Game On Dude Headlines Tough Field Entered for Pacific Classic

Five-million-dollar earner Game On Dude will break from Post 11 Sunday at Del Mar in a field of 13 in the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, the richest race in the west for older horses. The 6-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again has twice come up short in the 10-furlong headliner, running fourth in 2011, then […]

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Field of 13 Will Take Aim at TVG Pacific Classic

A field of 13 has been entered for Sunday’s Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic. Post positions will be drawn Wednesday evening for the 23rd running of the signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting at a draw party starting at 6:30 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe. […]

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Dullahan Sharp in Drill for Pacific Classic

Dullahan went five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 59 seconds Sunday morning, best of twelve workouts at the distance in preparation for his title defense in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday, August 25. Jerry Crawford, head of Donegal Racing ownership group, said that Dullahan, a  4-year-old son of Even the Score, would […]

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Competitive Field Taking Shape for TVG Pacific Classic

So on the eve of commencement of the Pacific Classic fortnight, here’s a preliminary look at the 23rd running of Del Mar’s signature event which carries the only remaining seven-figure purse on the Southern California circuit. Connections for Dullahan have announced intentions for a title defense in the race and when jockey Joel Rosario accepted […]

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Julie Cauthen’s Swan Song with Donegal

Earlier this month Julie Cauthen announced her pending departure as Chief Operating Officer for Donegal Racing, having accepted the newly formed position of Director of Client Development for Keeneland. Before leaving her Donegal post, however, she is enjoying one final hoorah with the partnership in Dubai as their flashy chestnut colt, Dullahan, goes for a […]

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Talented Field of 13 Set for Dubai World Cup

A field of 13 will line up March 30 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), which will be run at Meydan Racecourse. Hunter’s Light, one of three Godolphin runners in the race, drew the number four post position, and was made the 7-2 morning line favorite. Monterosso, the defending World Cup champion, drew […]

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Rising to the Surface: American ‘Lag’ at Meydan Due to Tapeta?

A recent article in Abu Dhabi’s The National questioned whether America’s relative lack of success in the Dubai World Cup meeting since its move to Meydan (one win in 25 runners since 2010) is connected to trainers’ unwillingness to prepare horses for the Tapeta surface at Meydan. In fact, that single American winner was Kinsale […]

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Stevens To Pilot Dullahan in Dubai World Cup

Donegal Racing President Jerry Crawford announced today that Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens will ride Dullahan in the March 30 Group I Dubai World Cup. Crawford said, “We are thrilled to have a rider of Gary’s caliber. Gary is a great communicator who will work closely with us to make sure Dullahan gets the […]

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Godolphin Has Historic Day at Meydan; Romans’ Horses No Factor

Super Saturday certainly lived up to its billing, especially for Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor who combined to win four of the seven Thoroughbred races, including both the Group 1 features. These were landmark victories for the Godolphin team with Hunter’s Light providing Godolphin trainers with their 200th Group 1/Grade 1 winner in the […]

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