Sheikh Albadou (GB)

  • Jockey
    P. Eddery
  • Trainer
    A. Scott
  • Owner
    Hilal Salem
  • Breeder
    Highclere Stud Ltd.
  • Sire
    Green Desert
  • Dam
    Sanctuary (GB)

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.

Previous Races

October 31, 1992Breeders' Cup SprintGULFSTREAM PARK14
October 03, 1992Vosburgh S.BELMONT PARK12
September 05, 1992Haydock Park Sprint Cup S.HAYDOCK PARK11
July 29, 1992Sussex S.GOODWOOD14
July 09, 1992July CupNEWMARKET13
June 19, 1992King's Stand S.ASCOT21
November 02, 1991Breeders' Cup SprintCHURCHILL DOWNS11
October 06, 1991CIGA Prix de l'Abbaye de LongchampLONGCHAMP12
September 07, 1991Ladbroke Sprint Cup S.HAYDOCK PARK12
August 22, 1991Keeneland Nunthorpe S.YORK11
June 29, 1991Van Geest Criterion S.NEWMARKET34
June 15, 1991Wm Hill Hcap StksYORK 1
May 16, 1991Norwest Holst HcapYORK 2
April 29, 1991Levy Board Mdn StksPONTEFRACT 1
October 19, 1990Snailwell Mdn StksNEWMARKET 8