Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 November 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid's Godolphin stable bring up 600 wins for 2019

New British Champion jockey Oisin Murphy rode Saeed bin Suroor’s Piece of History to victory at Kempton on Monday to reach the milestone

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, seen here during the second day of the Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket on October 11. Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin stable its 600th win of the year on Monday with two winners at Kempton. PA
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, seen here during the second day of the Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket on October 11. Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin stable its 600th win of the year on Monday with two winners at Kempton. PA

Godolphin reached 600 winners for the year on Monday with the aptly named Piece Of History winning at Kempton Park on Monday.

It is the fourth time in five years that the Dubai-based racing operation reached that tally. The stable of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, enjoyed its most successful year in 2015, with 650 winners across the globe.

The Charlie Appleby-trained Ya Hayati under William Buick won the fifth race, a maiden, before the new British Champion jockey Oisin Murphy rode Saeed bin Suroor’s talented four-year-old Piece Of History to victory in a handicap 30 minutes later.

Godolphin have won 27 Group One prizes in 2019 and are closing in on last year’s record of 30.

The Boys in Blue will be well represented at this weekend's Breeders’ Cup meeting at Santa Anita, starting on Friday.

Godolphin have two entries on the opening day when Fair Maiden runs in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Maxfield, undefeated in two starts, in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Colts, Geldings and Ridglings Dirt race.

Updated: October 29, 2019 11:25 AM

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