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Sheikh Albadou (GB)

Sheikh Albadou (GB)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Eddery
Trainer: 
A. Scott
Owner: 
Hilal Salem
Breeder: 
Highclere Stud Ltd.

Sheikh Albadou kicked off a day of upsets at Churchill Downs in 1991 with an impressive three-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, at odds of 26-to-1. The victory came at the expense of heavily favored Housebuster, who suffered a slight injury in the race and finished ninth. Sheikh Albadou competed in top turf sprint events in Europe, winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August.

Trainer Alex Scott was encouraged to bring Sheikh Albadou to the Breeders' Cup after impressive training on synthetic surfaces in England. Carrying less weight than assigned in most European races, he became the first European based winner of the Sprint. Sheikh Albadou returned to the Breeders' Cup in 1992, but was fourth in the Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

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  • 1991 Xpressbet Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1991 Xpressbet Sprint

Lifetime Stats

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Pedigree

Sheikh Albadou (GB)
Green Desert
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Foreign Courier
Sir Ivor
Courtly Dee
Sanctuary (GB)
Welsh Pageant (FR)
Tudor Melody
Picture Light
Hiding Place (GB)
Doutelle
Jojo

Career Highlights

April 15, 1988
Born in England.
August 22, 1991
Won Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
November 2, 1991
Won Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs.
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April 15, 1988
Born in England.