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Thunder Snow A No-Go For Classic But May Seek Dubai Three-Peat

Two-time Dubai World Cup winner and last year’s 3rd-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Thunder Snow, will not compete in this year’s Classic, his trainer told ITV. Saeed bin Suroor said that while the 5-year-old son of Helmet is getting some rest, if all goes well he’ll be pointed for another campaign next season, […]

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Newly-Announced Saudi Cup Takes Over Title Of World’s Richest Race

The world has a new richest race, with the announcement of the creation of the $20 million Saudi Cup, to be run at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on February 29th, 2020. Details of the contest were announced by Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, chairman of the Jockey Club Of Saudi Arabia, at a […]

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‘Super Fit’ Thunder Snow To Remain In New York, Target Woodward

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow was scratched from the G1 Whitney Stakes on Saturday morning after developing a fever, but trainer Saeed bin Suroor told drf.com that the colt will be remaining in New York for the Aug. 31 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. “He recovered good, no problem, he will run at the of the month,” Suroor said. […]

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Thunder Snow ‘Seems To Be Thriving’ At Saratoga Ahead Of Whitney

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow returned to the main track on Sunday for his last major work heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap. With exercise rider Walter Lynch up, the 5-year-old breezed seven furlongs in 1:27.31 to the delight of Tommy Burns, traveling assistant for conditioner Saeed bin Suroor. “He’s […]

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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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Classic: Thunder Snow Back On U.S. Soil, Gearing Up For Whitney Bid

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow, back-to-back winner of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, cleared quarantine and enjoyed his first gallop on the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on Saturday, August 3 […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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Gunnevera Goes ‘Very Easy’ In First Breeze Since Dubai World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera registered his first work Saturday morning since finishing third March 30 in the Dubai World Cup (G1), going a leisurely half mile at Gulfstream Park West in :51. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Woodward (G1), Gunnevera returned from Dubai and was given time off in […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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Thunder Snow By A Game Nose For History-Making Dubai World Cup Double

He was the first horse to win the UAE Derby and Dubai World Cup in consecutive seasons, and now Godolphin homebred Thunder Snow has become the first horse to win two editions of the Dubai World Cup. In 2018, Christophe Soumillon sent the Saeed bin Suroor trainee to the front and never looked back, but […]

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