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Seeking The Soul ‘Keeping That Edge’ Ahead Of Dubai World Cup Try

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul took another step forward toward the Group 1 $10 million Dubai world Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30 with a half-mile breeze on Friday morning at the Fair Grounds. Runner-up in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational last out, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) went the […]

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X Y Jet Targets Third Dubai Journey With Gulfstream Prep

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet headlines Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, seeking to punch his ticket for a third trip to Dubai. The popular 7-year-old gelding finished second twice in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), a neck behind Muarrab in 2016 and a head behind Mind Your Biscuits […]

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Imperial Hint ‘Full Of Run,’ To Use Tampa Stakes As Prep For Dubai Golden Shaheen

Imperial Hint, one of the top dirt sprinters in the world, is taking aim on Dubai and a chance at redemption on multiple levels. Two years ago, the son of Imperialism ventured across the world for the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), but was scratched the week of the race with a fever. He also has […]

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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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Third Time’s The Charm? ‘Fragile’ X Y Jet Again Aims For Dubai Golden Shaheen

Multiple graded-stakes winner X Y Jet breezed five furlongs Saturday morning for a planned start in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park. The popular 7-year-old gray gelding broke from the starting gate under Emisael Jaramillo and covered the distance in 1:00 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training center in Palm […]

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Crisford Upbeat While Realistic Over Return To Dubai In Different Role

Trainer Simon Crisford, the former racing manager for Godolphin for more than two decades – including more than 200 Grade/Group 1s — has returned in a big way. Once a mainstay of the Dubai racing scene, he resurfaces as head conditioner of a burgeoning yard and appears primed for what could be a game-changing winter […]

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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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Violence Colt Walking Thunder One To Watch En Route To UAE Derby

Two-year-olds are always exciting this time of year, especially as the season heads down the road to the world’s richest dirt race for 3-year-olds, the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2) on Mar. 30. Sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, the 1900m (1 3/16-mile) fixture has quite often been won or placed in by horses […]

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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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