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Swain leads Godolphin sweep of Cartier Awards.



GODOLPHIN earned consolation for Breeders' Cup failure last night when clinching four Cartier Awards, including a prize for Swain.

Members of its team carried off half the equine accolades available, with its controversial Breeders' Cup Classic The Breeders' Cup Classic is a Grade 1 Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and older run at a distance of 1ΒΌ miles (2012 m) on dirt. It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup.  third gaining the award as best older horse in Europe.

Dream Well, winner of the French and Irish Derbys, was announced as Horse of the Year at a gala dinner in London.

The strength in depth of the Godolphin team in 1998 is underlined by awards for Aljabr (juvenile colt), Cape Verdi (three-year-old filly), Kayf Tara (stayer stayer

a horse that can gallop at racing speed for at least 1.5 miles (2.4 km).
) and Swain (older horse).

In addition Bint Allayl, owned by Ahmed Al Maktoum Ahmed Al Maktoum (born December 31, 1963) is a shooter from the United Arab Emirates, who won the first ever Olympic medal for his country. Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, had been participating in hunting since childhood, but it was not until the age of 34 that , won the juvenile filly award.

Arnaud Bamberger, managing director of Cartier Ltd, said: "It is a great achievement for Sheikh sheikh
 or shaykh

Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders.
 Mohammed and his Godolphin Management Company."

The awards also delivered consolation to the connections of Tamarisk tamarisk (tăm`ərĭsk), shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix, native chiefly to the Mediterranean area and to central Asia. The plants are often heathlike and thrive in arid and coastal regions. , with the colt winning the sprint title.

Tamarisk missed the Breeders' Cup Sprint The Breeders' Cup Sprint is an American Weight for Age Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds & up. Run on dirt over a distance of 6 Furlongs (3/4 mile), the race has been held annually since 1984 at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the  after the handicappers ruled that he was not good enough to run.

CARTIER AWARDS 1998

Two-year-old colt: Aljabr

Two-year-old filly: Bint Allayl

Three-year-old colt: Dream Well

Three-year-od filly: Cape Verdi

Stayer: Kayf Tara

Sprinter: Tamarisk

Older Horse: Swain

Horse of the Year: Dream Well

Award of Merit: The Head family
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 18, 1998
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