News About Sheikh Mohammed

2015 July Cup Jockey for Brazen Beau Decided

2015 July Cup Jockey for Brazen Beau Decided

After the announcement early in the week Australia’s Craig Williams would be replaced for the July Cup 2015 run on Chris Waller’s star colt Brazen Beau, a new hoop in the form of James Doyle has been secured by connections of the retiring galloper. Next month the Waller-trained I Am Invincible three-year-old, who is set…

2015 Rosehill Guineas Sweynesse’s Best Chance to Beat Hallowed Crown

2015 Rosehill Guineas Sweynesse’s Best Chance to Beat Hallowed Crown

A small field of just seven three-year-olds will run in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) this Saturday, however it’ll be a hotly contested race with the rivalry between Hallowed Crown and Sweynesse set to continue. Sweynesse has run second to Hallowed Crown in both of his two career starts this campaign, however he may…

2014 McKenzie Stakes for Orujo Next Race

2014 McKenzie Stakes for Orujo Next Race

Connections of the John O’Shea-trained up-and-comer Orujo have confirmed the McKenzie Stakes 2014 next start for the colt after their first-up win for global powerhouse Godolphin at Sandown on Wednesday. Stepping out for O’Shea for the first time at the midweek meet the former Peter Snowden-trained Exceed And Excel three-year-old enjoyed their second career win…

Godolphin Arm O’Shea and Bin Suroor for Melbourne Cup 2014

Godolphin Arm O’Shea and Bin Suroor for Melbourne Cup 2014

Sheikh Mohammed has established a permanent base for global racing powerhouse Godolpin in Australia and will ensure both local trainer John O’Shea and international horseman Saeed Bin Suroor have the chance to secure the 2014 Melbourne Cup for the operation. Leaving Darley to operate in the breeding arena only, the move will see the former…

Darley Purchase VRC Sprint Classic 2014 Hope

Darley Purchase VRC Sprint Classic 2014 Hope

Sheikh Mohammed’s global racing powerhouse Darley have added another potential stud star to their arsenal after purchasing the 2014 VRC Sprint Classic hope Slade Power. The Dutch Art stallion is set to head down under this coming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival looking to add to their potential stud value ahead of them standing at Kildangan…

McEvoy Hopeful of Champagne Stakes Success for Kumaon

McEvoy Hopeful of Champagne Stakes Success for Kumaon

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy is hoping to deliver a final title to trainer Peter Snowden’s Darley tenure this weekend when riding talented colt Kumaon in this weekend’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick. Confirmed to part ways with Sheikh Mohammed’s operation at the end of this season, McEvoy told AAP a few near misses…

Appearance Retired After Injuring Fetlock Ligament

Appearance Retired After Injuring Fetlock Ligament

Winner of four Group 1 titles in an impressive career, talented mare Appearance has been retired from racing after suffering a ligament injury at Warwick Farm yesterday while preparing for a tilt at this weekend’s Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1100m). Having returned to the track in scintillating form this preparation, Appearance claimed the Group…

2013 Thousand Guineas Form & Facts – Can Guelph be Beaten?

2013 Thousand Guineas Form & Facts – Can Guelph be Beaten?

Tomorrow Darley’s head trainer Peter Snowden will look to secure the Caulfield Guineas – Thousand Guineas 2013 double with his smart filly Guelph lining up in the latter, but do any of the other fillies in the field stand a chance of beating the odds-on favourite? Last weekend Snowden celebrated the $1 million Group 1…

2012 Patinack Farm Classic Winner Mental Wins in Dubai

2012 Patinack Farm Classic Winner Mental Wins in Dubai

Former Australian sprinter Mental has taken like a duck to water to international racing with a strong win in the Group 3 2013 Al Shindagha Sprint (1200m) in Dubai. Formerly part of the Darley operation headed by Peter Snowden, like many of their quality gallopers, he was sent to race as part of Godolphin’s international…

Mental Set to Take on Buff in Manikato Stakes 2012

Mental Set to Take on Buff in Manikato Stakes 2012

This Friday night Darley Australia’s Peter Snowden will vie for his second successive Manikato Stakes win with the untapped Mental looking to follow in the footsteps of their former star stablemate Sepoy but they will have to face an odds-on favourite in Buffering. Whetting the Melbourne punters’ appetites for Saturday’s Cox Plate showdown, the $750,000…