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Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow Arrives At Belmont For Gold Cup Bid

Godolphin’s Group 1 Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow has settled into the quarantine barn for his bid in next weekend’s Jockey Club Gold Cup. The 4-year-old Irish-bred Helmet colt arrived at Belmont from England around 3 a.m. Friday, where his training will be overseen by Tommy Burns, traveling manager to trainer Saeed bin Suroor. […]

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Reigning Champion 3-Year-Old West Coast Breezes Half-Mile At Del Mar

West Coast, last seen racing in March in Dubai, is back at work in Southern California. The 4-year-old son of Flatter breezed a half-mile Tuesday at Del Mar in :48 for trainer Bob Baffert. “When he came back from Dubai, he looked like a tired horse,” Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. “He hadn’t had […]

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Juddmonte International: Thunder Snow Will ‘Need The Race,’ But Benbatl ‘In Good Form’

There were two clear stars of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse and as many clear narratives since Dubai World Cup night for Godolphin’s stars Thunder Snow and Benbatl. For the former, the world simply wanted to see him resurface after a superbly dominant lifetime-best performance in the $10 million Dubai World Cup […]

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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent’ In First Start Since Dubai World Cup

Returning from a 4 ½-month layoff, Margoth’s Gunnevera scored by 6 ½ lengths in Friday’s featured fourth race at Gulfstream, showing he hasn’t lost a step after recovering from a hoof injury. The multiple grades-stakes winner hadn’t seen action since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 31 with a nasty hoof injury. […]

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Gunnevera To Use Allowance As Stepping Stone To Woowward

Multiple-graded stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in a minute-flat at Gulfstream Park West Saturday morning in preparation for an expected return Friday at Gulfstream Park. “I’m very happy with his work,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He galloped out very good.” The workout, the fastest of 26 recorded at the distance, was the seventh in a series of workouts […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Boosts Prize Money By 12 Percent

The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for […]

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Dubai World Cup Purse Boosted To $12 Million; $35 Million Now Up For Grabs On World’s Richest Day Of Racing

On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US$30 million to US$35 million. Its namesake race, the Group 1 Dubai World Cup […]

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Gunnevera Fires Bullet At Gulfstream West, Eyes Woodward

Multiple Grade 2-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in a minute Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a return to action at Gulfstream Park in the near future. “The horse worked very well,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He went 23 (seconds), 36, 48-point-1, and five furlongs in a minute flat.” The five-furlong workout, which […]

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Thunder Snow Pointing For U.S. Campaign, Breeders’ Cup Classic

According to various reports, the connections of Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow, have their sights on a return to the U.S. later this year and ultimately a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor said the Irish-bred 4-year-old was given a break following the March […]

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Fan-Favorite Hoppertunity Goes The Distance In Brooklyn

The 7-year-old Hoppertunity has been racing against top-level competition for what seems like forever, and is showing no signs of slowing down. A 2 1/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational Handicap, the son of Any Given Saturday earned his ninth lifetime victory under Flavien Prat. Trained by Bob Baffert and sent off as […]

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