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McPeek Quartet ‘Should Fit Really Well’ In Early Dubai Carnival Spots

Trainer Kenny McPeek has come to race. Shipping in a quartet of horses for the Dubai World Cup, he will make history in becoming the first trainer from America to race as early as mid-January in Dubai. His four are made up of Argentine Group 1 winner Grecko, graded stakes-placed turf horse Harlan Strong, Grade 3 […]

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North America Dominates Dubai’s Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1

Thursday’s second evening of the 2109 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by a quality renewal of the $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 sponsored by Yahsat, a Group 2 contested over one mile that has served as a prep for both the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) and $1.5 million Godolphin […]

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‘Exceptional’ Moshaher Launches UAE Derby Dreams With Dominant Debut Victory

Racing at Meydan on Saturday officially featured The District One Magnificent Stretch, a one-mile turf handicap, but the main event was upstaged from the outset when H And B’s Moshaher decimated a group of 3-year-old maidens with UAE Derby dreams in the opener. The one-mile affair, titled the District One Panorama Win, saw the Doug […]

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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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World-Traveling Drafted Leads Watson Charge For Dubai Carnival’s Opening Night

Six-time leading UAE trainer Doug Watson served notice last week with a five-win evening at Meydan—including sweeping both Listed Stakes—that he could be sitting on a career-best Dubai World Cup Carnival. Opening night could be a fruitful first card for the American native of Wheaton, Illinois (greater Chicago). Watson plans to start at least two in […]

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Elementary: Watson Saddles Five Winners Thursday At Meydan

Winning races at Meydan Racecourse proved elementary for Doug Watson, as the six-time UAE champion trainer turned up the proverbial heat two days before the first day of winter, winning five races, including a sweep of the evening’s Listed stakes. The U.S. expat kicked off his quintet of wins in the evening’s second race, the […]

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Violence Colt Walking Thunder One To Watch En Route To UAE Derby

Two-year-olds are always exciting this time of year, especially as the season heads down the road to the world’s richest dirt race for 3-year-olds, the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2) on Mar. 30. Sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, the 1900m (1 3/16-mile) fixture has quite often been won or placed in by horses […]

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Six Dubai World Cup Carnival Winners Meet In Garhoud Sprint

Racing at Meydan on Thursday is highlighted by The Garhoud Sprint (Listed) sponsored by Al Tayer Motors over the same 1,200-meter dirt course and distance as the $2.5 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News. Inaugurated in 2013, four of the first five editions have been won by horses owned by His […]

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McPeek Preparing Trio For Early Venture To Dubai World Cup Carnival

American trainer Kenny McPeek has long made a good living by winning big races and making intelligent ventures with racehorses. Led now by the aptly named Senior Investment, he is set to invade the Dubai World Cup Carnival with a trio of intriguing prospects, marking him as the first American trainer to come to the Carnival […]

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Meydan Group Announces Changes To Dubai World Cup Carnival

Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commences on January 3, 2019, at Meydan Racecourse. The list features 202 accepted horses conditioned by a total of 71 trainers from 17 countries. Several international stars are set to travel to Dubai this winter to compete for […]

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