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May 4, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traditionally, the road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle passes through Kentucky, California, Florida or New York, sites of the Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Florida Derby and Wood Memorial, respectively. Simon Crisford and Saeed bin Suroor are trying to reroute it through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Crisford is the racing manager for Godolphin Racing Inc., Suroor the stable's main trainer.
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May 4, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traditionally, the road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle passes through Kentucky, California, Florida or New York, sites of the Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Florida Derby and Wood Memorial, respectively. Simon Crisford and Saeed bin Suroor are trying to reroute it through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Crisford is the racing manager for Godolphin Racing Inc., Suroor the stable's main trainer.
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September 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, several days after an abnormality was detected in the 5-year-old horse's heart. Electrocutionist, considered a top contender for this year's Breeders' Cup Classic or Distaff, was owned by Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc. "He appeared to be responding well to treatment, but during the night he suffered what seems to have been a fatal heart attack," Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said. "It is terribly sad.
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October 11, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 28 lost its probable favorite Monday when Sheik Maktoum, the owner of Lammtarra, announced that his winner of the Arc deTriomphe and the English Derby is being retired. "Lammtarra is 100% sound, but the Arc [on Oct. 1] was a hard race for him," said Simon Crisford, who manages Godolphin Racing for the sheik and his family.
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October 13, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of intrigue, the buyer of Worldly Manner, the Del Mar Futurity winner, has been identified as Sheik Mohammed of the Dubai-based Godolphin Racing organization. Although Worldly Manner was sold in late September and left trainer Bob Baffert's Santa Anita barn for Kentucky more than a week ago, neither John and Betty Mabee, who bred and raced the horse, nor Baffert knew who'd paid what is believed to be $5 million for the colt.
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March 30, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Six years ago, Sheik Mohammed, the crown prince of Dubai, won his own race, the Dubai World Cup, with Singspiel. On Saturday it was Moon Ballad, a 4-year-old son of Singspiel, who landed the sheik's Godolphin racing stable in the same winner's circle. The eight-year trend in the $6-million race, the richest in the world, suggests that outsiders need not apply. Moon Ballad's front-end, five-length win added up to the fifth World Cup victory for Sheik Mohammed and his brother.
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October 18, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While racing officials are saying that the suicide attacks on New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11 have not kept horses away, there was a distinct drop-off Wednesday when pre-entries were announced for the 18th Breeders' Cup, which will be run at Belmont Park, less than 20 miles from Manhattan, on Oct. 27. With $13 million in purses at stake, 104 horses were kept eligible for the eight Breeders' Cup races.
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April 24, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home is anywhere the races are for Red Bishop, who added to his international accomplishments Sunday when he beat Special Price by a head in the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita while the 7-10 favorite, Sandpit, was running fourth. Red Bishop, a 7-year-old Kentucky-bred who races for Sheik Mohammed, the minister of defense of the United Arab Emirates, has a passport that's stamped all over.
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December 13, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Julie Krone, the Hall of Fame jockey who has won 3,704 races despite a career frequently interrupted by serious injuries, was hospitalized with back injuries Friday night after having been tossed by one of her mounts earlier in the day at Hollywood Park. Jay Hovdey, Krone's husband, said his wife was experiencing pain in the chest and they were awaiting the reading of her X-rays by an orthopedic surgeon.
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October 27, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A horse doesn't have to win the Breeders' Cup Classic to be voted horse of the year, but it sure helps. When Tiznow won the $4-million Classic last year and later salted away horse-of-the-year honors, he was the seventh horse to convert victory in the richest race in the U.S. to a national championship. But since the Classic has been run 17 times, there are obviously other ways to the throne room, and this could be one of those years.
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October 21, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even in the best of times, Belmont Park has struggled as a host for the Breeders' Cup. In 1995, in its last running here, Breeders' Cup day was a mess: There were muddy running conditions for the horses, and for the fans, concession stands ran out of food early in the day, long lines at the mutuel windows frustrated bettors and the weather was cold and damp. The crowd of 37,246 is still well below the next lowest in Breeders' Cup history.
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