Sheikh Mohammed-bred mares produce 2yos for Coolmore

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  1. Interesting indeed, although if I understand the article right those horses will be campaigned under Sheikh Mo’s private silks. Such horses have never been trained by Saeed bin Suroor and, as the article mentions, Mo had a string of Irish horses with Jim Bolger in the past.

  2. Sheikh Mohammed’s brother had horses with Jim Bolger. The sheikh’s wife ran New Approach with Bolger, after the sheikh purchased the colt from the Bolgers.

    The bottom line is this: When Sheikh Mohammed sends horses to other trainers, he, in essence, is taking them away from Saeed bin Suroor.

    By the way, you’ll note that Lammtarra raced in the green silks of Saeed
    Maktoum al Maktoum , but was trained by bin Suroor. There have been others, too, that he’s trained that didn’t fly the royal blue of Godolphin — although that’s his primary gig.

  3. Minor correction regarding Lammtarra. His owner Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum is the son of then-ruler of Dubai Maktoum [bin Rashid] Al Maktoum and thus the nephew of Sheikh Mohammed [bin Rashid Al Maktoum].
    The colt was bred by the more prominent father. If I remember correctly the horse was stabled with Godolphin because Saeed Maktoum didn’t have own arrangements with trainers.

    “When Sheikh Mohammed sends horses to other trainers, he, in essence, is taking them away from Saeed bin Suroor” – good point, I merely wanted to point out that self-campaigned Sheikh Mo horses are always stabled with other trainers

    Btw, can you tell me where the North America – campaigned Godolphin horses (the ones like Cocoa Beach, which stay in America all year) are actually stabled? Does Godolphin have its own string(s) in America or are they stabled with Albertrani or some other States-based trainer?

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