Team Godolphin

The world’s largest horseracing team was named in honour of the Godolphin Arabian, who came from the desert to become one of the three founding fathers of the modern thoroughbred. Today, Team Godolphin spans four continents with Sheikh Mohammed as the driving force. Godolphin’s headquarters are in Dubai and the team has horses in training in the UAE, Australia, Japan, France, Ireland, the UK and the US. 

Meet the team

Dubai & UK
Godolphin’s longest-serving trainer, Saeed bin Suroor trains from his home base of Al Quoz Stables in Dubai from November to April and is based in the UK for the rest of the year.
Dubai & UK
Charlie Appleby worked for Sheikh Mohammed for 15 years before being appointed as Godolphin trainer. He divides his time between Dubai and Newmarket in the UK.
Australia
From one of the most famous racing families in Australia, James Cummings is a fourth-generation racehorse trainer.
Former Champion apprentice jockey William Buick is now a retained rider for Godolphin. He has ridden successfully all over the world.
James Doyle has been a retained jockey for Godolphin since 2015, riding in Dubai and the UK.
Mickael Barzalona became a Godolphin jockey in March 2012 and is Godolphin’s principal rider in France.

Trainers we work with

Godolphin also has horses in training with the following public trainers:

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Andre Fabre
France
Bob Baffert
USA
Charles Hills
UK
Clive Cox
UK
Eoin Harty
USA
H-A Pantall
France
Hideaki Fujiwara
Japan
Inao Okada
Japan
Ippo Sameshima
Japan
J S Bolger
Ireland
John Gosden
UK
John M Oxx
Ireland
Kaneo Ikezoe
Japan
Katsuichi Nishiura
Japan
Kazuo Fujisawa
Japan
Keiji Yoshimura
Japan
Keizo Ito
Japan
Kenichi Fujioka
Japan
Kenji Nonaka
Japan
Kiaran McLaughlin
USA
Koichi Tsunoda
Japan
Koshiro Take
Japan
Kunihide Matsuda
Japan
M Halford
Ireland
Mamoru Ishibashi
Japan
Mark Johnston
UK
Masaaki Koga
Japan
Masakazu Ikegami
Japan
Masato Nishizono
Japan
Michael Stidham
USA
Minoru Tsuchida
Japan
Mitsugu Kon
Japan
Mitsumasa Nakauchida
Japan
Mizuki Takayanagi
Japan
Richard E Mandella
USA
Richard Fahey
UK
Roger Charlton
UK
Ryuji Okubo
Japan
Sakae Kunieda
Japan
Shogo Yasuda
Japan
Takahisa Tezuka
Japan
Takaki Iwato
Japan
Takashi Kubota
Japan
Takayuki Yasuda
Japan
Teruhiko Chida
Japan
Tetsuya Kimura
Japan
Thomas Albertrani
USA
Toru Kurita
Japan
Tsuyoshi Tanaka
Japan
W McCreery
Ireland
Yasutoshi Ikee
Japan
Yoshitada Takahashi
Japan
Yoshito Yahagi
Japan
Yoshiyasu Takahashi
Japan
Yukihiro Kato
Japan
Yusuke Wada
Japan