Crisford resigns as Godolphin racing manager

Simon Crisford last night resigned as racing manager of Godolphin and will take up a new position as global racing adviser to Sheikh Mohammed.

Crisford, 51 said the move had been “under consideration for some time”.

Only last year Godolphin was hit by the Mahmood Al Zarooni drugs scandal that saw the trainer warned off for eight years.

An investigation led by Lord Stevens at Sheikh Mohammed’s request recently concluded Al Zarooni had acted alone.

Crisford, who has been with Godolphin since its inception, said: “Having dealt with the events of last year and seen the Lord Stevens inquiry through to its conclusion, I thought this was a good moment to bring my time at Godolphin to a close.

“I had felt for a while I would like a fresh challenge. I think the time is right for a new start for the stable and for me. Sheikh Mohammed has asked me to take on a new role as his global racing adviser. I’m delighted to have accepted that position.”


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