Keeneland Assertion: Passing of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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From the Keeneland Media Workforce:

Assertion from Keeneland on the Passing of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

 The next is a press release from Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin on the dying of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

 “Sheikh Hamdan was a beloved determine all over the world, cherished for his grace, humanity, loyalty, data and sportsmanship. Whereas he achieved nice success as a Thoroughbred breeder and proprietor by means of his world Shadwell Farm operation, he made innumerable contributions to the game – a lot of which had been behind the scenes. Keeneland is grateful for his robust assist of our gross sales and racing applications, together with Shadwell’s involvement in our philanthropic actions. Sheikh Hamdan’s yearling purchases right here embody such standouts as Group 1 winner Dayjur and Belmont (G1) winner Jazil, and he additionally participated considerably in our November Breeding Inventory Sale. On the race observe at Keeneland, Shadwell received 9 stakes led by the 2008 Queen Elizabeth II Problem Cup (G1) with Alwajeeha. Due to Shadwell’s encouragement, Keeneland started the Greatest Turned Out Awards program to acknowledge hard-working grooms when Shadwell began to sponsor Keeneland’s one-mile turf race through the 1999 Fall Meet. Keeneland is extraordinarily pleased with that race, the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), which grew to become our first million-dollar occasion in 2014, anchors our Fall Stars Weekend and is a key cease on the street to the Breeders’ Cup.”

 



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