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Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory

Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory
Emirati jockey Ahmad Ajtebi continued his ascent up the lofty ranks of world racing when he delivered another virtuoso performance aboard Vale of York to bag the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita, California, on Saturday. (Getty Images)
Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory
The 27-year-old former camel jockey, who took the racing world by storm in March by winning two $5 million races on Dubai World Cup night, was at his best when upstaging American top dog Garret Gomez, riding the favourite Lookin At Lucky. (Getty Images)
Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory
Vale of York won by a head with Noble's Promise half a length back in third. (Getty Images)
Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory
An Irish-bred trained by Saeed Bin Surour in Newmarket, and owned by Godolphin, the international stable championed by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Vale of York was winning for the third time in six starts. (Getty Images)
Godolphin in Breeder’s Cup glory
Godolphin have sent six horses to Kentucky Derby but the best they have previously managed is a seventh place. (Getty Images)