Godolphin horses land safely in Britain for summer ahead

Godolphin's horses have touched down safely in Newmarket after leaving Dubai in staggered fashion at the weekend.
Saamidd, seen here at Newmarket last year, is one of the many Godolphin horses settling down in Britain after flying from Dubai at the weekend.
Saamidd, seen here at Newmarket last year, is one of the many Godolphin horses settling down in Britain after flying from Dubai at the weekend.

LONDON // Godolphin's horses have touched down safely in Newmarket after leaving Dubai in staggered fashion at the weekend.

A contingent of horses, including Casamento and Dubai Prince, left Mahmood al Zarooni's Marmoom stables in Dubai and are now installed at Godolphin's Moulton Paddocks stables at the headquarters of British racing.

Saamidd, White Moonstone, Campanologist, Mastery and Aspectoflove were on a different flight to Stansted Airport that included 25 other horses trained by Saeed bin Suroor at Al Quoz stables.

The flight landed on Monday and the 30 horses were transported successfully to Godolphin Stables.

"The horses have to settle into their summer quarters and get used to different routines which means that definite plans will not be decided for a while," said Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager.

"We have made provisional plans for the horses but the key thing now is to assess how they are after travelling from Dubai."

Casamento, Dubai Prince and Saamidd are entered in the English 2,000 Guineas, the first British Classic of the season, while White Moonstone, whose unbeaten run last year culminated in a win in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile in September, is entered in the English 1,000 Guineas. Both races take place the weekend of April 30.

sports@thenational.ae

Published: April 5, 2011 04:00 AM

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