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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Best He’s Ever Been’ Ahead Of Met Mile Try

New York-bred Horse of the Year Mind Your Biscuits, winner of the Group 1 Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 31, turned in his first workout at Belmont Park since returning from a few weeks of freshening at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, and is pointing to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan […]

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‘Courageous,’ ‘Competitive’ Rayya Could Be First Kentucky Oaks Winner From UAE Races

UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G2) winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Considered the top Thoroughbred 3-year-old based in Dubai this winter, she won two of her four races, including the aforementioned 1900m Oaks […]

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UAE Derby Runner-Up Rayya Headed To Baffert In U.S., Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Mendelssohn ran an exceptionally impressive race in Saturday’s Group 2 UAE Derby at Meydan, but the race’s runner-up, Rayya, could be a big threat on the first Friday in May. The filly was beaten 18 1/2 lengths by Mendelssohn, but finished three lengths ahead of American runner Reride, whose form was recently flattered by the […]

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Thunder Snow Well Clear Of West Coast In Dubai World Cup

For the seventh time, Godolphin blue crossed the wire first in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Thunder Snow, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, demanded the lead and never gave an inch, flying under the wire 5 3/4 lengths clear of American champion West Coast. The 4-year-old son of Helmet won the UAE Derby in 2017, […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Flies By X Y Jet For Golden Shaheen Repeat

For the second year in a row, Mind Your Biscuits will be leaving the UAE with some new hardware for his trophy cabinet. The 5-year-old son of Posse came flying from last in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Shaheen to cross the wire a head in front of a very game X Y Jet. Trained by […]

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Godolphin’s Jungle Cat Takes Al Quoz Over Stormy Liberal, Conquest Tsunami

The Godolphin-owned Jungle Cat ran down American frontrunner Conquest Tsunami in the late stages of Saturday’s Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, stealing victory by a half-length. Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal came up to get second on the inside for American trainer Peter Miller, while his stablemate Conquest Tsunami had to […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Saturdays In UAE, Florida

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the $10 million Dubai World Cup, which has drawn a competitive field including some of the United States’ top dirt stars. Last year’s winning trainer Bob Baffert has sent over champion West Coast as well as Mubtaahij in his quest for a repeat victory, while Breeders’ Cup […]

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Miller Quartet ‘Sharp’ Ahead Of Dubai Sprint Starts

Carrying jockey Victor Espinoza, who is best known in Dubai as the rider of 2016 Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome, Conquest Tsunami breezed about 600m before dawn on Tuesday morning, streaking over the Meydan dirt in his last serious workout before the Al Quoz Sprint. Trainer Peter Miller oversaw the move down the stretch while standing […]

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Seemar Living The ‘Dream’ With North America In Dubai

As Dubai’s senior trainer, Satish Seemar has experienced all the massive changes in the Emirates racing landscape, and he could be forgiven for taking another big night at Meydan as a matter of course. Yet, with five runners to saddle on Saturday, he is approaching the world’s richest single day’s racing with the enthusiasm of […]

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‘Old Warrior’ Mubtaahij Back On Familiar Ground For Dubai World Cup

If Mubtaahij could speak, he would most likely say “been there, done that” about his foray for the US $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Almost half of the 6-year-old son of Dubawi’s 22 career efforts have been at Meydan, and he was the runner-up to North American champion California Chrome in the […]

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