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Saeed bin Suroor
Born on November 16, 1968 in Dubai. Suroor has made six appearances at the Kentucky Derby with his best finish being in 2000 with China Visit.
Godolphin is a global racing operation founded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister and ruler of Dubai. In 1996 he founded the Dubai World Cup which currently ranks as the world's richest race. Godolphin has won the Dubai World Cup five times including a win by Horse of the Year Invasor who captured the Breeders Cup Classic as well. They were named Eclipse champion owner in 2009 and consistently are among the top stables throughout Europe.
As the first registered foal of Miss Lucifer, Shuruq did her dam proud when nearly capturing her stakes bow in the UAE One Thousand Guineas, just missing by a nose.
The filly is by Elusive Quality, a dual Grade 3 winner and track record setter who has found much more success in the breeding shed.
Elusive Quality’s offspring includes the likes of champion Smarty Jones, who captured the 2004 runnings of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness; four-time Grade 1 king Quality Road; and Breeders’ Cup Classic upsetter Raven’s Pass.
Miss Lucifer, who is by Noverre, did her own dam proud as a Group 2 winner in England while on track.
Shuruq’s female family is full of high class runners overseas, such as Group 1 One Thousand Guineas queen Virginia Waters, Group 1 Derby star High-Rise, Group 1 heroine Chachamaidee and Italian champion High Hawk.
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