Godolphin Mile

Pletcher-Trained Coal Front ‘Going According To Schedule’ For Met Mile

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front continued his preparations for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap when he breezed four furlongs in 50.55 seconds on Friday morning at Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher. The move was the son of Stay Thirsty’s second work since an overseas triumph in the Group […]

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Coal Front Gives Pletcher, Ortiz First Dubai Winners In Godolphin Mile

It was Jose Ortiz’ first-ever start on Dubai World Cup night, and he had a tough task with the 12th post position in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. Riding Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front, Ortiz was pushed four-wide down the backstretch and was still wide around the turn, but the pair […]

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McLaughlin: True Timber ‘The Right Kind’ For Godolphin Mile

Last week it was confirmed that Calumet Farm’s D. Wayne Lukas-conditioned Bravazo will be lining up in the $12 million Dubai World Cup and this week, banner-mate True Timber, trained by former Lukas assistant Kiaran McLaughlin, was confirmed for the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile (G1). Like Bravazo, True Timber is Grade 1-placed, has tackled some […]

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‘He Got Us On The Map’: Godolphin Mile Winner One Man Band Retired

It was almost a fairy tale comeback for 2016 Godolphin Mile (G2) winner One Man Band in December. Off 999 days, he returned to the racetrack looking and performing as if he had not missed a beat. Leading all the way until the last jump of the Dubai Creek Mile (Listed), he was nipped by […]

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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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