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Zabeel Racing International

  • Founded by Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed al Maktoum, the oldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the owner and founder of Darley and Godolphin and ruler of Dubai.
  • Zabeel Racing International was founded in 2006.
  • First big winner for Zabeel Racing International in the U.S. came from Henny Hughes, who won the Jersey Shore Stakes, the Vosburgh, and King’s Bishop.
  • Sheikh Rashid is an accomplished rider; he has ridden in endurance races and has also ridden in amateur races in Dubai.
  • Has been leading owner in Dubai five times, where he has won 428 career races.
  • His biggest win overseas came in England at Goodwood at the age of 17, when For Your Eyes Only won the William Hill Mile in 1998.
  • In 2009 Zabeel Racing’s Game Face won the Princess Rooney Stakes and the Inside Information Stakes.
  • Privately purchased Conveyance before his win in the San Rafael at Santa Anita Park.

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

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GET TO KNOW THE KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME (PRE-RACE BIO)

California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.