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  • Town looks likely to strike Gold in Guineas

  • 15/02/2018

  • FIRST of two Dubai World Cup Carnival fixtures over the weekend, this evening’s seven race card is highlighted by the Group 3 UAE 2000 Guineas, with the Purebred Arabians also getting their chance, in the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah. Both races are over 1600m on the dirt. The official feature, t....
  • Five minute barrier should be target for Marathon

  • 15/02/2018

  • ROUND 3 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series is the official highlight on this seven race card and six have been declared for the 4100m handicap, including last year’s first and second. Twelve months ago, in the guise of the Al Ain Stayers’ Trophy, it was won by Balad Al Reef, trained by Abdall....
  • Opal will need to shine brighter than ever to defe

  • 15/02/2018

  • SECOND 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival fixture of the weekend and all eyes will be focussed on Opal Tiara, attempting to defend her crown and become the first dual winner of the featured Group 2 Balanchine Stakes, restricted to fillies and mares over 1800m on turf. Some of those eyes were scheduled to....
  • Reach High expected to do just that

  • 08/02/2018

  • ANOTHER tricky six race conundrum for those playing the Jebel Ali Pick Six with competitive action highlighted by a 1600m handicap. The names Godolphin and Saeed bin Suroor always pique interest at these meetings so the presence of their Reach High among the ten runners declared in the feature certa....
  • Rmmas fancied to extinguish Torch but featured Cup

  • 08/02/2018

  • A CRACKING card in the capital this evening with something for everyone but undoubtedly highlighted by the Dh2.5 million Group 1 HH the President Cup, the 2200m Purebred Arabian feature. With two previous winners in the field, as well as a host of other proven top level performers, unsurprisingly gi....
  • Bid expected to Hit The target on otherwise compet

  • 08/02/2018

  • LAST WEEK was a card for the turf enthusiasts, this week fans of dirt racing are in for a real treat but very much a case of quality over quantity. The meeting is highlighted by the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 which features not only a rematch of the winner and second from last year, but a....
  • A Championship quality performance will be require

  • 01/02/2018

  • TURF RACING aficionados are in for a real treat at this evening’s third meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup with not just the Group 2 Al Rashidiya but also the official feature, the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort and both offer the prospect of clashes over which to salivate. Inaugurated in 2000, when ....
  • A new star to emerge via proven Saturday route?

  • 01/02/2018

  • DOMESTIC action returns to Meydan for this matinee meeting and, whereas it may not have the status and prize money of a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, it has plenty to offer nonetheless and, who knows, there may be another Championship or One Man Band within its midst. Championship, who by the time ....
  • Is Nothing Moreira Likes More than Hong Kong Succe

  • 25/01/2018

  • APTLY NAMED, Nothingilikemore, lived up to top billing with a confident victory in the 1600m Hong Kong Classic Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. Local hero, Joao Moreira, steered the favourite on a wide passage into the home straight and Hong Kong’s latest star did the rest, quickening thr....
  • Maarek heading for retirement

  • 25/01/2018

  • TOP FRENCH trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, responsible for dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve, has announced she is to retire after a highly successful career lasting over 40 years. She feels the time is right to call it a day and will saddle her last runners on February 1. However, s....
  • X Y to Jet back to Meydan?

  • 25/01/2018

  • NARROW runner-up in the 2016 Golden Shaheen on the World Cup card, X Y Jet, who returned after 11 months off to win his sole 5yo outing, defending his crown in December’s Grade 3 Mr Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park, followed up in last weekend’s Sunshine Millions Sprint at the same v....
  • ‘Wizard’ will need one of his very best spells if

  • 18/01/2018

  • PUBLIC and Zabeel Stables’ huge favourite Reynaldothewizard will be the undoubted focus of attention this evening when seeking a remarkable fifth win in the Dubawi Stakes, or its equivalent, over 1200m on the dirt. In 2012 he, and regular pilot Richard Mullen, won what was then a 1200m conditi....
  • Godolphin hoping for Thunder and Snow as carnival

  • 11/01/2018

  • Somewhat unusually the Dubai World Cup Carnival kicks off with a guarantee of new names on the roll of honour for both Al Maktoum Challenge R1 races, the features of the opening night of the $10.87 million international extravaganza. Both races are over 1600m with the Thoroughbred Group 2 Al Maktoum....
  • Azteca looks Sharp business for Paolucci

  • 11/01/2018

  • Third in last year’s Group 2 Godolphin Mile at a rain drenched Meydan, subsequent Group One winner, the Jorge Navarro-trained Sharp Azteca has been confirmed as a runner in the world’s richest horse race, the $16million Pegasus World Cup a fortnight on Saturday. Ron Paolucci of Loooch Ra....
  • Summer proving early year Icon

  • 11/01/2018

  • Trained by Mick Channon and partnered by Charles Bishop, Summer Icon booked her Good Friday place with victory in a 7f £20,000 fillies’ conditions contest at Wolverhampton. The Tapeta contest was a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 All-Weather Fillies & Mares Championships,....
  • Say No More – winner far too good

  • 28/12/2017

  • The inaugural running of the HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap and only Thoroughbred race on the card, was the Sharjah highlight last Saturday afternoon. The maximum field of 16 faced the starter but, in all reality, very few were able to land a blow after Sam Hitchcott sen....
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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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