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Dubai Performances Land On World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Just Not On Top

While there are no changes at the top of the second edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018, there are numerous newcomers overall, including multiple winners from Dubai World Cup night.  After their performances in Dubai, THUNDER SNOW (IRE) [123] and BENBATL (GB) [123] are part of a quartet in the co-fourth position. Thunder Snow defeated WEST COAST (USA) […]

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Thunder Snow “Congela” A Sus Rivales Con Una Contundente Victoria En La Dubai World Cup

La jornada clásica de Meydan se había convertido en casi un arrase para los clásicos colores de Godolphin. Sin embargo, lo mejor aún estaba por venir. Un planteamiento de carrera totalmente diferente y una condición física inmejorable se conjugaron para que Thunder Snow ganara de punta a punta la Dubai World Cup (G1, $10,000,000), la […]

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North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record

The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]

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Thunder Snow Looms Large In Dubai’s Al Maktoum Challenge

Super Saturday, the second biggest fixture of the UAE horseracing season, is upon us. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on that ultra-valuable occasion when US$30 million will be distributed in prize money. […]

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‘Thunder’ And ‘Lightning’ Dominate Thursday’s Dubai World Cup Carnival Program

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Gulf News (G2) over 1900m on the dirt. Won by Godolphin’s multiple G1 winner Thunder Snow, whose appropriately named half-sister Winter Lightning had landed the UAE 1000 Guineas earlier in the evening. Victorious in […]

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Thunder Snow, Heavy Metal Square Off In Al Maktoum Challenge – Round 2

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor […]

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Heavy Metal Rocks Thunder Snow In Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 1

Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G2), presented by Longines Gents Master Collection, over 1600m on dirt and won emphatically by Heavy Metal, a second winner on the card for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who was present. Saddled by […]

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Thunder Snow Headlines Al Maktoum Challenge-R1 As Dubai World Cup Carnival Gets Underway

The eagerly awaited 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening with a star-studded seven-race card highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for both Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians, each over 1600m on the dirt and upgraded Singspiel Stakes (G3). Eight have been declared for the Thoroughbred Group 2 […]

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Soumillon’s ‘Everest’: Jockey Sets New European Record For Single-Season Wins

French jockey Christophe Soumillon has set a new record in Europe, riding 302 winners in a calendar year to best the tally of 301 set by Pierre-Charles Boudot in 2016. According to racinguk.com, the 36-year-old Soumillon plans to continue riding for at least another decade. “I can’t explain exactly why,” Soumillon said when asked why he pursued […]

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Al Wukair Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Success In Prix Jacques Le Marois

Al Wukair beat stablemate Inns Of Court by the narrowest of margins to give Frankie Dettori success in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville and earn an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Del Mar. The Andre Fabre-trained duo crossed the line in unison, with the front-running Thunder Snow narrowly […]

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