uae derby

Plus Que Parfait, Tax Under Consideration For Belmont Stakes Starts

Following an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Brendan Walsh stated that Plus Que Parfait could race in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. The son of Point of Entry, who won the Grade 2 United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his start prior to the […]

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Classic Runner-Up Toast Of New York Ready For ‘Active’ Retirement

Toast of New York has been retired once again at the age of eight, reports racingpost.com. The gelded son of Thewayyouare earned more than $2 million in his 13-start career, winning the UAE Derby in 2014 and finishing second by inches in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trained by Jamie Osborne, “Toast” was originally owned by […]

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Miller Pleased With Gray Magician; Colt On Target For Kentucky Derby Start

UAE Derby runner-up Gray Magician was originally listed as questionable for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but the sophomore son of Graydar has been working well since his return from Dubai. Peter Miller told drf.com that continued progress from the colt will give the trainer enough confidence to enter the Run for the Roses. On Saturday, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Two ‘Rednecks From Tennessee’ A ‘Perfect’ Match

Best friends since their childhood in rural Tennessee, Clint Joiner and Tyler Alexander are on the ride of a lifetime with Kentucky Derby hopeful Plus Que Parfait (a phrase meaning the past perfect verb form in French, literally translated as “more than perfect”). Alexander’s wife videoed him watching the ridgling’s UAE Derby victory: he was […]

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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Hoping For Clarity

Confusion and inconsistency continue to be the theme of Kentucky Derby prep race results, and as such neither of this weekend’s winners cracked the top ten selections in this week’s The Derby 20. Several contenders have been removed: Mind Control was withdrawn from Derby consideration and will focus on shorter races, while both Hidden Scroll […]

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Thunder Snow By A Game Nose For History-Making Dubai World Cup Double

He was the first horse to win the UAE Derby and Dubai World Cup in consecutive seasons, and now Godolphin homebred Thunder Snow has become the first horse to win two editions of the Dubai World Cup. In 2018, Christophe Soumillon sent the Saeed bin Suroor trainee to the front and never looked back, but […]

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Ortiz Doubles Up As Plus Que Parfait Digs In For UAE Derby Triumph

Trainer Brendan Walsh made a radical decision when Plus Que Parfait didn’t fire in the G2 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 16, moving the 3-year-old from the Fair Grounds to South Florida. He began planning a trip to Dubai for the son of Point of Entry, and on Saturday the Imperial Racing-owned ridgling delivered a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Dubai Spotlight, Florida Derby Showdown

This weekend sees the Grade 1 Florida Derby take center stage on the Road to the Kentucky Derby while Meydan Racecourse hosts a blockbuster Dubai World Cup card. NBC Sports will showcase the Florida Derby in a one-hour broadcast on NBCSN from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. TVG will also broadcast the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: UAE What?

The “win and you’re in” season of the Kentucky Derby is underway. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss one of this weekend’s two 100-point races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The thing is, the UAE Derby has a rather pedestrian (even awful lately) history […]

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Trio Of US-Based Runners Take On Godolphin Filly In UAE Derby

The only filly to win the UAE Derby (GII) so far, Khawlah (2011), sported the Godolphin colors, and Divine Image will be well backed to emulate her in Saturday’s $2.5 million renewal on the Dubai World Cup card. Much has changed in the interim – Meydan’s transition from Tapeta to dirt, the advent of Charlie Appleby as a Godolphin trainer, and the Kentucky Derby (GI) points system […]

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