Meydan

Dubai World Cup Carnival Boosts Prize Money By 12 Percent

The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for […]

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Dubai World Cup Purse Boosted To $12 Million; $35 Million Now Up For Grabs On World’s Richest Day Of Racing

On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US$30 million to US$35 million. Its namesake race, the Group 1 Dubai World Cup […]

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Met Mile: Mind Your Biscuits ‘Bigger, Faster, And Stronger’ This Year

Though Justify will deservedly take top billing next Saturday, it’s possible the main attraction on a loaded Belmont Stakes Day undercard could be the New York-bred Mind Your Biscuits in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. The 5-year-old son of Posse is fresh off a second dazzling victory in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, and […]

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Thunder Snow Well Clear Of West Coast In Dubai World Cup

For the seventh time, Godolphin blue crossed the wire first in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Thunder Snow, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, demanded the lead and never gave an inch, flying under the wire 5 3/4 lengths clear of American champion West Coast. The 4-year-old son of Helmet won the UAE Derby in 2017, […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Flies By X Y Jet For Golden Shaheen Repeat

For the second year in a row, Mind Your Biscuits will be leaving the UAE with some new hardware for his trophy cabinet. The 5-year-old son of Posse came flying from last in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Shaheen to cross the wire a head in front of a very game X Y Jet. Trained by […]

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Godolphin’s Jungle Cat Takes Al Quoz Over Stormy Liberal, Conquest Tsunami

The Godolphin-owned Jungle Cat ran down American frontrunner Conquest Tsunami in the late stages of Saturday’s Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, stealing victory by a half-length. Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal came up to get second on the inside for American trainer Peter Miller, while his stablemate Conquest Tsunami had to […]

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Mendelssohn Annihilates UAE Derby Field In First Start On Dirt

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last fall, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn added to his record on Saturday with a dominating victory in the Group 2 UAE Derby in his first start on a dirt course. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy left the starting gates on top and never relinquished his lead, crossing the wire […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Saturdays In UAE, Florida

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the $10 million Dubai World Cup, which has drawn a competitive field including some of the United States’ top dirt stars. Last year’s winning trainer Bob Baffert has sent over champion West Coast as well as Mubtaahij in his quest for a repeat victory, while Breeders’ Cup […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Notes: U.S. Connections Settle In To UAE

Dubai World Cup Contenders Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion Forever Unbridled, looking to become the first female winner of the race, went to the track shortly after 5:30 a.m. and galloped twice around as trainer Dallas Stewart and his son, Cole, watched from the rail. “We know she’s gifted,” Stewart said of the decision to […]

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Seemar Living The ‘Dream’ With North America In Dubai

As Dubai’s senior trainer, Satish Seemar has experienced all the massive changes in the Emirates racing landscape, and he could be forgiven for taking another big night at Meydan as a matter of course. Yet, with five runners to saddle on Saturday, he is approaching the world’s richest single day’s racing with the enthusiasm of […]

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