Keyword: Sheikh Hamdan

  • Tamarkuz with Mike Smith wins the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Santa Anita on November 4, 2016.

    Tamarkuz Retired to Shadwell Farm

    Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, a convincing winner of the Nov. 4 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) has been retired and will stand 2017 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. The son of Speightstown's fee will be $12,500.

  • Successful Irish Sire Marju Dies at Age 28

    Successful Irish stallion Marju, sire of five-time group I winner Soviet Song and Hong Kong Horses of the Year Viva Pataca and Indigenous among 68 stakes winners, has died at the age of 28, Derrinstown Stud announced Oct. 11. 

  • Dark Angel Offspring in Demand at Goffs UK

    Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate continued its summer shopping on opening day of the Goffs UK premier yearling sale Aug. 23, buying 12 lots, including a Dark Angel colt who was the day's top-price at £250,000 ($329,759).

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    Shadwell's Shagaf Gets Chance at Spotlight

    A week after Mohaymen finished fourth in his final Kentucky Derby prep, Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stable will have another potential star 3-year-old race when Shagaf tries the Wood Memorial April 9.

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    Tattersalls Top Pair to Shadwell Estates

    Tattersalls kicked off its first round of late-season sales Nov. 23 with a one-day yearling auction that saw median rise by a double-digit percentage and Shadwell Estates securing the topped priced colt and filly.

  • Muhaarar Trounces Sprint Rivals at Ascot

    Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muhaarar underscored his rank as Europe's top sprinter Oct. 17 when he earned a fourth group I win this year in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

  • Lumiere Gate-to-Wire in Cheveley Park Win

    Lumiere was quickest from the gate and held her command to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies in a stirring finish Sept. 26 at Newmarket.

  • Muhaarar Wins Third Group I Sprint

    Sheikh Hamdam's Muhaarar won his third successive group I sprint in taking the Prix Maurice de Gheest Aug. 9 at Deauville and could go on to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall at Keeneland.

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    Sheikh Hamdan: U.S. TC Too Much Pressure

    Horses competing in the U.S. Triple Crown races fail to sweep the series because they are under too much pressure to perform in a short amount of time, Sheikh Hamdan told Reuters Africa in an interview published May 24.

  • Champion Majmu Lands Empress Club Stakes

    Cited by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Majmu scored the second group I win of her career in the Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes (SAf-I) at Turffontein.

  • Futura Powerful J&B Met Winner at Kenilworth

    Brilliant 4-year-old Futura landed South Africa's prestigious J&B Met (SAf-I) Jan. 31 at Kenilworth in Cape Town, earning a second straight victory at the group I level.

  • SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

    Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth.

  • The connections of Kingman celebrate his award.

    Cartier Horse of the Year Award to Kingman

    Khalid Abdullah's homebred Kingman was honored as Europe's 2014 Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old colt Nov. 11 when the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards were presented at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England.

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    Taghrooda Flies to King George Triumph

    Taghrooda became the first Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner in more than three decades to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 26 at Ascot.

  • Taghrooda won the 2014 Investec Epsom Oaks.

    Filly Taghrooda Takes Aim at Ascot History

    Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.

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    Hall of Fame: The Invasion of Invasor

    Rick Nichols, vice-president/general manager of Shadwell Farm, remembers the acquisition and campaign of Invasor, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Barbecue Eddie takes the Al Maktoum Challenge Round I at Meydan Racecourse.

    Barbecue Eddie Breaks Through at Meydan

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Barbecue Eddie rallied strongly on the outside to overtake runner-up Out of Bounds in the stretch and capture the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round I (UAE-II) on Jan. 10 at Meydan.

  • A bay filly by Tiznow -- Storminthegarden brought $500,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Tiznow Filly Fetches $500,000 at Keeneland

    A bay filly by Tiznow from a solid grass family brought $500,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale and became the third horse of the day to bring that amount or more Sept. 11.

  • Smart Strike Colt Commands $270,000 at F-T

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale is saving the best for last. Early in the afternoon of the third and final session, a Smart Strike colt became the highest-priced horse sold so far when he brought $270,000.

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    Albertus Maximus to Stand at Shadwell

    Albertus Maximus, winner of the 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and the previous year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

  • Mendip and Frankie Dettori take the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I.

    Mendip Sails to Easy Win in Maktoum Challenge

    Heavily favored Mendip took the lead at the top of the stretch and was never challenged, sailing home for an easy victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I Sponsored by Longines (UAE-III) at Meydan Race Course Jan. 13.