Morning Line Goes to Dubai: Day 5
Photo: Michele MacDonald
Jim Cornes prepares for another Dubai World Cup.

Friday, March 28

Blasi Calls an Audible
Not long after dawn broke on Friday morning in Dubai, Scott Blasi decided to change plans with Curlin. Instead of taking the Horse of the Year to the main track at Nad Al Sheba-where Curlin will try to capture the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday - he opted to venture to the more secluded training track for the colt's final pre-race gallop. More...

Curlin Could Make More Memories for Cornes
No American knows more about the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) from personal experience than Jim Cornes. The Dubai Racing Club official and former assistant to four-time Dubai champion trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has witnessed all but one of the previous 12 runnings of the world's richest race and will be there Saturday to see if Curlin can join the elite group of winners. More...

International Intrigue: Chechen President Buys Sheema Classic Contender
In yet another vivid demonstration of the vast global reach of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program, the president of Chechnya swooped on Friday to purchase Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) contender Mourilyan. More...

Camel Racing Unsurpassed for Pomp
The racing aficionado's life is far from complete without a visit to a camel racetrack. Sure, there might be no sight more compelling than a Thoroughbred in full flight. Curlin, for example, is the epitome of power and grace in one "complete package," as assistant trainer Scott Blasi likes to say. More...

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