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Thunder Snow To Enter Stud At Darley Japan

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley in Japan next year. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in […]

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Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in the May of his 2-year-old season and won easily. […]

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Champions Day: ‘Stiff Mile’ The Best Option For Globetrotting Benbatl

Saeed bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won that race with Farhh in 2013, reckons […]

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Thunder Snow A No-Go For Classic But May Seek Dubai Three-Peat

Two-time Dubai World Cup winner and last year’s 3rd-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Thunder Snow, will not compete in this year’s Classic, his trainer told ITV. Saeed bin Suroor said that while the 5-year-old son of Helmet is getting some rest, if all goes well he’ll be pointed for another campaign next season, […]

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Banned Trainer Al Zarooni Seeking ‘Pardon’ From British Horseracing Authority

Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is seeking a pardon from the British Horseracing Authority, according to mirror.co.uk, to drop the remainder of his eight-year ban for anabolic steroids. The ban was handed down in April of 2013 after 11 horses in his care tested positive for the steroids ethylestranol and stanozolol. “The past six years have been […]

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‘Super Fit’ Thunder Snow To Remain In New York, Target Woodward

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow was scratched from the G1 Whitney Stakes on Saturday morning after developing a fever, but trainer Saeed bin Suroor told drf.com that the colt will be remaining in New York for the Aug. 31 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. “He recovered good, no problem, he will run at the of the month,” Suroor said. […]

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Thunder Snow ‘Seems To Be Thriving’ At Saratoga Ahead Of Whitney

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow returned to the main track on Sunday for his last major work heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap. With exercise rider Walter Lynch up, the 5-year-old breezed seven furlongs in 1:27.31 to the delight of Tommy Burns, traveling assistant for conditioner Saeed bin Suroor. “He’s […]

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Whitney, Pacific Classic On The Table For Thunder Snow’s Next Start

Third last out in the Met Mile, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow could target major races on both coasts for the remainder of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Helmet is under consideration for either the G1 Whitney at Saratoga (Aug.3) or the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar (Aug. 17), trainer Saeed bin Suroor told attheraces.com. “Thunder […]

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Met Mile Sets Thunder Snow Against McKinzie, Coal Front In Nine-Horse Field

Annually one of the country’s most highly anticipated races, Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap offers a rousing renewal in 2019. The ‘Win and You’re In’ for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile has attracted an epic field of nine including five Grade/Group 1 winners, six millionaires and the world’s richest horse. […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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