King of the wind: the story of the Godolphin arabian
Sham of sun was the name given to the golden-red colt by Agba, the Sultan of Morocco’s young stable boy. And Agba was to love and protect the golden stallion all his life.
Upon Sham’s heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, many cruel masters and owners would scorn Sham’s pedigree. But Agba never lost faith in Sham. And finally, after many long journeys and much hardship, Agba was to see his promise come true in an English racing stable owned by a noble lord. For Sham became the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every modern thoroughbred.