Godolphin Racing, Inc. is the Dubai arm of Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum’s and Sheikh Mohammed’s racing empire. Godolphin was formed in 1994 with the idea of taking some of their best horses away from the natural pasture of England to the desert nation of Dubai in order to make a racing nation there. Top Godolphin horses include Swain, second in the 1998 Dubai World Cup and later third in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic; Daylami, winner of the 1999 Breeders' Cup Turf; Dubai Millenium, winner of the $6 million Dubai World Cup and the Group I Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2000; Fantastic Light, winner of the World Series Racing Championship in 2000 and 2001, followed by Grandera's 2002 win in the same event. In 2003, Godolphin’s Sulamani was adjudged the victor of Arlington Million XXI. Other major horses owned by Godolphin include Discreet Cat, Kazzia, Sharmardal, and Biondetti, among others.
In more recent North American successes, Godolphin captured five Grade I races in America in 2012, including the Ogden Phipps Handicap (It's Tricky), the Forego Stakes (Emcee), and the Travers Stakes (Alpha).
In March 2013, Godolphin collected their 200th Group or Grade I win when Hunter's Light scored in the Al Maktoum Challenge R3 at Meydan in Dubai.