Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

BENBATL BACK IN A BIG WAY Godolphin’s Benbatl is far from done in his already decorated career and the 5-year-old winner of top-level affairs on three continents put an exclamation point on that sentiment with his return in this past Friday’s Group 2 Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket. The son of multiple Group 1 winners […]

Darley Prix Morny (Gr1) at Deauville

Darley Prix Morny (Gr1) at Deauville

The 2019 renewal of the Darley Prix Morny (Gr1), a juvenile 6 furlongs championship run this Sunday on the Deauville straight course, takes place this year for the 149th time. It is also the final stage of the Darley Series. The first two stages, the Darley Prix Robert Papin (Gr2) and the Darley Prix de Cabourg […]

The Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), on Sunday at Deauville

The Darley  Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), on Sunday at Deauville

The Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), on Sunday at Deauville, is open to aged mares over 1m2f. Created in 2004, the race is still young but it is part of a circuit promoting the best females in Europe, and its record already counts some champions like Pride, Satwa Queen (the only one who appears twice […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

$6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World Almond Eye—Almond Eye trotted 800m then cantered another 1400m over the Meydan dirt track at 5:00 a.m. before schooling in the gate. The 2018 Japan Cup winner Almond Eye will be headlining the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World as she makes her first start of […]

Alizee and Hartnell Head to All-Star Mile at Flemington

Alizee and Hartnell Head to All-Star Mile at Flemington

The All-Star Mile will be run for the first time at Flemington racecourse on 16 March, 2019! It’s the only race in Australia where public votes shape the final field. Voting has now closed and the final field for the race has been announced. by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Perfect preparations and strong lead-up form […]

Big Races Coming to Sydney

Big Races Coming to Sydney

One of the most anticipated events in Sydney racing history starts at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday on Chandon S Ladies Day – day one of the 2019 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is the start of six weeks of world-class racing, fashion and entertainment at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick – including the Longines Golden […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

• · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player DABSTER IN, GIFT BOX OUT With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s […]

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders […]

Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse

Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse

As the heat starts to turn up for the world’s richest ($35 million) race meeting in the Dubai World Cup night three weeks from now, Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse is set to stage a top-quality dress rehearsal, including a pair of Group 1 affairs and a total of seven stakes worth $2.65 million. Each […]

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

G1 challenge confronts Osborne Bulls at Flemington by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The return to racing of brilliant sprinter Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington is being treated cautiously by trainer James Cummings. But whatever the result, the gelding who rose to every challenge in the spring is shaping as a key […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

• · WinStar Three-Wide in World Cup • · Suave Richard Sets Sights on Sheema • · Bravazo World Cup-Bound • · Meydan Sprint Step One for Blue Point • · Watson Chats Kimbear, Muntazah & Pop the Hood • · Good Curry Spices Up Thursday Card • · Poetic Charm Ready to Disarm WINSTAR […]

Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee Aim at All-Star Mile

Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee Aim at All-Star Mile

Godolphin trio nominate for world’s richest mile race by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s star G1 performers Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee have been entered for the world’s richest mile race, the $5m All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16. Head Trainer James Cummings has confirmed that all three horses will […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was highlighted by the Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Al Naboodah Allied Products Division over 1900m on the dirt and boasting a purse of $450,000. Also on tap was the classic Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas, […]

Godolphin and Saturday’s G1 C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Godolphin and Saturday’s G1 C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Kementari, Best of Days return in G1 Orr Stakes at Caulfield by Mike Hedge at Godolphin This time last year Kementari began a campaign that led to him being hailed as one of Australia’s best three-year-old colts. Twelve months on, he remains among the top bracket, but with a need to establish his place in […]

Godolphin 2yo’s Seek Glory in Australia

Godolphin 2yo’s Seek Glory in Australia

Rich two-year-old opportunities on offer in Melbourne and Sydney by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The final opportunity to stake G1 Blue Diamond Stakes’ claims is presented to the Godolphin youngsters Auxin and Athiri at Saturday’s Caulfield meeting, while in Sydney the filly Avon River appears in the best juvenile field assembled this season. Auxin (Dwayne […]

Godolphin Dominate Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin Dominate Dubai World Cup Carnival

At the halfway point of the 2018-2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the jockey, trainer and owner standings are led by James Doyle, Charlie Appleby and Godolphin. While many of the top connections and horsemen are the proverbial usual suspects, they are closely followed by several who speak to the depth of this season’s Carnival. James […]

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Alizee confirmed her arrival as a new star of Australian racing with a spectacular win in Saturday’s G2 Expressway Stakes at Rosehill. On a day when Godolphin won three Stakes races in Australia, Alizee raced up to the G1 form she showed and as […]

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Races: 12. Wins: 5. Champions Series wins: 2. Prize-money won: £873,503. Clive Cox never made any secret of the regard that he held Harry Angel in and the colt backed up his assertion with some brilliantly speedy performances. Highlights included landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and then the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock […]

Brazen Beau Will be Hot Property at the Australian Yearling Sales

Brazen Beau Will be Hot Property at the Australian Yearling Sales

The brilliant start to his stud career made by Brazen Beau continued at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 15 December when Accession became his first Stakes winner with an impressive victory in the Restricted Listed Inglis Nursery over 1,000m for those offered at the Inglis yearling sales in 2018. Trained by Chris Waller who conditioned Brazen Beau to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Lonhro: An Australian Success Story for Darley

Lonhro: An Australian Success Story for Darley

Lonhro: An Australian Success Story for Darley On his right shoulder Lonhro is branded with the number 344. The figures signify that he was the 344th foal of around 400 to be born at Woodlands Stud in 1998. In truth, Lonhro was the No.1 foal to arrive at Woodlands that year, and probably the best […]

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 […]

Benbatl Aimed at G1 Cox Plate in Melbourne

Benbatl Aimed at G1 Cox Plate in Melbourne

Benbatl Aimed at G1 Cox Plate in Melbourne Renowned as The Race Where Legends Are Made, Cox Plate Day in 2018 will encompass Australia’s best horse race on a stage built for the big moments. The Valley’s cauldron will be rumbling as the crowd waits to crown their next legend. With the question in 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 […]

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot gets under way a week today and we look ahead to some of the great clashes in store Rhododendron and Lightning Spear had a great tussle in the Lockinge. Royal Ascot gets under way a week today, when there will be eight races that fall under the Champions Series umbrella over the five […]

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, […]

Winx Owned The Sydney Autumn Carnival

Winx Owned The Sydney Autumn Carnival

The Sydney Autumn Carnival concluded on Saturday, 21 April after a superb six weeks of racing that will surely go down as one of the most successful yet for both Team Godolphin and the Darley stallions. The queen of the Carnival was undoubtedly Street Cry’s incomparable daughter Winx, who set a new world record of […]

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 […]