al maktoum challenge

‘Honest’ Capezzano Defeats Thunder Snow In Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

Super Saturday, an evening sponsored by pillar partner Emirates, lived up to its name at Meydan Racecourse. The dress rehearsal for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup card, boasted seven races worth $2.65 million, including two Group 1 affairs, a Group 2, triad of Group 3s and a wide-open Listed […]

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Thunder Snow Seeks Unprecedented Dubai World Cup Double

As the recognized 1 1/4-mile prep for the world’s richest horse race, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) has attracted a quality field of 10, including Godolphin’s Thunder Snow, who finished second in this race before winning the 2018 Dubai World Cup. The 2017 […]

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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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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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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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North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record

The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]

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Thunder Snow Looms Large In Dubai’s Al Maktoum Challenge

Super Saturday, the second biggest fixture of the UAE horseracing season, is upon us. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on that ultra-valuable occasion when US$30 million will be distributed in prize money. […]

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Thunder Snow, Heavy Metal Square Off In Al Maktoum Challenge – Round 2

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor […]

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‘Comeback Kid’ Candy Boy Preparing For A Third Try In Dubai World Cup

The proverbial ‘comeback kid,’ 7-year-old Candy Boy has had a bittersweet career. Racing sparingly over the last few years, the son of Candy Ride has shown his immense talent against the very best since he began his career in 2013. After yet another setback and being eased because of injury in his last race (December […]

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Frosted ‘Has Never Been Better’ As He Preps For Dubai World Cup

Godolphin’s Frosted is preparing for a chance to win the richest horse race in the world: the Dubai World Cup. With a purse of $10 million, the 1 1/4 mile race has drawn competitors from across the globe, including other U.S. representatives California Chrome and Mshawish. Frosted has been in Dubai training since January, and […]

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