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Zayed Cup joy for Me
The talented Metrag bounced back from a disappointing run to win the Listed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup with a performance worthy of a champion at the Capanelle racecourse in Rome in early June. Three races were held as part of the ‘Abu Dhabi Day’ race meeting at Capanelle unde....
Realism success not
A masterclass in riding tactics by Hong Kong Champion Jockey Joao Moreira and Japanese grit landed Neorealism victory in Sha Tin’s 1m2f Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, banishing memories of a disappointing effort over course and distance last December. Winning trainer Noriyuki Hori reckoned ....
France supply The Ri
Going 1200m on the turf straight of Meydan, the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint always had the potential to deliver an exciting finish, especially with the rain having left the surface softer than ever raced on at the UAE’s flagship racecourse. Last Saturday afternoon, the dash arguably outdid itself w....
Snow gets drift of S
It was a battle to the finish for the 1900m Group 2 UAE Derby but in the end the Godolphin blue made it to the wire with a few inches to spare on a damp afternoon and a weekend dominated by thunder storms. Local rising star Thunder Snow finished just a short head ahead of the popular Japanese raider....
Vazir (not) A Bad st
HISTORY repeated itself several times over in the 3200m Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup when Vazirabad became the first dual winner of the race, which joined the Dubai World Cup programme as recently as 2012. As was the case last year Vazirabad, representing owner the Aga Khan, trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre a....
Red A Smart star and
Based in Qatar but born in England, trainer Julian Smart celebrated a third success in the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, when Reda came with a late but powerful burst down the straight to beat RB Burn by two and a half lengths in the 2000m Purebred Arabian feature. It was a dream result for HE Shei....
Summer goes one bett
UAE CHAMPION TRAINER, Doug Watson, kicked off Dubai World Cup night in style as he sent out his second consecutive Godolphin Mile winner, Second Summer. Twelve months ago, Watson actually saddled first, second and third, winning the race with One Man Band. “To be quite honest, I didn’t r....
Dubai Arabian Horse
Dubai Arabian Horse Stud scalped three of the six awards on offer at the 14th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, which drew to a close at Dubai World Trade Centre last week. The event was held under the support and guidance of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President....
UAE titles decided o
Domestically everything was resolved at Abu Dhabi last Sunday with the three local domestic championships resolved throughout the evening. As it transpired, the Jebel Ali victory of Shamaal Nibras on the Friday was enough to confirm a successful defence of the trainers’ title for Doug Watson. ....
Italian job complete
ILARIA Saggiomo has won the Bahrain leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race and booked her spot at the grand finale in Abu Dhabi in November. Riding Kuheilan Aafas 1675, Italian Saggiomo led a one-two for trainer Abdulla Kuwaiti in the feature event of Friday’s....
Fourth consecutive v
The final meeting of the current campaign at Sharjah, last Saturday, was highlighted by the course’s biggest race of the season, the 1700m Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, won in a photograph by Mahfouz under Tadhg O’Shea. A 1700m Prestige contest, it produced one of several exciting finishes on....
Jebel Ali yellow to
The Inaugural running of the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Classic, a 1400m conditions contest, is the highlight of this afternoon’s final meeting of the Jebel Ali season and looks a fascinating first edition. The Dh250,000 prize money, coupled with the fact it is the last chance for most of these ....
First mare in foal f
SHEIKH HAMDAN’S Shadwell Farm in Kentucky has announced Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Tamarkuz has had his first mare scanned in foal. Abby Road, a daughter of Danehill and winner of the Listed St Hugh’s Stakes at two, has produced two winners from two runners to date and is a ....
Classy Buick looking
He has been there, done that and wears a Godolphin T-shirt, now William Buick has set his sights on more Dubai World Cup success. The Godolphin rider was at the launch of a deal between employers Godolphin and Sun N Sand Sports to sell stable merchandise manufactured by Under Armour at their outlets....
Power retires with S
Multiple Group One winning sprinter Sole Power has been retired, his trainer Eddie Lynam has announced. The 10yo gelded son of Kyllachy has run three times at this year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival, most recently finishing sixth in the Meydan Sprint three weeks ago, but Lynam has decided the tim....
Godolphin on Caulfie
CHARLIE APPLEBY enjoyed a productive time with his overseas raiders in Australia last year and looks set to have his first runner there for 2017 on the same day as the Dubai World Cup. The 2400m Group 3 Mornington Cup is the target for Gold Trail, victorious in his only Carnival outing, a 2400m turf....
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13 Jul 2017
Issue Number: Issue 618
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