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Juddmonte International: Thunder Snow Will ‘Need The Race,’ But Benbatl ‘In Good Form’

There were two clear stars of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse and as many clear narratives since Dubai World Cup night for Godolphin’s stars Thunder Snow and Benbatl. For the former, the world simply wanted to see him resurface after a superbly dominant lifetime-best performance in the $10 million Dubai World Cup […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Boosts Prize Money By 12 Percent

The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for […]

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‘Courageous,’ ‘Competitive’ Rayya Could Be First Kentucky Oaks Winner From UAE Races

UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G2) winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Considered the top Thoroughbred 3-year-old based in Dubai this winter, she won two of her four races, including the aforementioned 1900m Oaks […]

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Miller Quartet ‘Sharp’ Ahead Of Dubai Sprint Starts

Carrying jockey Victor Espinoza, who is best known in Dubai as the rider of 2016 Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome, Conquest Tsunami breezed about 600m before dawn on Tuesday morning, streaking over the Meydan dirt in his last serious workout before the Al Quoz Sprint. Trainer Peter Miller oversaw the move down the stretch while standing […]

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Hong Kong’s Noriyuki Hori Enjoys The ‘Challenge’ Of Dubai World Cup Night

Noriyuki Hori’s name has become synonymous with the word winner over in Hong Kong with five Group 1 titles in the past three years. While three of those came from the mighty Maurice in 2015 and 2016, he also won the Hong Kong Vase with Longines Dubai Sheema Classic starter Satono Crown in 2016 and […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Notes: U.S. Connections Settle In To UAE

Dubai World Cup Contenders Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion Forever Unbridled, looking to become the first female winner of the race, went to the track shortly after 5:30 a.m. and galloped twice around as trainer Dallas Stewart and his son, Cole, watched from the rail. “We know she’s gifted,” Stewart said of the decision to […]

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Seemar Living The ‘Dream’ With North America In Dubai

As Dubai’s senior trainer, Satish Seemar has experienced all the massive changes in the Emirates racing landscape, and he could be forgiven for taking another big night at Meydan as a matter of course. Yet, with five runners to saddle on Saturday, he is approaching the world’s richest single day’s racing with the enthusiasm of […]

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‘Old Warrior’ Mubtaahij Back On Familiar Ground For Dubai World Cup

If Mubtaahij could speak, he would most likely say “been there, done that” about his foray for the US $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Almost half of the 6-year-old son of Dubawi’s 22 career efforts have been at Meydan, and he was the runner-up to North American champion California Chrome in the […]

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UAE Derby: Asmussen-Trained Reride Taking ‘Undiscovered Road’ To Kentucky Derby

It has been one year and seems like only yesterday that the two best dirt horses in the world came storming down the stretch in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Arrogate collared Gun Runner and drove past to an epic victory, but the latter’s connections – trainer Steve Asmussen and part-owner […]

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‘Talented,’ ‘Unflappable’ Talismanic Training Well For Dirt Debut In Dubai World Cup

Godolphin’s popular painted pupil Talismanic continues to catch the eye with both his gallops and overall demeanor every morning at Meydan Racecourse. The son of Medaglia d’Oro with his trademark nearly white face has gone about his business like clockwork, striding out beautifully over a dirt surface the likes of which he has never tried in the […]

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