The passion and dedication of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum towards both Thoroughbred and Arabian breeding and racing is second to none.
One of the most important date in this on-going journey is the year 1984, thirty-five years ago, when HH Sheikh Hamdan chose to set up his breeding operation at Shadwell Estate in Norfolk and invested in the most important Arabian race meeting of the year at Kempton Park.
Both events were the foundation stones of what is today recognised as one of the most successful and respected Arabian breeding and racing operations in the world.
From its origins in the Middle East, Arabian racing has become increasingly popular across Europe and Shadwell Arabian stallions have been at the forefront of this sport since the beginning. The original UK based operation was housed at Melton Paddocks, Norfolk.
The high quality and popularity of the stallions offered by Shadwell meant the business of standing Arabian horses for breeding soon expanded to become a global one.
Our racing interests are represented by a group of 60 Purebred Arabian Racehorses which race in the UK, Europe and the UAE.
Over the years, Arabian horses racing colours of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum have won some of the most prestigious Arabian races in the world including the Kahayla Classic and all three rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge.
From our UK base, we manage the careers of our top-class Group winning stallions; care for our private broodmare band; co-ordinate the racing of our horses across Europe and support a comprehensive schedule of race and event sponsorship to support the sport of Arabian horse racing globally.
Shadwell stand 8 Arabian stallions in the UK, France and Italy, with the help of our partner studs. Many have won numerous Gr.1 races all over the world.
Their progeny likewise have been successful across the globe with wins as far afield as the USA, Sweden, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.