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
The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).
Dual grade I winner Wild Dude is now under the care of Irish conditioner Michael Halford and could start next at Meydan Racecourse in the Dubai World Cup Carnival meet, according to The National.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival, which starts Jan. 5 and features 10 meetings prior to Dubai World Cup day March 25, will see purses increased for the 2017 season as well as some changes to several races.
Morning Training at Meydan on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup 2016. Gun Pit (AUS) (White # 10), California Chrome (White # 1), Mshawish (White # 9), and Frank Conversation (Pink # 4).
An interview with trainer Art Sherman at Meydan in the lead-up to Dubai World Cup 2016. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II). watch video
Trainer Satish Seemar discusses Reynaldothewizard, Gold City (IRE), and Farrier March 21. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
Interview with trainer Doug Watson on March 21, 2016. Doug discusses Candy Boy, Cool Cowboy, One Man Band (IRE), Faulkner (GB), Basateen (IRE), Polar River, and Meadow Creek (GB). watch video
Footage of morning training at Meydan on Monday March 21, 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup. watch video
The Dubai Racing Club asks trainer Alan Sherman a few questions about how California Chrome looks leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
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.
Video Coverage of Sole Power's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint from the parade ring to the race to comments from winning Jockey Richard Hughes and Trainer Edward Lynham. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Video Coverage of Brown Panther's victory in the Dubai Gold Cup from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and comments from winning jockey Richard Kingscote. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
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
Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Coverage of Secret Circle's victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, from the parade ring to the race, and comments from winning rider Victor Espinoza. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Watch Video
Coverage of Tamarkuz's victory in the Godolphin Mile from the Parade Ring to the race, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
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.
French runner Solow was all alone at the line in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) March 28. The 5-year-old covered the 1,800 meters in 1:47.76 to give trainer Freddy Head his first win in Dubai.
Brown Panther overcame his wide draw soon after the start and kicked away to an impressive victory in the $1 million Al Tayer Motors Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan.
Secret Circle powered home March 28 in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I), holding off the late-closing Super Jockey after running down a determined Rich Tapestry.
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.
Sheikh Hamdan's Tamarkuz fought out the finish with Sloane Avenue and won the $2 million Meydan Sobha $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan.
Trainer Edward Lynham talks about Sole Power, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint on March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Watch Video
Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5). Watch Video
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.
The decision to replace the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan with dirt has had an impact on the 2015 World Cup races, not least in the regeneration of interest among American trainers.
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.
Victor Espinoza talks about California Chrome and the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Trainer Graham Motion talks about being back in Dubai and how Main Sequence is coming into the race. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Watch Video
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.
Secret Circle has impressed assistant trainer Dana Barnes before, but in preparing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen, the exercise rider can feel added strength in the 6-year-old Eddington runner.
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii discusses how Epiphaneia is adjusting to Meydan. Katsuhiko also talks about what the race meant to Japan following their great earth quake.
Executive Director of The Dubai Racing Club Frank Gabriel talks about Meydan's new dirt surface, the dirt surface installation and upkeep. Frank also mentions the Dubai World Cup brings the largest amount of international tourism to Dubai.
Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Pink #5 My Johnny Be Good, Gold #13El Padrino, Green #3 Flintshire, Red #2 Bathyrhon, Yellow #3 Solow, Yellow #4 Cladocera, Green #5 Dolniya, Blue #10 Prayer for Relief, Oranage #11 Caspar Netscher, Blue #2 Sloane Avenue, Blue #1 Graphic, Green #1 Main Sequence, Blue #16 Quadrivium
Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Green # 4 - Harp Star, White # 3 - Hokko Tarumae, Pink # 1 - Dear Domus, Gold # 4 - Secret Circle, White # 5 - Lea, Gold # 2 - Rich Tapestry, Gold # 1 - Lucky Nine
Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing ClubWhite # 8 - Side Glance, Red # 10 - Brass Ring, Orange # 2 - Amber Sky, Yellow # 2 - Mshawish, White # 1 - Epiphaneia
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
Trainer Graham Motion talks about being back in Dubai and how Main Sequence is coming into the race. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Trainer Bill Mott reflects on Cigar, and talks about how Lea has been doing in Dubai. Mott also jokes about traveling to Dubai to meet California Chrome. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Trainer Freddy Head talks about how the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
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. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling after arriving the night before, how California Chrome looks, and reflects on California Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.
Trainer David Jacobson talks about his decision to run Salutos Amigos in the Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan during the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Watch Dubai World Cup Carnival contenders on the track at Meydan March 24. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson shares some early thoughts on the Dubai World Cup races at Meydan. read blog
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