Keyword: Godolphin

  • Royal Delta prepping for the Dubai World Cup.
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    U.S. Ready to End Dubai World Cup Drought

    If America is going to finally crack the Tapeta blockade that has prevented it from having a single horse finish in the money in the three Dubai World Cups run at Meydan, this will be the year.

  • He's Had Enough in Dubai.
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    He's Had Enough, Dice Flavor Try UAE Derby

    American interests He's Had Enough and Dice Flavor take on top Godolphin contender Secret Number in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 30 at Meydan, three of 12 sophomores entered for the 1900-meter event.

  • Gentildonna
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    Gentildonna Towers in Dubai Sheema Classic

    Japan's brilliant filly Gentildonna begins her international campaign March 30 in the $5 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard at Meydan.

  • Sajjhaa comes on late to win the Jebel Hatta.

    Game Sajjhaa Gets Up Late in Jebel Hatta

    Godolphin's Sajjhaa gamely drove between horses in the stretch to deny South African champion The Apache a win in the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I), the finale on the Super Saturday card March 9.

  • Hunter's Light pulls away from the pack to win the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3.

    Hunter's Light Pounces in Maktoum Challenge

    Hunter's Light delivered Godolphin's 200th win at the top level when he captured the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 9 at Meydan.

  • Little Mike at Meydan.

    Little Mike, Monterosso Meet at Meydan

    U.S. turf standout Little Mike and 2012 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Monterosso headline the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 9 at Medyan.

  • Sajjhaa winning the Balanchine and defeating Igugu.

    Igugu, Delpech Reunite for Jebel Hatta

    South African star mare Igugu will be reunited with regular rider Anthony Delpech for the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 9 at Meydan as she returns to take on Godolphin's Sajjhaa, who defeated her two weeks ago.

  • Jakkalberry's only win in 2012 came in the American St. Leger, at 1 11/16 miles last summer at Arlington Park.

    Stayers Take Stage in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

    The $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) attracted an intriguing 13-horse field, including globetrotting Jakkalberry, 2012 Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) victor Royal Diamond, and Saddler's Rock, who has shown impressive stamina.

  • Musir

    Musir Seeks Comeback Win in Zabeel Mile

    Musir continues on the comeback trail March 2 at Meydan in search of his first win in more than a year in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Stud Estreal Energia (UAE-II).

  • Shuruq and Paul Hanagan take the United Arab Emirates Oaks.

    Shuruq Streaks to U.A.E. Oaks Victory

    Shuruq won by a convincing four lengths in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Oaks Sponsored by Al Dana Wealth Management (UAE-III) Feb. 28 at Meydan while leading in a one-two-three finish for Godolphin.

  • Now Spun pulls away to victory in the Meydan Classic.

    Now Spun Game Meydan Classic Winner

    Godolphin's Now Spun gamely charged between horses in the stretch and tallied a 1 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Meydan Classic Sponsored by Shahrazad Ladies Banking Feb. 28 at Meydan in season debut.

  • Pat Cummings' Dubai Picks: Feb. 28

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing Feb. 28 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. The card includes the $250,000 UAE Oaks (UAE-III).

  • Lovely Pass won the United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas on Feb 7.

    Lovely Pass Seeks Second U.A.E. Classic Win

    Lovely Pass, who led a quartet of Godolphin runners across the finish line in the United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas earlier this month at Medyan, returns in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Oaks UAE-III) Feb. 28.

  • Sajjhaa storms home to win the Balanchine.

    Sajjhaa Upsets Igugu in Record Balanchine Win

    Godolphin's Sajjhaa spoiled the highly anticipated return of South African Horse of Year Igugu in the Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21, rolling past the overwhelming favorite in the Meydan stretch and drawing off for the win.

  • Musir won the 2012 Al Maktoum Challenge Round I at Meydan.

    De Kock Threesome Set for Al Fahidi Fort

    While trainer Mike de Kock's lone representative in the Balanchine (UAE-II) on Feb. 21 at Meydan is South African star Igugu, he sends a three-prong attack for the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) two races later.

  • Igugu on Target for Return in Balanchine

    The $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21 at Meydan attracted seven entrants, but the field is overshadowed by the presence of South African Horse of the Year Igugu, who returns from a long layoff.

  • Mental pulls away to win the Al Shindagha Sprint.

    Mental Foils Krypton Factor in Meydan Sprint

    Australian group I winner Mental grabbed the lead late from Kavanagh and drew clear to a one-length victory in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored by Jaguar XJ (UAE-III) at Meydan Feb. 14.

  • Soft Falling Rain and Paul Hanagan take the United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas.

    Unbeaten Soft Falling Rain Wins UAE Guineas

    Favorite Soft Falling Rain easily dispatched pacesetter Deauville Prince in the stretch and drew off to a clear win in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas (UAE-III) Feb. 14 at Meydan.

  • Hunter's Light rolls to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round II.

    Hunter's Light Clear Maktoum Challenge Winner

    Godolphin's Hunter's Light provided trainer Saeed bin Suroor a ninth win in the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round II Sponsored by TABLOID (UAE-II) Feb. 7 with a convincing 3 1/4-length victory at Meydan.

  • Lovely Pass bounds home to win the United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas.

    Lovely Pass Strong in Guineas Win at Meydan

    Lovely Pass took over from the pacesetter in the stretch and held back a strong challenge from runner-up Shuruq to win the $250,000 United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Gulf News Feb. 7 at Meydan.

  • Sharestan won the Al Rashidiya Trial on Jan. 10.

    Sharestan Aims to Step Up in Al Rashidiya

    Godolphin's Sharestan was an impressive winner of the trial for the $200,000 Al Rashidiya Sponsored by Dubal (UAE-II) earlier this month and will try for a breakthrough group win in the main event Jan. 31 at Meydan.

  • Sajjhaa dominates the Cape Verdi at Meydan.

    Sajjhaa Cruises Clear in Cape Verdi

    Trainer Saeed bin Suroor was expecting a huge effort from Sajjhaa in the $200,000 Cape Verdi Sponsored by Meydan Hotels (UAE-II) Jan. 24 at Meydan, and she delivered with a 3 3/4-length win for the Maktoum family's Godolphin.

  • Falls of Lora won the 2012 United Arab Emirates Oaks.

    Godolphin Aims Four at Cape Verdi

    Godolphin, the newly minted Eclipse Award-winning owner of 2012 in the U.S., will send out a quartet of fillies in $200,000 Cape Verdi Sponsored by Meydan Hotels (UAE-II), the feature event Jan. 24 at Meydan.

  • Morton Fink, owner and breeder of Wise Dan, had a busy night at the Eclipse Awards.

    Good, Good Night for Fink

    Higher-energy Eclipse Award ceremony Jan. 19 honors longtime owner/breeder Morton Fink with three trophies. Godolphin/Darley also picks up three awards.

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    Questing Named Champion 3-Year-Old Filly

    Questing's amazing brilliance during the summer did not escape the Eclipse voters, despite her seemingly late-season decline and the return to top form by last year's 2-year-old filly champ My Miss Aurelia.

  • Godolphin Named Outstanding Owner

    Godolphin, the private Thoroughbred racing stable of the Maktoum family, earned its second Eclipse Award as top owner in the past four years while winning seven grade I races and six other graded races in the United Stakes.

  • Soft Falling Rain leads the way in the Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial.

    Soft Falling Rain Dominates Meydan Trial

    Unbeaten South African champion Soft Falling Rain controlled the pace and scored a dominant 2 1/2-length victory in the $110,000 Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 17 at Meydan.

  • Dance Card dominates the Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2234198624&k=WkFCqFx">Order This Photo</a>

    Dance Card Waltzes to Easy Gazelle Win

    Favored Dance Card shook off the Puerto Rican challenger My Wandy's Girl leaving the turn for home and cruised to an open-lengths triumph in the $350,000 Gazelle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 24.

  • Frankie Dettori

    Dettori to Face Inquiry for Drug Positive

    Frankie Dettori, whose nearly two-decade association with Godolphin Racing recently came to an end, is set to face a France Galop inquiry next week after returning a positive drug test in mid-September at Longchamp.

  • Melbourne Cup - Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor

    Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia.

  • Hunter's Light, De Sousa Achieve Group I Wins

    Godolphin Racing's Hunter's Light and jockey Silvestre De Sousa notched breakthrough wins at the highest level on Nov. 4 when partnering for a victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.

  • Undefeated Dawn Approach Works for Dewhurst

    Godolphin Racing's unbeaten 2-year-old Dawn Approach warmed up for his Oct. 13 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) engagement with a solid work under jockey Kevin Manning Oct. 2 at trainer Jim Bolger's Beechy Park in Ireland.

  • 'Dawn' Stays Perfect With Vincent O'Brien Win

    Dawn Approach made his first start in Godolphin blue a winning one as he took command in the final furlong and drew off to capture the $258,500 Vincent O'Brien Stakes (Ire-I) by 4 3/4 lengths at the Curragh Sept. 15.

  • Encke (right) holds off Camelot to win the St. Leger at Doncaster.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2088231601&k=bfKrTVs">Order This Photo</a>

    No Crown for Camelot; Encke Stuns St. Leger

    The English Triple Crown will have to wait at least yet another year as the brilliant Camelot came up three-quarters of a length short to Encke in his bid to make history in the Ladbrokes St. Leger Sept. 15 at Doncaster.