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 […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield

Hartnell Returns in G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield by Mike Hedge at Godolphin  Hartnell begins a new campaign in the G1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on 10 February with as much confidence and faith behind his prospects as ever and with another lofty goal ahead of him. The star of Godolphin’s Australian team […]

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 […]

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 […]

Racing Australia: Horses to Follow

Racing Australia: Horses to Follow

Racing Australia: Horses to Follow By Brad Gray At Rosehill Gardens Smart Youngsters To Follow To the victor belongs the spoils. Gongs is certainly a ready made two-year-old but track the second and third horses – Orcien and Charge. Both trained by Chris Waller. Orcien, who is out of Zabeel mare Zupurple, simply found the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Leading stayer Twilight Payment and unexposed two-year-old Active Approach step up to G1 level on day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh this Sunday, September 10. Both horses are trained by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, with Twilight Payment lining up in the Irish St […]

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 […]

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend A quality quartet of Godolphin three-year-olds headed by the Gimcrack Stakes winner Jorda will be out to establish their Spring prospects when they step out at Randwick and Flemington on Saturday. Along with Jorda who runs in the G3 San Domenico Stakes, the stable has Astoria and […]

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 Racing: Hartnell is Back

Australian Racing: Hartnell is Back

Australian Racing: Hartnell is Back by Mike Hedge at Godolphin All the signs of a Spring to savour were revealed on Saturday as Godolphin’s Australian flag-bearer Hartnell returned to racing in impeccable order to brilliantly win the G2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Hartnell always had control of the race, asserting himself with 200m to […]

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland Two-year-old fillies Dawn Delivers and Mary Tudor step up to G2 level for the Debutante Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, August 20. Dawn Delivers (Jim Bolger/Kevin Manning) came home third in the G3 Silver Flash Stakes over the same distance at Leopardstown on July 27, […]

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick Mike Hedge at Godolphin The highly promising three-year-olds Sanctioned, Toga Picta and Alizee take early steps and high hopes toward major Spring goals at Randwick on Saturday. And for two of them a Classic opportunity could lay ahead. The colts Sanctioned (James Cummings/Jay Ford) and Toga Picta […]

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell

Australian Racing: The Return of Hartnell from Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s highest-ranked Australian runner Hartnell makes a seasonal debut at Caulfield on Saturday that should give a strong guide to the major Spring targets ahead of a horse rated among the world’s top ten. Hartnell (James Cummings/Craig Williams) resumes an “all-Melbourne” campaign against high-class […]

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses By Kristen Manning Breeding and racing giant Darley looks to have another smart one on their hands with Esperance impressive winning his second race from as many starts when lining up as a short priced favourite at Sandown on Wednesday. Creating a big impression when saluting by eight lengths at his […]

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia by J A McGrath at Godolphin Memories of previous international stars to have carried Godolphin colours are revived this week as Scottish sets out on the first leg of an ambitious campaign that takes in G1 races on two continents. Horses such as Fantastic Light and Grandera, both trained […]

Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m

Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m

 Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m Australian racing is booming and the prizemoney just keeps getting better, if you are keen to get involved in the owning or breeding scene in Australia contact Knightsbridge. Here is what Mike Hedge had to say about Godolphin’s success in Australia Godolphin’s Australian operation has ended the latest racing […]

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 […]

G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot

G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot

G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot by J A McGrath at Godolphin This year’s G1 Dubai Sheema Classic winner Jack Hobbs heads a three-strong Godolphin team for the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, UK, on Saturday, July 29. Jack Hobbs (John Gosden/William Buick) is joined in […]

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin

Hartnell Heads to Melbourne for Godolphin The Spring campaign of Godolphin’s established Australian star Hartnell began taking a firmer shape this week with the horse’s arrival in Melbourne where he is due to race exclusively during this latest preparation. Head trainer James Cummings spoke with both confidence and enthusiasm about Hartnell’s latest campaign that is […]

Godolphin a Big Winner at Newmarket

Godolphin a Big Winner at Newmarket

Hawkbill made all of the running to deny Frontiersman as Godolphin and trainer Charlie Appleby had the first two in the G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a half at Newmarket, UK, on Thursday, July 13. Last season’s G1 Eclipse Stakes winner broke well and went straight to the front under James […]

Horse Racing News: Great Week for Godolphin

Horse Racing News: Great Week for Godolphin

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor’s confidence and belief in Thunder Snow was rewarded when the three-year-old delivered a reminder of his sheer class when delivering a deserved G1 victory in Sunday’s Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly. On a glorious weekend globally for Godolphin, in which James Cummings was swiftly off the mark with a winner […]

Thunder Snow Wins Group 1 in Chantilly, France

Thunder Snow Wins Group 1 in Chantilly, France

Thunder Snow Wins Group 1 in Chantilly, France Thunder Snow made all to win the G1 Prix Jean Prat much more comfortably than the length and a quarter verdict suggests at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, July 9. The three-year-old son of Helmet went to the front from the start under regular rider Christophe Soumillon and […]

Preview G1 Eclipse Stakes from Sandown

Preview G1 Eclipse Stakes from Sandown

Preview G1 Eclipse Stakes from Sandown It’s the first great clash between the generations and Saturday’s G1 Eclipse Stakes from Sandown – one of the great UK racecourses – looks set to be a thriller on a track where the uphill finish regularly isolates the men from the boys. Epsom Derby (G1 2405m) runner-up Cliffs […]

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 […]

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot

Godolphin Day 3 Royal Ascot Talented stayer Endless Time, who tackles two and a half miles for the first time in the G1 Gold Cup, features among 13 Godolphin runners for day three of Royal Ascot on Thursday, June 22. The Charlie Appleby-trained five-year-old has twice finished second at G1 level in France, including last […]

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One

Godolphin’s Ribchester to Star on Royal Ascot Day One The world’s biggest and best horse racing meeting, Royal Ascot, begins today. In the first race on day one we have one of the week’s biggest attractions running, Ribchester, who is a strong favourite to take the opening Group One. The Richard Fahey trained and Godolphin […]

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 […]

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot

Barney Roy, Godolphin and Royal Ascot Roy out for revenge at Royal Ascot Barney Roy, one of Godolphin’s leading three year olds, heads to Royal Ascot next week looking to gain revenge over his rival Churchill after defeat in the 2000 Guineas. He has been kept fresh since that run and with a better passage […]

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot

Godolphin Heads to Royal Ascot J A McGrath at Godolphin Royal Ascot approaches, regally-bred Glorious Journey makes a sparkling racecourse debut, and Australian legend Darren Beadman writes another chapter in his remarkable racing story. There has been no shortage of action for Godolphin followers over the past few days, and that interest is certain to […]

Horse Racing Australia: Godolphin take the Group 1 Stradbroke

Horse Racing Australia: Godolphin take the Group 1 Stradbroke

Horse Racing Australia: Godolphin take the Group 1 Stradbroke The classy colt Impending scored a G1 victory that defied the odds and provided full reward for the perseverance and dedication of Godolphin’s entire Australian team in the Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben on Saturday. The colt, who had spent so much of his early career in the […]

All eyes on Godolphin as upheaval continues

All eyes on Godolphin as upheaval continues

All eyes on Godolphin as upheaval continues by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock When Sheikh Mohammed sat down and created Godolphin, his vision was for his ‘boys in blue’ to challenge Coolmore in the UK and eventually overtake them. He wanted to be the biggest and the best both on the track and off the […]

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility

Thunder Snow Shows his Versatility Thunder Snow, the horse that caught the world attention at the Kentucky Derby with an unusual performance at the starting gate has proven just how versatile he is, from Dirt to Turf Thunder Snow is a champion performer. Thunder Snow bounced back to form with a good second on his […]

James Cummings to Head Godolphin Australia

James Cummings to Head Godolphin Australia

James Cummings to Head Godolphin Australia James Cummings is the Grandson of the legendary Bart Cummings James Bartholomew “Bart” Cummings AM (14 November 1927 – 30 August 2015), also known by his initials J. B. Cummings, was one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers. He was known as the “Cups King”, referring to the […]

Kentucky Derby: Thunder Snow from Dubai to Kentucky

Kentucky Derby: Thunder Snow from Dubai to Kentucky

Kentucky Derby Update There has been a lot of action this weekend in the lead up to the Kentucky Derby. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has elected to run Thunder Snow (Helmet) in the Kentucky Derby. Thunder Snow has had a sensational career, he was an impressive winner of the Group 1 […]

Kiaran McLaughlin Talks Watershed and the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes

Kiaran McLaughlin Talks Watershed and the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes

Kiaran McLaughlin Talks Watershed and the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes Watershed attempts to follow up an impressive performance as the horse tries turf for the first time in the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes (17.35hrs local time) over 11 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, USA, on Saturday, March 4. The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained five-year-old has raced exclusively on […]

Godolphin and the Golden Slipper

Godolphin and the Golden Slipper

by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s G1 Golden Slipper lead-up plans have taken a new turn with the decision to switch Trekking’s lead-up to the $3.5m race from Randwick to Canberra this weekend. Trainer John O’Shea made the call after persistent rain in Sydney made a certainty of a heavy track for the G2 Todman […]

Winx Might be World’s Best Race Horse

Winx Might be World’s Best Race Horse

By Mike Hedge at Godolphin Winx, the world’s second highest-rated racehorse, has laid down a challenge for the No.1 position with a 15th successive victory. Already the world’s best filly or mare and the best turf horse in training, Winx cruised to a two-length win in the G1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. […]

Brenton Avdulla to Ride Hartnell in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick

Brenton Avdulla to Ride Hartnell in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick

From J A McGrath at Godolphin The unfortunate injury sustained by Godolphin jockey James Doyle forced trainer John O’Shea to seek a substitute for Hartnell in Saturday’s G1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick. O’Shea turned immediately to ever-reliable Brenton Avdulla, who is certainly not one to be fazed by another clash with Australia’s highest-rated horse, […]

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper

Godolphin Takes on Winx and the Golden Slipper from Mike Hedge at Godolphin Australia’s two highest-rate racehorses will on Saturday announce the beginning of eagerly anticipated Autumn campaigns that seems certain to leave Australia with the world’s best racehorse. Winx and Hartnell, the former bred by Darley, the latter raced by Godolphin, weighed in third […]

Godolphin and the Kentucky Derby

Godolphin and the Kentucky Derby

from J A McGrath at Godolphin The season’s first major upset in the ranks of America’s Classic generation occurred when Classic Empire suffered a comprehensive defeat inflicted by Irish War Cry in Saturday’s G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Florida. All indications are that last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner was not at his […]

Godolphin Ready for Golden Slipper Glory

Godolphin Ready for Golden Slipper Glory

Godolphin Ready for Golden Slipper Glory   Get all the Godolphin News Godolphin has its first confirmed starter in the 2017 G1 Golden Slipper Stakes thanks to a courageous victory by Veranillo in Saturday’s Listed Hinchinbrook Plate at Randwick. Veranillo kept his unbeaten record intact, scoring by a length-and-a-half from Exceeds, but only after fending […]

Godolphin a Winner in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Godolphin a Winner in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Godolphin a Winner in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings from Godolphin’s Mike Hedge Godolphin’s best American runner and its best Australian performer of 2016 have been officially named among the top 10 racehorses in the world. Frosted, whose 14-1/4 length demolition of the G1 Metropolitan Handicap field at Belmont in June will be remembered […]

Godolphin, Lonhro and the Blue Diamond

Godolphin, Lonhro and the Blue Diamond

Godolphin, Lonhro and the Blue Diamond by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The unraced two-year-old’s Unwise (Lonhro) and Ganzfeld (Lonhro) will provide a guide to their immediate futures and to their standing in Godolphin’s Australian two-year-old team when they run in Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield on Thursday. Unwise, a daughter of Lonhro, goes into the […]

Godolphin Australia Gearing Up for Autumn

Godolphin Australia Gearing Up for Autumn

Godolphin Australia Gearing Up for Autumn From Mike Hedge at Godolphin The Autumn campaign of the talented sprinter Chetwood took further shape in an impressive trial victory at Randwick on Thursday that suggested the G1 targets the stable has in mind are within range. One of Godolphin’s most lively prospects from last Spring when he […]