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McPeek Quartet ‘Should Fit Really Well’ In Early Dubai Carnival Spots

Trainer Kenny McPeek has come to race. Shipping in a quartet of horses for the Dubai World Cup, he will make history in becoming the first trainer from America to race as early as mid-January in Dubai. His four are made up of Argentine Group 1 winner Grecko, graded stakes-placed turf horse Harlan Strong, Grade 3 […]

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Thunder Snow Headed For Repeat Bid In Dubai World Cup

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor has confirmed that 2018 Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow will point for a repeat in that race, with a prep race three weeks beforehand. “Thunder Snow has had an easy time so far and is doing well; happy to be back in Dubai,” Bin Suroor said. “Hopefully we can get him ready and run […]

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North America Dominates Dubai’s Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1

Thursday’s second evening of the 2109 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by a quality renewal of the $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 sponsored by Yahsat, a Group 2 contested over one mile that has served as a prep for both the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) and $1.5 million Godolphin […]

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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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World-Traveling Drafted Leads Watson Charge For Dubai Carnival’s Opening Night

Six-time leading UAE trainer Doug Watson served notice last week with a five-win evening at Meydan—including sweeping both Listed Stakes—that he could be sitting on a career-best Dubai World Cup Carnival. Opening night could be a fruitful first card for the American native of Wheaton, Illinois (greater Chicago). Watson plans to start at least two in […]

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Elementary: Watson Saddles Five Winners Thursday At Meydan

Winning races at Meydan Racecourse proved elementary for Doug Watson, as the six-time UAE champion trainer turned up the proverbial heat two days before the first day of winter, winning five races, including a sweep of the evening’s Listed stakes. The U.S. expat kicked off his quintet of wins in the evening’s second race, the […]

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‘The Horse That Made My Career’: Prince Of Arran Gives Fellowes High Hopes For 2019

One of the best-looking horses on the grounds during the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival turned out to be one of the best-performing on the world stage. Saeed Bel Obaida’s Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince of Arran commenced 2018 with a 103 rating, a record of 3-for-19 and the look of an above-average stayer—but what he did from there […]

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Gronkowski, Axelrod Aimed At Dubai World Cup With New Trainer Sandeep Jadhav

Phoenix Thoroughbreds has a pair of high-profile 3-year-olds who appear to be prime prospects for the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the world’s richest race at $12 million. Multiple graded stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) alumnus Axelrod and Belmont Stakes (G1) runnerup Gronkowski are headed to Dubai to join the yard of […]

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McPeek Preparing Trio For Early Venture To Dubai World Cup Carnival

American trainer Kenny McPeek has long made a good living by winning big races and making intelligent ventures with racehorses. Led now by the aptly named Senior Investment, he is set to invade the Dubai World Cup Carnival with a trio of intriguing prospects, marking him as the first American trainer to come to the Carnival […]

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Meydan Group Announces Changes To Dubai World Cup Carnival

Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commences on January 3, 2019, at Meydan Racecourse. The list features 202 accepted horses conditioned by a total of 71 trainers from 17 countries. Several international stars are set to travel to Dubai this winter to compete for […]

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