Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss performances from horses at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, prep races for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, and more.
A statement from Perry Martin, majority owner of Horse of the Year California Chrome, regarding a decision to send the 4-year-old colt to compete at Royal Ascot following his runner-up finish in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Trainer Art Sherman didn't exactly give the decision to send California Chrome to England a ringing endorsement the morning of March 29.
Video Coverage of Prince Bishop's victory in the Dubai World Cup from the parade ring to the race and comments from jockey William Buick and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
California Chrome will race at Royal Ascot next and will ship to England directly from Dubai, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan.
The 4-year-old filly Dolniya beat the boys March 28, taking the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan over Flintshire while American champion Main Sequence finished seventh.
Irish-trained Sole Power ran down Peniaphobia and won the $1 million IPIC Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) by about a half length March 28 at Meydan.
Following is the March 27 update on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Bill and Susan Casner won the 2009 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with WinStar Farm's Well Armed and will send out My Johnny Be Good for the S & M Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 28.
California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, drew the outside gate in a field of nine for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28, and co-owner Steve Coburn said he loves that spot.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Florida Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II), and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). read blog
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii discusses how Epiphaneia is adjusting to Meydan. watch video
Even before California Chrome tests his mettle in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), racetrack executives worldwide are making pitches in hopes of attracting the popular Kentucky Derby winner.
Art Sherman, Alan Sherman, and Willie Delgado discuss how California Chrome traveled, is settling in, worked on the track, and answer other questions March 24. watch video
Watch Dubai World Cup Carnival contenders on the track at Meydan March 24. watch video
Following is an update from March 24 on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will broadcast the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) live from Meydan Racecourse March 28.
Owner Bill Casner reflects on Well Armed's win in the Dubai World Cup and talks about the UAE Derby. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling arriving the night before, how California Chrome looked today, and reflects on Chrome's 3-year-old campaign. watch video
Following is a look at some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Ron the Greek, a multiple grade I winner in the U.S. who now races in Saudi Arabia, will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 because of an unspecified injury.
California Chrome worked seven furlongs March 13 in an easy 1:23 4/5, turning in his final local workout before shipping to Dubai for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Constitution, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, has been ruled out of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 at Meydan because of heat and soreness in his left shin.
Maktoum Challenge Round 3 winner African Story, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle. watch video
Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell talk about the weekend of racing that included three major Triple Crown prep races and another big performance by Shared Belief. Steve also previews the Rebel Stakes and Dubai World Cup. Listen Now
Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).
Toast of New York will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) later this month at Meydan because of a soft tissue injury.
Art Sherman believes the 2014 Horse of the Year is back on track after arguably his best workout of the year, a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 March 6 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Horse of the Year California Chrome continued to prepare for an appearance in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:00 at Los Alamitos Racecourse Feb. 27.
Shared Belief, impressive winner of the San Antonio Invitational Stakes (gr. II), worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 2/5 Feb. 24 at Golden Gate Fields.
Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell talk about the weekend of racing. Steve expands on the performances of Shared Belief, California Chrome, Dortmund, Firing Line, Danzig Moon, Cyrus Alexander, Far From Over, and Constitution.
Champions to square off in San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up will be pointed for Dubai World Cup and gets a new rider, Frankie Dettori.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last June, will make his first start since the classic in a 1 1/16-mile optional claimer at Gulfstream Park Jan. 10.
Highlights from the racing career of Japan's champion mare Gentildonna. view slideshow
The Dubai World Cup Carnival, offering purses in excess of $38 million, kicks off its 11-date stand Jan. 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
Undefeated Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Sir Fever has been purchased privately by an undisclosed buyer and is expected to race in the United Arab Emirates, according to Nov. 17 reports.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is back in training in South Florida with Todd Pletcher after undergoing surgery to have a small chip removed from his left front ankle.
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
Racing lost one its all-time greats with the passing of Cigar. As a tribute, I am reprinting some of my most memorable experiences with this magnificent horse. read blog
Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.
What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains. watch video
Coverage of the Dubai World Cup from the walking ring to the race, to the after race festivities, including comments from jockey Silvestre De Sousa. Watch Video
Godolphin Racing's African Story was guided off the rail at the head of the straight to overtake leader Mukhadram en route to a comfortable victory in the $10 million Dubai World cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.
Just a Way, who won just two of his first 15 career starts, showed he has left those days behind as he easily won the $5 million Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) March 29 at Dubai.
Watch the Dubai World Cup races from Meydan, including the Dubai World Cup. Live Now!
Toast of New York is the toast of Dubai and his connections will consider the possibility of trying to become the toast of Kentucky after posting the easiest of victories in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II).
Horses include Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Brightline (Blue #1), African Story (White #1), Dunaden (Green #7), Flotilla (Blue #5), Magician (Green #12), Ruler of The World (White #12), and Giovanni Boldini (Pink #5). Watch Video
Jockey Joseph O'Brien talks about his mounts for Dubai World Cup Day, including Ruler of The World in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
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