Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Shadwell Farm to Sell Two Kentucky Divisions

Shadwell Farm, which has been undergoing a business review of operations in the U.S., as well as in Ireland and the UK, since its founder, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died last March, will sell two farms in Central Kentucky. The properties are the 839-acre Shadayid Stud, located on both sides of Leestown Road, and the 525-acre Erhaab Stud, located on Frankfort/Georgetown Road. Both farms feature fields, paddocks, barns, homes, and more. Shadayid Stud is being offered for $17.75 million, while Erhaab Stud is listed for $12...

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Derby Hero Erhaab Dies at 30

Shadwell's Erhaab (Chief's Crown--Histoire {Fr}, by Riverman), who won the G1 Derby at Epsom in 1994, died peacefully this week at Batsford Stud. The 30-year-old, the oldest surviving winner of the Blue Riband, had spent the past decade at the Gloucestershire stud. Bred by Sheikh Hamdan's operation in Kentucky, the half-brother to Group 2 winner Oumaldaaya (Nureyev) and stakes winner Hispanolia (Fr) (Kris {GB}) was trained by John Dunlop. In five starts as a juvenile, the dark bay won twice and was also third in the G3 Horris Hill S....

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Shadwell to Undergo Business Review

Shadwell, which was the international racing and breeding empire of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum who passed away in March, will undergo a full business review. The company's operations in the UK, Ireland and the USA will contract, with the key focus being on quality and competition at the highest level of the sport with horses of the calibre of Group/Grade 1 winners Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Malathaat (Curlin). As a result, a number of horses-in-training and homebred yearlings will be sold this autumn,...

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Sheikh Hamdan's Daughter To Carry On At Shadwell

Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum, daughter of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will continue her father's legacy at Shadwell Estate, with Angus Gold, Shadwell's longtime racing manager, telling Racing Post that Sheikha Hissa will take over as head of the powerful racing and breeding operation. The news comes on the heels of Monday's announcement that Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster would step down. "We've been communicating with Sheikha Hissa over the past couple of months since Sheikh Hamdan sadly died and I'm currently on my way back...

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Invincible Spirit's Nazeef Triumphant in the Sun Chariot

Perhaps something of a forgotten horse entering Saturday's G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket, Shadwell's Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) roared back to prominence to provide John Gosden with a major pre-Arc boost. Rested after an uncharacteristically tame ninth in the 10-furlong G1 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville Aug. 23, the G1 Falmouth S. heroine was handily placed among the group racing towards the stand's side from the outset by Jim Crowley. Responding to driving to challenge passing the two-furlong pole, the 17-2 chance kept on resolutely...

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Showcasing's Alkumait Outpoints Mill Reef Rivals

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's twice-raced Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) broke through tackling six furlongs in a July 28 Goodwood maiden and continued his upward path with a decisive victory returning in Saturday's G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef S. at Newbury. The February-foaled bay, who had posted a close-up fourth in a July 19 novice heat over Newbury's straight six in his only other start, was 3/4-of-a-length too good for King Power Racing's 475,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling Fivethousandtoone (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), with G1 Prix Morny third...

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