Godolphin Stables

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Coordinates: 52°15′25″N 0°24′43″E / 52.257°N 0.412°E / 52.257; 0.412

Godolphin Stables
IndustryHorse racing
United Kingdom
Key people
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (owner)
Saeed bin Suroor (trainer)
Charlie Appleby (trainer)

Godolphin Stables, also known as Stanley House stables, is a thoroughbred racehorse ownership, training and breeding operation in Newmarket, Suffolk, which has produced many notable horses. It is one of the most famous racing establishments in the world and is currently owned and operated by Godolphin Racing, the UK's largest flat racing operation.[1][2]

History and ownership[edit]

The stables were built by Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, in 1903 and originally named Stanley House stables after Lord Derby's nearby house.[3] They were acquired by Godolphin Racing in April 1988 and renamed Godolphin Stables under head trainer John Gosden.[4][5] The name refers to the well known horse Godolphin Arabian, one of the first Arabian horses brought to Britain.

The stables now serve as a base for Godolphin's British operations.

Group 1 winners[edit]

Horses trained at the stables that have won Group 1 races include:


  1. ^ "Stanley House stables to close down in February". The Times (59603). London. 16 January 1976. p. 13.
  2. ^ Riach, James (29 September 2013). "Sheikh Mohammed launches inquiry after police seize drugs from Dubai jet". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Classic winner helped racing empire". Newmarket Journal. Newmarket. 6 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Newmarket stable sold to Sheikh Mohammed". The Times (63053). London. 12 April 1988. p. 43.
  5. ^ Seely, Michael (25 March 1989). "The sheikh's secret weapon". The Times (63351). London. p. 48.