Godolphin LLC Scores Eclipse Double in Breeder and Owner Categories

Godolphin LLC goes back-to-back in the Eclipse breeding category, while this marks three wins in a row as ‘Outstanding Owner.’

For the third year running and for the fifth time overall, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Godolphin LLC was named America’s outstanding owner at Thursday evening’s Eclipse Awards ceremonies. And, having been honored for the first time as outstanding breeder in 2021, the operation doubled up with another championship trophy.

Overall, Godolphin campaigned the winners of 20 graded stakes in North America in 2022 and for the second year in a row, registered multiple winners at the Breeders’ Cup, with champion Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the Mile, Eclipse finalists Rebel’s Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Cody’s Wish (Curlin) in the Turf and Dirt Mile, respectively, and Mischief Magic (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the Juvenile Turf Sprint. Godolphin’s other runners to strike at the top level included Speaker’s Corner (Street Sense), Santin (Medaglia d’Oro), Matareya (Pioneerof the Nile), Eclipse finalist Nation’s Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Proxy (Tapit).

Horses bred by Godolphin struck at 17% in 2022 and their earnings of $18.6 million was nearly $1 million superior to second-placed Calumet Farm, who products made more than four times the starts as Godolphin. Horses bred by Stonestreet earned just over $13 million, the only other operation with eight-figure purses.

–Alan Carasso

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