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Hawk more than fits
UNRULY in the stalls and forced to pass a veterinary inspection before finally taking his chance, Hawkbill then made virtually every post a winning one under William Buick in the 2410m Group 1 Sheema Classic, completing a top flight turf treble on the card for Godolphin and a double for Charlie Appl....
Ben not need to Batl
The impressive Benbatl gave Sheikh Mohammed’s all conquering Godolphin operation a second winner of the evening by repelling a strong challenge from Japan in the 1800m Dubai Turf. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor was annexing the $6 million race, worth $3.6 million to the winner, for the sixth time, b....
Biscuit Minds his tr
After a disappointing end to 2017 Mind Your Biscuits, winner of last year’s Dubai Golden Shaheen, proved he deserved to come back to Meydan again with a thrilling repeat victory in the 2018 renewal.Mind Your Biscuits was slow to break, forfeiting the presumed advantage of his draw in one and t....
Jungle Cat pounces f
Not even the sensational scratching of his number one contender could deny trainer Charlie Appleby a first winner on the Dubai World Cup programme as Jungle Cat swooped inside the final 200m to collect the 1200m Al Quoz Sprint. What a maelstrom of emotions the Godolphin handler must have experienced....
Mendelssohn first, t
STUNNING; Mendelssohn left no doubt he is one of the best 3yos in the world with an absolutely remarkable victory in track record time in the 19th edition of the $2 million Group 2 UAE Derby on what was his first attempt running on dirt.The son of Scat Daddy, a $3 million purchase as a yearling, own....
Shaheen field has a
NO LESS than three previous Golden Shaheen winners were looking to emulate Caller One who landed the 1200m Group One dirt dash in both 2001 and 2002. In chronological order, Reynaldothewizard was first to land the spoils, on the previous Tapeta surface, in 2013. Could he win it again? It is unlikely....
Second Oaks on Rayya
Exciting times indeed for owner Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi who not only has four runners on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card but also has one eye on the Kentucky Oaks with Rayya. Winner of the UAE Oaks on her most recent start at the beginning of the month for local Champion Trainer, Do....
EERC really looking
ACCIDENTS AND injury may have hindered them from turning their domestic campaign into a lucrative one, but Justin Byrne of Emirates Entertainment Racing Club (EERC) can’t hide his excitement looking forward to the final day of this racing season here in the Emirates. “We have three good ....
Winx sets record on
Meydan today could have been the venue but instead it was Rosehill, at home in Australia, where Winx carved out another piece of racing history as she set a new world record for Group or Grade One wins on the Flat with her 17th success at the highest level in the 1500m George Ryder. Touted as a Duba....
‘Donny’ winners look
However his new recruit, the 5yo entire Economic Model, fares in the Godolphin Mile on Saturday, Sheikh Ahmed has an exciting 4yo gelding in his ownership, namely Addeybb who provided trainer William Haggas with a record equalling fourth Lincoln Handicap on Saturday at Doncaster. Twenty took their c....
No Meydan for Cracks
NEWMARKET trainer John Gosden has decided against taking the wraps off his star colt Cracksman in the Group 1 Sheema Classic next Saturday and is planning to run the Frankel colt in the Group 1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp in April. In January, the Newmarket trainer had mooted the idea of starting the 4y....
Bahrain’s Jasim thri
LOCAL APPRENTICE rider Abdul Rahim Jasim thrilled home fans with a stylish finish in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA race) at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir, Bahrain. An 11th success in 101 starts turned out to be a convincing one for Ja....
Sale records tumble
It was only at the Hong Kong International Sale 12 months ago that the first ever eight figure horse was sold, when a son of Hussonet sold for HK$10.5m. That mark was eclipsed last Friday when a half-brother to last June’s Group 1 Epsom Derby scorer and new Haras de Montaigu sire, Wings Of Eag....
Plenty on offer at E
HISTORY MAKER, Le Bernardin, is one of the standout names among the 168 lots catalogued for Monday’s ERA Horses in Training Sale, to be conducted in the Meydan saddling enclosure starting at 2pm. Trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi for Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohd Al Maktoum, the now 9yo entire son of Ber....
Spectators in for Go
Quality and not quantity is the focus of this year’s Dubai International Arabian Horse Show. The 15th edition of the event is set to run alongside the Dubai International Horse Fair at Dubai World Trade Centre from 15- 17 March. The championship is being held under the support and guidance of ....
Al Baydaa strike it
EGYPT-BASED Al Baydaa Stud snapped up two of the six gongs on offer at the recent Sharjah International Arabian Horse Festival which saw a total of 261 horses from connections around the world compete. The show was held at Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh....
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05 Apr 2018
Issue Number: Issue 643
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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