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902 Horses, 21 Countries Nominate To 25th Dubai World Cup Night

A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck, Beauty Generation, Nature Strip, Star Catcher and Benbatl headline the nominations for the US$35-million day, […]

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2018 Dubai Turf Winner Benbatl ‘In Good Form,’ Preparing For 2020 World Cup Carnival

Benbatl  may have skipped a Dubai World Cup Carnival in 2019, but the winner of the 2018 Dubai Turf (G1) is coming in hot once again in 2020 for top trainer Saeed bin Suroor. The Godolphin-owned son of Dubawi enters Thursday’s $250,000 Singspiel Stakes (G2)—a race he dominated in 2018—as the heavy favorite for his […]

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Almond Eye Returns From Layoff To Capture Tenno Sho In Near-Record Time

Heavily favored Almond Eye won this year’s Tenno Sho (Autumn) in dominating fashion once again in a run which was just short by 0.1 second to renew the race record while easily conquering a formidable field which included nine other G1 winners. The 2018 Horse of the Year claimed last year’s fillies’ Triple Crown—the Oka […]

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Japan’s Deirdre Brings ‘Mixed Pedigree’ To Royal Ascot Meeting

As ever, there is a wealth of international flavor to the racing at Royal Ascot with Japanese, Australian, Singapore, American and New Zealand-trained horses all set to run at the meeting. Japanese interest comes from the classy Deirdre who represents trainer Mitsuru Hashida and is an intended runner in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes […]

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Brilliant Filly Almond Eye Tops Sunday’s ‘Win And You’re In’ Yasuda Kinen

Led by the brilliant 4-year-old filly Almond Eye (JPN), a five-time Group 1 winner and 2018 Japanese Horse of the Year, a field of 16 runners has been entered for Sunday’s one-mile, US$1.965 million Yasuda Kinen (G1) on turf at Tokyo Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup […]

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Japanese Star Filly Almond Eye Proves Best In Dubai Turf

She arrived in Dubai with a huge reputation and Japan’s super filly Almond Eye proved herself on a world stage at Meydan when showing brilliant acceleration to win the US$6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World. The Lord Kanaloa filly, trained by Sakae Kunieda to win all three legs of the Filly Triple Crown […]

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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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Gunthers’ Without Parole ‘Doing Well,’ Eyeing $6 Million Dubai Turf

The fields are gradually congealing for one of the top turf races in the world, the $6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) on Dubai World Cup night. While it is widely known that Vivlos, Deirdre, Benbatl, Dream Castle, Blair House and Century Dream are hoping to make the 1 1/8-mile test, the […]

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Raven’s Corner, Dream Castle Score On Opening Night Of Dubai World Cup Carnival

The opening night of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan featured the six-furlong Dubawi Stakes and 1 1/8-mile Singspiel Stakes—both Group 3 and worth $200,000—with each providing thrilling stretch runs and popular victories. The evening also featured three wide-open, lucrative handicaps on turf and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for newly turned 3-year-old […]

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Record-Setting Beauty Generation Unstoppable In Hong Kong Mile

John Moore has already produced one star miler to grace the highest reaches of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings in Able Friend, but the trainer was left with no hesitation in proclaiming Beauty Generation superior after Zac Purton steered him to an imperious three-length success in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile. Japanese-trained mare Vivlos ended […]

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