Dubai Sprint Star Drafted Preparing For 2020 Campaign

Trainer Doug Watson, who currently leads UAE standings one month into the 2019-20 season with 10 victories ($349,139) and a 17% strike rate, could have as many as three starters for the first Listed Thoroughbred stakes of the season, the Garhoud Sprint. Led by stable star and local king of the dirt sprinters, Drafted, the […]

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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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Dubai Golden Shaheen ‘A Very Deep Race’ With Imperial Hint, Roy H, X Y Jet

Two years after a disastrous first trip to Dubai, trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. took no chances getting his stable star ready for a second attempt at the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Imperial Hint became very ill flying from the cold temperatures of Philadelphia to Dubai in 2017, which forced him to miss the race, so he […]

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World-Traveling Drafted Leads Watson Charge For Dubai Carnival’s Opening Night

Six-time leading UAE trainer Doug Watson served notice last week with a five-win evening at Meydan—including sweeping both Listed Stakes—that he could be sitting on a career-best Dubai World Cup Carnival. Opening night could be a fruitful first card for the American native of Wheaton, Illinois (greater Chicago). Watson plans to start at least two in […]

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Solera Farm, Home Of Canadian Champion Field Commission, To Host Open House Jan. 5

Solera Farm in Williston, Florida, will hold an open house at the farm from 3 to 5:30 p. m. on Friday, Jan. 5, to present Canadian Sprint Champion and millionaire Field Commission. Refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for complimentary stallion seasons. Field Commission is by the Deputy Minister stallion Service Stripe. […]

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U.S. Juvenile To Carry Godolphin Hopes At Royal Ascot

Godolphin are shipping in an American-trained two-year-old to run at Royal Ascot — and his trainer is confident he can make his mark. Eoin Harty, one of Godolphin’s trainers in the States, is sending the unbeaten Drafted to run in the five-furlong Listed Windsor Castle Stakes on June 14 — and the juvenile sprinter is […]

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Murrill Fits Right In With Arlington’s Leading Jockeys

This time last season, Mitchell Murrill was a 20-year-old apprentice jockey who was quickly riding his way out of the weight allowance. After an encouraging 2014-2015 winter meeting at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Murrill brought his tack to Arlington International Racecourse. “I was second leading rider last year to Jose Valdivia, Jr.,” said […]

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