Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Another multi-national G1 Godolphin challenge is in the making when Blair House and It’s Somewhat tackle Saturday’s G1 LKS Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington. In an open race, the Godolphin pair have strong prospects of adding another top-level victory to a spring collection that includes some of Australia’s best races. Blair House (William Buick) is yet […]

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Accelerate, runner-up Gunnevera, Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl and Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible are all strong possibilities to compete in the richest race in North America – the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, January 26 at Gulfstream Park. Other horses considering the third running […]

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli and Grade 2 winner My Miss Sophia, both in foal to leading sire War Front, were among eight horses to bring $1 million or more during a robust day of trade to open Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Monday’s session featured an exclusive Book 1 with […]

Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley

Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley

Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Thirty years of persistence, patience and conviction had their spectacular reward when Cross Counter won the G1 Melbourne Cup for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley at Flemington, Australia, on Tuesday, 6 November. In […]

Our Top 4 Picks for the Melbourne Cup

Our Top 4 Picks for the Melbourne Cup

Our Top 4 Picks for the Melbourne Cup It’s that time of year again, Australia will stop and the world will tune in for one of the great horse races, the Melbourne Cup. 2. THE CLIFFSOFMOHER  JOCKEY: Ryan Moore TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien (Co. Tipperary (IRE)) 5 Year Old SIRE: Galileo DAM: Wave The Cliffsofmohar is bred to win this one, […]

Get the Breeders’ Cup App

Get the Breeders’ Cup App

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces an updated version of the Official Breeders’ Cup Mobile App, offering new and improved capabilities designed to provide fans worldwide with an integrated and immersive user experience. The renewed app is the latest of many digital developments and enhancements that Breeders’ Cup has introduced in recent years, […]

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

 Owning a Share in a Racehorse Join a syndicate or racing club and become the proud owner of a stake in your own racehorse – but do it for the love of it, not the profits, says Shayne Heffernan Horse racing might be the sport of kings, but participation is not confined to blue bloods […]

Big Money on Offer at Dubai World Cup Carnival

Big Money on Offer at Dubai World Cup Carnival

Big Money on Offer at Dubai World Cup Carnival The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival […]

Blair House Ready for Aussie Spring

Blair House Ready for Aussie Spring

The Australian spring ambitions for English-trained runner Blair House will be decided after he runs in Sunday’s G1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield. In a race that has brought together a multi-national field of genuine 2000m horses and stayers warming up for longer races, Blair House is firmly in the former group. “This is an important […]

Hartnell Ready for Epsom

Hartnell Ready for Epsom

Hartnell Ready for Epsom by Mike Hedge at Godolphin A handy weight and some encouraging work on the training track has influenced trainer James Cummings to give Hartnell his chance in Saturday’s G1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick in which he is joined by stablemate Duca Valentinois. Hartnell is one of Godolphin’s true globetrotters, and has […]

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport My contribution to the Horsetech Conference Market Report, the full report covers everything from diet, medicine and psychology and is a must read for any one in the industry. As the victor returns to the winners circle and the proud connections pose for their photo, what you […]

Godolphin Ready for Australian Spring Racing

Godolphin Ready for Australian Spring Racing

Godolphin’s early arrivals from Britain have touched down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and transferred to the quarantine barn at Werribee, on the outskirts of the city. Three horses trained by Charlie Appleby at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket (UK) form the advance party, which will focus initially on lucrative targets in September. Jungle Cat is being […]

Godolphin and Charlie Appleby Success in France

Godolphin and Charlie Appleby Success in France

Godolphin and Charlie Appleby Success in France by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has been approaching Deauville like a Frenchman, using the popular Normandy seaside venue as a launching pad for his future stars. British-born Appleby has sent out seven winners from 15 runners there in August, including one at quaint […]

Godolphin Stars Head to York

Godolphin Stars Head to York

Saeed bin Suroor said on Friday that he plans to run stable stars Thunder Snow and Benbatl in the £1 million Juddmonte International Stakes at York Wednesday Bin Suroor is seeking a fifth triumph in the mile and a quarter showpiece,  which forms part of the Middle Distance category of the QIPCO British Champions Series. […]

France: #DarleySeries Sees Europe’s Best 2yos

France: #DarleySeries Sees Europe’s Best 2yos

France: #DarleySeries Sees Europe’s Best 2yos The toast of Europe’s new generation is meeting in Deauville in the Darley Prix Morny (Gr1), final leg of the #DarleySeries. Nine 2-year-old colts and fillies have been confirmed on the 6 furlongs straight course. Naturally there are the winners of the two previous #DarleySeries, namely Signora Cabello (Camacho), […]

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

Four superb QIPCO British Champions Series races will take place at The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival next week. Here are the potential clashes which should have racing fans on the edge of their seats. Wednesday: Juddmonte International Stakes POET’S WORD v ROARING LION Sir Michael Stoute has already saddled the winner of the International […]

Record Setting QIPCO British Champions Day

Record Setting QIPCO British Champions Day

The winners of 77 Group One races and 16 European Classics hold entries for Britain’s richest raceday Four of the world’s best six horses feature among the entries for what is set to be an unmissable QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 20th October. Potential runners include the current holder of the QIPCO […]

Godolphin had 233 Wins for the Season in Australia

Godolphin had 233 Wins for the Season in Australia

Godolphin had 233 Wins for the Season in Australia by Mike Hedge at Godolphin From any viewpoint, Godolphin’s 2017-18 Australian season, provided outstanding results. A record-equalling 233 victories, five G1 wins, 23 Stakes successes and the best winning strike rate of any major Australian stable are the stand-out numbers for the racing year that ends […]

Darley Princess Series at the Randwick Spring Carnival

Darley Princess Series at the Randwick Spring Carnival

Darley Princess Series at the Randwick Spring Carnival One of world racing’s biggest thoroughbred breeding organisations Darley has partnered with the Australian Turf Club’s premier Spring Carnival feature series for three-year-old fillies, giving breeders, owners and trainers extra incentive to target four Group races. Darley has secured naming rights to each of the four legs […]

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday So far it’s been a relentlessly hot summer, and the heatwave continues with record temperatures expected across the UK. For a jockey it’s business as usual, and having spent a lot of time riding in places like Australia and Dubai, this hot spell doesn’t […]

French Racing Roundup

French Racing Roundup

French Racing Roundup Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1) Cracksman (Frankel) is one of the top contenders in the forthcoming Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1). However, the Anthony Oppenheimer-owned colt, who races in the same colours as the 2015 ‘Arc’ winner Golden Horn, is coming off a disappointing second in the Prince […]

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Alpha Centauri heads seven runners for the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. The mile feature forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and Alpha Centauri will start at cramped odds to follow up her stunning success in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, having previously scooped the Tattersalls […]

Imports Impress at Rosehill

Imports Impress at Rosehill

Imports Impress at Rosehill By Ray Hickson All eyes might have been on the return of gun colt Kementari at Monday’s Rosehill trials but it was another horse in blue, import Home Of The Brave, who stole the show. In his first public appearance since contesting the Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile in November, the […]

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Who wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday. Here’s a guide to all the possible runners in the Group 1 feature, which forms part of the Middle Distance Category of the QIPCO British Champions Series. MASAR This year's Derby hero #Masar unfortunately misses tomorrow's Eclipse @Sandownpark – full story at https://t.co/7dihl2Rrvm pic.twitter.com/wqe5PloUAI — Godolphin (@godolphin) […]

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Ireland’s premier Classic has attracted the biggest field for an Irish Derby since 2006 as Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee looks to give trainer Mark Johnston his first success in the race and he is joined by strong British representation with Old Persian and Knight To Behold standing their ground at this morning’s declaration […]

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange Only a week after Magic Millions announced the launch of Horseco Exchange in Australia for 2018 the service has put together a whopping 177 Stallions. Best of all, Horseco Exchange is completely FREE to use for mare owners. Thank you to the BEST STALLION FARMS in Australasia […]

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 […]