Statement from Breeders' Cup Limited on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
“We were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who for many decades was one of our sport’s most prominent and influential owners and breeders, represented by his horses capturing many of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred races. Those outstanding horses include Breeders’ Cup Champions Lahudood (GB), Tamarkuz, and Invasor (ARG), his Classic winner and 2006 Horse of the Year. In his absence, our community is left with his storied legacy, which includes countless contributions to the Thoroughbred business and bloodlines that will have a lasting positive impact on the breed for generations to come. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and the entire Shadwell Stable team.”
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- April 8, 2021
Two-Day International Thoroughbred Showcase Returns to Keeneland Next Year on Nov. 4 and 5
- April 7, 2021
Alice Chandler was one of the most remarkable people ever to work in the Thoroughbred industry. We cherished her outstanding achievements as an owner and breeder, and her service to a wide range of racing organizations over many decades, as well as her engaging personality and dynamic spirit.
- April 7, 2021
“Cocktails & Conversation,” the weekly virtual happy hour series returns Thursday (April 8) with special guest Tom Durkin; hosted by Britney Eurton and Nick Luck of NBC Sports; and joined by renowned mixologist and creator of Breeders’ Cup’s official cocktails Mark Tubridy.