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Hong Kong’s Noriyuki Hori Enjoys The ‘Challenge’ Of Dubai World Cup Night

Noriyuki Hori’s name has become synonymous with the word winner over in Hong Kong with five Group 1 titles in the past three years. While three of those came from the mighty Maurice in 2015 and 2016, he also won the Hong Kong Vase with Longines Dubai Sheema Classic starter Satono Crown in 2016 and […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Notes: U.S. Connections Settle In To UAE

Dubai World Cup Contenders Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion Forever Unbridled, looking to become the first female winner of the race, went to the track shortly after 5:30 a.m. and galloped twice around as trainer Dallas Stewart and his son, Cole, watched from the rail. “We know she’s gifted,” Stewart said of the decision to […]

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North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record

The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]

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Gold Town Hopes To Shine In UAE 2000 Guineas

Meydan Racecourse stages the sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, featuring the US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Mazrat Al Ruwayah (G2) for Purebred Arabians. Both highlights are over 1600m on the dirt track with the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, restricted to three-year-olds, having originally attracted the maximum […]

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‘Thunder’ And ‘Lightning’ Dominate Thursday’s Dubai World Cup Carnival Program

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Gulf News (G2) over 1900m on the dirt. Won by Godolphin’s multiple G1 winner Thunder Snow, whose appropriately named half-sister Winter Lightning had landed the UAE 1000 Guineas earlier in the evening. Victorious in […]

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Thunder Snow, Heavy Metal Square Off In Al Maktoum Challenge – Round 2

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival: Championship Hopes To Repeat In Al Fahidi Fort

Multiple Group 2 winner Championship has done little wrong at Meydan and trainer Ahmad bin Harmash would like that to continue when the Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum-owned 7-year-old makes his seasonal bow on Thursday. The son of Exceed and Excel, who has three wins and two seconds from six runs over the previous […]

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Talismanic ‘On Course’ For Start In Dubai World Cup

Certainly one of the most eye-catching horses in training, Godolphin’s emblazoned bay Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) champion Talismanic is looking to turn heads again in early spring when he possibly lines up in the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 31st. Fresh off a stellar second-place performance in the Hong Kong Vase (G1) behind the […]

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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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