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The remarkable facts and figures behind Sheikh Hamdan's achievements

Hamdan Al Maktoum: owner of two Derby winners in Nashwan (1989) and Erhaab (1994)
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Name His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Born Dubai, December 25, 1945; younger brother of Maktoum Al Maktoum (1943-2006); elder brother of Sheikh Mohammed

Status Deputy ruler of Dubai; UAE minister of finance and industry

First winner Mushref (trainer Tom Jones) Redcar, July 30, 1980

First Group winner Ghadeer (1981 Premio Carlo Porta)

First British Group winner Princes Gate (1982 Westbury Stakes)

First Group 1 winner At Talaq (1984 Grand Prix de Paris)

Top-rated horse Dayjur (RPR 136 three times)

Overall world champions (official ratings) Sakhee (2001 as joint-owner), Invasor (2006)

Overall European champions (official ratings) Dayjur (1990), Sakhee (2001 as joint-owner)

US Horse of the Year Invasor (2006)

Derby winners Nashwan (1989), Erhaab (1994)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners Nashwan (1989), Taghrooda (2014)

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee (2001 as joint-owner)

Dubai World Cup winners Almutawakel (1999), Invasor (2007)

Breeders' Cup Classic winner Invasor (2006)

Other Breeders' Cup winners Lahudood (2007 Filly & Mare Turf), Tamarkuz (2016 Dirt Mile)

Other British Classic winners Nashwan (1989 2,000 Guineas), Salsabil (1990 1,000 Guineas, Oaks), Shadayid (1991 1,000 Guineas), Harayir (1995 1,000 Guineas), Mutafaweq (1999 St Leger as joint-owner), Lahan (2000 1,000 Guineas), Haafhd (2004 2,000 Guineas), Eswarah (2005 Oaks), Ghanaati (2009 1,000 Guineas), Taghrooda (2014 Oaks)

Melbourne Cup winners At Talaq (1986), Jeune (1994)

WS Cox Plate winner Almaarad (1989)

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil (2006)

Irish Derby winner Salsabil (1990)

Other Irish Classic winners Al Bahathri (1985 Irish 1,000 Guineas), Mehthaaf (1994 Irish 1,000 Guineas), Matiya (1996 Irish 1,000 Guineas), Bethrah (2010 Irish 1,000 Guineas), Awtaad (2016 Irish 2,000 Guineas)

Champion sprinters Dayjur (1990 King's Stand Stakes, Nunthorpe Stakes, Haydock Sprint Cup, Prix de l'Abbaye), Elnadim (1997, 1998), Muhaarar (2015), Battaash (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Champion two-year-olds Alhaarth (1995 Dewhurst Stakes), Mujahid (1998 Dewhurst Stakes)

Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Ta Rib (1996)

Ascot Gold Cup winner Ashal (1990)

Prince of Wales's Stakes winners Muhtarram (1994 & 1995), Nayef (2003)

Eclipse Stakes winners Nashwan (1989), Elmaamul (1990), Mukhadram (2014)

Juddmonte International winners Sakhee (2001 as joint-owner), Nayef (2002)

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winners Lahib (1992), Maroof (1994), Bahri (1995)

Champion Stakes winners Nayef (2001), Haafhd (2004)

Muhaarar (left) was crowned champion sprinter for Sheikh Hamdan in 2015

Irish Champion Stakes winners Elmaamul (1990), Muhtarram (1993)

Dubai Sheema Classic winner Nayef (2002)

Dubai Duty Free winner Altibr (1999)

Caulfield Cup winners Fraar (1993), Tawqeet (2006)

Biggest winners as breeder but not owner Istabraq (1998, 1999 & 2000 Champion Hurdle), Makfi (2010 2,000 Guineas)

Champion owner in Britain Win-money only: 1990, 1994. Total prize-money: 1995, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2020

Champion breeder in Britain 1989, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2005

Champion owner in North America (Eclipse Award for Shadwell Stable) 2007

Most wins in a British season 166 in 1995

Racing manager Angus Gold from 1987

Three branches of breeding empire Shadwell Estate, based at Nunnery Stud, Thetford, Norfolk; Derrinstown Stud, Maynooth, Kildare; Shadwell Farm, Lexington, Kentucky

Colours royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap

Compiled by John Randall

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