uae derby

Yulong Warrior Ready For First U.S. Start In Shared Belief Stakes

Yulong Warrior, a Florida-bred son of Street Cry, returns to his home country for Saturday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes and to resume a career that has thus far taken him to Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Purchased for $180,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2016 by the China-based Yulong Stable, Yulong Warrior made […]

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Boosts Prize Money By 12 Percent

The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for […]

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Dubai World Cup Purse Boosted To $12 Million; $35 Million Now Up For Grabs On World’s Richest Day Of Racing

On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US$30 million to US$35 million. Its namesake race, the Group 1 Dubai World Cup […]

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Mendelssohn Headed Back Stateside: O’Brien Plans U.S. Prep For Classic Contender

UAE Derby winner and the celebrated half-brother to Beholder and Into Mischief, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn is now being pointed for a U.S.-based prep race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports Racenews on Twitter. “He’ll have one run on the dirt in America two months before the Classic at somewhere like Saratoga,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien, who invited […]

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‘Different Level Of Intensity’: O’Brien Talks Disappointing Derby 144 With Mendelssohn

After Mendelssohn annihilated the field in the UAE Derby, he was made second choice in the 20-horse field for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Super-trainer Aidan O’Brien and his top jockey Ryan Moore both made the trip to Louisville for Saturday’s race, skipping out on the 2,000 Guineas in order to do so […]

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‘Courageous,’ ‘Competitive’ Rayya Could Be First Kentucky Oaks Winner From UAE Races

UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G2) winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Considered the top Thoroughbred 3-year-old based in Dubai this winter, she won two of her four races, including the aforementioned 1900m Oaks […]

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Mendelssohn, O’Brien Stablemates ‘Settled In Great’ After Diverted Flight

The winners of the UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) and UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G3) have arrived at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, for their respective tilts in the US $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks on Saturday and Friday, respectively. […]

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Moore ‘Fascinated’ By Kentucky Derby, Likely To Choose Mendelssohn Over A 2000 Guineas Mount

Aidan O’Brien expects Ryan Moore to partner Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby over riding in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. Moore has had a long-held ambition to win the Churchill Downs spectacular, and appears to have every chance after Mendelssohn put up a breathtaking performance in running away with the UAE Derby at Meydan last month. […]

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Classic Choices: Will Moore Take Derby Mount On Mendelssohn, Or Ride 2000 Guineas?

Even by his remarkable standards, the first weekend in May could be huge for trainer Aidan O’Brien, with Mendelssohn firmly on target to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. There has been plenty of discussion about whether Ryan Moore will ride at Newmarket or in America, but O’Brien is in no rush to […]

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Justify, Mendelssohn Take Top Two Spots In Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Four weeks in advance of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), lightly-raced and unbeaten Santa Anita Derby winner Justify closed as a resounding 3-1 favorite in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert’s late-blooming Justify improved his record to a perfect 3-for-3 on Saturday with a three-length victory over […]

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