Keyword: Simon Crisford

  • Lot 175 by New Approach

    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.

  • Dawn Approach
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    Guineas Winners to Meet in St. James's Palace

    Dawn Approach and Magician, the respective English and Irish Two Thousand Guineas winners, look set to clash in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot in what may well be the defining race of the meet.

  • Sajjhaa storms home to win the Balanchine.

    Sajjhaa Upsets Igugu in Record Balanchine Win

    Godolphin's Sajjhaa spoiled the highly anticipated return of South African Horse of Year Igugu in the Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21, rolling past the overwhelming favorite in the Meydan stretch and drawing off for the win.

  • Questing breaking for the starting gate in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

    Questing Was Found to Have Eye Injury

    Godolphin Racing's Questing, who was eased in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) after showing no inclination to run, was found to have suffered an injury to her eye, though no one knows exactly how it happened.

  • Frankie Dettori

    Dettori, Godolphin to Part Ways in 2013

    Frankie Dettori, who has been the principal jockey for Godolphin Racing for nearly two decades, will not be retained next year by the Maktoum family's racing operation, Godolphin announced Oct. 21.

  • 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.

  • Vale of York captured the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile championship at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8610300%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Vale of York Entered March 4 at Meydan

    Godolphin's Vale of York is set to return to competition on March 4 in the $250,000 Al Bastakiya, the middle jewel of the United Arab Emirates Triple Crown and one of six lucrative stakes at Meydan.

  • Passion for Gold Trounces Criterium Field

    Passion for Gold rallied wide in the straight to score an impressive six-length win in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds, the final group I race of the French season at the Paris racetrack Nov. 14.

  • Atomic Rain won the Long Branch Stakes on July 11.

    Godolphin Purchases Atomic Rain

    The Godolphin shopping spree continued July 21 with the purchase of Long Branch Stakes winner Atomic Rain from George and Lori Hall. There are no immediate plans for the son of Smart Strike, who had been pointing for the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 2.

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    Desert Party on Track for KY Derby Run

    Desert Party, who leads the three-strong Godolphin challenge in the $2-million UAE Derby (UAE-II), will go for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as long as he runs well March 28 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Vineyard Haven, winner of the 2008 Hopeful Stakes, is training in Dubai. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5750072%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dubai Doings: 3-Year-Olds All On Target

    Midshipman and Vineyard Haven, the two leading juveniles of 2008, are both making excellent progress in Dubai and are nearing their 3-year-old debuts, said Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford, who added that it's possible one of them will return to the U.S. to prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Discreet Cat Facing Severe Test in World Cup

    Godolphin's dashing son of Forestry enters the Dubai World Cup (gr. I) undefeated, yet he is not the overwhelming favorite and even top Godolphin officials concede that the world's richest race will be a severe test of his abilities.

  • UAE Derby winner Discreet Cat will miss the Kentucky Derby.

    Godolphin's Discreet Cat to Miss Kentucky Derby

    Godolphin Racing announced Tuesday that UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Discreet Cat will miss the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and will be pointed toward major races during the second half of the U.S. racing year.

  • Discreet Cat, shown breaking his maiden at Saratago, won again Thursday night in Dubai.

    Discreet Cat Victorious in UAE Derby Prep

    As expected, Godolphin's new recruit Discreet Cat ran out the facile winner of a mile conditions race on the Nad Al Sheba dirt Thursday night to secure his berth in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) in just over two weeks time.

  • The late Sheikh Maktoum.

    Racing World Reacts to Sheikh Maktoum's Death

    Participants in U.S. and European racing, including some who trained for and worked closely with the late Sheikh Maktoum, have expressed surprise and sorrow over the prominent horse owner and breeder's death Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 62.

  • Divine Disappointment as Dubawi Dominates

    Godolphin's Dubawi stormed down the middle of the Deauville course Sunday to record a decisive victory in the Prix Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) and shatter the unbeaten filly Divine Proportions' nine-race winning streak.

  • Godolphin's Shamardal Rebounds In Big Way

    Last year's European champion 2-year-old colt Shamardal, considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prospect for his new Godolphin team until he flopped in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) in March, bounced back in a big way Sunday at Longchamps, winning the Gainsborough Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I) in front-running style.

  • UAE Derby winner Blues and Royals will miss the Kentucky Derby.

    Blues and Royals to Miss Kentucky Derby

    Blues and Royals, whose impressive victory in the UAE Derby (gr. II) at Nad al Sheba bought him a ticket to Lousville, will miss the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), according to the Godolphin Racing Web site.

  • Sore Shins Sideline Shamardal

    Shamardal, Godolphin Racing's chief Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hope before his disappointing run in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Nad Al Sheba on March 26, is almost certain to miss the American classic May 7 due to sore shins.

  • Shamardal: Godolphin's Best Derby Hope to Date?

    Last year's European champion Shamardal, who is due to make his first start for Godolphin Saturday's UAE Derby (UAE-II), is considered his new owner's best ever Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prospect, according to Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford.

  • Setback Knocks Balletto Out of Kentucky Oaks

    Godolphin's Balletto, runner-up to champion Sweet Catomine in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and winner of the Frizette (gr. I) at Belmont Park, has suffered a training "setback" that has knocked her out of consideration for the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Sulamani Likely to Retire After Canadian Smasher

    In what was his likely his last race, Godolphin's Sulamani added to his hefty list of accomplishments when he notched his sixth group or grade I win under a hand ride from Frankie Dettori in the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Frankie Dettori rides Dubawi to third win in three starts with this victory in the National Stakes.

    Godolphin's Dubawi Wins National Stakes

    Godolphin's Dubawi solidified his place as the favorite for next year's 3-year-old English Classics with an impressive three-length triumph in the National Stakes (Ire-I) for juveniles at The Curragh Sunday.

  • Godolphin Duo Gallops for Million, Beverly D.

    The Irish-bred colt Vespone and the South African-bred mare Crimson Palace, a pair of Godolphin Racing Inc. competitors in Saturday's International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park, turned in easy gallops Monday morning at the suburban Chicago track.

  • Doyen's Status Soars with King George Win

    Godolphin's favored Doyen had too much finishing kick for his rivals in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), pulling away in the final furlong for a polished three-length victory.

  • Firebreak Facile Winner of Godolphin Mile

    Godolphin's Firebreak, a 5-year-old son of Charnwood Forest, ran out a facile winner of the Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) on the Nad Al Sheba dirt Saturday night.