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Competition bites from Dubai to Hong Kong
Author: Howard Wright
10/05/2018
The premier leagues in European football might have been sewn up weeks ago, but international competition in horse racing has never been hotter. Not if the events of the last couple of months from Dubai to Hong Kong are any indication. It was always going to be difficult for overseas trainers at thi....
Conditions against M
Conditions against Meydan stars
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
10/05/2018
Say what you like about the Kentucky Derby, but last weekend’s results at Churchill Downs will surely be taken in America as further evidence that Dubai is not the place to prepare horses for the Triple Crown. Let me be clear on this: I don’t think that’s entirely fair, as there we....
Further evidence...o
Further evidence...or am I a bit biased about the
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
05/04/2018
LAST WEEK’S column was all about track bias; specifically, the inside speed bias that has dominated proceedings on the Meydan dirt strip at this year’s Dubai carnival. This column, too, is largely about bias, albeit now with the evidence of another brilliant Dubai World Cup card to consi....
Pointers to bright f
Pointers to bright future on World Cup night
Author: Howard Wright
05/04/2018
New names, old names; horses coming from behind to win, others following the golden Meydan dirt highway by scorching away from the front; track records by the barrowload; and a scare or two before class prevailed. The 23rd staging of Dubai World Cup night had something for everyone. Everyone except ....
Thunder Snow, Mendel
Thunder Snow, Mendelssohn Burst Through Boundaries
Author: Michele MacDonald
05/04/2018
“A GOOD horse can run over broken glass.” That saying is an old and reverential American salute to extraordinarily talented runners we see only occasionally, those that can compete and win over any surfaces and in any kind of conditions. The simple yet colourful words are sometimes attri....
Attention switches f
Attention switches from Meydan to Hollywood
Author: Derek Thompson
05/04/2018
It is not easy to follow such an incredible event as Dubai World Cup night but we can because this weekend we are in Los Angeles for the Darleys: the American Arabian racing awards! There is no finer setting than the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, yes the same venue that hosts the glittering ....
The Right Start?
The Right Start?
Author: John Berry
05/04/2018
You know how sometimes you watch commercial TV stations and find that it seems as if it’s all advertisements? Well, you might think that that was the case on At The Races in Britain last Thursday night when, impossible though this sounds, there were two ‘ad breaks’ between the star....
We Shall Remember Th
We Shall Remember Them
Author: John Berry
31/03/2018
Having taken the opportunity in this column both before and after the Cheltenham Festival to moan about the renaming of the Mildmay of Flete Steeplechase, I suppose it had to happen: the news broke last week that Fred Winter’s name too seems likely to be dropped next year from the race which c....
The big day is upon
The big day is upon us
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
31/03/2018
DEADLINES, deadlines, deadlines. So the Dubai World Cup meeting is almost upon us and by the time you read this, you’ll know the final fields and post position draw. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the latter remains an unknown and a potentially crucial unknown at that, one that largely....
Home from home for S
Home from home for Sheikhzayedroad and Simcock
Author: Howard Wright
31/03/2018
SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD: the most famous thoroughfare in the UAE, so how fitting that the horse named after the highway connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi should have become such a fixture at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. Not even local hero Reynaldothewizard can match the record of Sheikhzayedroad, who on....
Can North America la
Can North America land World Cup?
Author: Derek Thompson
31/03/2018
SATISH SEEMAR and Richard Mullen are great ambassadors for the sport of racing and the UAE, so wouldn’t it be fitting if this top trainer and jockey combination could pull off the biggest win of their careers with North America in the Emirates Dubai World Cup? It’s a massive task but tha....
Champion American Ma
Champion American Mare Seeking a Forever Place in
Author: Michele MacDonald
31/03/2018
DALLAS STEWART picked up the pace of his jog through dew laden grass at Meydan in the cool darkness before dawn on Sunday morning, but he still couldn’t keep up with his champion Forever Unbridled. The big bay mare stepped out in front of him while accompanied by a pony on the dirt track, her ....
North America’s succ
North America’s success under Seemar should work w
Author: Duane Fonseca
31/03/2018
I T’S FINALLY here: On Saturday, nine races that make up the Dubai World Cup card, which boasts of a staggering $30million in prize money, will be contested by horses for connections far and wide. As ever, it’s going to be brilliant. There’s no doubt about that. And even racing con....
Champions, Baffert,
Champions, Baffert, Brown Leading American Team to
Author: Michele MacDonald
22/03/2018
ATRIO of champions will spearhead the American challenge for prizes on the Dubai World Cup card this year while Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert seeks a fourth gold whip with a double pronged entry in the headline event. Already the leader among international trainers based outside Dubai with three ....
Calls for extended s
Calls for extended season sure to resound
Author: Howard Wright
22/03/2018
THEY SAY it’s not over until the fat lady sings, and with the magnificent spectacle of Dubai World Cup night still to come, that’s true. But as far as the majority of UAE-based owners, trainers and jockey are concerned, the fat lady, or her equivalent, will sing for the last time this se....
Maybe Bobby Flay sho
Maybe Bobby Flay should stick to cooking...
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
22/03/2018
BOBBY FLAY is one of the most famous celebrity chefs in the world, a good mate of Gordon Ramsay and virtually a one man industry with a host of TV shows to his name. He is also an enthusiastically high profile racehorse owner, including a share in the 2016 Belmont Stakes winner Creator and plenty mo....
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11 Jun 2018
Issue Number: Issue 645
Seemar can only hope for another upward performance from North America
Dubai playing a key role in British racing, says Jockey Club boss
Busybody Tadhg looks to scale mountains after climbing Hills
Nass’ trial and error style seems to be working wonders for him
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