Godolphin’s home is Dubai, a global city and one of the leading tourism and commercial destinations in the world. As the city has grown, the passion for horses has grown with it.
Every year, Dubai hosts the most valuable event on the international horseracing calendar, the Dubai World Cup, attracting horses from all over the world to compete for the world’s richest race. The development of racing in Dubai is one of the most significant to take place on the international racing scene in the last twenty years. As Dubai’s ‘home team’, Team Godolphin works hard to reflect the pioneering spirit of Dubai — constantly looking forward, relentlessly innovating — in everything we do.
With His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s innate understanding of nature and horses, upon foundation, Godolphin took the revolutionary step of moving some horses from the chilly English winter to the warmth of Dubai. The results have proved a resounding success creating the optimum conditions for equine training and welfare with many Godolphin horses spending the winter in Dubai each year.