Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate broke last, but rallied to easily win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline.
Jack Hobbs rallies in the Longines Duba Sheema Classic (G1); Japanese filly Vivlos beats the boys in the Dubai Turf.
Mind Your Biscuits, a New York-bred son of Posse and winner of last year's Malibu Stakes (G1), breaks through in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan. The win is a first for trainer Chad Summers.
Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse.
In the final strides of the 1,600-meter test, Jorge Navarro's mood turn a turn for the worse as grade 2 winner Second Summer surged through on the inside to win by a neck while Sharp Azteca faded to third.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region, International, Triple Crown, Kentucky, West Region, Southwest Region
Along with the Dubai World Cup (G1) card, the stateside stakes slate includes a pair of Triple Crown preps at Turfway Park and Sunland Park.
King and His Court and Bronson, two 3-year-old horses entered in the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25, have taken different paths to the Turfway Park race and are headed in different directions after the race.
A strong runner-up finish in the Colts and Geldings Division of the OBS Championship Stakes at Ocala Training Center in January gave George "Rusty" Arnold II confidence to enter Convict Pike in the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park March 25.
For some reason, or combination of reasons, I never seem to do much good on Dubai World Cup Day, so even though they're running nine stakes worth a total of $30 million in the desert Saturday, I am again finding it difficult to come up with a plan.
The 4-year-old son of Bernardini is scheduled to compete at Gulfstream March 25 in the $100,000 Skip Away (G3), seeking to recapture the form that had earned him the favorite's role in last year's Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland.
Three stakes, including a pair of graded events, worth $425,000 will highlight the summer meeting at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup World Championships, announced Thursday, their day-long schedule for March 25.
For all the words Baffert has said to all those who inquire about what makes Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate the most fearsome horse in training, it is the trainer's presence in Dubai this week makes the most emphatic statement.
With an eye on returning to New York for the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, M M G Stables' dual grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed March 23 at his Laurel Park base for trainer Cal Lynch.
For some time Ashleyluvssugar has been the top long-distance turf runner in Southern California, but in the San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T) March 25 he'll have to contend with the last horse who took him down in the division.
Chad Summers is hoping his first career win as a trainer comes against some of the world's best with $2 million in prize money on the line.
This week is a recap of the 1990 Jim Beam Stakes (G2) at Turfway Park won by Summer Squall. Following is a recap written by Deidre Biles with the headline "Storm Warning."
While he is firmly in Arrogate's shadow as the duo readies for their respective runs in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), Hoppertunity's standing as Bob Baffert's resident bright spot is one that will not be usurped.
Conquest Mo Money, an Uncle Mo colt who was purchased for just $8,500, will look to become just the third locally trained horse to win the Sunland Derby (G3).
Loooch Racing Stables' Mo Dont No walked away from the annual Ohio Awards Banquet with two divisional championships and was also crowned the 2016 Ohio Horse of the Year sponsored by OwnerView.
A pair of $6 million group I turf races play counterpoint to the group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline's main refrain on the March 25 World Cup card at Meydan.
The late trainer Thomas H. Voss and two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion steeplechase horse Good Night Shirt have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Del Mar's 2017 summer schedule will offer 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million during a 36-day season, the San Diego County racetrack announced March 22.
Kitten's Cat, a two-time stakes winner on turf, will try Polytrack in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park.
No one questions whether Gun Runner will show up in the Dubai World Cup. What he'll answer at Meydan Racecourse is whether his best is good enough to challenge the favorite Arrogate, who is so far without peer.
Juvenile champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs the morning of March 22 in 1:01 2/5, but it wasn't the time that was important in the colt's first official breeze at Ocala's Winding Oaks Farm.
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Mind Your Biscuits (#2 Gold), Vivlos (#5 Yellow), Epicharis (#5 Pink), Awardee (#3 White), Lani (#14 White), Gold Dream (#7 White), and Kafuji Take (#2 Blue) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Six horses have been added to the list of Triple Crown nominations following the final stage of late nominations that closed March 20.
Judging his recent race form, trainer Jorge Navarro is declaring the current version of Sharp Azteca to be the best he has seen, a claim the dark bay runner will aim to back in the Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Meydan Sobha (G2) at Meydan Race Course.
Mind Your Biscuits, Stallwalkin' Dude and St. Joe Bay will carry the U.S. banner in the 1,200 meters (about 6 furlongs) dirt sprint, which pays $1.2 million to the winner.
The UAE Derby features a Japanese runner already qualified for a spot in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) in the form of Epicharis. Another, Adirato, could earn a spot with a victory March 25 at Meydan.
The luck of draw was the latest obstacle to be cleared in Arrogate's favor, with the 4-year-old gray colt landing post 9 in a field of 14 for the March 25 Dubai World Cup.
Starlight Racing has reached an agreement to sell a half interest in Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic to Qatar Racing, it was announced March 21.
For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket.
Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, Master Plan (#11 Pink), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Finsbury Square (#8 Black), Neolithic (#12 White), Cosmo Charlie (#8 Red), Top Score (#6 Red), and Mondialiste (#10 Yellow) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds buy a minority interest in the colt by Bodemeister, who is being aimed for the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1.
Footage of morning training at Meydan on March 20, 2017 in the days leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Neolithic (#12 White), Hopportunity Bob Baffert (#5 White), and Keen Ice Todd Pletcher (#8 White)
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- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Thoroughbred Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
There will be 15 candidates on the Thoroughbred side on a final ballot for 2017 induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, including Sovereign Award-winning trainer Reade Baker and Canada's Horse of the Year in 2000 Quiet Resolve.
A number of U.S.-based runners stepped out on the Meydan Racecourse track in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 25.
John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire did not break off in a scheduled workout March 19 at Palm Meadows Training Center, according to trainer Mark Casse.
Janis Whitham's homebred son of Ghostzapper worked a seemingly effortless five furlongs in 1:00 at Keeneland March 20 in preparation for a Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) start.
Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefield's Conquest Farenheit shows his affinity for the Santa Anita turf, winning the $75,000-added Pasadena Stakes March 19.
Unique Bella, unbeaten in all but one of her five starts, posted a bullet six-furlong work the morning of March 19 in 1:11 1/5 to be the best of 10 at that distance at Santa Anita Park.
Sumaya U.S. Stable's undefeated Malagacy was doing great the morning after his mild upset in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 18 at Oaklawn Park.
The gelded son of Street Boss makes history with an emphatic win in the March 19 BMW Hong Kong Derby.
Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray rocketed clear of competition three-sixteenths of a mile from home as she went on to win the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes at Santa Anita Park March 18 by a comfortable four lengths under Tyler Baze.
Maybe—just maybe—Vale Dori has been doing just more than picking up the pieces in Southern California's distaff division in the absence of champions Songbird and Stellar Wind in recent months.
Malagacy gave his future Hall of Fame conditioner another legitimate sophomore to point toward the first Saturday in May when he captured the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) by two lengths over Sonneteer at the Hot Springs oval March 18.
With 1-2 favorite Curlin's Approval not firing, Veb Racing Stable's Distinta closed fast to earn her first graded score near the wire in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) March 18 at Gulfstream Park.
More than 13 months after his last victory, Michael Lund Petersen's Mor Spirit returned to the winner's circle with style March 18 in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.
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