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O’Brien nominees to DWC bonanza worth watching
Author: Howard Wright
15/02/2018
It costs nothing to be polite, so they say. It costs exactly the same to make initial nominations to the nine races on Dubai World Cup night, which probably explains why so many connections politely decided they should show their respect for the world’s richest programme and get in at the earl....
Seeking a Historical
Seeking a Historical First, World Approval Aims at
Author: Michele MacDonald
15/02/2018
From the very beginning, America’s red, white and blue colors have been woven throughout the history of the Dubai World Cup, with brilliant winners from Cigar through Arrogate traveling to the Middle East to achieve landmark victories in the desert. But over all these years, no American-traine....
Centenary to be cele
Centenary to be celebrated with 100 races
Author: Derek Thompson
15/02/2018
IT’S GOING to be an incredible tenth year for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s birth, there will be 100 races run around the world in 2018! These will include ten races each for the HH Sheikha Fatima Lady Jockeys’ and Apprentic....
Equine events forcin
Equine events forcing a gallop across the Emirates
Author: Duane Fonseca
15/02/2018
There's so many equestrian events happening simultaneously across the length and breadth of the UAE that if you are a fan of ‘horsey’ sport, and by that we don’t mean just racing, you’d need a kind of device to teleport from one emirate to another. But that’s not happen....
Amazing exploits of
Amazing exploits of the wonder of the world known
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
15/02/2018
FAMILIARITY may indeed breed contempt, but in the case of the incredible Jorge Ricardo, ignorance may well have contrived to produce not far off a similar outcome. Make no mistake: the Brazilian legend’s feat in last week reclaiming the world record for career victories is nothing short of sta....
Supporting Stamina B
Supporting Stamina But Harming Heritage
Author: John Berry
15/02/2018
One of the stranger announcements in the British Isles during the current spate of strange announcements has been the innovation which will see a £1 million bonus being given to the connections of any horse who can win a series of four of the best staying races in England. In one sense we shou....
Interesting Times As
It is widely believed that there exists an ancient Chinese curse: ‘May you live in interesting times!’ At first glance these words may seem like a benediction, but closer inspection reveals that they are anything but that. It seems fair to assume that these interesting times might be tim....
Edwulf back as a win
Edwulf back as a winner
Author: Derek Thompson
08/02/2018
FAIRYTALES do come true and that was certainly the case at Leopardstown last Sunday when Edwulf, the horse who nearly died, sprang an incredible 33-1 success in the Irish Gold Cup. It was at Cheltenham last march that Edwulf collapsed at the final fence in the National Hunt chase and as the screens ....
Godolphin’s Blue Tea
Godolphin’s Blue Team Dreaming Red Roses with Aver
Author: Michele MacDonald
08/02/2018
The blue clad team of Godolphin likely is dreaming of red these days; red as in the roses given to the Kentucky Derby winner. Godolphin’s homebred Avery Island scampered to a handy score in the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on February 3, earning ten qualifying points for the Derby and lo....
World Cup card takin
World Cup card taking shape
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
08/02/2018
THE DUBAI WORLD CUP may not be the world’s richest race anymore but it was certainly uppermost in the thoughts of the people responsible for the horses who chased home the now retired Gun Runner in the recent Pegasus World Cup. Last year’s Champion US 3yo, West Coast and late running Gun....
World Cup takes step
World Cup takes step up in rankings
Author: Howard Wright
08/02/2018
The world’s Best Racehorse Rankings have rightly come in for criticism, not least from fellow columnist Nicholas Godfrey, for their less than perfect naming, which, based on the 2017 placings of Arrogate and Gun Runner, would seem more appropriate if they were called the World’s Best Rac....
The action continues
The action continues with Benbatl winning his batt
Author: Duane Fonseca
08/02/2018
The action at Meydan was tremendous last week with the Dubai World Cup Carnival coughing up names that are bound to shine on the Dubai World Cup card. And although it might still be too early to suggest we are looking at potential candidates who will snap up races on the DWC card, the performance of....
Gun Runner Soars to
Gun Runner Soars to Horse of Year Title, Pegasus R
Author: Michele MacDonald
01/02/2018
In a matter of moments he was shouting with victorious elation in the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park and then fighting back tears. The word he kept returning to, when trying to describe what it meant to win the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes with Gun Runner, who just two....
Gun Runner: a true c
Gun Runner: a true champion on the track and at th
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
01/02/2018
REVENGE may be a dish best served cold, but Gun Runner’s version looked pretty hot stuff to me. After the debate surrounding Arrogate’s status as (allegedly) the ‘World’s Best Racehorse’ following the recent world rankings ceremony, his Breeders’ Cup conqueror cou....
Another exciting nig
Another exciting night on the cards as the Carniva
Author: Duane Fonseca
01/02/2018
A cracker of a night can be expected at Meydan this Thursday with a brace of Group Two Thoroughbred turf contests and a Group One for Purebred Arabians headlining a seven race carnival card that promises to be as exciting as last weekend. The Al Rashidiya and Al Fahidi Fort will each feature some of....
Al Quoz must fight o
Al Quoz must fight off Challenge blow
Author: Howard Wright
01/02/2018
Just when the Al Quoz Sprint, the most progressive race on Dubai World Cup night in terms of quality, appeared to have reached its rightful position in the international reckoning, along comes a blow from left field that the Meydan team with responsibility for spotting overseas talent will have to r....
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15 Feb 2018
Issue Number: Issue 636
Appleby hopes to do Godolphin proud by winning first Epsom Derby for royal blue silks
Forca Barza! Mickael keen to slay opponents with his Talismanic
De Sousa’s always chasing after the Silvestre lining
Group One hungry Lemartinel won’t go to work without lucky charm
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