Sheikh Mohammed’s Maroon & White Silks Set To Appear On British Racecourses Once Again After Long Absence

by | 07.17.2017 | 10:24am
Pat Eddery piloted Pebbles to victory in the 1985 Breeders' Cup Turf. Sheikh Mohammed's famed maroon & white silks are now registered with his youngest daughter

A famous set of silks are set to reappear on British racecourses in the near future after a long absence.

The Racing Post reports that Sheikh Mohammed's maroon and white silks, carried to victory by such stars as champions Pebbles, Oh So Sharp, and Singspiel, will soon be worn by jockeys that ride horses owned by Sheikha Al Jalila, one of Sheikh Mohammed's young daughters.

Sheikh Mohammed will continue to race horses under the Godolphin banner. His daughter, Jalila, has a keen interest in horse racing and has a few horses in training (in partnership with her father) with John Gosden.

Sheikh Mohammed's original blue and white silks, carried to victory by Hatta some 40 years ago, have also been newly registered, this time to Sheikh Mohammed's young son, Zayed.

Sheikh Mohammed told the Racing Post, “These colors represented for me many different chapters of my journey in the racing world. They were associated with some of the most joyful memories and will be forever connected to some of the greatest equine legends and inspiring training and horsemanship.”

“I am so proud to pass them on to my children, Jalila and Zayed, who both share my passion for horses, love of this sport, and are developing the greatest respect for the racing family.”

Read more in the Racing Post

  • Richard C

    Passing down a turf tradition to spring forward with a new generation.

    • Elle D

      Mo is fortunate to have progeny with the desire to continue his racing legacy. We’ve seen the opposite in some cases here in the Bluegrass, with farms going to foreign money.

  • Stephanie Childress Mihalovits

    How old is Sheik Mohammed? I wonder if he is doing this to get his affairs in order…

    • LongTimeEconomist

      68.

  • GBL

    Sheikh Mohammad is a class act. He drive around in Dubai in his car without security protocol, walks on the streets as a commoner without any security and wait for the pedestrian signal to go green, travels in tube in London as a common man. And, he is a man with a vision.

    • steve

      Not exactly true. Was at the World Classic a few years ago and he was with a couple security people who were carrying machine guns. Signs of the times.

      • GBL

        I suppose I never used the word ‘never’.

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