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  • 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.

  • Questing showed a liking for dirt in 2012.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2033171428&k=PLGqhhN">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Questing leaves the rest behind in the Alabama at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2033104202&k=Nv8SHMx">Order This Photo</a>

    Questing Dazzles in Alabama Speed Show

    Questing turned in a dazzling performance Aug. 18 in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, blazing the first half-mile in :46.01 and still pulling away to take the 1 1/4-mile test by nine lengths.

  • Alpha leads them home in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1992626446&k=JnHQsk7">Order This Photo</a>

    Alpha Dominant Winner in Jim Dandy Return

    Unraced since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Godolphin Stables' Alpha proved his mettle off the layup July 28 when he took the $600,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II) wire-to-wire at Saratoga.

  • Questing pulls away to win the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979122731&k=z9tNkj7">Order This Photo</a>

    Questing Finds Grade I Win in CCA Oaks

    Godolphin Racing's Questing earned the first grade I win of her career and gave 19-year-old jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. the same when she took the $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 21 at Saratoga.

  • Colour Vision rallies under jockey Frankie Dettori to win the Ascot Gold Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1919031896&k=qPjVnLX">Order This Photo</a>

    Dettori Rallies Colour Vision to Gold Cup Win

    Colour Vision rallied under a strong drive from jockey Frankie Dettori and was able to hold off stablemate Opinion Poll to win the $542,500 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) by a half-length at Royal Ascot June 21.

  • Awesome Maria was a winner in last year's Ogden Phipps Handicap.

    'Maria' the Main Star in Ogden Phipps

    Awesome Maria carries highweight of 124 pounds against four rivals May 28 in Belmont Park's Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I). The Phipps is one of three grade I races on the Memorial Day card in New York.

  • Bakers Dozen Set for Singapore Airlines Cup

    A contentious field of 13, led by six group I winners, will go to the post in the $2.4 million Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) at Kranji Racecourse May 20.

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    Alpha Under Consideration for Belmont Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Alpha, 12th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, returned to the track at Belmont Park May 11 and is under consideration for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Jockey Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Ready to Ride Alpha in Wood

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez said during a national teleconference April 3 that he is progressing nicely after suffering a separated collarbone March 18 and is on schedule to ride Godolphin's Alpha in the Wood Memorial (gr. I).