January 2023



George Boughey celebrated a first Dubai World Cup Carnival winner on Friday when AL DASIM produced a dominant display in the Al Wasl Stakes over six furlongs.

Taking up the lead four furlongs from home, the three-year-old colt kicked clear in eye-catching style and was eased down at the line by jockey Mikael Barzalona to win by a comfortable three lengths.

Al Dasim, a son of Dalham Hall Stud’s HARRY ANGEL who was bought by owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah for £50,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in 2021, has now recorded three wins and a second place from just four starts for Boughey. The trainer has several more of the Kuwaiti owner’s horses stabled at his Saffron House Stables in Newmarket.


Photo credit: Dubai Racing Club

Boughey enjoyed a sensational year in 2022, recording a first British Classic victory courtesy of CACHET, winner of the Group 1 1,000 Guineas at his local Newmarket Racecourse, as well as a Royal Ascot double with MISSED THE CUT and INVER PARK (GB).

Like Al Dasim, all three of these 2022 winners, along with a further five Stakes winners since 2021, cost no more than 60,000 guineas (£63,000), evidencing how Boughey is accomplished at getting impressive levels of performance out of the horses in his care.

Speaking with Great British Racing International after his maiden Carnival success, Boughey commented:

“It was obviously fantastic for our second runner in Dubai to be a winner. To have horses running all around the world, and through the winter to have a nice team of horses to run in Dubai, is fantastic.

“He’s a horse who’s been targeted to come out here for a while. Sheikh Abdullah obviously wants to have horses running out here and he’s got a fantastic stable in Kuwait and in Saudi, and now to have a winner in Dubai is obviously great.

“He’s a horse who’ll probably head towards the Dubai Trophy in February. He’s shown an adaptability to run on turf and also on the all-weather, and it would be no surprise to see him run on the dirt.

“Everyone’s delighted and huge credit goes to my team out here: Ryan King and Charles Eddery who have the horses in great shape. It’s a feather in the cap for everyone at home.”

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