Derby Contenders

Darley Stable

Darley Stable is owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum, the prime minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai.  The Sheikh saw his first horse race in 1967 and purchased his first racehorse in 1976, Hatta.  Darley stands more than 50 stallions in five countries, including a farm in Lexington, Kentucky where stallion Bernardini - a 2006 Kentucky Derby contender and Preakness Stakes winner - was foaled.  Darley is consistently ranked among the top fifteen owners in North America.