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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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Thunder Snow, Al Wukair Among Six Entered For G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois

Hamdan al Maktoum’s 4-year-old Taareef and Al Shaqab Racing’s 3-year-old Al Wukair (IRE), headline the field for Sunday’s straight course, one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le Buffard – Jacques Le Marois (G1), with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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Thunder Snow Back On Top With ‘Monster’ Prix Jean Prat Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow, now infamous for his bucking episode at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, continued along the path to redemption with a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jean Prat Stakes at Chantilly. Under regular rider Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Helmet led all the way to cover the one […]

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‘We Are Really Enjoying It’: Godolphin Scores Group 1 Double Tuesday At Royal Ascot

Despite all the upheaval Sheikh Mohammad’s Godolphin Racing has gone through in the past month, including the well-publicized spat between trainer Saeed bin Suroor and chief executive John Ferguson, and subsequent loss of the latter, the organization came together to score a pair of Group 1 victories on the first day of the Royal Ascot […]

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Royal Ascot Schedule: When Are The U.S.-Based Horses Running?

The Royal Ascot meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20, and a number of U.S. runners will be putting in bids to repeat the success of Tepin in last year’s Queen Anne Stakes. For the first time, NBC Sports will be broadcasting live coverage of the full five-day meeting, which runs through Saturday, June 24, running […]

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Churchill Aims For Third Straight Group 1 Victory In St. James’s Palace Stakes

Aidan O’Brien reports Churchill‘s preparation to have gone to plan ahead of his bid for a fifth successive Group One triumph in Tuesday’s St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Galileo colt has won seven of his eight lifetime starts, with his only defeat coming on his racecourse debut. He broke his maiden at […]

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Thunder Snow Set For Rematch With Churchill At Royal Ascot

The top two finishers in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas will face each other once again next week at Royal Ascot. According to a report at Irishracing.com, both Churchill and Thunder Snow – the Guineas winner and runner-up, respectively – are set to line up in the G1 St. James’s Palace Stakes June 20. The race is one […]

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