Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Kingman's Palace Pier Takes the Queen Anne

Royal Ascot 2021 will be a unique experience for an action-starved public and the lucky 12,000-strong crowd witnessed a textbook beginning on Tuesday as the world's leading Thoroughbred Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) provided the ultimate showman Frankie Dettori with the latest in his catalogue of Royal winners in the G1 Queen Anne S., a "Win and You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile this fall. While odds of 2-7 suggested a total eclipse was imminent, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's TDN Rising Star could only partially overshadow...

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Easy Pickings For Palace Pier In the Lockinge

Frankie Dettori could afford to be at his showboating best at Newbury on Saturday, with TDN Rising Star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in imperious mood as he gave his evergreen rider the ideal big-race thrill in the G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. Hot property as the 1-2 favourite following his eight-length comeback success in the Apr. 23 G2 Sandown Mile, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's G1 St James's Palace S. and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois hero travelled typically smoothly in the early stages despite ending up towards...

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dies At 75

By Kelsey Riley and Emma Berry His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who founded a worldwide breeding empire under the Shadwell banner and who has campaigned champions and Classic winners across the globe in his more than 40-year involvement in the industry, has died aged 75. Sheikh Hamdan raced 19 European Classic winners, including the Derby winners Nashwan (Blushing Groom {Fr}) and Erhaab (Chief's Crown), while his other major victories include the Breeders' Cup Classic, two Melbourne Cups and two Dubai World Cups. Sheikh Hamdan had been leading...

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Palace Pier Works Toward Marois

Royal Ascot Group 1 winner Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is unbeaten in four starts, worked well on Saturday in advance of the Aug. 19 G1 Prix Jacques le Marois, according to trainer John Gosden. The Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum colourbearer graduated on debut at Sandown last August and added a novice race there a month later before being shelved. Successful in a June 6 handicap at Newcastle over the all-weather, the bay saluted in the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot in his latest...

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