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Dubai Golden Shaheen The Goal For BC Sprint Champion Roy H

Emphatic Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Roy H, the likely Eclipse Award champion for America’s top sprinter, is on target for a trip to Dubai, according to his connections. The fruit of international star sire More Than Ready and top sprint filly Elusive Diva turned heads with his past two works at Santa Anita, including […]

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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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Thunder Snow Headlines Al Maktoum Challenge-R1 As Dubai World Cup Carnival Gets Underway

The eagerly awaited 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening with a star-studded seven-race card highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for both Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians, each over 1600m on the dirt and upgraded Singspiel Stakes (G3). Eight have been declared for the Thoroughbred Group 2 […]

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Trio Of Dubai World Cup Carnival Races Upgraded

The Meydan Group is pleased to announce that three races in the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme have been upgraded, adding thunder to an already exceptional international racing calendar at Meydan Racecourse. The DWCC gets underway on Thursday January 11, 2018 and features 10 meetings prior to the season finale, the Dubai World Cup […]

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Godolphin Launches Round Two Of Fantasy Stable League

Godolphin have officially launched round two of the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League, a pioneering interactive online gaming competition designed specifically for fans of horseracing. Timed to coincide with the start of the flat season in America and Europe, the launch follows on from the successful Fantasy League, which ran during the Dubai World Cup Carnival. […]

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UAE Derby: Pletcher’s Master Plan, Japan’s Epicharis In Tough Against Local Thunder Snow

The $2 million Group 2 UAE Derby, held as the fourth race on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse (approximate post time 9:25 a.m. EST), has drawn a talented field of 16 sophomores to compete in the 1900m (about 9.5 furlongs) race. Offering 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, the […]

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Dubai: Mind Your Biscuits Works Quarter Mile, Imperial Hint Officially Out Of Golden Shaheen

Mind Your Biscuits put his final serious track work to bed on Tuesday morning in advance of Saturday’s race, the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, a 1200m (about six furlong) contest on the dirt. The 4-year-old son of Posse, the likely favorite in the race, came out at 5 a.m. amid rain showers and blew […]

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Sharp Azteca ‘Has A Lot In The Tank’ In Front Of Godolphin Mile

Sharp Azteca, the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap winner in his most recent outing, worked an easy 800m (about 4 furlongs) under exercise rider Anthony Cruz on Monday morning in Dubai. Trainer Jorge Navarro was pleased with the move, even if he couldn’t say for certain what the time was. “I got him in 55 […]

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Summers ‘Very Confident’ In Mind Your Biscuits Ahead Of Dubai Golden Shaheen

Mind Your Biscuits was noticeably calm and collected on Monday morning in Dubai, leaving the World Cup quarantine barn at approximately 4:40 a.m. and proceeding to the Meydan dirt course with trainer Chad Summers. The chestnut Grade 1-winning son of Posse galloped 2400m (about 1 1/2 miles) and schooled in the paddock, with Summers manning […]

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