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Dubai World Cup: Entire US Contingent Looking Strong

“He’s five lengths better this year than he was this time last year,” Art Sherman said. Son and assistant to Art Sherman, Alan Sherman says “he’s a monster.” Alan is part of the team that traveled to Dubai early with World Cup entrant California Chrome. The 2014 Horse of the Year was favored with bookmakers […]

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Sherman: California Chrome ‘Picture Of Health’ Before Dubai World Cup

When trainer Art Sherman arrived in Dubai Monday, his first order of business was to get some rest after a halfway-around-the-world flight. When he couldn’t sleep, he headed for the barn in the middle of the night to be reunited with the pride of his stable. “I said, ‘hey Chrome, what are you doing?’ and […]

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Retirement Not On The Agenda For Rejuvenated Dettori

Coming off one of the best years of his career, jockey Frankie Dettori is looking forward to the 2016 flat season with great enthusiasm. Dettori, who currently is gearing up for a busy Dubai World Cup Day, said in an interview with The Express that he has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. “I’m five years […]

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Champion Tepin Moves Up To Third In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The heroes of last weekend’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” stakes – Danzing Candy in the San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park and Destin in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs – each won convincingly enough to crack the top five in this week’s latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) […]

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Mshawish To Taylor Made In 2017; Has ‘Big Chance’ In Dubai After Final U.S. Workout

Taylor Made Stallions announced a deal on Friday for the Nicholasville, Kentucky-based stud farm to stand Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish in 2017. The multiple Grade 1-winning son of Medaglia d’Oro is set to retire at the end of the 2016 season. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand such an exciting horse as […]

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Valid ‘Looking Good’ After Troubled Trip In Gulfstream Park Handicap

Other than some minor scrapes and cuts, Crossed Sabres Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winner Valid emerged from Saturday’s $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in good order, trainer Marcus Vitali said Sunday. Making his fourth start of the Championship Meet, the 6-year-old gelding went to his knees in mid-stretch after clipping heels with Anchor Down while making […]

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Dubai World Cup ‘Very High On The Radar’ For Donn Victor Mshawish

An impressive and rare Grade 1 winner on both turf and dirt thanks to his victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1), Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish has given his connections plenty to think about when it comes to his next start. The 6-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro will run next on the Dubai World Cup […]

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Mshawish Coasts To G1 Dirt Victory In Donn Handicap

Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish demonstrated his dirt ability for the second time on Saturday, capturing his first Grade I on the surface in the prestigious Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro won in convincing fashion, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.89 for trainer Todd Pletcher. For the first time […]

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Mshawish, Keen Ice Top Classy Field Of Eight For G1 Donn Handicap

Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish is scheduled for an attempt to establish himself among the rarest of Thoroughbreds Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1). Should the Todd Pletcher-trained 6-year-old succeed in prevailing over seven rivals, including two stablemates and Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice, he would join the elite group of Thoroughbreds […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘I Never Thought I Could Actually Do It’

Serious doubts accompanied Mshawish as he entered the gate for the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes last Saturday; he went off as the third choice in the field of five. The Grade 1 winner on turf had only one prior start on the dirt — a fourth in the Cigar Mile. When Mshawish rallied from last […]

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