British Champion Owner title retained by Godolphin
Godolphin was crowned Champion Owner in Britain for a fourth consecutive year following the conclusion of the championship season at Ascot, UK, on Saturday, 20 October.
A hugely successful UK campaign saw Godolphin runners accrue more than £4.4 million in prize money including a first success for the royal blue silks in Britain’s most valuable race and premier Classic, the G1 Derby at Epsom Downs, with Masar.
Hugh Anderson, Godolphin Managing Director (UK and Dubai), said: “2018 has been a wonderful year for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin all around the globe, with 26 G1 victories already recorded.
“Here in the UK, the success of the racing operation is reflected in winning the Champion Owner trophy again and this a source of immense pride to everyone at Godolphin.
“Masar’s Derby was obviously the highlight of the season, but we can see the strength in depth of our operation through Wild Illusion, Blue Point, Best Solution, Quorto, Royal Marine, Benbatl, Thunder Snow and numerous other outstanding performers.
“Well done to everyone at Godolphin, all of whom have played their part in making 2018 such a memorable year. And thank you to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for his leadership and unflagging loyalty which continually inspires us.
“We look forward to 2019 with great optimism.”
Godolphin has won the British Champion Owner title 13 times in total – 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.