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Godolphin: Facts and Figures

Godolphin’s 2009 Worldwide Statistics

Horses: 29
Races (individual runs): 53
Wins: 15
Stakes Wins: 3
G1 Wins: 0
Strike Rate (wins to runs): 28%
Prize Money Earned: US$1,698,900

Godolphin was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the autumn of 1992.

Godolphin’s Saeed bin Suroor has won the British Trainers’ Championship on four occasions (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004).

Godolphin has been Champion British Owner on seven occasions - 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006 & 2007.

A total of 1,321 individual Godolphin horses have run on 5,475 occasions achieving 1,334 successes.

The ratio of winners to runners is 54%. Out of every 100 horses running for Godolphin, 54 of them will have won at least one race.

The Godolphin Strike Rate (wins to runs) is 24%.

The breakdown of runners for Godolphin according to age group is:

Age Races Wins Strike Rate
2YOs 1218 330 27%
3YOs 1873 451 24%
4YOs 1539 363 24%
5YOs 688 159 23%
6YOs 125 24 19%
7YOs 32 7 22%

Godolphin has won 146 Group or Grade One races with 77 individual horses in 12 countries.

Godolphin has run 315 horses in 648 Group or Grade One races.

These Group or Grade One races have been staged in 12 different countries.

Godolphin has also won 102 Group/Grade Two races with 81 individual horses in 9 different countries and 96 Group/Grade Three races with 81 individual horses in 7 different countries.

Godolphin has been successful in 133 Listed races to date in 4 different countries.

Godolphin horses have run at 121 racecourses worldwide.

Godolphin has had runners in 15 countries and won Group or Grade One races in 12 of those countries - UAE, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, the USA and Canada.
The most successful racecourse for Godolphin has been Nad Al Sheba, with 249 wins coming from 1,056 runners.
In the UAE, Godolphin’s home country, 500 individual horses have run on 1,124 occasions, resulting in 269 victories.

The top 10 most successful racecourses for Godolphin are as follows:
No. Racecourse Wins
1 Nad Al Sheba (UAE) 249
2 Newmarket (UK) 121
3 Goodwood (UK) 64
4 Belmont Park (USA) 58
5 Ascot (UK) 57
6 Doncaster (UK) 52
7 York (UK) 50
8 Lingfield Park (UK) 41
9 Nottingham (UK) 36
10 Longchamp (France)/Newbury (UK) 35

Godolphin horses have been ridden by a total of 189 jockeys.

Godolphin has one retained jockey - Frankie Dettori (Italian).

Frankie Dettori, is the most successful rider gaining 664 successes from 2,235 rides since joining Godolphin in 1994.

Frankie Dettori has ridden 93 Group or Grade One winners for Godolphin along with 62 Group Two winners and 51 Group Three winners.

Godolphin’s first runner was Cutwater at Nad Al Sheba on December 24, 1992. Godolphin’s international operation started in 1994.

Balanchine was Godolphin’s first Group One and Classic winner when she was successful in the 1994 English Oaks at Epsom.

Dubai Millennium, Halling and Kayf Tara have been the most successful Godolphin horses by number of wins, each winning nine races.

Daylami and Fantastic Light have been the most successful Godolphin horses in Group or Grade One races, each winning six times at this level.

Fantastic Light and Street Cry have been the most successful Godolphin horses with regard to prize money, with Fantastic Light earning approximately £3,400,000Stg (US$5,300,000) and Street Cry earning £3,500,000Stg (US$5,150,000).

Godolphin’s most successful year numerically was 2001 when 133 races were won.

The Godolphin horses who have run around the world are the progeny of 332 individual stallions.

The stable’s headquarters is at Al Quoz, Dubai, with a summer base since 1994 in Newmarket, England.

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