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Sea The Stars: estimated to be worth £40 million following Derby success

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Sheikh alludes to move to buy Derby winner

SHEIKH MOHAMMED on Tuesday suggested he may make a move to buy the horse of the moment, Sea The Stars, when asked for his thoughts on the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner on BBC television.

Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed:"always looking"

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The ruler of Dubai stands Cape Cross, the sire of Christopher Tsui's homebred Sea The Stars, at his KildanganStud in Ireland. 

Sea The Stars attained an estimated value of £40 million when winning at Epsom.

Speaking before the running of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, Sheikh Mohammed said of Sea The Stars: "Anyone would want a horse like that. We are always looking for good stallions and we will talk to the owner."

The Sheikh was also asked about the health of the Godolphin operation, moments before Gladiatorus was well beaten in the Queen Anne with stablemate Alexandros further back.

"It is good," he said. "I am very happy with it. Things are moving and we are looking to the future."

 

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