dubai golden shaheen

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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X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center. The […]

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Third Time’s The Charm: X Y Jet Delivers In Dubai Golden Shaheen

After finishing second in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet finally got the win in the $2.5 million sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. The 7-year-old son of Kantharos sped six furlongs in 1:10.75 under Emisael Jaramillo, defeating Matera Sky […]

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Champion Roy H Scratched From Dubai Golden Shaheen With Hoof Abscess

The Peter Miller-trained Roy H, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will be forced to miss this year’s edition of the Dubai Golden Shaheen due to an abscess in his left front hoof, according to racingpost.com. The 7-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready earned the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter for 2017 […]

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U.S. Dubai World Cup Contingent Must Handle Thunder Snow, ‘Ruthless’ Striding North America

In front of the gigantic futuristic Meydan grandstand the Dubai World Cup will be the spectacular conclusion to the richest race meeting in the world on Saturday (30 March). The 2000m G1 dirt battle has delivered a few shock results over the years. However, two established stars have been attracting most attention this year, namely […]

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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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Promises Fulfilled Hopes To Continue American Success In Dubai Golden Shaheen

Trainer Dale Romans does not like to overcomplicate things. While pondering when and where his Grade 1-winning charge Promises Fulfilled would make his seasonal bow, he keeps coming back to the obvious: he has a colt with controlling speed who runs well fresh. It just so happens there is $2.5 million race on the table […]

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X Y Jet Eyes Third Run At Dubai Golden Shaheen Following Gulfstream Allowance Romp

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 3/4-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (Grade 1) March 30. Sent to post as the 2-5 favorite in a field of six in the […]

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X Y Jet Targets Third Dubai Journey With Gulfstream Prep

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet headlines Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, seeking to punch his ticket for a third trip to Dubai. The popular 7-year-old gelding finished second twice in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), a neck behind Muarrab in 2016 and a head behind Mind Your Biscuits […]

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Imperial Hint ‘Full Of Run,’ To Use Tampa Stakes As Prep For Dubai Golden Shaheen

Imperial Hint, one of the top dirt sprinters in the world, is taking aim on Dubai and a chance at redemption on multiple levels. Two years ago, the son of Imperialism ventured across the world for the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), but was scratched the week of the race with a fever. He also has […]

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