Keyword: Godolphin Racing

  • 'Super Saturday' Goes Well for Godolphin

    The Godolphin Racing team, trainer Saeed bin Suroor and jockey Frankie Dettori dominated the inaugural "Super Saturday" at Nad Al Sheba, capturing four of the preview races for the Mar. 29 Dubai World Cup card. But Team Valor, WinStar Farm and Sunmark Partners' Ipi Tombe was the day's most impressive winner.

  • Street Cry Named United Emirates Horse of Year

    Street Cry's stellar performance to win the seventh running of the Group I Dubai World Cup in March earned the Godolphin Racing star's the Emirates Racing Association's Nashwan Horse of the Year Award for 2001-02.

  • Melbourne Cup Field of 24 Drawn

    The final field of twenty-four has been drawn for Monday's running of the Toohey's New Melbourne Cup. A couple of the entrants had to put in late work to make the prestigious field.

  • Frankie Dettori celebrates aboard Marienbard after victory in the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe.

    Marienbard, Dettori in Arc de Triomphe Surprise

    Godolphin's Marienbard, with Frankie Dettori riding, came off the rail in the straight to win the 81st running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp by less than a length over French Derby champion Sulamini.

  • Dettori Could Miss Next Month's Breeders' Cup

    Should Godolphin Racing go ahead with its plan to run Grandera in the Cox Plate in Melbourne on Oct. 26, the same day as the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington, it is likely that jockey Frankie Dettori will also skip the American bonanza.

  • Imperial Gesture cruises to victory in the Gazelle.

    Gazelle Goes to Pace-Making Imperial Gesture

    Godolphin Racing's Imperial Gesture set her own pace, then had more than enough to hold off the stalking Take Charge Lady to score a 2 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Take Charge Lady Will Have All She Can Handle

    Take Charge Lady will make her first start since May 25, and she will have to do it against tough rivals like Bella Bellucci and Imperial Gesture, part of a strong field for the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 mile for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Dettori Confirmed for Noverre in Atto Mile

    Jockey Frankie Dettori will ride Noverre in next Sunday's $1 million Atto Mile (gr. I) at Woodbine, it was confirmed Saturday by Godolphin Racing Manager Simon Crisford.

  • Virus Knocks Inamorato Out of Best Pal; Futurity Unlikely

    Inamorato, considered by many the top 2-year-old prospect in Eoin Harty's talent-rich Godolphin Racing stable, will miss next week's Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) because of a virus and now appears unlikely for the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) on the seaside track's Sept. 11 closing-day program.

  • Godolphin Gets First West Coast Juvenile Win of the Year

    Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing scored its first 2-year-old victory of the season in California on Saturday when Eoin Harty-trained Inamorato rallied strongly from off the pace to win a good maiden heat at Hollywood Park.

  • Essence of Dubai Turns in Belmont Work

    Godolphin Racing's Essence of Dubai, ninth in the Kentucky Derby, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 over the main track with exercise rider Lee Roebuck aboard.

  • Tempera, winning the 2001 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filllies.

    Champion Tempera Buried at Jonabell

    Godolphin Racing's Tempera, last year's champion 2-year-old filly and one of leading contenders for this year's Kentucky Oaks, was buried at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky. following her death due to colitis and laminitis.

  • Harlan's Holiday, in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby.

    Likely Derby Favorite, Others in Final Workouts

    Starlight Stable's Harlan's Holiday, the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and Florida Derby (gr. I) winner and likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby, underwent his final workout for Saturday's classic when he breezed a half-mile in :49 3/5.

  • Champion Tempera, shown winning the 2001 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, finished second in her 2001 debut at Nad al Sheba Thursday.

    Maria's Mon Filly Posts Upset Over Champion Tempera

    Godolphin Racing's Tempera, the North American champion 2-year-old filly last year, finished a well-beaten second to stablemate Infinite Spirit in the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas at Nad al Sheba Racecourse Thursday night.

  • Harty to Saddle Two in Dubai Maiden Race

    Two maidens will race in Dubai Thursday with Eoin Harty listed as the trainer, marking the first time the head of Godolphin Racing's American juvenile division will saddle a horse at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Sakhee, galloping during 2001 Breeders' Cup week.

    Sakhee to Have Prep For Dubai World Cup

    Godolphin Racing's Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up Sakhee will make his 2002 debut and Dubai's Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in late February as a prep for the March 23, $6-million Dubai World Cup.

  • Sheikh Mohammed, recipient of a Special Eclipse Award.

    Sheikh Mohammed Honored With Special Eclipse Award

    "In recognition of his extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in both racing and philanthropy," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been selected to receive a Special Eclipse Award, according to an announcement Friday from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • China Visit Seeks Maktoum Challenge Repeat

    Godolphin Racing's China Visit will seek his second consecutive victory in the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge (UAE-III) at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night, with three stablemates among the challengers.

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  • Godolphin Pledges Breeders' Cup Earnings to Heroes Fund

    All Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships purse earnings for Godolphin Stable, the international racing operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum will go to the NTRA Charities - New York Heroes Fund.

  • Fantastic Light, galloping at Belmont Park on Monday.

    Striking Song Out of Juvenile; Tuesday Flash Notes

    Striking Song, a son of Unbridled's Song training for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been declared out of Saturday's race after sustaining a chip to his left hind ankle. The Robert Hess Jr.-trained colt has won one of four career starts, breaking his maiden at one mile in last outing.

  • Express Tour, among Godolphin&#39;s pre-entered horses.

    Godolphin Pre-Enters Eight in Breeders' Cup; Two Cross-Entered

    When pre-entries closed Monday for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships, globe-trotting Godolphin Racing was represented by eight different entries, including two cross-entered for both the Classic and the Turf.

  • Dubai Destination Claims First Group Win

    Dubai Destination, a $1.5 million Keeneland July sale purchase owned by Godolphin Racing, won his first stakes race Friday at Doncaster in the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes (Eng-II). It was the colt's third start, and his impressive victory made has made him the favorite for next season's Sagitta 2000 Guineas. Godolphin's Ekraar won the Amco Corp. Troy Stakes the same day.

  • Sakhee Impresses in Juddmonte International

    Hamdan al Maktoum's Sakhee scored an impressive seven-length triumph over Grandera and Medicean in Tuesday's Juddmonte International (Eng-I) at York, England.

  • Godolphin Racing&#39;s Street Cry has sustained an injury that will knock him out of the Kentucky Derby.

    Street Cry Injured; Will Miss Kentucky Derby

    Godolphin Racing's Street Cry has sustained an injury to his right front ankle and will not contest the Kentucky Derby, according to an announcement on Godolphin's Website. The exact nature of the injury to the 3-year-old son of Machiavellian or how long he will be out of training were not revealed in the announcement.

  • Led By Muwakleh, Godolphin Sweeps UAE One Thousand Guineas

    Muwakleh completed the second leg of the fillies Triple Crown in the Emirates with a devastating performance to win the first running of the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas at Nad Al Sheba last Thursday night. The full sister to the 1999 Dubai World Cup winner Almutawakel, Muwakleh followed up her debut Moonshell Mile success of three weeks prior to land this with consummate ease.

  • Godolphin Shows Strength On Nad Al Sheba Card

    Godolphin Racing proved at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Thursday that it will be a force in 2001 after dominating a program with three 1-2-3 finishes, including a sweep of the inaugural US$200,000 Moonshell Mile. Also on display on the card were five 3-year-olds nominated to the U.S. Visa Triple Crown series.

  • China Visit,  working out before last year&#39;s Kentucky Derby, won at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night.

    China Visit Ends Layoff With Nad Al Sheba Victory

    Godolphin Racing's China Visit put forth solid credentials to be labeled a leading Dubai World Cup contender following his brilliant return to racing in the Listed opening round of the Maktoum Challenge at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night. China Visit hadn't raced since his unplaced effort behind Giant's Causeway in the St James' Place Stakes at Royal Ascot, a month after his sixth to Fusaichi Pegasus in the Kentucky Derby.

  • 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.

  • Almutawakel, winning the 1999 Dubai World Cup, will stand at stud in Ireland.

    World Cup Winner Almutawakel Retired

    Godolphin Racing's Almutawakel, winner of the 1999 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), has been retired to enter stud next year at Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland.

  • Hip 356, $6.8 million colt by Storm Cat out of Hum Along.

    Lane's End Boosts Keeneland Sale to Record Levels

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparently world record prices for yearling fillies.

  • Fantastic Light captures the Man O&#39; War Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday. Ela Athena, back, finished second and Drama Critic, left, finished third.

    Fantastic Light Rallies for Man o' War Win

    Despite slow early fractions of :50.94 and 1:16.14, Godolphin Racing's Fantastic Light closed from next-to-last under jockey Jerry Bailey to win the $500,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) by a length over Ela Athena as European shippers filled the exacta in Saturday's Belmont Park feature race.

  • Another Top Godolphin Horse Retired

    Godolphin Racing’s Aljabr, a U.S.-bred son of Storm Cat who won three group I races, has been retired and will enter stud next year at Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Jockey Frankie Dettori celebrates aboard Dubai Millennium as he wins the $6 million Dubai World Cup

    Dubai Millennium's Surgery Successful

    Godolphin Racing's Dubai Millennium, who was retired Saturday after breaking a leg during a workout in Newmarket, England, underwent successful surgery Sunday to correct the lateral condylar fracture of his right hind leg.