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Viddora arriving for Al Quoz with top class from Down Under

With twice the money up for grabs, the $2 million Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint had already attracted a star cast of sprinters but now the field has become a bit more interesting with the addition of Viddora. The top Australian sprinter brings an impress

Tassort will not be wearing Golden Slipper

Over the weekend, Godolphin officially ruled out a Group 1 Golden Slipper start for the talented Tassort with the stable preferring to take no risks with the colt who suffered a minor injury in training the previous week. Tassort had been favourit

Tato Key continues to impress

Actions speak louder than words and going by the impression he has made on onlookers at morning training, David Marnane’s multiple Grade Two winner Tato Key suggests he could unlock his true self in the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal on Super Satu

World record for Winx

Superstar mare Winx landed a world record 23rd Group One victory with relative ease in Saturday’s 1600m Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, surpassing Hurricane Fly’s number of top flight triumphs in the process. The Willie Mullins-tra

McLaughlin sends out Timber warning to Godolphin Mile rivals

Seventh in the Grade1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, True Timber is set to join teammate Bravazo in Dubai. While Bravazo, trained by D Wayne Lukas, has been confirmed for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, True Timber, the charge

Houghton Yutaka Winx and Conquest Tsunami among finalists for People’s Choice Award

The four finalists for the People’s Choice Award at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards were announced last week by Dubai Racing Club. The award recognises the most compelling moment in horseracing in 2

Group One double for Godolphin

A brilliant turn of foot, an undeniable will to win and a pedigree that could take her anywhere all came together to earn Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes victory for Lyre at Caulfield on Saturday. Lyre, a daughter of Darley’s ever reliable Lonhr

Suave Richard sets sights on Sheema Classic

A tough string of Japanese raiders are bound for Dubai and are likely to hold a hot hand during the two major turf races on Dubai World Cup night. With the successes of such luminaries as Admire Moon, Gentildonna and Just A Way in the past, it is

Cummings’ squad boosted with two quality French performers

JAMES CUMMINGS Australian Godolphin team has been boosted by the addition of two quality French Stakes performers. Cascadian and Beau Ideal raced for Godolphin under legendary trainer Andre Fabre who last year was crowned France’s Champion T

Dubawi date awaits Goldikova

TURF QUEEN Goldikova is set to visit Dubawi this season, while her Group One winning half-sister, Galikova, will travel to Kentucky for a date with War Front. Pierre-Yves Bureau, racing manager for the mares’ owners and breeders, the Werthei

Dubawi duo head juvenile rankings

DARLEY STALLION Dubawi is responsible for outstanding colts Too Darn Hot and Quorto, who are officially the two highest rated 2yos in Europe in 2018. The classifications, compiled by a panel of handicappers and released in London last week, featur

Needle looks fine addition for Darley Japan

Champion sprinter, Fine Needle, has been retired from racing and will join the Darley roster in Japan in 2019, standing at a fee of ¥2.5 million. Fine Needle enjoyed an outstanding year on the racetrack in Japan in 2018, winning all four of hi

Godolphin Australia All-Stars among entries for world’s richest mile event at Flemington

Top performing Godolphin trio in Australia, Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee are among the entries for the world’s richest mile race, the $5m All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on 16 March. Head Trainer James Cummings praised the race as

Exhilarates-ing performance wins Godolphin a first ever Magic Millions

Thrilling is the word to describe Exhilarates performance in winning Godolphin its first Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic at the Gold Coast on 12 January. The Snitzel filly only managed to confirm her place in the field a week earlier after win

Atty Persse could be February Tattersalls star

TATTERSALLS have released the catalogue for this year’s February sale which will comprise 464 lots across the last day of January and first of February. The catalogue is made up of 176 fillies in and out of training, 41 broodmares, 174 colts

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