Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

J A McGrath at Godolphin A glance at the form book shows Godolphin sprinting star Harry Angel has yet to break his Ascot ‘duck’ after four outings at the Berkshire course. But it may be unwise to interpret that as a negative factor going into Saturday’s feature, the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over the […]

The Lonhro Legacy

The Lonhro Legacy

The Lonhro Legacy Legendary Australian Racehorse Lonhro is making his mark around the world. Champion three-year-old, Champion miler, Horse of the Year, Champion sire… and now a sire of sires. Sire of Denman, Pierro, O’Lonhro Exosphere and Impending, plus star three-year-old Kementari. Lonhro was an incredible performer At 2 1st Blue Diamond Prelude S (G3), 1100m, […]

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot Two star speedsters take each other on in a cracking first day at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, 19 June when Lady Aurelia and Battaash will launch themselves at glory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres. American trainer Wesley Ward has imprinted his name on […]

Royal Ascot Latest News

Royal Ascot Latest News

Royal Ascot Latest News Oisin Murphy believes Lightning Spear’s senior status will not prevent him making another bold bid for Group 1 glory in the £600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (2.30pm) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The most valuable race on day one of the Royal Meeting, which has attracted a final field of 15, is […]

Exceed And Excel Continues European Success

Exceed And Excel Continues European Success

Exceed And Excel Continues European Success One of Australia’s best stallions Exceed And Excel recorded a new Black Type winner on Monday, 11 June when his three-year-old daughter Spaday demonstrated an impressive turn of foot to land the Listed Prix Marchand d’Or, run over six and a half furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte. Settled towards the rear […]

Horse Racing in Europe this Weekend

Horse Racing in Europe this Weekend

G3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock Park, UK Dutch Connection and D’bai both return to seven furlongs for the G3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock Park, UK, on Saturday, 9 June. Six-year-old Dutch Connection (Charlie Hills/James Doyle) drops back down in distance following an excellent run over a mile on his seasonal return […]

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot Investec Derby hero Masar could drop back in distance and contest the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 7 his next start and, long term, the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day may be on his agenda. Charlie Appleby, trainer of the […]

Big Season of Racing Coming to Dubai

Big Season of Racing Coming to Dubai

Knightsbridge are excited about the record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season that has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The season will offer an unprecedented 67 race dates, five more […]

Big Weekend for Godolphin Australia

Big Weekend for Godolphin Australia

Big Weekend for Godolphin Australia BRC Sprint A race of suitable standard and the fitness gained from his past two runs put Moher into the frame for a breakthrough Stakes victory in Saturday’s G3 BRC Sprint at Doomben. All of Moher’s seven wins to date have been in restricted company, but trainer James Cummings is […]

Harry Angel and The Everest

Harry Angel and The Everest

Harry Angel and The Everest By Brad Gray at Racing NSW Harry Angel returned a winner at York overnight and trainer Clive Cox immediately flagged that The Everest is on his wish list for the one-time highest rated sprinter in the world. The Godolphin-owned colt stalked the speed in the G2 Duke Of York Clipper […]

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed

Godolphin’s Hope in the Kentucky Derby: Enticed by J A McGrath at Godolphin Louisville came alive late Thursday night when ‘Run for the Roses’ fever overwhelmed the town preparing for the 144th running of America’s most famous horse race, the G1 Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs. Days of observing and analysing the finely tuned three-year-olds, […]

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge A year ago Alpha was not hot, but he has certainly changed that as his 1st offspring head to the ready to run sales. Despite not being a headline stallion at the time Knightsbridge invested in 2 horses closely related to Alpha. A yearling filly Tuscan […]

QIPCO British Champions Series Brings International Horses

QIPCO British Champions Series Brings International Horses

A string of international raiders could feature in the QIPCO British Champions Series this summer after entries for the eight Group One races at Royal Ascot in June, revealed today, included representation from six overseas countries – Australia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan and the USA. The potential raiders include 12 American entries, three each […]

Godolphin Out in Force at Randwick Saturday

Godolphin Out in Force at Randwick Saturday

Godolphin Out in Force at Randwick Saturday Alizee Godolphin’s high-class filly Alizee is expected to produce the best form of her current preparation as she bids for a second G1 success in the Coolmore Legacy Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, 14 April. “She’s ready to peak here, I feel like she’s ready to produce the […]

Emirates SkyCargo Airline of Champions

Emirates SkyCargo Airline of Champions

Emirates SkyCargo Airline of Champions Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported leading equines for a variety of championship events across the globe. The carrier most recently flew in some of the world’s most highly rated racehorses to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup Championship, one of the most anticipated and prestigious horse […]

Dubai World Cup 2018 $30m, 60,000 People, 118 Horses

Dubai World Cup 2018 $30m, 60,000 People, 118 Horses

Dubai World Cup 2018 drew participation of 118 horses from across the world, including the host UAE, United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Ireland, China and Japan. More than 60,000 fans of horse racing also watched the event. Dubai World Cup has become one of the highly important cultural and sporting events in the UAE. […]

Hawkbill takes $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

Hawkbill takes $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic

After a scary few moments in the starting gate during which he got his front legs tangled over the side of his stall, Godolphin’s Hawkbill burst away from the pack to an early lead and never looked back, taking down the top prize in the $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic. Victory by the Kentucky-bred […]

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards

The winners of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards for horseracing excellence, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Thursday, March 29, 2018, two days prior to the 2018 renewal of […]

Godolphin Hunt Easter Glory in Australia

Godolphin Hunt Easter Glory in Australia

Godolphin Hunt Easter Glory in Australia Alizee to run in G1 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill Alizee will run in the G1 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill on 31 March in preference to the G2 Emancipation Stakes after the filly accepted for both races. The decision came after lengthy analysis of each option with trainer […]

Godolphin Rehoming Programme is Exceptional

Godolphin Rehoming Programme is Exceptional

Godolphin Rehoming Programme is Exceptional by J A McGrath at Godolphin If the G1 Dubai World Cup winner happens to be of the calibre of Champions Dubai Millennium, Street Cry or Singspiel, then retirement from the racetrack automatically brings with it all the trappings associated with being a top Darley stallion. But, what happens when […]

Craven Meeting Marks the Return of Flat Racing in Newmarket

Craven Meeting Marks the Return of Flat Racing in Newmarket

After a long, and in the case of this year a particularly harsh, winter, racing action returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Tuesday, 17 April for the three-day Craven Meeting where racegoers will look forward to the seasonal reappearance of many Classic hopefuls. The feature race of the first day is the nine-furlong Listed Feilden […]

Godolphin Win the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo, Japan,

Godolphin Win the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo, Japan,

Godolphin Win the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo, Japan, Fine Needle achieved a tremendous first G1 victory from 17 rivals in the six-furlong Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo, Japan, on Sunday, 25 March. The success marked the first locally-trained G1 win in Japan with Godolphin’s silks worn. The five-year-old Admire Moon horse, trained by Yoshitada Takahashi, broke […]

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing by J A McGrath at Godolphin It can never be underestimated the impact the inaugural running of the G1 Dubai World Cup had on international racing over two decades ago. Cigar beating Soul Of The Matter at Nad Al Sheba in 1996 created story lines writers could normally […]

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force The examination of Godolphin’s Australian two-year-old prospects continue at Rosehill on Saturday with the appearance of Cristobal and Roosevelt in races that could lead to more serious autumn targets. Cristobal (Tye Angland), who runs in the G3 Magic Night Stakes, is a winner at her only start and while […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise; DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light; DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light • DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: X Y Jet Back Flying […]

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The Godolphin two-year-olds Plague Stone and Encryption are fit and ready to make winning breakthroughs in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, 24 February. The James Cummings trained pair come into the race with five placings between them and considerable improvement […]

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas Three-year-old filly Winter Lightning continued her impressive start to the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival with an excellent victory in the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas over a mile on dirt at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 8 February. The daughter of Shamardal, a half-sister to Thunder Snow and representing […]

Thunder Snow Proves Himself a Versatile Champion in Meydan

Thunder Snow Proves Himself a Versatile Champion in Meydan

Thunder Snow Proves Himself a Versatile Champion in Meydan Thunder Snow stayed on strongly to win the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round Two over an extended nine furlongs at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 8 February, sired by Helmet (AUS) the horse is establishing himself as a champion on dirt and turf. The four-year-old, trained by […]

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds Exceed And Excel Unbeaten colt Performer gave his G1 Golden Slipper Stakes prospects another boost, along with those of his sire Exceed And Excel, with a hard-fought victory in the G3 Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill on 3 February. Performer survived a tight finish to score by […]

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Having established himself as one of Godolphin’s better Australian two-year-olds in the spring, Encryption returns to racing at Caulfield on 3 February ready to graduate to a new level. On a card that heralds the return of several runners expected to feature in […]

2018 Australian Easter Yearling Sale Catalogue Out Now

2018 Australian Easter Yearling Sale Catalogue Out Now

An elite catalogue of 534 top-level yearlings will be the focus of the world’s thoroughbred industry at the 2018 Australian Easter Yearling Sale at Riverside Stables from April 9-11. Among the catalogue, which is now available online, are 38 siblings to Group 1 winners such as Catchy, Starspangledbanner, Mighty Boss, Shoals, Buffering, Mossfun, Lankan Rupee, […]

Godolphin Out in Force for 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin Out in Force for 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin sends out a powerful team for the second fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, with last year’s G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen runner-up Comicas among 18 runners at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 18 January. Five-year-old Comicas (Charlie Appleby/William Buick, drawn five) races on dirt for the six-furlong G3 Dubawi Stakes having thrived over […]

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018 2016 and 2017 International Trainer of the Year, Charlie Appleby, names five horses to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan this season Comicas I am very hopeful for him this season. Working back from the G1 Golden Shaheen on […]

Godolphin was Buying at the Magic Millions

Godolphin was Buying at the Magic Millions

James Cummings Godolphin trainer James Cummings has taken the opportunity this week to drink in the captivating atmosphere of Queensland’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. But now, he must wait 12 months before learning whether the impressive collection of purchases that marked Godolphin’s return to this famous sales ring deliver the desired results on […]

Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford

Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford

Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The classy sprinter Chetwood (James Cummings/Tim Clark) has his second run after a long break in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford, Australia, on January 11. Age: 5 Foal Date: 07/11/2012 Gender: Gelding Colour: Bay Sire: Exceed And Excel […]

Godolphin Prepare for Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin Prepare for Dubai World Cup Carnival

Dual G1 winner Thunder Snow features among a 16-strong Godolphin team for the first fixture of this year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 11 January. The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Helmet colt returns to dirt for the mile G2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 having scored over the same course and distance in […]

2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival Attracts Quality Horses

2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival Attracts Quality Horses

Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday January 11, 2018. The list features 132 accepted horses with the intention to ship from 15 countries, including 14 Group 1 winners from many points of the globe. Several international stars […]

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments THUNDER SNOW (G2 UAE Derby, Meydan) This tough son of Darley stallion Helmet fought every inch of the long Meydan straight to get the better of Japanese colt Epicharis in an epic running of the local Classic. Thunder Snow ran eight times for the campaign, returning from a bizarre episode when […]

Meydan Racing News: Charlie Appleby

Meydan Racing News: Charlie Appleby

Meydan Racing News: Charlie Appleby Comicas and Fly At Dawn return from time off as the UAE racing season steps up a gear at Meydan on Thursday, December 21. Both horses are trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick, with Comicas lining up in the 12-runner Listed Garhoud Sprint over six furlongs on […]

Can Godolphin take the Villiers

Can Godolphin take the Villiers

Can Godolphin take the Villiers By Ray Hickson at Racing NSW Trainer James Cummings says Interlocuter will need to go to “the next level’’ to win Saturday’s Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick but is quietly confident he can. Interlocuter has been arguably the most progressive horse in Sydney in 2017 with […]

Talismanic, Andre Fabre Strong Showing in Hong Kong Vase

Talismanic, Andre Fabre Strong Showing in Hong Kong Vase

Talismanic, Andre Fabre Strong Showing in Hong Kong Vase Talismanic, trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Maxime Guyon, put in another very gutsy performance to finish second to Highland Reel in the G1 Hong Kong Vase over 12 furlongs on fast turf at Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on Sunday, December 10. The winner on […]

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly 2yo Brown Filly D.O.B: 03-Sep-2015 by DAWN APPROACH (IRE) from BELCENTRA Raced by Godolphin By Brad Gray At Rosehill Gardens Gongs is a “very special filly” according to Darren Beadman and her professionalism saw her make it two from two at Rosehill Gardens. The two-year-old belted her […]

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Godolphin Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin remains confident he has two Derby contenders for next year in his stable. The burning question is: which colt for which Derby? McLaughlin was pleased with the second registered by Avery Island in Saturday’s G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, particularly […]

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand Indulgent gained her third victory at the New York track of Aqueduct in the G3 Go For Wand Handicap over a mile on dirt on Saturday, December 2. The four-year-old Bernardini filly, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, found the mile fine after two six-furlong victories in November […]

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock are bringing promising stayer Newton to Australia. The lightly raced gelding by Authorized has had 6 starts in New Zealand for 3 placings with prizemoney of $10,650.00, only a 4yo he is a youngster in staying terms. Newton […]

G3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill

G3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill

G3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill from Mike Hedge at Godolphin The track-and-distance specialist Moher and the well-credentialed Federal make up a formidable Godolphin force in the G3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, 2 December. For Moher (Josh Parr), the race is a substitute for last Sunday’s Listed Kilmore Cup that was abandoned after a […]

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby from J A McGrath at Godolphin It is never too early to start dreaming of the annual ‘Run For The Roses’ at Churchill Downs, and Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin already believes he has two young colts, who could be realistic contenders come May 5, 2018. Enticed, […]

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018 Barney Roy, who broke the course record when triumphing in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been retired from racing and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud. His fee has been set at £10,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal and […]

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award for Godolphin, trainer Clive Cox and jockey Adam Kirby after establishing himself as the standout six-furlong speedster in Europe with victories in the G1 Darley July Cup and G1 32Red Sprint Cup. The presentation at the 27th annual Cartier […]

Can Impending Take the G1 Darley Classic at Flemington

Can Impending Take the G1 Darley Classic at Flemington

Can Impending Take the G1 Darley Classic at Flemington by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s G1 Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending can join the ranks of Australia’s best sprinters when he runs in the G1 Darley Classic at Flemington on Saturday. In a race rated the premier sprint of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, if not the […]

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar Dubawi has been having great success lately and Wuheida is the latest Group 1 winner for the Champion Stallion. Dubawi has been delivering strong results in the sales ring and on the track, that is very encouraging for Knightsbridge as their Dubawi […]

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin

Hartnell May Deliver Melbourne Cup Glory to Godolphin By Mike Hedge at Godolphin The goal of Godolphin’s founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his stable to be in contention in the world’s biggest races will be realised yet again in Australia when Hartnell runs in next week’s G1 Melbourne Cup. Following […]

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) By Bob Ehalt Conduit and High Chaparral currently stand as the only horses with back-to-back wins in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), but the record books might need a revision in a couple of weeks. Showing speed and stamina, the European-based Highland […]

Winx Vs Folkswood in the Cox Plate

Winx Vs Folkswood in the Cox Plate

Winx Vs Folkswood in the Cox Plate Mike Hedge at Godolphin The magnitude of the challenge confronting Folkswood when he takes on world champion mare Winx in Saturday’s G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley is obvious. But the Charlie-Appleby trained runner is still going into Australia’s premier weight-for-age race fit and ready to run the […]

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Medaglia d’Oro‘s best son Astern will join the 2018 Darley stallion roster at Jonabell for a fee of $15,000.  Astern, who is currently proving very popular during his first southern hemisphere season as a Darley stallion at Kelvinside Farm in Australia, is rated the best ever winner of the G1 Golden Rose, Australia’s top seven-furlong […]

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley A talented group of three-year-old fillies led by the emerging star Demerara will be out to establish their place in the stable hierarchy at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Unbeaten in her three starts, Demerara (Brenton Avdulla) faces the biggest test of her short career in the Listed Crockett Stakes […]

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success By J A McGrath Smart two-year-old Masar is to be aimed at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar, USA, on November 3 and misses Saturday’s G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Charlie Appleby believes the New Approach colt has a similar profile to Outstrip, who gave […]

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day From J A McGrath The debrief following Ribchester‘s gutsy second in Saturday’s G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot was unusual in the extreme. Trainer Richard Fahey listened intently to the words of jockey William Buick as he explained how the soft ground had prevented the Godolphin flagship from […]

Godolphin Gear Up for a Big Weekend of Racing in Australia

Godolphin Gear Up for a Big Weekend of Racing in Australia

Godolphin Gear Up for a Big Weekend of Racing in Australia Classic aspirations on the line at Caulfield by Mike Hedge The Derby prospects of progressive colt Ataraxia and the Stakes potential of rising sprint star Badajoz go on show as Godolphin’s Australian stable gears up for the business end of the Melbourne spring at […]

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy By Richard Hannon I believe Saturday’s G1 Champion Stakes at Ascot will turn out to be the best race run in Britain in 2017. It’s got everything, it’s a fascinating race. And Barney Roy, the colt I train for Godolphin, has a great chance of winning […]

British Champions Day

British Champions Day

British Champions Day G1 winners Barney Roy, Ribchester, Thunder Snow and Harry Angel feature among a formidable team of Godolphin runners for Britain’s richest raceday, British Champions Day, at Ascot, UK, on Saturday, October 21. Barney Roy (Richard Hannon/James Doyle) goes after a second G1 success at Ascot this year in the 10-furlong Champion Stakes […]

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom Champion three-year-old and brilliant winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup rated 128 by Timeform. Uniquely talented: a G1 horse on dirt, turf and synthetic tracks. Brilliantly consistent: out of the first two only twice in his career. Three Stakes winning juveniles in his first crop, including G2 winner […]

Australian Sires: Helmet

Australian Sires: Helmet

Australian Sires: Helmet Helmet’s star Italian three-year-old colt Anda Muchacho landed his fourth Stakes race on Sunday, 15 October when taking the G3 Premio del Piazzale. Always going well in the 1800m contest run in Milan, he won with plenty to spare over the front-running Voice Of Love (Poet’s Voice) with the English-raider Red Label […]

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne

Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne Godolphin’s best-performed Australian galloper Hartnell retains all the qualities he has shown over several seasons and is ready to produce them in Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes in Melbourne. A winner at Caulfield first-up back in September, Hartnell has finished second at G1 level at his past two runs – […]

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK Highly promising two-year-olds Magic Lily, Sound And Silence and Expressiy feature among seven Godolphin runners on day one of the Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK, on Friday, October 13. The three juveniles are trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. Magic Lily has been […]

Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards

Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards

Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards Fourteen-time Group One winning mare Winx was crowned Australia’s Champion Racehorse for the second straight year at the awards hosted by Racing Queensland in Brisbane on Sunday. It comes as the Chris Waller-trained mare prepares to attempt winning a third-consecutive Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 28, following […]

Winx, a Daughter of Darley Stallion Street Cry

Winx, a Daughter of Darley Stallion Street Cry

Winx, a Daughter of Darley Stallion Street Cry It is perhaps the ultimate compliment to Winx that the only way she can guarantee a prominent place on the front pages of newspapers in Australia these days is to get beaten. Winx is a ‘winner machine,’ and it has got to the point where she is […]

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday by Mike Hedge at Godolphin A pair of two-year-olds making their racing debuts, some classic prospects, and the seasoned performer Tally all make notable appearances for Godolphin at Flemington on Saturday. At the youthful end of the spectrum are the colts Ranier (Dwayne Dunn) and Sanglier (Damien Lane) […]

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running The Bull Market in leadership stocks and Ferrari sports and racing cars from Enzo’s Golden Era (Ys 1947 – 1972) has now made its way into the world of Thoroughbred horses In the Keeneland auction ring in Lexington, Kentucky, demand was so strong last month for the bluest-blooded young […]

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK G1 runner-up Frontiersman spearheads a three-pronged challenge for the 12-furlong Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK, on day two of the Cambridgeshire meeting, Friday, September 29. The four-year-old Dubawi colt, trained by Charlie Appleby, went down by a length and three quarters to Highland Reel in the G1 Coronation […]

Hartnel Hunts 3rd Group 1 in Australia

Hartnel Hunts 3rd Group 1 in Australia

Hartnel Hunts 3rd Group 1 in Australia by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Extra distance and a change in tactics will be behind Hartnell’s bid to avenge his last start defeat and collect a third G1 title in Sunday’s Underwood Stakes at Caulfield. Hartnell had to settle for second place behind the high-class runner Humidor over […]

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever underwent their final pieces of work on Wednesday, September 27, ahead of travelling out to Australia for Melbourne’s Spring Carnival. All four Charlie Appleby-trained horses, who have been in pre-export quarantine in Newmarket, worked over six furlongs prior […]

Keeneland Sale: Big Money in Breeding

Keeneland Sale: Big Money in Breeding Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Saturday following a 12-day run that saw commerce achieve heights not seen in nearly a decade. A spectacular crop of yearlings spurred bidding wars among domestic and foreign buyers throughout the auction, driving gross receipts above $300 million for the first time since 2008, […]

G2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, UK

G2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, UK

Mythical Magic and Home Of The Brave each try for a first G2 success at Doncaster, UK, on Saturday, September 16. Unbeaten two-year-old Mythical Magic (Charlie Appleby/James Doyle) steps up in class for the seven-furlong G2 Champagne Stakes an impressive all-the-way success over the same trip in the Listed Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville, France, […]

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which […]

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia

Godolphin Arrives for Spring Racing in Australia Godolphin’s profile in Australia’s famous G1 handicaps is already high, with domestic flag-bearer Hartnell allotted second top weight of 57.5kg in the Melbourne Cup and topweight of 58kg in the Caulfield Cup. But, on the other side of the world, trainers Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby are […]

Great Weekend of Racing in Chantilly, France

Great Weekend of Racing in Chantilly, France

Prix du Moulin de Longchamp at Chantilly, France Ribchester consolidated his position as Europe’s top miler by gaining a fourth G1 victory in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, September 10. The four-year-old Iffraaj colt, unlucky in the G1 Sussex Stakes on his previous start, made no mistake this time. […]

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Become a Racehorse Owner

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2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures The fixture list for the 2017 – 2018 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The ERA season will offer 62 race dates and opens at […]

Songbird Retires

Songbird Retires

It was announced August 31st that Medaglia d’Oro‘s four-year-old daughter Songbird has been retired from racing following a brilliant career in which she captured nine G1 races and won back-to-back Eclipse Awards. Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird burst onto the scene as a two-year-old in July 2015, […]

Quality Racing in Chantilly, France this Sunday

Quality Racing in Chantilly, France this Sunday

Four Charlie Appleby-trained two year-olds run at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, September 3. Dual Listed winner Sound And Silence goes in the five-furlong G3 Prix d’Arenberg with James Doyle in the saddle The son of Exceed And Excel was successful in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes over five furlongs at Royal Ascot on June 20. […]

Winx Leads a Big Weekend of Racing

Winx Leads a Big Weekend of Racing

Winx Leads a Big Weekend of Racing by J A McGrath at Godolphin International racing is dominated this weekend by the Australian colossus Winx, who is confidently expected to register her 19th consecutive win when she lines up for the G1 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in Sydney. Last time, in a 1,400m G2 race, Winx […]

Godolphin Ready for Goodwood

Godolphin Ready for Goodwood

Godolphin Ready for Goodwood Richard Pankhurst (John Gosden/Andrea Atzeni) tries for more G2 success in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood, UK, on Saturday, August 26. The five-year-old horse has made one appearance so far in 2017, when finishing eighth and last in the G3 Criterion Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket on July 1. Last […]

Dubawi Builds his Legacy

Dubawi Builds his Legacy

Record-breaking Champion and four-time G1 winner Postponed will join his outstanding sire Dubawi at Dalham Hall Stud next season. Rated 130 when crowned Timeform’s Champion older horse in 2016, he will stand for £20,000 Oct 1st special live foal. An outstanding middle-distance performer for his owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Postponed earned his highest rating when […]

Big Day for Darley’s Farhh

Big Day for Darley’s Farhh

Big Day for Darley’s Farhh Wells Farhh Go (by first-season sire Farhh) caught the eye late last month when winning impressively on his racecourse debut and on 23 August, he made a successful return to the Knavesmire when landing the G3 Acomb Stakes. Tim Easterby’s charge was settled off the pace during the early stages […]