Keyword: Godolphin

  • Aidan O'Brien Tops Epsom Derby Nominees with 30

    Aidan O'Brien, who has 25 horses nominated for the May 3 Two Thousand Guineas, could also have a busy day on June 7, the date of the Vodafone Derby at Epsom. Godolphin's nominees include the filly Hi Dubai.

  • Godolphin Colt Romps in UAE Derby Prep

    It looks as though Godolphin's main hope for the Kentucky Derby will be a colt who will have only three career starts. Inamorato, a maiden winner at Hollywood Park last July in his career debut, romped by 6 lengths in Saturday's Al Bastikiya Prestige Stakes at Nad al Sheba.

  • Super Saturday Set at Nad Al Sheba

    Godolphin's Sulamani and Grandera head a list of outstanding runners entered for Dubai's inaugural Super Saturday at Nad Al Sheba, the preview for the Dubai World Cup meeting held three weeks later. Sulamani and Grandera are both entered in third round of the Al Maktoum Challenge (UAE-II) and are also entered in the two turf programs on the card.

  • Storm Flag Flying Among 138 Oaks Nominees

    Champion Storm Flag Flying, and eight fillies each from the Godolphin operation and trainer Todd Pletcher, are among those nominated to the 129th Kentucky Oaks.

  • Moon Ballad Captures UAE Challenge Stakes

    Irish-bred Moon Ballad, owned by the Godolphin racing stable and ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Group III Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge (Round II) at the United Arab Emirates' Nad Al Sheba Thursday.

  • U.S. Stars Strive for International Respect

    United States entries Delta Form, Sarafan, Falcon Flight and Texas Glitter try their luck against many of the finest runners in the world in four turf stakes Sunday that make up the Hong Kong International Races.

  • Worldly Manner to Creston Farms in California

    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.

  • Cartier Winner Kazzia Retired

    Godolphin's Kazzia, who became the first filly in 12 years to win the group I English Oaks and One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing

  • E Dubai Retired; Arrives at Jonabell This Week

    Godolphin's grade II winner E Dubai, who set the pace for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley at Jonabell near Lexington.

  • Storming Home Captures Champion Stakes

    Barry Hills' decision to fit cheek pieces to Storming Home after he had flopped at Doncaster last month paid handsome dividends when he romped home in the $620,000 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Group I) Saturday at Newmarket, the trainer's second success in the race after Cormorant Wood 19 years ago.

  • Sakhee retires to Shadwell.

    Arc Winner Sakhee Retired to Shadwell Stud

    Godolphin's Sakhee, winner of last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Classic, has been retired to Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's Shadwell Stud in Norfolk, England, where he will stand for a fee of £20,000.

  • Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe winner Marienbard uncertain for BC Turf.

    Arc Winner Marienbard Withdrawn from William Hill Turf Odds

    English bookmaking firm William Hill has dropped Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Marienbard from its board for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), citing the horse's "withdrawal" from the race at Arlington Park Oct. 26.

  • 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.

  • Virus to Keep Godolphin 2-year-olds From Breeders' Cup

    There will be something conspicuous by its absence at this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship, and that's the famed babies in blue, also known as the Godolphin 2-year-olds. Last year, the California-based stable ran one-two in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and were represented by two colts in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Jilbab Plays the Heavy in Cotillion H.

    Jilbab, winner of the C.C.A. Oaks (gr. I) in July, will be the 120-pound highweight in Saturday's Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Philadelphia Park. The daughter of A.P.Indy will face 10 rivals in the Cotillion, the signature race of the fall at the Bensalem, Pa. track.

  • Godolphin Pair Head Arlington Futurity

    Godolphin Racing's coupling of Sharp Impact and Anasheed headline a field of 10 2-year-olds in Saturday's grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park.

  • Essence of Dubai captures Super Derby XXIII.

    Louisiana Downs Race Report: Essence of Hope

    Events often overtake intentions. When Edward J. DeBartolo created the Super Derby in 1980 for his Louisiana Downs, he intended it to be a late-season showdown for the top 3-year-olds in the nation. And although its name might have been a touch hyperbolic, even arrogant, the Super Derby indeed became a highlight on the racing calendar.

  • E Dubai May Miss Jockey Club Gold Cup

    According to Gololphin assistant trainer Tom Albertaini, E Dubai, the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner will likely miss the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).

  • Dettori May Pass Breeders' Cup For Cox Plate

    With Godolphin leaning heavily toward running Irish Champion Stakes winner Grandera in Australia's Cox Plate on Oct. 26, there is a good chance that regular rider Frankie Dettori will be assigned the mount, costing him a chance to compete in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • E Dubai To Stand at Jonabell After Retirement

    E Dubai, a top international star for Godolphin, will enter stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm in Lexington in 2003. The announcement came shortly after Godolphin retired multi-millionaire Street Cry for stallion duty at Jonabell.

  • Godolphin Purchases Highdown

    Godolphin, two of whose stars have been thwarted by Highdown this season, have reacted aggressively by adding the rapidly improving 3-year-old to their own squad, the Racing Post reported.

  • Street Cry, winning the Dubai World Cup.

    Street Cry Retired; To Stand at Jonabell

    Street Cry, winner this year of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), has been retired and will stand at stud in 2003 at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington. No stud fee was announced.

  • Singapore Cup winner Grandera, among the leading Breeders' Cup contenders from Europe.

    Europeans Gearing Up For Classic Invasion

    We've been warned. If it weren't for Tiznow, America's top 3-year-olds and older horses would be waving a white flag right now. While America narrowly escaped the ignominious fate of dropping back-to-back Breeders' Cup Classics to European invaders, we're not out of the woods by any means.

  • Noverre To Go In Atto Mile

    The 2002 Atto Mile has become truly international after Godolphin announced that their Group I winner, Noverre, will be making his next start at Woodbine in the $1 million event on Sunday, September 8.

  • Godolphin Not Finished Yet at Del Mar

    The familiar all blue colors of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing could show up again soon at the seashore, trainer Eoin Harty said the morning of Aug. 29.

  • 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.

  • E Dubai Suffers Bruised Hoof

    Godolphin Stable's E Dubai, winner of the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) over Lido Palace and Macho Uno, is questionable for the grade II, Saratoga Breeders' Cup Aug. 17. The Mr. Prospector colt suffered a bruised hoof at Belmont Park.

  • Sakhee, shown last fall before the Breeders' Cup, turned in a solid workout Tuesday in England.

    Sakhee Tunes Up For Diamond Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Sakhee, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, turned in a strong workout Tuesday at England's Sandown Park Racecourse in preparation for the July 27 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot.

  • 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.

  • Grandera, shown winning the International Cup in Singapore, took the Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

    Grandera Posts Ascot Upset

    Frankie Dettori rode Grandera to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor his third successive win in the race.

  • Jerry Bailey and Street Cry, after crossing the finish line first in the Dubai World Cup.

    Congaree, Street Cry Face off in Foster

    A mid-year clash of top-level handicap runners is in store Saturday at Churchill Downs as Congaree, third-place finisher in last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) faces off against Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Street Cry in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Essence of Dubai Reaches Target

    Even before he ran ninth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Tom Albertrani thought Essence of Dubai would be more suited to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). On Saturday, he will find out.

  • Ibn Al Haitham Breezes Toward Peter Pan Start

    Godolphin Racing's Ibn Al Haitham breezed Wednesday morning at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • 26 Still Eligible for Epsom Derby

    Based on pure chances, Aidan O'Brien has the best shot at winning the Vodafone Derby, with eight horses still eligible

  • Best of the Bests Upsets Banks Hill in Prix d'Ispahan

    Best of the Bests rebounded from a seventh-place finish in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) to upset Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Banks Hill in the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp.