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Third Time’s The Charm: X Y Jet Delivers In Dubai Golden Shaheen

After finishing second in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet finally got the win in the $2.5 million sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. The 7-year-old son of Kantharos sped six furlongs in 1:10.75 under Emisael Jaramillo, defeating Matera Sky […]

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U.S. Dubai World Cup Contingent Must Handle Thunder Snow, ‘Ruthless’ Striding North America

In front of the gigantic futuristic Meydan grandstand the Dubai World Cup will be the spectacular conclusion to the richest race meeting in the world on Saturday (30 March). The 2000m G1 dirt battle has delivered a few shock results over the years. However, two established stars have been attracting most attention this year, namely […]

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Dubai Golden Shaheen ‘A Very Deep Race’ With Imperial Hint, Roy H, X Y Jet

Two years after a disastrous first trip to Dubai, trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. took no chances getting his stable star ready for a second attempt at the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Imperial Hint became very ill flying from the cold temperatures of Philadelphia to Dubai in 2017, which forced him to miss the race, so he […]

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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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Imperial Hint Voted FTBOA Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2018 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala, Fla., Monday night. The star of the night was Imperial Hint, who was named the FTBOA Florida-bred Horse of the Year, champion older male and […]

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Killybegs Captain Surprises Imperial Hint With $21.60 Pelican Upset

Count assistant trainer Rory Barron among the handful of folks who thought 5-year-old Killybegs Captain was capable of upsetting multiple-Grade I winner Imperial Hint in the 35th edition of the $100,000 Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. And maybe Barron is the guy everyone should have listened to, since he’s spent the last several weeks […]

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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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Tampa Bay Downs: Imperial Hint, X Y Jet Among Nominees For Pelican Stakes

 A trio of outstanding Florida-bred sprinters and a Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner are among 25 nominations for the 35th edition of the $100,000, 6-furlong Pelican Stakes on Feb. 16. The Pelican is for horses 4-years-old-and-upward. It is one of two sprint fixtures on the Feb. 16 program, along with the 38th edition of the $50,000, […]

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‘Cinderella Story’ Imperial Hint Takes Aim On Dubai Golden Shaheen

Luis Carvajal, Jr., still has a hard time describing the impact Imperial Hint has had on his training operation. “I can’t really put into words how this horse makes you feel,” Carvajal said Tuesday morning outside the 5-year-old’s stall on the Tampa Bay Downs backside. “He has taken me and my family and our friends […]

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Miller’s Double Double: Roy H Powerful In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Repeat

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H has now won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for two years in a row, emulating his Peter Miller-trained stablemate Stormy Liberal from the Turf Sprint earlier on the card. Sent off as the second choice at 5-2, the 6-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready covered six furlongs over […]

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