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3D Printer A Gamechanger For Godolphin Farrier

Charlie Appleby is an extremely successful trainer for Godolphin, who is quick to give credit to other team members who work to keep the horses in top form, including his farrier, Derek Poupard, reports Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. Poupard spends three months in Dubai with Appleby, where he focuses on making the horse’s hooves as natural […]

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Foal Patrol: Hall Of Famer Ashado Delivers Filly By Frosted

Hall of Fame member Ashado, a 19-year-old mare owned by Godolphin, delivered a filly by Frosted at Gainsborough Farm at 5:56 p.m. on March 6, 2020 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 3. Both the mare and foal are in excellent health. Ashado is the second […]

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O’Neill-Trained Wildman Jack Sets Turf Sprint Course Record In Dubai

Three weeks out from the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup, Super Saturday proved a night of super performances for horses hoping to earn their way onto the big stage in 21 days. Chief among those were one-sided victories on the turf by Godolphin’s Barney Roy in the Group 1 $400,000 […]

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Sadler Seeks Three-Peat With Gift Box In Santa Anita Handicap

One of eight trainers dating back to 1940 to have saddled consecutive winners of the storied Santa Anita Handicap, John Sadler will seek an unprecedented three-peat this Saturday at The Great Race Place as his high weighted Gift Box defends his title in the 83rd running of the Grade 1, $600,000 classic for older horses […]

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Godolphin Flying Start Partners With Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

The Godolphin Flying Start Program has been a well-respected organization that prepares students for a future in the racing industry since its inception in 2003. Focused on Thoroughbred breeding and racing, students now receive education on responsible equine aftercare, as well. This year, from January to July, when the Flying Start trainees are in Kentucky, […]

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Heavy Favorite Alms Delivers Fourth Straight Victory In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

Sent off as the overwhelming 1-5 favorite against five sophomore filly rivals in the $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial, Godolphin LLC’s Alms did not disappoint her many backers, proving much the best in the one mile grass race over a course labeled as good. Off alertly, the daughter of City Zip sat comfortably behind early leaders […]

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Saudi Cup, Dubai World Cup Contender Benbatl Impresses At Meydan, Nearly Breaks Stakes Record

Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, a seven-race $1.38 million card, was highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (G2), UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Dubai Sprint (Listed). Otherwise, a trio of handicaps and the conditioned Meydan Classic Trial gave us even deeper glimpses of the kind of […]

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Godolphin Turf Star Benbatl To Try Dirt In Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2

Godolphin’s star pupil Benbatl will make his much-anticipated first start on dirt in Thursday’s Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. While this experiment may have happened sooner had now-retired stablemate and two-time Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow not existed, its timing is no less potent, […]

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Cox Trainee Hieronymus Impresses In Saturday’s Randy Romero Memorial

Following an alert break from the gate, Godolphin LLC’s Hieronymus took command early and lengthened his advantage all the way through the finish line, dominating the $60,000 Randy P. Romero Memorial Stakes (formerly the Captain Maestri) by 9 ¾ lengths in a final time of 1:39.49 for the about one mile journey over a firm […]

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