Prince Faisal

Mishriff To Return To Turf In The Sheema Classic

Saudi Cup winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) will make his next appearance in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan on Mar. 27, Racing Post reports. After winning the world's richest race in his second try on the dirt, the 4-year-old Mishriff had been considered a leading candidate for the $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup, but he will instead return to the turf for the $6-million Sheema Classic and step up to a mile and a half for the first time. Mishriff won the...

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Turf, Dirt No Problem

The John Gosden-trained, Prince Faisal homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) stole the show in Saturday's $20-million Saudi Cup. Gary King caught up with Ted Voute, racing manager to Prince Faisal, on Monday morning to reflect on the win. GK: Prince Faisal has enjoyed incredible success in the bloodstock world over the years, which includes breeding and racing Invincible Spirit (Ire). Where does this victory rank? TV: I think being on his home dirt, as it were, I would have to say Mishriff has made Prince Faisal a very proud...

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Mishriff Bests Charlatan In Saudi Cup; Knicks Go Fourth

The $20-million Saudi Cup had been billed as a showdown between the brilliant American Grade I winners Charlatan (Speightstown) and Knicks Go (Paynter), but when the dust settled on the world's richest horse race it was the John Gosden-trained, Prince Faisal homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) who stole the show to a raucous reception in his owner/breeders homeland. Breaking smartly from gate 12 under 21-year-old jockey David Egan, the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner Mishriff-who also ventured to Riyadh to finish second in the Saudi Derby on this...

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Classic Hero Mishriff Returns To Riyadh

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The world is a much different place 12 months on from the inaugural Saudi Cup meeting when the full horror of the Coronavirus crisis was only beginning to become apparent. So many of racing's key events have been disrupted since then and, with many countries still in lockdown or under severe travel restrictions, it is no small wonder that this year's meeting is able to proceed, even though the attendance will be markedly reduced from last year. Eschewing the obvious travel complications, a posse of 27 European-trained horses...

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Mishriff Targeting Saudi Cup

Last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club victor Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) is being prepared for next month's $20-million Saudi Cup, said Ted Voute, racing manager to the colt's owner/breeder Prince Faisal. Trained by John Gosden, Mishriff was second in last February's Saudi Derby on the same card before stringing together a hat trick of black-type victories over the summer, beginning with the Listed Newmarket S. prior to the French Derby and culminating in a 4 1/2-length score in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano. He was last seen beating...

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Mishriff on Track for Champion

French Derby winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) remains on course for the Oct. 17 G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot. The 3-year-old's connections opted not to supplement the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner for the G1 Qatar Pix de l'Arc de Triomphe in favor of Ascot's 10-furlong feature. In his latest start, Mishriff won the Aug. 15 G2 Prix Guillaume D'Ornano at Deauville. "He's bouncing, he's going well and he's waiting for his date at Ascot," said Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal. [Trainer] John [Gosden]...

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Mishriff To Target Champion S.

G1 Prix du Jockey Club and recent G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) will bypass the Oct. 4 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in favour of the G1 Champion S. at Ascot two weeks later, Racing Post reports. "After discussions with owner Prince Faisal and his team, Mishriff is to have his next outing in the G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot in October," trainer John Gosden told Racing Post. "We discussed the possibility of running him in the Arc, for which he would have...

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Frankel's Seventh Kingdom A New Rising Star at Doncaster

It took a while for the penny to drop, but when it did Prince Faisal's homebred Seventh Kingdom (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was a class above going a shade over seven furlongs in Saturday's Betway Novice S. at Doncaster, earning a TDN Rising Star tag with a daylight triumph. He was caught napping at the break, but recovered to track the leaders in third after the initial strides. Niggled along to keep his mind on the task at hand from halfway, the well-backed 6-5 favourite swooped for control passing the quarter-mile...

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Son Of Spring In The Air Starts At Newcastle

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features the son of a Grade I-winning, seven-figure mare. 12.55 Newcastle, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 6f (AWT) THIRD KINGDOM (GB) (Make Believe {GB}) debuts for Prince Faisal, who purchased the GI Alcibiades S.-winning dam Spring In the Air (Spring At Last) for $1.65 million at the 2015 Keeneland...

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The Weekly Wrap: Goodwood To Galway With A Dash Of Hokkaido

There is more than a hand's difference in height between Deirdre (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}) and Love So Deep (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) but what the diminutive Love So Deep lacks in stature she makes up for in feistiness, while the regal Deirdre studies those around her with her calm, kind eye. By Monday morning the air of jubilation surrounding the two fillies had still not dissipated at Abington Place where each has been prepared this summer. The stable, once home to Harry Wragg and then his son Geoff and now...

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