North America

North America, Muntazah Face Off In Al Maktoum Challenge Round One

The most anticipated race of the season thus far is upon UAE racing fans: Muntazah vs. North America in the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse. The two Dubawi-sired dominators—and Dubai’s best milers—met once prior in last season’s Round 1, with a below-fitness Muntazah finishing well astern a […]

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Into Mischief Will Host Full Book, Command Fee Of $175,000 In 2020

Into Mischief, the current No. 1 General Sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 S&N and has been booked full. “The rise of Into Mischief has been special to witness, and there’s every indication that the best is yet to come. We genuinely believe he’s the best sire in […]

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Potential, Pedigree Available In Sept. 16 Racing In Dubai Sale

As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches with haste on October 24, the Racing in Dubai September 2019 Sale is set for Monday, September 16. The sale will take place within the Saddling Enclosure of Meydan Racecourse at 6:45 p.m. Viewing of the 60 lots will take place September 14 and 15, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. […]

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Evolution Of Equine’s Single Toe Not For Speed, But Endurance

Though horses are known for their speed, it’s thought that the horse’s leg has adapted from three toes to one toe over time to be used more for endurance rather than speed. It was thought that as only single-toed horses survive today that the evolution was to allow horses the speed needed to outrun predators. […]

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Dabster Takes Aim On Dubai World Cup; Gift Box, McKinzie Unlikely

With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s richest race continues to take shape with haste. In as much, the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirate Airline (G1) appears to have a nice balance of familiar faces and new players, in both equine and human form. One such candidate […]

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Some Ancient Equines Were Couch Potatoes

A study from the University of Cincinnati has shown that prehistoric horses in North America didn’t migrate for food or water like Mongolian wild horses and Plains zebras did. The research used geochemical analysis of fossil teeth to prove that the Florida landscape provided everything the horses could need in a small geographic area nearly 5 […]

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UAE Talent North America Tops Thursday’s Round 2 Of Al Maktoum Challenge

It is hard to imagine North America being more impressive than he was four weeks ago in the one-mile Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1, but he has apparently exited said effort in top shape and will get a chance to stretch out to what many believe is an even better distance for […]

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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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Five Handicappers Hit For $29,027 In Friday’s National Stronach 5

Five players from across North America were each rewarded with $29,027.90 for hitting Friday’s Stronach 5, the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. Friday’s Stronach 5 started at Laurel with a $12.40 winner in Hail the Queen and ended at Golden Gate Fields with a 6-5 favorite in Shadrack. The highest price in […]

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