Godolphin Continues Buying Juveniles

Godolphin Racing continues to purchase 2-year-olds in training, adding Tempting Fate and the unbeaten Gone West colt West Order to their roster. Last week the Dubai-based racing operation purchased Express Tour with an eye toward next year's Triple Crown races.

Unlike the South Florida-based Express Tour, who became only the fourth colt to sweep Calder's three-race Florida Stallion Stakes series this summer and fall, both West Order and Tempting Fate have raced solely in England.

West Order won both of his two career races, including a five-length romp against winners in his most recent race. West Order, out of the Irish River mare Irish Order, was purchased from Monsun Investments and was bred in Kentucky by Haras de Mezeray.

Tempting Fate (Persian Bold -- West of Eden, by Crofter) won two of four starts while racing in the colors of Michael Kerr-Dineen and partners. In her lone stakes attempt, the bay filly finished fourth – beaten by only a half-length – in the Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes (Eng-II) in October. She was bred in Ireland by Clara Eglington. (More, Godolphin Buys Express Tour)