Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse.
The inaugural winners of the new His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by Sheikh Mohammed, will be honored March 23, two days before the 2017 renewal of the Dubai World Cup.
Darley's position as the third-leading North American breeder by earnings doesn't give the full picture of how strong the 2016 racing year was for the international operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
British sporting publication Racing Post reports its sale to Exponent Private Equity.
Godolphin announced May 3 the launch of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, in partnership with the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and The Jockey Club.
Halling, a son of Diesis who provided Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin with some of its earliest success at the group I level, died Feb. 2 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, as a result of the infirmities of old age.
Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin racing and Darley breeding entities will be merged in 2016 and operated as Godolphin under the direction of newly appointed chief executive John Ferguson.
Hanky Panky, a group III-placed half sister to Central Kentucky sire Giant's Causeway, sold for 2.7 million guineas (US$4,268,376) Dec. 1 the top price on the second day of Tattersalls December breeding stock sale.
This year's Goffs November foal sale saw a record price for a colt when a Dubawi foal brought $1.1 million at the five-day sale that wrapped up Nov. 20.
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, died of a heart attack the morning of Sept. 19.
The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.
Darley America will no longer have a string at the Aiken Training Track near Aiken, S.C., and their operations there will shut down Sept. 1.
Twining, a U.S. graded stakes winner and international sire, has died in Japan, Japan's Paca Paca Farm said via Twitter.
Sheikh Mohammed seeks to compete in classic races around the world, and he will have Frosted to carry the colors of his Godolphin in this weekend's Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Charlie Boden, head of sales at Darley since 2006, is leaving the company July 1.
French group I winner Creator, a resident of Old Friends retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., was euthanized Feb. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington due to complications from colic.
The new two-day Dubai Future Champions Festival, which will include a pair of group I races for juveniles, has been approved by the British Horseracing Authority.
Fort Wood, one of South Africa's most successful sires of the past two decades, has died at age 25.
The Maktoum family's Godolphin Racing has secured jockeys James Doyle and William Buick as first-call riders.
Following last week's record-breaking Book 1 sale, Tattersalls' Book 2 portion of its October yearling sale started Oct. 13 with robust trading, topped by a Shamardal colt for 370,000 guineas ($624,552 in United States funds)
Olly Tait, chief operating officer of Darley, will leave the organization in November, concluding a tenure of 15 years, Darley announced Oct. 8.
French classic winner and prominent sire Soviet Star died Oct. 7 at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland. He was 30.
A record median was posted on opening day for the elite Book 1 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Oct. 7, with an Oasis Dream colt leading sales at 775,0000 guineas ($1,309,556 in United States funds).
Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.
A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Bernardini brought a winning bid of $1.2-million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson, making her the top-priced yearling to this point at the 2014 sale.
Queen Elizabeth II's Carlton House, who performed at the highest level in both hemispheres, will stand at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
The Maktoum family's international stable Godolphin plans to establish a permanent presence in Australia.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation has announced that Lammtarra, an undefeated classic winner, was put to sleep at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, July 6 following a short illness.
Simon Crisford, former Godolphin racing manager, plans to start training in Newmarket later this year.
Sheikh Mohammed's homebred stallion and top miler Mark of Esteem was euthanized following a short illness in England.
Godolphin Racing's African Story was guided off the rail at the head of the straight to overtake leader Mukhadram en route to a comfortable victory in the $10 million Dubai World cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.
Ralph Wilson Jr., who bred the spectacular winner of the 1991 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Arazi, has died at age 95. Wilson also campaigned Jim French and West Coast Scout.
Simon Crisford has left his position as racing manager for the Godolphin operation and assumed duties as Sheikh Mohammed's global racing adviser, according to The Racing Post.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has been cleared of any direct involvement in the Godolphin doping scandal by an internal inquiry.
Race is among three group III events at Dubai Carnival's sixth meeting.
Unrelenting demand for quality horses led to record revenues for Tattersalls' 2013 sales season, which ended with a four-day mare sale that saw financials soaring across the board at its conclusion Dec. 5.
A colt from first crop of Rip Van Winkle led trading Nov. 25 at the single-session Tattersalls December yearling sale, which saw a marginal decline in total sales, compared with 2012, but increases in average and median.
Here is the bizarre journey of Rick's Natural Star and owner/trainer Dr. William Livingston...from Artesia, N.M. to the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Woodbine in 1996.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Long John narrowly held back a storming late run from Divine Calling for a half-length win in the BECK Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) Oct. 12 at Caulfield.
Godolphin Racing homebred Better Lucky showed resiliency in the stretch to edge Dayatthespa by a head in the First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) on turf Oct. 5 in a driving rainstorm at Keeneland.
British agency seized 124 veterinary medicinal products not authorized for use in the UK at Sheikh Mohammed's Moorley Farm East operation in Newmarket, the Racing Post reported.
After standing the 2013 breeding season in Japan, 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense will return to the United States in 2014, Darley announced Sept. 6.
Regardless of the amount of money Sheikh Mohammed spends at this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of yearlings, both consignors and buyers expect plenty of interest.
Although his past performance lines don't jump off the page, his pedigree does, and so Godolphin is running Incognito in the Belmont Stakes, hoping the A.P. Indy colt runs to his promise and his bloodlines.
After setting a torrid pace, Buffering appeared ready to go on to victory in the Aus$650,000 Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I), but Epaulette unleashed an explosive burst of speed to charge past and win.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien will send out four of the 10 runners in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 as he bids for a ninth win in the classic at the Curragh, including early favorite Magician.
Sheikh Mohammed said he has directed that a decree be issued making the import, sale, purchase, or use of anabolic steroids in horse sports a criminal offense under the UAE penal laws.
Son of New Approach has already proven himself both a worthy heir to his sire and a proud addition to a family that has enjoyed substantial success on both sides of the Atlantic.
Graham Motion, trainer of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Animal Kingdom, has decided that the Royal Ascot meeting's opening race over a mile will be the Kentucky-bred's target in his career finale June 18.
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said Sheikh Mohammed was unaware that steroids were being given.
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