Meydan

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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Japanese Star Filly Almond Eye Proves Best In Dubai Turf

She arrived in Dubai with a huge reputation and Japan’s super filly Almond Eye proved herself on a world stage at Meydan when showing brilliant acceleration to win the US$6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World. The Lord Kanaloa filly, trained by Sakae Kunieda to win all three legs of the Filly Triple Crown […]

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Third Time’s The Charm: X Y Jet Delivers In Dubai Golden Shaheen

After finishing second in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet finally got the win in the $2.5 million sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. The 7-year-old son of Kantharos sped six furlongs in 1:10.75 under Emisael Jaramillo, defeating Matera Sky […]

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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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Dubai World Cup Notes: Audible ‘Best I’ve Ever Seen Him,’ Yoshida ‘Acting Well’

Here are Friday’s horse racing notes for the Dubai World Cup contenders: Audible—“Best I’ve ever seen him go,” Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm laughed as Audible briefly emerged from the fog that descended over Meydan Racecourse Friday morning, only to be shrouded again as he went through his gallop. As he stood on the rail […]

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‘All Going Right’ This Year With Dubai World Cup Hopeful Gunnevera

Unlike in 2018, there is much more of a spring to the step to all those associated with Dubai World Cup hopeful Gunnevera this year – including the horse himself. The leading light of Antonio Sano’s stable set off for the race 12 months ago in the richest of form only for everything to unravel […]

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Pavel Fitted With Blinkers, To Be Piloted By Rosario In ‘Wide Open’ Dubai World Cup

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill is hoping that fitting Pavel with blinkers when he runs in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday is going to bring out the best in the 5-year-old son of Creative Cause. Already fourth in last year’s edition, Pavel is very likeable individual, easily recognizable thanks to his […]

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UAE Derby: Gray Magician ‘Belongs In This Race,’ Plus Que Parfait ‘Full Of Energy’

Derma Louvre—UAE Derby contender Derma Louvre, of Japan, galloped a lap and a half around the Meydan dirt track first thing this morning with his regular exercise rider and groom, Takahiro Muro in the irons. “This was his first time travelling but so we had to see how he shipped, but there were no problems […]

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Audible Ready To Make Himself Heard In Dubai World Cup

When it comes to pulling off some sensational illusions, racehorses could put Houdini to shame with their collective sleight. They can act like the second coming during morning hours and then leave their conditioners fitful when the race day results fail to match. Conversely, they can give off airs of disinterest in their daily training […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Right Where You Want Him To Be’ For Dubai World Cup

Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk. Too many times has the equal parts charismatic-and-capable conditioner brought a horse into a big race who seemed a cut below the best and proceeded to take home a considerable chunk of the purse. The names have been written about ad nauseam—Lemons Forever (47-1, 1st, Kentucky Oaks), […]

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