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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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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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Heavy Metal Rocks Thunder Snow In Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 1

Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G2), presented by Longines Gents Master Collection, over 1600m on dirt and won emphatically by Heavy Metal, a second winner on the card for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who was present. Saddled by […]

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Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Headlines Opening Day of Dubai World Cup Carnival

The Dubai World Cup Carnival launches on Thursday with a meeting presented by Longines, featuring two opening rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge and the Listed Singspiel Stakes. Dubai racing operation, Godolphin makes a return to Meydan for the first time this season and fields Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Outstrip in the Group 2 […]

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Barbecue Eddie cooks up spicy Meydan victory

Ageless veteran Barbecue Eddie showed the youngsters how it was done with a emphatic 1 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 1 (UAE-II) at Meydan Race Course on the first day of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. The 9-year-old gelding by Stormy Atlantic had always shown a fondness for Meydan, having won six […]

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