Racing

Postponed winning the 2016 Dubai Sheema Classic.
Postponed, Highland Reel Clash In Dubai Sheema Classic

Contested under a new moniker this year, the Group 1 US$6m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, one of three highest-level turf races on the card, may only have attracted a field of seven but quality abounds among the septet. First contested in 1998, no horse has won the race twice since but the Roger Varian-trained Postponed […]

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Triple Nine, seen finishing second in a handicap on Jan. 19, will represent South Korea in the G2 Godolphin Mile
South Korea’s Triple Nine Hopes To Shine On International Stage At Meydan

South Korean horse racing has much at stake on Saturday night at Meydan. Triple Nine (KOR), the nation’s horse of the year in 2016, is set to run in the Godolphin Mile sponsored by Meydan Sobha. His mere presence in the Group 2 race on Dubai World Cup night marks a major milestone for the […]

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Arrogate at Meydan the morning of March 23
Primed For Another Huge Effort, Arrogate ‘Has The World At His Feet’

It should be worth the wait for when Arrogate (USA), officially the best dirt racehorse and joint highest-rated of any horse on the planet, takes to the Meydan dirt surface in anger on Saturday evening. He will face 13 rivals in the UAE’s flagship race, the 2000m Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by […]

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Post positions for the 2017 Dubai World Cup (photo courtesy Ron Winchell's Twitter feed)
Arrogate Draws Post Nine, Gun Runner Post Five For Dubai World Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate will break from the number nine post in Saturday’s Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Race Course. A full field of 14 was entered for the $10 million race, with the U.S. well-represented with five runners. In addition to Arrogate, other U.S. runners include Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Three Chimneys Farm’s […]

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Exercise rider Nick Bush smiles at the camera after galloping Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic at Meydan
Arrogate, Hoppertunity ‘Doing Perfectly’; Keen Ice, Neolithic ‘Like The Surface’ In Dubai

A day after he breezed about 800m (four furlongs) at Meydan, Arrogate spent a peaceful morning on Tuesday in the quarantine barn area. “They just walked and it was nice and cool for them, which was great,” said trainer Bob Baffert, referring to Arrogate and his stablemate and fellow Dubai World Cup contender Hoppertunity (USA). […]

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Mind Your Biscuits on the track at Meydan on Tuesday
Dubai: Mind Your Biscuits Works Quarter Mile, Imperial Hint Officially Out Of Golden Shaheen

Mind Your Biscuits put his final serious track work to bed on Tuesday morning in advance of Saturday’s race, the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, a 1200m (about six furlong) contest on the dirt. The 4-year-old son of Posse, the likely favorite in the race, came out at 5 a.m. amid rain showers and blew […]

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Neolithic before training over the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai
Qatar Racing Purchases Half-Interest In Dubai World Cup Contender Neolithic

According to a Starlight Racing press release, the ownership group has reached an agreement to sell a half interest in Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic to Qatar Racing. Neolithic, a 4-year-old son of former Starlight Racing color-bearer Harlan’s Holiday, exits a third-place finish in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 […]

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The Aga Khan's Zarak (Dubawi - Zarkava) will run in the G1 Dubai Turf
Connections Have High Expectations For Royally-Bred Zarak In G1 Dubai Turf

For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket. In 2014, Dolniya (FR) was an easy winner of the Group 1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic and last year Vazirabad (FR), who sports the same colours as the filly, took the […]

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Gun Runner worked a half-mile Monday morning in Dubai
Gun Runner ‘Got Over The Track Beautifully’ In Half-Mile Work Monday In Dubai

Preparing for a tilt in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup, Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner breezed just after 5 a.m. Monday morning at the Meydan Racecourse. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride covered four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under exercise rider Carlos Rosas, who also exercised 2008 Dubai World Cup […]

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Sharp Azteca training in Dubai
Sharp Azteca ‘Has A Lot In The Tank’ In Front Of Godolphin Mile

Sharp Azteca, the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap winner in his most recent outing, worked an easy 800m (about 4 furlongs) under exercise rider Anthony Cruz on Monday morning in Dubai. Trainer Jorge Navarro was pleased with the move, even if he couldn’t say for certain what the time was. “I got him in 55 […]

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