Shadwell Operation To Be Carried On By Sheikh Hamdan's Daughter, Sheikha Hissa - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Shadwell Operation To Be Carried On By Sheikh Hamdan’s Daughter, Sheikha Hissa

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum pets future Group 3 winner Intilaaq after the horse broke his maiden at Newbury Racecourse.

The international Shadwell Farm operation will continue under the guidance of Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum, the daughter of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Racing Post and Thoroughbred Daily News report.

Shadwell racing manager Angus Gold told the Racing Post that farm staff had been in discussions with Sheikha Hissa since Sheikh Hamdan's death in March, and that he'd recently visited Dubai to further review the future of the racing and breeding operations with her.

“She confirmed to me that she and her family are very keen to honor Sheikh Hamdan's legacy and keep the whole thing going, which is fantastic,” Gold told the Racing Post. “It's wonderful for his memory that she has the passion and her brothers are going to support her taking it forward and we'll do our best to do the same.”

Sheikha Hissa is a lifelong horsewoman who races a small stable of Thoroughbreds under her own name, including Haqeeqy, who won the Linclon Handicap at Doncaster shortly after Sheikh Hamdan's death. She is also the author of “Tajaarub: From a Horsewoman's Journey,” chronicling her life with horses.

Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News.

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