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Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum
Mohaafeth’s Royal Ascot triumph for the Shadwell Estate Company, founded by the late His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, was the fulfilment of a promise made by trainer William Haggas to the late Sheikh’s daughter, Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan Al Maktoum, after the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes winner was withdrawn from the Group 1 Cazoo Derby.
That victory owed much to Sheikha Hissa’s desire to see the colt her father had selected at the sales build on the wonderful legacy created by the founder of Shadwell Stud.
However, Sheikha Hissa is a successful owner in her own right, with an impeccably bred select string stabled with John and Thady Gosden at Newmarket that has quickly been gaining momentum and success since her first runners just five years ago.
An accomplished horsewoman and a noted philanthropist, her first winners in British racing came during the 2017 season with a trio of horses successful for John Gosden.
Her early flagbearer was Hameem, who was successful twice as a three-year-old before going on to gain black-type as a four-year-old, when finishing second, third and fourth in three Listed contests before she was retired to begin her broodmare career.
Sheikha Hissa’s runners have continued to deliver in 2021, the most recent success being the victory of three-year-old Kingman filly Tawahub at Newmarket on 18th June.
Haqeeqy’s victory in the Lincoln this year, the traditional curtain-raiser to the British Flat season, was one that resonated with deep poignancy for his owner as that Doncaster triumph happened in the wake of her beloved father’s passing. The four-year-old gelding also notched up a hat-trick of successes at three.
The growing strength of her own string and her determination to honour her father’s legacy, demonstrated by Mohaafeth’s Royal Ascot feat, promise that Sheikha Hissa is poised to play an important role in British horse racing.
As published in The Owner Breeder