Gulf News

Quality has heart Essential to win exciting renewal of Runhappy Travers at Saratoga

By Duane Fonseca


Godolphin America’s star act Essential Quality further cemented his position as one of the continent’s top 3yos showing he is game to lay down all to bid for glory.

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Godolphin have Quality Essential to winning a Kentucky Derby

By Duane Fonseca


Godolphin could claim a first ever Grade 1 Kentucky Derby if Essential Quality manages to stretch his undefeated run to six in the 2000m contest at Churchill Downs in Louisvi

Doubles for Godolphin and Japan but main prize goes to Britain albeit with horse homebred by Saudi native

Named after his owner Prince A A Faisal’s best friend, the John Gosden-trained Mishriff went one better than his second place finish in last year’s Saudi Derby when he caught Charlatan in the final 100m to win the $20 million 1800m The Saudi Cup,

Petrus and Foley the Friday winners

THE CHALLENGERS came from Bahrain, Spain and the Czech Republic but it was the Saudi Arabiantrained Petrus who landed Friday’s inaugural running of the $500,000 Saudi International Handicap, over 2100m on turf. Trained by Fawaz Alghareeba, the 6yo

Space earns Gifts Of Gold as part of Riyadh double for Blues

THE CLASSY Space Blues picked up where he left off in 2020 with a straightforward victory in the 1351 Turf Sprint over about 1400m at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, on Saturday. The homebred 5yo Dubawi entire was posting a fifth consecutive win

Saudi Cup goes to Mishriff after memorable Godolphin double

The second edition of the world’s richest horse race, the $20million Saudi Cup over 1800m on the Riyadh dirt track, was a thriller with early leader Charlatan embroiled in a dual with Mishriff throughout the long straight, the lat

No Charlatans here as only top names ready for battle in second edition of Saudi Cup meeting

SOME OF the very biggest names in contemporary horseracing will congregate in Riyadh this weekend for the second edition of the lucrative The Saudi Cup meeting at King Abdulaziz Racecourse.

The $20 million Saudi Cup is the headline act o

Explosive Max blows away Mineshaft Field

UNDEFEATED COLT Maxfield, a 4yo homebred Street Sense colt, set himself up for some significantly loftier targets with an emphatic victory in the 1700m Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday. The 2019 Grade 1 Breeder’s Futurity victo

Godolphin star added to Saudi jockey challenge

MULTIPLE GROUP ONE winning jockeys William Buick and Shane Foley have been added to the star studded list of riders for the Saudi Cup’s International Jockeys Challenge in Riyadh later this month. Godolphin’s Buick, Foley and leading Swedish female

Addeybb and Dubai Warrior have Saudi Cup option

SHEIKH AHMED’S Champion Stakes winner Addeybb heads British interest for the second staging of the Saudi Cup after entries were revealed for the most valuable race in the world. The William Haggas-trained thrice Group One winner, who will likely b

Exciting entries revealed for second Saudi Cup fixture

THE SECOND STAGING of the Saudi Cup meeting, headlined by the $20m Saudi Cup, unsurprisingly has attracted a stellar list of equine stars from across the globe. After a successful inaugural event last year, the meeting, held over two days at King

Sad passing of legendary owner & breeder

WORLD RENOWNED owner and breeder Khalid Abdullah, in whose green, white and pink silks the likes of Frankel, Dancing Brave and Enable ran, has died at the age of 83. One of the leading names on the global racing scene over the last 40 years, Abdul

Riyadh, Meydan, Melbourne repeat for Fellowes’ stable star

GL O B E T R O T T E R Prince Of Arran will be back on his travels early in the new year with a return trip to Saudi Arabia pencilled in to begin his 2021 campaign. The international flagbearer, who will turn eight on 1 January, has just returned

Home targets before Saudi repeat on Port Lions’ agenda

AMONG THE outsiders, Victorious’ Port Lions won February’s inaugural $1 million Neom Turf Cup over 2100m on Saudi Cup night in Riyadh and may be back to defend his crown according to trainer Fawzi Nass. Fourth to new stable companion Simsir in the

Simsir wins Bahrain International Trophy for Newman and Nass

By Duane Fonseca


Simsir and Lee Newman denied Global Giant and Sovereign to win the 2020 Bahrain International Trophy for Fawzi Nass in dramatic fashion at the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club in Manama

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