Darley has announced that it has purchased a majority interest in the three-year-old colt, Cairo Prince, a runaway winner of the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park on January 25. The colt will stay in the barn of current trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and race in the colors of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stable, along with owners Terry Murray, Paul Braverman, Harvey A. Clarke and Craig W. Robertson III.
Prior to his Holy Bull victory, Cairo Prince had registered two wins from three starts, including a victory in the Nashua at Aqueduct. His lone defeat came in the Remsen where he was caught at the wire, losing by just a nose, in his final start of 2013.
"We are excited to be involved with such a promising three-year-old at this time of the year, and it is also special that our longtime trainer is handling the horse and we have the opportunity to share this excitement with the colt's current owners," said Jimmy Bell, President of Darley America.
Terry Murray, spokesman for the current owners, was equally excited when he said, "We are very pleased to be aligned and in partnership with one of the preeminent Thoroughbred racing and breeding operations in the world."
Cairo Prince's next start is likely the Florida Derby on March 29.