Golden Shaheen

X Y Jet Passes Mr. Prospector Test After 13-Month Layoff

Multiple graded stakes winner X Y Jet has returned to the races, and the 5-year-old gelding seems to be feeling like his old self. Making his first start off a 13-month layoff on Saturday, the son of Kantharos was able to hold off a determined First Growth to win the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector Stakes […]

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BC Sprint: Mind Your Biscuits, Imperial Hint Sharp In Penultimate Breezes

Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Drefong looks as though he’ll have his hands full in two weeks’ time with a pair of East Coast-based sprinters, Mind Your Biscuits and Imperial Hint. Both recorded their penultimate breezes on Saturday. Multiple graded stakes winner Mind Your Biscuits breezed four furlongs in 47.88 seconds in company shortly after the renovation […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Returns To Work Tab; Summers Aiming For Belmont Sprint

Putting in his first serious work since returning to the United States, Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Mind Your Biscuits breezed three furlongs in 36.87 seconds on the main track under the watchful eye of trainer Chad Summers. “He looked very good this morning, I was pleased with the way he moved,” said Summers. […]

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Navarro Takes Pride In Sharp Azteca’s ‘Amazing’ Recovery From Freak Hoof Injury

Ask Jorge Navarro about the left-front foot injury Sharp Azteca (USA) sustained and you will probably be treated to a series of gruesome cell-phone images. There is no recognisable horse anatomy, just an abstract mass of hair and blood. The trainer does not show off these images for shock value; to him you need to […]

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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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Kinsale King to race at Golden Gate Fields

Press Release Kinsale King, who traveled to Dubai last year to win the $2 million Golden Shaheen, will make his first start of 2011 at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Kinsale King won the six-furlong Golden Shaheen by a half-length over Rocket Man at Meydan Racecourse.  Meydan, like Golden Gate Fields, conducts racing on Tapeta, a […]

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Could Euroears be headed for Dubai?

Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed on Sunday that Euroears may be a candidate for the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai.”I nominated for the Dubai race,” Baffert said. “That’s an option considering how fast he is.”

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

All of this weekend’s major stakes racing action takes place on Saturday, with a  quartet of Grade 1 events for different divisions highlighting the calendar. The East Coast’s male grass division will be showcased by the Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park, with 2009 turf and older male champion Gio Ponti trying […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BEGINNING OF BARRETTS END?

By Ray Paulick By most accounts, we are seeing the beginning of the end of Barretts Equine Ltd., the Thoroughbred auction company founded by California breeder Fred Sahadi some 20 years ago and run for many years by the highly respected Jerry McMahon, who is no longer associated with Barretts. Now owned by the Los […]

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