Press Release

From March 17 2018, all horses currently racing in the JRA in the name His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, will henceforth race in the racing name of Godolphin.

The racing silks will also change to royal blue with one light blue band on the sleeve. There will be no change in the ownership of horses racing in the NAR circuit.

Godolphin has evolved over the past 30-plus years into the worlds foremost international horseracing stable and breeding operation. Indeed, Godolphin racehorses have won many of the world's most famous races.  

Harry Sweeney, President of Darley Japan said, We are excited in Japan to be now part of the Godolphin family. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed has an enormous respect for Japanese racing and is looking forward to seeing his new blue silks competing in Japan in 2018. The Darley name will continue to be used for our breeding farms and our stallion operation.