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Jockey Club Derby Winner Spanish Mission Takes Aim On Dubai World Cup Day

The ninth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is a bumper eight-race card sponsored by pillar partner Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One and highlighted by the $300,000 Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy, $100,000 Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 for the Purebred Arabians and a […]

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Dubawi Colt Tops Tattersalls December Yearling Sale

The Tattersalls December Sale got underway in Newmarket with a day of yearlings to kick off proceedings. The Dubawi colt from Hazelwood Stud was the top price of the day with three lots selling for 100,000 guineas (US$135,465) or more. David O’Callaghan of Sun Bloodstock secured the Dubawi colt out of Voleuse de Coeure for […]

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Desert Encounter Bursts Through The Pack To Repeat In Canadian International

Despite missing the break and finding himself in last position on the turn for home, Abdulla al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter was able to weave his way through the pack and burst to the front for a repeat score in the Grade 1 Canadian International. Ridden by Andrea Atzeni on behalf of trainer David Simcock, the […]

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Pattison Canadian International: Desert Encounter To Defend Title Against Ziyad

Desert Encounter, returning to Woodbine Racetrack from England for trainer David Simcock, will be looking to become the first repeat winner of the Pattison Canadian International since Joshua Tree in 2012-2013. Saturday’s 82nd running of the Grade 1 Canadian International, a 1 ½-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $800,000 and […]

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Desert Encounter Explodes Late In Canadian International

Making his first start in North America, Abdulla Al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter proved explosive over the Woodbine lawn when he captured the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International on Saturday. The 6-year-old gelded son of Halling, sent off at odds of 8-1, circled the field in the stretch to run down 3-1 favorite Thundering Blue by […]

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‘Consistent’ Desert Encounter Brings Simcock Back To Woodbine For Canadian International

Trainer David Simcock, who won the 2014 edition of the Woodbine Mile, goes after a different Grade 1 trophy at the Toronto oval, this time with Desert Encounter in the Pattison Canadian International. Four years ago, Simcock watched Trade Storm take top honours in the turf Mile at Woodbine. His day proved to be twice […]

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Voodoo Song, Irish War Cry Top Nominees To Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song, multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry and local hero Mr Havercamp headline a list of 20 horses nominated to the Grade 1 $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, to be held Saturday, September 15, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The prestigious Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers ‘Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re […]

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Lightning Spear Takes Goodwood’s Sussex, Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth

Lightning Spear (GB) finally claimed Group 1 glory as he led home fellow British-bred Expert Eye by 1 1/2 lengths in the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood – a Win and You’re In Challenge Series race for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile giving an expenses-paid starting berth to the winner. Now 7, the […]

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Globetrotting Arod Hopes To Add Ricoh Woodbine Mile Win To Resume

Qatar Racing Ltd.’s Arod will look to improve on last year’s fifth in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile when he bursts from the gate for the first time under the tutelage of trainer David Simcock. The six-year-old Teofilo bay was in the care of Peter Chapple-Hyam when a prominent fifth behind a victorious Tepin in the […]

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