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Saudi Cup, Dubai World Cup Contender Benbatl Impresses At Meydan, Nearly Breaks Stakes Record

Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, a seven-race $1.38 million card, was highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (G2), UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Dubai Sprint (Listed). Otherwise, a trio of handicaps and the conditioned Meydan Classic Trial gave us even deeper glimpses of the kind of […]

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O’Neill Sends Fight On In Search Of First Dubai Carnival Victory

After a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth from his first three Dubai World Cup Carnival runners last week, American trainer Doug O’Neill will fire three more bullets from his 11-strong, history-making string on Thursday. Said triad is led by CTR Stable and O’Neill’s Fight On, who tops the weights in Thursday’s fourth race […]

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Down Doug O’Neill’s Dubai Shedrow: Trainer Makes History With First Locally-Based American String

Trainer Doug O’Neill has long been one of the pioneers of the collective American training colony and this year he is taking that to another level by sending 11 horses for the Dubai World Cup Carnival. On Monday morning, the winner of 38 Grade/Group 1 races, two editions of the Kentucky Derby (G1), five Breeders’ […]

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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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Kentucky-Bred Gladiator King ‘Acclimatized Well,’ To Make Dubai Debut On Jan. 2

One of the more promising American 3-year-old sprinters was acquired over the summer and is about to make his UAE bow on the first night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival (Jan. 2). Gladiator King, an impressive winner of the history-laden Hutcheson Stakes (G3) and five-time victor for previous trainer Jaime Mejia and owner Thoroughbred […]

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Accepted Horses For Dubai World Cup Carnival Represent 16 Countries, 76 Trainers

Dubai Racing Club has released the list of horses accepted for the 10-meeting 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which runs for nine consecutive Thursdays (Jan. 2-Feb. 27) before culminating with Super Saturday (March 7), the official dress rehearsal for the historic 25th edition of the world-leading $35 million Dubai World Cup card on March 28. […]

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Quip, Liam’s Legend Headed To Dubai For Potential World Cup Carnival Starts

Two high-profile former trainees of USA-based Rodolphe Brisset are on their way to Dubai to join six-time UAE champion trainer Doug Watson’s Red Stables. Multiple Grade 2 winner Quip (pictured above) and recent sale topper Liam’s Legend have entered quarantine in Florida and are expected in Meydan’s quarantine facility in mid-December to point toward the […]

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Dubai Racing Club Reveals Slate For 25th World Cup, Carnival

The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme has been announced by Dubai Racing Club and will take place at Meydan Racecourse over 10 weeks, including nine consecutive Thursday evenings, January 2—February 27, before culminating with the Super Saturday card on March 7. A dress rehearsal for the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting—the world’s richest […]

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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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Doyle, Appleby, Godolphin Early Leaders At Dubai World Cup Carnival

At the halfway point of the 2018-2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the jockey, trainer and owner standings are led by James Doyle, Charlie Appleby and Godolphin. While many of the top connections and horsemen are the proverbial usual suspects, they are closely followed by several who speak to the depth of this season’s Carnival. James […]

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