Sakhee to contest 2002 US classic

Sakhee will contest the Dubai World Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2002

Sakhee, such a courageous second to Tiznow in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Belmont last Saturday, will be back to contest the race next year.

The colt’s Godolphin stable has announced he will remain in training in 2002 when his first objective will be the most valuable race in the world the $6m Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba in March.

Sakhee, an impressive winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, will then be targeted at the classic in America where he is due to go head-to-head again with Tiznow, who also remains in training.

Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager, said: “Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan have taken the decision to keep Sakhee in training because they think there is more to come from the colt.

“He has come out of the Classic extremely well and will be trained principally for the Dubai World Cup and the Classic, but he will also have a European campaign.”

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