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Mind Your Biscuits Gearing Up For Defense Of Dubai Golden Shaheen Title

Mind Your Biscuits developed quite the UAE fan base while here last March. The appropriately named chestnut buttered up the press all Dubai World Cup week, impressing many with a mid-week blowout and affable connections prior to dominating his Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) foes and stamping himself as one of the top dirt sprinters on […]

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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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Dana Barnes And Her ‘Deal’ With Dubai World Cup Favorite Arrogate

There’s a reason that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has kept assistant and exercise rider Dana Barnes in his employ for so many years, according to thoroughbredracing.com, and it’s not just because her husband, Jimmy, is the trainer’s top traveling assistant. Barnes has a particular talent for convincing excitable young Thoroughbreds to relax in […]

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California Chrome, Frosted, Keen Ice Headline Dubai World Cup Nominations

Keen Ice, the conqueror of US Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh in the Travers Stakes last year, heads a strong list of USA nominations for the $10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. The son of 2008 Dubai World Cup winner Curlin, Keen Ice will be bidding for a second victory in the Dubai World […]

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Have Chrome, Will Travel: Horse Of The Year Arrives Safely In Dubai

California Chrome arrived safely in the United Arab Emirates Jan. 22 after a 20-plus hour flight from California. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit entered quarantine shortly after his arrival in Dubai, where he is targeting the G1 Dubai World Cup. The Art Sherman trainee is expected to make one start at Meydan Racecourse prior […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Schedule Released

Dubai Racing Club today (Thursday) released the 13th Dubai World Cup Carnival program, an 11-week schedule of international races worth US$38.9 million and staged at Meydan Racecourse. Racing begins on Thursday January 7, 2016 and concludes on Saturday March 26, 2016 with the US$30m Dubai World Cup, the richest day of horseracing in the world. […]

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Probable Fields For Dubai World Cup Night Released

Probable fields for the eight Thoroughbred races on Dubai World Cup night March 28 were announced March 18 by the Dubai Racing Club, according to The Blood-Horse. American contenders on the card at Meydan Racecourse include California Chrome and Lea in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, Main Sequence in the $6 million Dubai Sheema […]

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Meydan’s New Dirt Surface Given Thumbs Up Following Successful Racecourse Trial

Meydan Racecourse ushers in a new era tomorrow (Thursday) with the opening of its newly-installed dirt track for the first meeting of the 2014-15 Meydan racing season. A racecourse trial was held at the new track on Tuesday evening, with horses successfully galloping over 1400m and 1600m under race conditions. Following the trial, Dubai Racing […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Dates Released for 2015

The Dubai Racing Club will hold its Dubai World Cup Carnival from January 8 to March 28 next year at Meydan Racecourse, as reported by The Blood-Horse. The meet consists of prizes worth over $38 million, including the $29.25 million on offer on Dubai World Cup night on March 28, headlined by the $10 million […]

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Dubai Horsemen Prepping for Groundbreaking Race Meet in China

UAE based racehorse trainer Doug Watson and jockey Royston Ffrench met members of the local media at Jinma Racecourse in the Wenjiang District of the Garden City of Chengdu on Thursday morning, when both expressed their delight at the prospect of taking part in the groundbreaking China raceday on Sunday 6 April. Watson, whose eight […]

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