Becoming an owner in Britain
To own a racehorse in Britain and have your silks carried to glory upon Britain’s historic turf is to join a centuries-old tradition founded upon the thrill of the chase and a deep respect for the thoroughbred.
GBRI is a dedicated resource for internationals looking to begin their journey into ownership in Britain. International investors can feel secure that GBRI is an impartial, not-for-profit organisation, which is recognised by British racing’s industry bodies. They can trust that the organisation will guide and arm them with the knowledge, introductions and experiences to support their investment.
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INTERNATIONAL OWNER IN FOCUS
Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum is becoming an increasingly recognisable figure in global racing.
In no small part, this can be attributed to his ascendancy to the role of Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Racing Club in 2021, a role in which he has the potential to shape the future of racing in the UAE.
Sheikh Rashid’s string of horses in training in Britain are doing his profile no harm either. Indeed, an eye-catching strike rate of 26% since 2018 has ensured that the owner’s recognizable yellow silks are already amongst the most successful today, and the best could be yet to come, with current flagbearer Perfect Power (pictured) confirming his Classic credentials with a commanding comeback performance in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April.
Of course, Sheikh Rashid is no stranger to success at the very top level. Having first ventured into ownership in 2012, it took less than 18 months for him to become a Group 1 winning owner courtesy of superstar filly Rizeena. Trained by Clive Brittain, Rizeena won the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Coronation Stakes, as well as the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes as a two-year-old. With two Royal Ascot victories within his first three years of ownership, Rizeena ensured a truly charmed introduction to the sport for the young Sheikh.
From that point until last year, Sheikh Rashid had been knocking on the door at Group 1 level. A trio of fillies in training with William Haggas – Besharah, Beshaayir and Move Swiftly – each claimed Group 2 honours, while the promising three-year-old Far Above, in training with James Tate, looked a Group 1 winner in the making before being retired through injury.
And then along came Perfect Power. The association with Blandford Bloodstock had already been a fruitful one, with agent Richard Brown sourcing Far Above and Beshaayir, among others. But it was a son of first season sire sensation Ardad, picked up for £110,000 at the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale last spring and sent into training with Richard Fahey, who propelled Sheikh Rashid back into the Group 1 spotlight when winning in the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes.
With this exciting colt at the head of a strong team that also includes promising homebred three-year-old fillies Perfect News and Daneh - the daughters of Besharah and Rizeena, respectively - Sheikh Rashid can be optimistic that 2022 will be every bit as special as 2021 - and perhaps even more so.
As published in The Owner Breeder