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  • Shadwell Sire Bahri Pensioned in England

    Bahri, sire of 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victor Sakhee among 16 stakes winners, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23, Shadwell Estate Co. and Girsonfield Stud and Racing announced Aug. 28.

  • Presvis leaves the rest behind in the Al Rashidiya.

    Presvis Storms Home in Al Rashidiya

    Presvis showed no signs of rust as he powered away from his rivals through the stretch to win the Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-IIT) by a commanding 4 3/4 lengths at Meydan Race Course Jan. 27.

  • Presvis' Late Rally Wins Hong Kong's QEII Cup

    Presvis, given a confident ride by Great Britain's champion jockey Ryan Moore, raced to an authoritative win in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) on yielding turf at Sha Tin Race Course April 26.

  • Welsh Cake Leads Way at Tattersalls

    Five-year-old Welsh Cake (by Fantastic Light), a half-sister to Prix du Rond-Point (Fr-II) winner Trans Island (by Selkirk), topped breeding stock-orientated first session of the Tattersalls July sale in Newmarket, England July 8.

  • Sakhee's First Winner Scores in France

    Sakhee, a European group I winner who ran second in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), was represented by his first winner when his son, Shujoon, won June 28 at first asking at Compeigne in France.

  • 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.

  • Sakhee's Fee £20,000

    European champion Sakhee, who is scheduled to enter stud in 2003 at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in England, will begin his stallion career for £20,000.

  • 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.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 2, Day 2

    Irish-bred High Chaparral (5-2) Rock of Gibraltar (9-5) are the favorites in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile, respectively, after the second day of wagering in Pool Two of the Breeder' Cup Future Bet. Astra and Irish-bred Golden Apples are the 5-1 co-favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

  • Sakhee Defeated by Wellbeing in Comeback Race

    Sakhee, running his first race since the Dubai World Cup in March, finished a disappointing second to Wellbeing in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Byron at Deauville on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Sakhee Heads Dubai World Cup Invitees

    Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Sakhee, who won last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and ran a close second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), heads a field of 11 runners invited to contest the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at 1 1/4 miles on dirt March 23.

  • The 2002 debut of Sakhee has been delayed due to a death in the Maktoum family.

    Maktoum Family Death Postpones Sakhee's Start

    Due to a death of a member of the United Arab Emirate's ruling Maktoum family, racing at Nad Al Sheba has been canceled Thursday, pushing back Sakhee's scheduled start until Sunday. According to Web reports from the Gulf, Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died Thursday in an automobile accident.

  • Sakhee, at Belmont Park prior to the Breeders' Cup.

    Sakhee to Get World Cup Prep Thursday

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Sakhee will make his 5-year-old debut Thursday at Nad al Sheba in a 1 1/4-mile race on the dirt track.

  • Best of the Bests Repeats in Maktoum Challenge's Round Two

    For the second straight year Godolphin's Best of the Bests won the Maktoum Challenge Round II (UAE-III) at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night, but the stable is uncertain he'll go on to participate in the prestigious Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) as he did last year.

  • 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.

  • Classic Gets Nod as 2001 'Moment of the Year'

    The dramatic finish of last year's Breeders' Cup Classic featuring Tiznow and European star Sakhee has been voted the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.

  • Sakhee Highlights Nominees to Maktoum Challenge Series

    Godolphin's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Sakhee heads a list of 56 horses nominated to the Maktoum Challenge Series, a three-race series of races which also serves as prep races for the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Tiznow nosed out Sakhee for his second Breeders' Cup Classic.<br>

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: All-American Win

    It was happening all over again. America was a heartbeat away from being conquered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time, however, a defeat would have been an ignominious end to the 2001 World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Godolphin Still Basking in Breeders' Cup Accomplishments

    The Godolphin team still was on cloud nine Monday following the magnificent overall effort of their horses in the 2001 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. After finishing one-two in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies with Tempera and Imperial Gesture, Godolphin captured the Turf with Fantastic Light and just missed by a nose with Sakhee in the Classic.

  • Last year's Classic winner Tiznow (right) noses out Sakhee to win this year's running of the same race.

    Tiznow...Again; Victory Before 52,987 Fans at Belmont Park.

    In true classic fashion and eerily similar to last year's victory, Tiznow rallied stoutly in the lane to defeat Sakhee by a nose in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time however, he had to run down his rival, whereas a year ago he held off Giant's Causeway at Churchill Downs. He becomes the first horse in history to win back-to-back Classics.

  • Fantastic Light, surprise entry in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Godolphin Throws a Curve

    On Tuesday night, most people were convinced Godolphin would run Fantastic Light in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Sakhee in the Turf. On Wednesday morning, those people were proven wrong when the Godolphin braintrust pulled a switcheroo that sent a shockwave of disbelief rippling through the backstretch.

  • Godolphin Racing's Sakhee worked over the Belmont track Tuesday morning.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Fantastic Sees the Light

    Unlike his non-work last Friday, Fantastic Light lit up the Belmont track Tuesday, as he blazed five furlongs in :59 4/5 with jockey Frankie Dettori aboard, flying home his final quarter in :23 2/5 and galloping out a strong six furlongs in 1:12 3/5. Private clockers caught him a tick faster in :59 3/5. About an hour and a half later, Godolphin's other star, Sakhee, also showed more life, working his five furlongs in 1:01, with regular exercise rider Lee Roebuck up.

  • Dettori to Work Sakhee, Fantastic Light Wednesday

    Jockey Frankie Dettori will work Godolphin's Sakhee and Fantastic Light next Wednesday, after which a decision will be made where to run each horse. Both were cross-entered for the Classic and Turf, with the Classic as first-preference.

  • Godolphin Horses, Starine on Track

    Godolphin Racing's Breeders' Cup contenders Sakhee, Fantastic Light, Express Tour, and Noverre were all on the Belmont track Friday, working toward the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships. Starine also worked for Bobby Frankel.

  • Galileo, Other O'Brien Horses Set to Arrive Tuesday

    Aidan O'Brien said on a national teleconference Wednesday afternoon that plans to ship to Belmont Park early next week are still on go. O'Brien will be arriving next Tuesday with one of the most powerful European contingents in Breeders' Cup history. The Ballydoyle trainer has Galileo and Black Minnaloushe for the Classic, Milan for the Turf, Bach for the Mile, Mozart for the Sprint, Johannesburg for the Juvenile, and Sophisticat for the Juvenile Fillies.

  • Express Tour, among Godolphin'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.

  • Godolphin Racing's Noverre, on the track at Belmont Park on Oct. 14.

    Godolphin Trio Arrives at Belmont Park

    The main body of the Godolphin forces arrived at Belmont Park at 1:30 Friday afternoon following a flight from Stansted Airport in England. Fantastic Light, Sakhee, and Noverre will be in quarantine for 36 to 48 hours, and are expected to test the Belmont track for the first time either Sunday or Monday. Assistant trainer Tom Albertrani is expected to arrive on Saturday.