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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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Longines Sponsors Launch of 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Highlights International Six-Race Card Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Longines returns to Meydan Racecourse on Thursday as Official Timekeeper for the first of the 11 race meetings of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival. The brand, a major supporter of the top echelons of horse sport the world over, also puts its name […]

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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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