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A COLT by Shirley Heights owned by The Queen from Sir Michael Stoute's stable is one of 601 yearling entries made for the 2000 Derby. With 544 entered for the 1999 Derby at the same stage last year the Millennium entry represents an increase of over 10 per cent. Godolphin have set the pace with 64 entries, 19 more than last year.

Their team includes the most expensive yearling sold world-wide this year, a Nureyev colt out of Go Solo bought at Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sales for 3,000,000 guineas.

Sheikh Mohammed has 39 entries in his own name while the remainder of the Maktoum family have a total of 76 entries