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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent Now,’ Ready To Return To Training

Unraced since finishing third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30, multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera is set for an imminent return to training at Gulfstream Park West. “Gunnevera will be here Monday,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He had a fracture in his left hind leg, but he’s 100 percent now.” Sano said […]

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Gunnevera Ruled Out Of Woodward After Missing Planned Workout

Trainer Antonio Sano cancelled a planned workout for Gunnevera at Gulfstream Park West Sunday morning, ruling out a start in the Aug. 31 Woodward (G1) at Saratoga. Gunnevera, a multiple-graded stakes winner who has earned more than $5 million, had previously missed a planned start in the Aug. 3 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga with a […]

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Gunnevera Missed Training Due To Foot Bruising, Out Of Whitney

Gunnevera has not worked since June 15 at Gulfstream Park West, and drf.com reports that the Antonio Sano trainee missed several weeks of training with a foot bruise. “I had to give him a little break due to a bruising in one of his hind feet, but he is scheduled to work again tomorrow,” Sano said. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul jumped to No. 3 (165 votes) after the second week of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his stirring win on Saturday evening in the Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs, the first North American “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division. Seeking the Soul trails […]

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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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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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‘All Going Right’ This Year With Dubai World Cup Hopeful Gunnevera

Unlike in 2018, there is much more of a spring to the step to all those associated with Dubai World Cup hopeful Gunnevera this year – including the horse himself. The leading light of Antonio Sano’s stable set off for the race 12 months ago in the richest of form only for everything to unravel […]

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Dubai World Cup Notes: Yoshida ‘Built Like A Dirt Horse,’ Seeking The Soul ‘A Prize Fighter’

Horse racing notes on the Dubai World Cup contenders for Tuesday, March 26: Audible—Audible hit the Meydan dirt track after 7:00 a.m. and put in a steady gallop under exercise rider Amelia Green, who is overseeing the colt’s preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher […]

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Likely Dubai World Cup Fields: Pegasus Runners Take Their Shot In $12 Million Race

The likely field for the 2019 Dubai World Cup includes five US-based contenders, four of them coming directly out of the Pegasus World Cup. Pegasus runner-up Seeking the Soul, fifth-place finisher Audible and sixth-place finisher Gunnevera are all expected to start, as is Yoshida, whose last race was the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, […]

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