international horse racing

Dubai World Cup appears a contentious international affair

The 2012 Group 1 US$10million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, the world’s most valuable horse race, looks wide open with the maximum field of 14 declared for the 2,000m all-weather feature. American trainer Bill Mott won the inaugural running with Cigar back in 1996 and looks to make history again when saddling Royal […]

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Jockey Hayley Turner gets first shot at making history in Dubai

Hayley Turner is a woman used to breakthroughs and another could be coming her way as she attempts to be the first to ride a winner on Dubai World Cup night aboard Margot Did in the Group 1 US$1 million Al Quoz Sprint, sponsored by Emirates NBD. Chantal Sutherland will try and achieve the same […]

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Schiappa: Trust me, Baffert will be at the World Cup

Apparently, a heart attack isn’t going to keep Bob Baffert from cheering on his charge Game On Dude at Meydan during Saturday’s Dubai World Cup. As Baffert recovers in a Dubai hospital from surgery to insert stents into two arteries, Bernie Schiappa, part-owner of Game On Dude, tells the Daily Racing Form there’s little doubt […]

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Game On Dude faces questions of pace, surface in Dubai

With anticipation building for Saturday’s Dubai World Cup, Brisnet analyzes the potential pace scenario for the $10 million race that will involve two American-based runners in Royal Delta and Game On Dude.  The Meydan Tapeta has favored speed in its first two World Cups, and that may benefit Bob Baffert-trained Game On Dude: “Game on […]

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British jockey Richard Hills set for farewell at Dubai World Cup

After 33 years, British jockey Richard Hills plans to ride his last race Saturday on Dubai World Cup night.  His retirement also means the end of a 15-year stint as the go-to jockey for Sheikh Hamdan, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.  In an interview with Gulf News, Hills talks about his love of racing and his […]

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TVG offers live coverage of Dubai World Cup day

The racing world’s attention turns to Meydan Racecourse on Saturday where the sport’s richest event, the $10 million Dubai World Cup, will be contested. As fans have come to expect, TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will provide live coverage. Highlighted by the 17th running of the Dubai World Cup, Saturday’s program includes seven additional Thoroughbred races, […]

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Fields getting set for Dubai World Cup day

With less than two weeks to go before the Dubai World Cup, the fields are firming for world’s richest race and the other races on the March 31 card.  The $10 million World Cup will include U.S. shippers Game On Dude and Royal Delta as well as dual hemisphere star So You Think, Transcend from […]

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Racing Post: Breeders’ Cup keen on attracting Black Caviar

The Racing Post says the Breeders’ Cup has made overtures to Black Caviar’s connections, expressing an interest in having the undefeated Australian sprinter make the journey to California this fall for the 2012 event at Santa Anita.  Trainer Peter Moody has made no indication he’s planning to come to the U.S., following Black Caviar’s first […]

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HRTV, HRRN this weekend: Tampa Bay Derby plus international coverage

Both HRTV and the Horse Racing Radio Network plan to be on site for Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby – a key prep for the Kentucky Derby.  The networks will also offer coverage of international racing this weekend. HRTV’s Carolyn Conley will be at Palermo Racecourse in Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday for the Gran Premio Latinoamericano, […]

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Cecil: A Black Caviar-Frankel matchup would be ‘lovely’

Last month, Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody said he would be up for a clash with the world’s other top-rated Thoroughbred, Frankel, if things worked out in Britain this summer.  This week, Frankel’s trainer Henry Cecil said he’d be game as well.  But since Cecil is mostly looking to stretch out Frankel beyond a mile […]

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