London // Richard Hannon will be the main beneficiary of the decision by Rabbah Bloodstock to remove 24 of their horses from Ed Dunlop's La Grange Stables.
The organisation, which was set up by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in order to manage the racing interests of his friends and associates, made the move earlier this week.
Hannon, who was crowned the champion British trainer for the fourth time this year, will receive 12 to 15 yearlings from Rabbah Bloodstock, to be raced next season in Britain.
"Hannon's success has not gone unnoticed with us here, nor with the powers that be," said Bruce Raymond, the group's racing manager. "It is not a decision that has been taken lightly or quickly. The men have decided that a fresh training routine and a change of scenery may benefit their horses."
Following the move from Newmarket to the training centre of Lambourn by David Lanigan, who trained Meeznah with distinction in the colours of Saeed Al Tayer and Saif Ali, horses will be distributed between three trainers at the headquarters of British racing and one in the north of England.
Several horses will return to David Simcock, having left his Trillium Place Stables in the spring.
The rookie trainer James Tate, the nephew of Michael Dickinson, will take on four horses, two owned by Saeed Manana and two that will race in the colours of Saif Ali.
Michael Bell will continue to train for the organisation.
Horses will also be sent to Yorkshire to be trained by Kevin Ryan, who, with 128 winners, had his best season in 2011.
Dunlop has had one of his best seasons, also.
He saddled Red Cadeaux, which came within millimetres of winning the Melbourne Cup on November 1 only to lose in a photograph finish to Dunaden. Two weeks later, Snow Fairy defended her crown in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup in Japan, generating prize-money from the two raids totalling around Dh7.5 million.
Dunlop has made eight staff redundant, such is the importance of the patronage of the UAE owners.
"I honestly don't know why the horses have been taken away," said Dunlop, who also confirmed that Snow Fairy would be entered in next year's Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse.
"There's a long way to go before Dubai but she will be entered, providing all goes well.
"She had a hard race in Japan and lost some weight, especially after she was bitten by whatever insect it was; we never did find out. As a result of that she misses the Japan Cup but she will go to Hong Kong to defend her title in the Hong Kong Cup."