Dan Pride

Godolphin Repeats As John Deere Award Winner For Outstanding Breeders Of Breeders’ Cup World Championships And Challenge Series

Rewarded for wins by its progeny on three continents, Godolphin, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has repeated as the winner of the John Deere Award honoring the outstanding breeder of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ Cup […]

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Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund Names Newest Scholarship Recipients

Twenty-six children of full-time horse farm workers are pursuing higher education this year  with assistance from the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. To date, 684 annual scholarships totaling $1,515,590 have been awarded since the Fund’s inception. Scholarships are awarded for education or skill training after high school and are based upon financial need, merit, […]

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Administrative Category Added To Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards; Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the fourth annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) will open on Tuesday, May 21, and close on Monday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in America for the first time in 2016. Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the […]

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Godolphin Named Leading Breeder Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Bolstered by Breeders’ Cup Challenge victories from Alizee (AUS), Fine Needle (JPN), Royal Marine (IRE) and Wild Illusion (GB), Godolphin, one of the world’s most successful Thoroughbred racing and breeding operations, has won the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The […]

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Scholarship Recipients, Board Changes Announced For Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund

Twenty-nine scholarships have been awarded for the 2018-2019 school year by the Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund. Since inception in 1996, the Fund has awarded 658 annual scholarships totaling $1,442,026 to children of full-time horse farm workers in central Kentucky. Scholarships are awarded for education or skill training after high school and are based […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Candidates For Board Of Directors Election

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the candidates for the upcoming election for the Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  The election will be conducted online from July 2 until 5pm on July 10, 2018. There are seven seats open on the 14-person Board of Directors and eight candidates have been nominated to fill those open seats.  Four […]

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Elusive Quality, Record-Setting Racehorse And Sire Of Smarty Jones, Dies At 25

Pensioned from stud duties in June of 2017, champion sire and world record-breaker Elusive Quality has succumbed to the infirmities of old age and has been euthanized. Dan Pride, COO of Godolphin in America, said, “Elusive Quality represented so many things to so many people. He was one of Sheikh Mohammed’s early racing successes here […]

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Hertrich Elected Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Pride Vice Chairman

At its meeting today, the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors unanimously elected Fred W. Hertrich III as Board Chairman. Hertrich, owner of Watercress Farm in Paris, Ky., succeeds William S. (Bill) Farish, Jr., who served as Chairman from 2006 to 2011, and again from 2013 until today. Mr. Farish will continue as a Director. Hertrich […]

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Nyquist Undergoes Successful Colic Surgery ‘Without Complication’

Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist, who stands at Darley in Lexington, Kentucky, is doing well following colic surgery yesterday at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Darley COO Dan Pride said, “The surgeons discovered a slight twist in his intestines during the procedure and were able to make the necessary repairs without complication. At […]

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Hard Spun Returning to Darley’s Kentucky Farm From Japan for 2015 Breeding Season

Darley has announced that Hard Spun, one of an elite group of stallions to sire at least two 2014 Grade 1 winners in North America, will return to Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for the 2015 breeding season after a successful season at Sheikh Mohammed’s stallion operation in Japan this year. Hard Spun is the sire […]

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