Keyword: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum

  • Vale Dori wins the La Canada Stakes

    Vale Dori Seeks Third Straight Grade 2 in Santa Maria

    In the absence of champions Songbird and Stellar Wind, who are still working toward their 2017 debuts, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori has been scooping up plenty of cash in the older female division in Southern California.

  • No catching Vale Dori in the La Canada

    Vale Dori Rolls Home in La Canada

    Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Pride of Dubai at Coolmore Australia

    Pride of Dubai Will Shuttle to Ireland

    Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.

  • Hip 445, a colt by Frankel out of Our Echezeau.

    Frankel Colt Tops New Zealand Yearling Sale

    The first yearling sired by European Horse of the Year Frankel to be auctioned in the Southern Hemisphere was sold for NZ$1.3 million (US$843,232) during the Jan. 26 final day of the Karaka 2016 Premier Sale.

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    Mubtaahij to Aim for Belmont Stakes

    U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij, who was eighth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in his U.S. debut, will remain in the United States to aim for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, trainer Mike de Kock confirmed May 4.

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    Mubtaahij Breezes Easy Three Furlongs

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group II winner Mubtaahij had an easy three-eighths breeze timed in :37.40 with jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Thursday, April 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Snitzel Colt New Easter Sale Topper at $2.2M

    Top of the market buyers continued to spend on day two of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale April 8 as six horses each broke the seven-figure mark, led by a son of Snitzel for $2.2 million (US$1,695,391).

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    Mubtaahij Easily Earns Kentucky Derby Spot

    Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Pride of Dubai Wins Blue Diamond Thriller

    Pride of Dubai overcame a stretch tussle before getting clear and just holding off 100-1 shot Reemah in the Aus$1 million William Hill Blue Diamond (Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Caulfield Racecourse.

  • Vercingetorix won the 2015 Al Rashidiya.

    Soumillon Scores Group II Double at Meydan

    Jockey Christophe Soumillon landed a group II double at the Dubai World Cup Carnival Jan. 29 at Meydan, winning both the Cape Verdi aboard Cladocera and the Al Rashidiya with Vercingetorix.

  • Moynihan, Spendthrift Active at Inglis Sale

    Kentucky-based bloodstock agent John Moynihan and Spendthrift Farm were among a strong international presence at the Inglis Easter yearling sale on its April 8 opening day, which saw several seven-figure horses.

  • Silvano Runners Take South African Features

    Leading South African sire Silvano scored a group I double at Greyville June 1 when his unbeaten son Vercingetorix landed the Daily News 2000 and his daughter Do You Remember captured the Woolavington Stakes.

  • Nechita, Lot 590, a filly by Fastnet Rock.

    Patinack Sparks 'Epic' Day at Magic Millions

    The Magic Millions National broodmare sale was off to a rousing start May 29 on the Gold Coast, paced by a pair of seven-figure horses from the dispersal of embattled Australian coal magnate Norman Tinkler's Patinack Farm.

  • Fastnet Rock Colt Sparks More Fireworks

    A colt by Coolmore Stud's elite sire Fastnet Rock sold for $4 million (US$4,209,200), the second-highest price ever paid for a yearling at auction in Australia, on day two of the Inglis Easter yearling sale.

  • 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.

  • Musir streaks to victory in the Al Rashidiya at Meydan Racecourse.

    Musir Easy Winner of Al Rashidiya

    The anticipated battle between defending champ Presvis and Musir never materialized as Musir sailed home an easy winner of the $200,000 Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) Jan. 26.

  • Eagle Mountain, at left, wins Hong Kong's richest race, the HK $20M Hong Kong Cup.

    Eagle Mountain Soars in Hong Kong Cup

    Eagle Mountain emerged a comfortable winner of the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin, a race that will also be remembered for tales of what might have been.

  • Kip Deville

    Kip Deville, Others to Hong Kong

    Breeders Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up Kip Deville will head a record American raiding party for this year's Cathay Pacific International races in Hong Kong December 14.

  • Archipenko's Scores Huge in QE II

    A thumping win against world-graded opposition in the April 27 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) may have looked like a career highlight for Archipenko, but in the opinion of trainer Mike de Kock, it's just the beginning for the son of Kingmambo.

  • Archipenko Overpowers HK's QE II Cup

    Archipenko produced an imposing stretch run under Kevin Shea to mow down his rivals in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) for trainer Mike de Kock before 48,459 at Sha Tin April 27.

  • Honour Devil draws off to take the UAE Derby.

    De Kock's Honour Devil Best in UAE Derby

    Michael de Kock's domination of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) continued March 29 when his favored duo drew away from the field in the final 200 meters, but it was Honour Devil who demonstrated his superiority with a 4 3/4-length victory over stablemate Royal Vintage at Nad Al Sheba.

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    Asiatic Boy Overpowers UAE Derby Field

    Mike De Kock's Asiatic Boy became the first horse to win the UAE Triple Crown when absolutely annihilating his field in the US$2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) over nine furlongs on the dirt.

  • Australia's Easter Sale Off to Record Start

    Australian yearling sales stepped from the minor leagues to the big time Tuesday when three horses sold for a record A$4.3 million (U.S.$3,271,800). The sale topper was a handsome bay colt consigned by breeding giant Coolmore.