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Godolphin Wins John Deere Award

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Wild Illusion | Scoop Dyga

Bolstered by Breeders’ Cup Challenge victories from Alizee (Aus) (Sepoy {Aus}), Fine Needle (Jpn) (Admire Moon {Jpn}), Royal Marine (Ire) (Raven’s Pass) and Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Godolphin has won the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. They will be awarded a John Deere TS Gator Utility Vechicle.

The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ Cup Limited and NTRA Advantage, emphasizes the contributions of breeders to the Breeders’ Cup program. The winner is determined by the breeder who received the highest number of first-place finishes in the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series of 85 stakes races in 12 countries, and in the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. Each Grade/Group 1 wins was worth 10 points; Grade/Group 2 wins were worth six points; Grade/Group 3 wins were worth four points, and ungraded wins were worth two points. Godolphin-bred runners earned 40 points by winning four Group 1 races.

“The Breeders’ Cup continues to be an important focus for HH Sheikh Mohammed and Team Godolphin worldwide,” said Dan Pride, Chief Operating Officer for Godolphin USA. “We are thrilled to be recognized with the John Deere Award with four winners globally.”

Three breeders–Mike Abraham, Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC and Summer Wind Equine–tied for second place in the competition, each earning 30 points.

 

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