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 […]

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

The 2018 owners rankings in France are pretty clear. The Godolphin stable of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum dominates with a total of €5.6m in earnings, plus around €200,000 in owners’ premiums, as most of the horses in this team are traditionally bred abroad and are not assimilated French. This is also the case for Khalid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018 They all had the pedigrees, the conformation, the temperament and the ability to be among the best racehorses of their era. The outstanding gallopers Brazen Beau, Hallowed Crown, Shooting To Win and Sidestep all performed magnificently on the track and have been doing the same in […]

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 […]

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore Greg Hickman has always had a huge opinion of three year-old colt Pierata (3c Pierro x November Flight, by Flying Spur) and it proved justified at Doomben on Saturday when he powered clear to win the $100,000 Winning Rupert Plate by nearly three lengths. Having his first run back […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian Sires: Pierro Captures a Group3

Australian Sires: Pierro Captures a Group3

Golden Slipper winner Pierro was one of the great favourites of champion trainer Gai Waterhouse and his top class daughter Pinot (3f Pierro x Dizelle by Zabeel) might be the one to deliver victory for her in one of the few major races Waterhouse has never won. Waterhouse is one step closer to fulfilling a […]

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 […]

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms As far as Australian Sires go, O’lonhro is really outperforming and looks a bargain at only $5,500. O’Lonhro is stamping his progeny with his own impressive looks and considerable presence, O’Lonhro hails from a prolific in-form black-type family. O’Lonhro‘s progeny excel when given time to mature and his overall stats now […]

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia The preeminent Australian stallion for two-year-old speed, precocity and class and Australia’s Champion sire of 2012/13. Sire of record-breaking G1 winner Helmet and G1-winning miler Excelebration, plus top fillies Overreach, Guelph and Earthquake. The leading sire’s highly sought-after yearlings sell now for up to $1.2 million. Exceed […]

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 […]

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire It is a big year for Australian Sires, competition is tough and the hunt for value is on. With his family Members like Lonhro and I am Invisible commanding huge fees O’lonhro is a great value proposition. O’Lonhro‘s progeny excel when given time to mature and his overall […]

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires Lonhro The Champion three-year-old, the Champion miler, the Horse of the Year. Now a Champion sire. His son Pierro, unbeaten juvenile Triple Crown winner, was rated the best juvenile colt in Australia since 1977. Sire of 66 Stakes winners, including G1 Golden Rose hero Exosphere in 2015 and South […]

Australian Sires: More Success for Teofilo

Australian Sires: More Success for Teofilo

Australian Sires: More Success for Teofilo Teofilo sired a new Group winner on Sunday 30 July when his two-year-old daughter Tantheem impressed in the G3 Prix de Cabourg. Run over six furlongs at Deauville, she was sharply away form the stalls and never seeing another rival, ran right to the line for a three-and-a-half length […]

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia

Animal Kingdom Makes his Mark in Australia Animal Kingdom’s two-year-old son Animalia dominated a one-mile maiden against older horses at Gosford on July 20, becoming his sire’s sixth winner in the Southern Hemisphere.  A Godolphin homebred, Animalia pulled away in the stretch to win impressively by seven lengths. Animalia is out of the Stakes winning […]

Dubawi Mare Booked to Honorius

Dubawi Mare Booked to Honorius

Dubawi Mare Booked to Honorius Isabel Street has been booked to Knightsbridge Bloodstock‘s Stallion Honorius. “ISABEL STREET” IS A WINNING MARE BY ONE OF THE TOP STALLIONS IN THE WORLD “DUBAWI” HIS 2017 SERVICE FEE HAS BEEN SET AT $250,000.00 POUNDS, WHICH CONVERTS TO APPROXIMATELY $415,000.00 AUSSIE DOLLARS The fastest ever to sire 50 Group […]

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius Knightsbridge Bloodstock has purchased the Mares by Kentucky Derby winners Smarty Jones and Big Brown. Smarty Jones Winner of over $7.6 million 1st in the G1 Kentucky Derby, 1st in the G1 Preakness Stakes and 2nd in the G1 Belmont Stakes Over $32 Million Lifetime Progeny […]

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Campaigned by Sheikh Mohammed, the 24-year-old took up residence at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1999, as the second stallion to stand for Sheikh […]

Hard Spun a Rising Star at Darley

Hard Spun a Rising Star at Darley

Timeline earned his second straight Graded Stakes win with a convincing wire-to-wire romp in the G3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. The three-year-old son of Hard Spun, who remains undefeated in four starts, captured the G3 Peter Pan Stakes in similar fashion at Belmont Park in May. The Chad Brown-trained Timeline likely punched his ticket […]

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner

40th Anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s First Winner While the opening day of Royal Ascot will be the centre of attention on 20 June, it is by no means the only racing fixture of the day as Tuesday also sees racing take place at Brighton, where exactly 40 years ago, Hatta became the very first winner […]

Horse Racing News: Great Year for Darley Europe

Horse Racing News: Great Year for Darley Europe

Horse Racing News: Great Year for Darley Europe With 23 individual G1 victories in eight countries during 2016, the European Darley stallions enjoyed another great year on the racecourse around the world. Offspring of the mighty Dubawi netted a tally of seven victories, including a hat-trick scored by his leading son Postponed. From Meydan in […]