin.