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Walking Thunders home but North America stars

The second evening of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan last Thursday evening was highlighted by a quality renewal of the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 with the 1600m dirt feature, which had looked competitive on paper, turned into a r

Good Fortune getting class upgrade after bringing Appleby first 2019 win

Following his rather straightforward success in the Dubai Trophy, Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is looking to step Good Fortune up in class on his next run. The 3yo son of New Approach won last Thursday’s 1400m conditions event under Jam

Brown Bear to endorse Big reputation

DOMESTIC ACTION returns to the UAE’s flagship racecourse on a card which looks certain to have Pick Six (correct) and other selection competition players scratching their heads with a plethora of runners appearing to hold realistic chances t

Trip Key To Godolphin Runners Victory chance - Meydan Preview

FILLIES & MARES officially take centre stage at Meydan this evening for the third fixture of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival with a select seven entered on Monday for the Group 2 Cape Verdi, the 1600m turf feature restricted to the fairer se

Bow fancied to Ditch rivals en route to victory - Abu Dhabi Preview (Sunday)

THOROUGHBREDS hog the limelight in the capital this evening with their sole opportunity, a 2400m handicap, carrying a purse of Dh100,000 and, subsequently, the most valuable of the six races. As with all Abu Dhabi Thoroughbred handicaps, it appear

Lool has Eye on big prize for home team

Classic contenders they are unlikely to prove but the 3yos take centre stage this afternoon with a 1000m conditions race which follows hot on the hooves of two races, over 1400m on turf and 1600m on dirt, at Meydan on Thursday. So the Classic gene

Sporting Chance has at least that - Meydan Preview (Thursday)

Only Le Bernardin has won the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1, the 1600m dirt feature on tonight’s second meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, a feat he achieved consecutively in 2016 and 2017. Heavy Metal will bid to emulate him by

UAE Derby to follow if Royal Marine can cruise over Meydan dirt

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor has nominated three of his horses to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commenced on 3 January. Heading his list is the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere winner Royal Marine, who the Emirati handler believes has th

Number 21 key to domestic championship doors at moment

Three meetings and 20 races last weekend, kicking off with the first meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival and doubles for Godolphin, Saeed bin Suroor and Christophe Soumillon who snared a third of the six, all Thoroughbred races, to establ

Vivlos in retirement u-turn for Dubai swansong

Winner of the $6 Group 1 million Dubai Turf in 2017, Vivlos will not be retired ommediateley, as initially planned, by her sporting connections with her next target reportedly the 1800m turf affair. Her bid to defend the title last year saw her fi

Stormy Liberal looking to better Al Quoz Sprint second

The connections of Stormy Liberal have relegated his recent runner-up finish in the Grade 3 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita to history and have turned their attention towards Dubai. The 7yo gelded son of Stormy Atlantic is being aimed at the G

Castle part of Dream carnival start

A GODOLPHIN double on last Thursday’s opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the victory of Dream Castle in the 1800m turf feature, the Group 3 Singspiel Stakes in which Godolphin runners occupied the first five pos

Plenty to look forward to up the hill

Jebel Ali race for the first time in 2019 on Friday when ‘The Deira Meeting’ is highlighted by a 1000m conditions dash, the official feature among the seven races. The fifth Jebel Ali meeting of the current campaign which kicked off at

No Mystique as Moon & Hitchcott shine

The final UAE race meeting of 2018 was staged at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club (SERC) last Saturday afternoon on a memorable occasion for Doug Watson and more so for Sam Hitchcott. The fixture was highlighted by the second running of the Dh

Marnane hoping Settle For Bay still improving

Having seen Settle For Bay travel well and feel settled in Dubai, his trainer David Marnane is confident about his chances in the Group 3 Singspiel Stakes on the opening Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan this Thursday. The 5yo son of Godolph

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