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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.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

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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

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