Christophe Soumillon

McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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Thunder Snow By A Game Nose For History-Making Dubai World Cup Double

He was the first horse to win the UAE Derby and Dubai World Cup in consecutive seasons, and now Godolphin homebred Thunder Snow has become the first horse to win two editions of the Dubai World Cup. In 2018, Christophe Soumillon sent the Saeed bin Suroor trainee to the front and never looked back, but […]

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‘Honest’ Capezzano Defeats Thunder Snow In Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

Super Saturday, an evening sponsored by pillar partner Emirates, lived up to its name at Meydan Racecourse. The dress rehearsal for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup card, boasted seven races worth $2.65 million, including two Group 1 affairs, a Group 2, triad of Group 3s and a wide-open Listed […]

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Raven’s Corner, Dream Castle Score On Opening Night Of Dubai World Cup Carnival

The opening night of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan featured the six-furlong Dubawi Stakes and 1 1/8-mile Singspiel Stakes—both Group 3 and worth $200,000—with each providing thrilling stretch runs and popular victories. The evening also featured three wide-open, lucrative handicaps on turf and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for newly turned 3-year-old […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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Classic: Bin Suroor, Soumillon Express Confidence In Mercurial Thunder Snow

Which Thunder Snow will the world see? The question beckons and global racing seeks an answer as the bay 4-year-old colt attempts history on Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup. A Godolphin/Darley homebred, Thunder Snow has shown downright dominance and perplexing volatility in a career that has garnered him seven victories and 15 top-three finishes from 20 efforts. […]

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Declaration Of War’s Olmedo Bags French 2,000 Guineas Amid Controversy

A controversial Sunday of racing at Longchamp saw the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Olmedo capture the Group 1 French 2,000 Guineas under Cristian Demuro, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son from the first crop of Ashford Stud’s Declaration Of War (War Front) came from well off the pace to nose out a pair of rivals at the finish, earning […]

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Thunder Snow “Congela” A Sus Rivales Con Una Contundente Victoria En La Dubai World Cup

La jornada clásica de Meydan se había convertido en casi un arrase para los clásicos colores de Godolphin. Sin embargo, lo mejor aún estaba por venir. Un planteamiento de carrera totalmente diferente y una condición física inmejorable se conjugaron para que Thunder Snow ganara de punta a punta la Dubai World Cup (G1, $10,000,000), la […]

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