Sheikh Albadou (GB)
BreederHighclere Stud Ltd.
Sheikh Albadou kicked off a day of upsets at Churchill Downs in 1991 with an impressive three-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, at odds of 26-to-1. The victory came at the expense of heavily favored Housebuster, who suffered a slight injury in the race and finished ninth. Sheikh Albadou competed in top turf sprint events in Europe, winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August.
Trainer Alex Scott was encouraged to bring Sheikh Albadou to the Breeders' Cup after impressive training on synthetic surfaces in England. Carrying less weight than assigned in most European races, he became the first European based winner of the Sprint. Sheikh Albadou returned to the Breeders' Cup in 1992, but was fourth in the Sprint at Gulfstream Park.
|October 31, 1992||Breeders' Cup Sprint||GULFSTREAM PARK||1||4|
|October 03, 1992||Vosburgh S.||BELMONT PARK||1||2|
|September 05, 1992||Haydock Park Sprint Cup S.||HAYDOCK PARK||1||1|
|July 29, 1992||Sussex S.||GOODWOOD||1||4|
|July 09, 1992||July Cup||NEWMARKET||1||3|
|June 19, 1992||King's Stand S.||ASCOT||2||1|
|November 02, 1991||Breeders' Cup Sprint||CHURCHILL DOWNS||1||1|
|October 06, 1991||CIGA Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp||LONGCHAMP||1||2|
|September 07, 1991||Ladbroke Sprint Cup S.||HAYDOCK PARK||1||2|
|August 22, 1991||Keeneland Nunthorpe S.||YORK||1||1|
|June 29, 1991||Van Geest Criterion S.||NEWMARKET||3||4|
|June 15, 1991||Wm Hill Hcap Stks||YORK||1|
|May 16, 1991||Norwest Holst Hcap||YORK||2|
|April 29, 1991||Levy Board Mdn Stks||PONTEFRACT||1|
|October 19, 1990||Snailwell Mdn Stks||NEWMARKET||8|