dubai world cup

Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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‘Not Just Upset But Mad’: Last-Minute Dubai World Cup Cancellation Frustrates Horsemen

The news of the Dubai World Cup cancellation, announced less than a week before the $12 million race scheduled for March 28, was exceptionally frustrating for the horsemen who’d traveled thousands of miles to the UAE with their ready-to-run top-level horses. Even in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the last-minute decision left the […]

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Dubai World Cup Cancelled ‘To Help Protect The Well-Being Of Residents And Guests’

The $12 million Dubai World Cup, scheduled for next Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. The Dubai Racing Club released the following statement on Sunday: “To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event to the next […]

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Updated COVID-19 Fallout: Aqueduct, Laurel Suspends Racing; Gulfstream Friday Card Called Off; California Has ‘Stay At Home’ Mandate; Jockeys Taking Time Off; Trainers, TVG Personnel Go Into ‘Self Quarantine’

Like many other days since COVID-19, or coronavirus, was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, a series of events rocked the horse racing world from coast to coast on Thursday. Among them: – The New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct, effective immediately, after a backstretch worker based at […]

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O’Neill-Trained Wildman Jack Sets Turf Sprint Course Record In Dubai

Three weeks out from the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup, Super Saturday proved a night of super performances for horses hoping to earn their way onto the big stage in 21 days. Chief among those were one-sided victories on the turf by Godolphin’s Barney Roy in the Group 1 $400,000 […]

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Riley Mott ‘Really Impressed’ With Tacitus’ Performance In Saudi Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ blue-blooded star Tacitus has arrived at Meydan Racecourse for the 25th edition of the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). The Bill Mott-trained multiple Grade 2-winning and four-time Grade 1-placed son of perennial American champion sire Tapit and champion Close Hatches exits a respectable fifth-place finish in […]

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Quip ‘Moving A Lot Better’ Heading Into Saturday’s Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s multiple Grade 2 winner Quip leads a strong Doug Watson-trained team this weekend in Dubai and looks to improve upon a disappointing local bow when he makes his second UAE start in Super Saturday’s Group 1 $600,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3. The son of Distorted Humor was a […]

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Midnight Bisou Ruled Out Of Dubai World Cup Bid; Mucho Gusto, Tacitus Stay Overseas

Champion mare Midnight Bisou, a gallant second in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup, will head home to the United States this week rather than turning back in four weeks for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Steve Asmussen-trained mare joins Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security in deciding not to pursue […]

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Unraced Since 2019 Dubai World Cup, Gunnevera Returns To Gulfstream West

Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, unraced since finishing third in the 2019 Dubai World Cup (G1), is back in South Florida with trainer Antonio Sano. A winner of more than $5.5 million along with a second-place finish in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Gunnevera has worked twice for Sano at Gulfstream Park West. The 6-year-old […]

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