Godolphin

Kentucky Wildcat Undergoes Surgery After Being Vanned Off Following G3 Sam F. Davis

Kentucky Wildcat, who had finished an impressive second in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis last week, has undergone surgery to repair a condylar fracture according to the Daily Racing Form. The colt had surgery Monday in Ocala and will ship to the Kentucky base of owner Godolphin for further assessment. His racing future remains […]

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Coliseum Off Derby Trail; Baffert Plans ‘Reboot’ For Quirky Son Of Tapit

Godolphin homebred Coliseum finished third in Sunday’s G2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, defeated as the 0.70-1 favorite in the field of five. Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that the 3-year-old son of Tapit is “better than that,” and officially declared the colt off the Kentucky Derby trail. “I’m going to reboot him, kick him […]

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Davis Runner-Up Kentucky Wildcat Off Derby Trail With Condylar Fracture

Godolphin homebred Kentucky Wildcat made a big move around the far turn to wind up second in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but the 3-year-old son of Tapit was pulled up and vanned off the racetrack after the finish. According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee, the colt suffered a […]

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Derby Prospect Coliseum: Baffert Using San Vicente ‘To Teach Him To Settle’

Bob Baffert expects the real Coliseum to show up tomorrow in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs after disappointing as the 3-10 choice in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 5, finishing sixth by 4 ¼ lengths. Such is life on the Triple Crown trail in […]

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Baffert Pair Coliseum, Dessman Top Five-Horse San Vicente

Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita does not offer points to the big dance on the first Saturday in May, but is often used as a launching pad to points races for talented 3-year-olds. The Bob Baffert-trained pair Coliseum and Dessman will take on three other sophomores at seven furlongs in […]

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Doyle, Appleby, Godolphin Early Leaders At 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 […]

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Godolphin Marketing Review Launches Significant Staff, Sponsorship Cuts

Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, including the racing teams, Darley bloodstock, and numerous sponsorships, is undergoing an international review of its marketing spending, according to racingpost.com. Several staff members are reported to be exiting the organization, including Andy Wiles, global corporate director for Godolphin and Darley, and marketing director Bobby Brittain, among others. Sponsorships for the Irish Oaks, […]

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Baffert ‘Getting Some Changes’ From Talented Coliseum With New Equipment

Godolphin homebred Coliseum is obviously talented, but his personality has proven difficult for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to manage. The 3-year-old son of Tapit out of Grade 1 winner Game Face first excited Kentucky Derby dreams with his 6 3/4-length debut victory at Del Mar in November, but missed the break in the Jan. […]

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Godolphin’s Magic Illusion Tops Tattersalls February Sale

A remarkable clearance rate of 95 percent and international trade were the highlights of the second day of the Tattersalls February Sale with Magic Illusion, from the popular Godolphin draft, leading the way at 105,000 guineas (US$144,227). 164 lots were sold for 2,213,400 guineas ($3,040,477), at an average of 13,496 guineas ($18,539) and a median […]

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After Backlash, Godolphin Gives Trainers ‘Discretion’ Over Exercise Rider Weight

In a staff notice dated Jan. 8 and posted on social media, Godolphin revealed new regulations that exercise riders would need to weigh below 67 kgs, or about 147 pounds. Following public backlash, Godolphin released a statement this Tuesday essentially reversing that decision, reports racingpost.com. It read: “Godolphin has given the matter of rider weight considerable […]

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