Rewilding captures Sheema Classic

Godolphin continued its success at the 2011 Dubai World Cup with a victory by race favorite Rewilding in the Group 1, $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Saturday. Rewilding and Redwood surged clear of a bunched-up field in mid-stretch, but under Frankie Dettori, Rewilding had more left and outran his rival to win by two lengths […]

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Presvis goes last to first in Dubai Duty Free

Presvis came from last in a field of 16 to win the Group 1, $5 million Dubai Duty Free Saturday on Meydan’s turf course. Under Ryan Moore, Presvis found an opening near the rail and shot through it for a half-length victory over the mare, River Jetez in the 1 1/8 mile race.  Wigmore Hall […]

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Rocket Man runs down Euroears in Golden Shaheen

Bob Baffert’s Euroears tried to wire the field in the Golden Shaheen but was caught late by Rocket Man, who captured the Group 1, $2 million race at Meydan Saturday. Under Felix Coetzee, Rocket Man kept coming after the pacesetter, took the lead 100 meters out and prevailed by two lengths in 1:11.28 for six […]

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Khawlah wins photo in UAE Derby

Khawlah nosed out Master Of Hounds to became the first filly to win the Group 2, $2 million UAE Derby Saturday at Meydan racecourse. Master Of Hounds, last seen in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs, got the jump turning for home and looked to be tough to run down.  But Khawlah, under […]

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Apple Blossom: Evening Jewel, Blind Luck and Switch?

Three prominent California-based fillies and mares appear headed for the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational. Champion three-year-old filly Blind Luck, and Grade 1 winners Switch and Evening Jewel are all expected to compete in the race April 15 at Oaklawn Park.

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Kinsale King scratched; Gio Ponti also?

Pat Cummings at DubaiRaceNight confirms that Kinsale King has been scratched from the Dubai Golden Shaheen.  Trainer Carl O’Callaghan said Kinsale King might have had an allergic reaction to something – possibly an insect bite. Cummings also reports that visitors to the barn told him Gio Ponti’s eye was swollen, and that he may have […]

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Dutrow license hearing postponed to May

A two-day hearing scheduled for the end of March concerning Rick Dutrow Jr.’s trainer’s license has been postponed until May 11-12.  An attorney for Dutrow sought the postponement to have more time to conduct an investigation. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board called the hearing for Dutrow to “show cause” as to why […]

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Baffert in Dubai, but no World Cup this time

Trainer Bob Baffert is back in Dubai for the first time since winning the Dubai World Cup in 2001 with Captain Steve.  But this time, Baffert has no entry in the $10 million dollar race.  He does have Euroears entered in the $2 million Golden Shaheen, however, and has other reasons for making the trip. […]

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Twice Over looks best in Friday preps

The Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh writes that Dubai World Cup hopeful Twice Over looked strong Friday morning – the best of nine World Cup runners who hit the Meydan track in preparation for Saturday’s race.  Twice Over finished 10th in last year’s World Cup, but trainer Henry Cecil seems confident of a better result […]

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