Derby Contenders

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.