Godolphin Mile

Minor Injury Forces Sharp Azteca To Skip Dubai Trip

Owner Ivan Rodriguez said Monday Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca will stay in the U.S. instead of shipping overseas to run in the Godolphin Mile March 31st. Rodriguez told Daily Racing Form the 5-year-old son of Freud suffered a minor injury following a workout. Sharp Azteca was last seen finishing eighth in the Pegasus World […]

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Trainers Brown, Maker Take Aim On Dubai World Cup Undercard Races

It was only a matter of time, really. Trainer Chad Brown, the two-time defending champion trainer in the United States, was bound to have more of an international presence and that may commence on March 31st. The former Bobby Frankel assistant, based in Florida in the winter and New York throughout most of the remainder […]

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136 Ejemplares Han Sido Nominados Para La Dubai World Cup De 2018

Las nominaciones para la Dubai World Cup presentada por Emirates Airline (G1, $10,000,000) cerraron el pasado 11 de Enero con un total de 136 de los mejores caballos del planeta. Pautada para el 31 de Marzo de 2018, la competencia de 2000 metros ha sido ganada por campeones de la talla de Cigar, Dubai Millennium, […]

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War Story Could Be Navarro’s Third In Dubai World Cup

Loooch Racing Stable, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s War Story could be a third horse aiming toward the Dubai World Cup card for accomplished Florida- and New Jersey-based conditioner Jorge Navarro. An excellent fourth last out behind a trio of Eclipse Award finalists –Gun Runner, Collected and West Coast– in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

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Sharp Azteca Eclipses Track Record In Easy Monmouth Stakes Victory

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca cruised to a record-setting victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Monmouth Cup, crossing the wire all alone 7 1/2 lengths in front of his competition. The 4-year-old son of Freud, ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Jorge Navarro, covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.19 to set a new track record on the […]

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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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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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Godolphin Mile Winner Tamarkuz To Join McLaughlin, Target Met Mile

Shadwell Stable’s Tamarkuz, who captured the Group 2 Godolphin Mile by a nose on Dubai World Cup day, will soon join trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s string in New York and be pointed towards a start in the G1 Metropolitan Handicap. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old horse by Speightstown is scheduled to ship to […]

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Noseda Reflects On Narrow Godolphin Mile Loss, Keeps U.S. Options Open For Sloane Avenue

On Saturday, trainer Jeremy Noseda sent out Sloane Avenue to finish a close second to Tamarkuz in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. In the immediate aftermath of the race, an emotional Noseda said in an interview, “I don’t know how a horse (Tamarkuz) gets drawn in stall one or two in four consecutive races.” Tamarkuz, […]

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Mubtaahij Kentucky-Bound After Dominant UAE Derby Victory

Mubtaahij left a talented international field in his wake Saturday with a powerful performance in the G2 UAE Derby, earning 100 points toward the Road to the Kentucky Derby. As for a trip to Churchill Downs? “We’ll be there,” trainer Mike de Kock said shortly after the race. Rounding the far turn third on the […]

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