||Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
|The Godolphin Mile is a Gr 2
flat thoroughbred horse race that is contested in late March each year
in the United Arab Emirates at the famous Nad Al Sheba Racecourse,
located in Dubai. While the race was inaugurated in 1994 as the Nad Al
Sheba Mile, its name was eventually changed to the Godolphin Mile.
It is always held during the highly-anticipated Dubai World Cup Night
for three-year-old thoroughbreds from the Southern Hemisphere and
four-year-old thoroughbreds from the Northern Hemisphere. The Godolphin
Mile is run over 1600m (roughly 8 furlongs) on dirt and offers a purse
of $1 million.
The fastest that the Godolphin Mile has ever been completed was in a
time of 1:34:91 in 1999, by Lend A Hand who was ridden by top UK-based
jockey Frankie Dettori and trained by Saeed bin Suroor for owner Sheikh
Mohammed. In fact, Frankie Dettori has won the Godolphin Mile a record
He chalked up his first victory in 1998 aboard Allied Forces, in 1999
aboard Lend A Hand, in 2003 aboard Firebreak and again in 2004 aboard
Firebreak, all under the guidance of Saeed bin Suroor. Apart for his
Lend A Hand victory, all of his other wins were on thoroughbreds owned
by Godolphin Racing.
Lost Soldier joins Firebreak as the only other horse with two Godolphin
Mile victories under his girdle - in 1994 with Anthony McGlone aboard
and in 1995 with Gary Hind aboard, both for top American trainer Kiaran
McLaughlin and owner Sheikh Mohd Obaid.
- Past Winners
2005 Grand Emporium
2007 Spring at Last
2008 Diamond Stripes
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