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.
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 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
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
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.
Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2014 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner African Story headline the list of probable runners for this year $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28 at Meydan.
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
Sheikh Hamdan's Almoonqith showed his staying power Feb. 28 at Meydan Racecourse in winning the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III), a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Cavalryman.
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.
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks.
France-based filly Cladocera posted her second win of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes (UAE-II) Sponsored by District One on the turf at Meydan Racecourse the night of Feb. 18.
In a battle of past Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) winners, 9-year-old Reynaldothewizard edged Krypton Factor by a neck in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored by Jaguar XJ (UAE-III) the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.
Godolphin Racing's Maftool outfought Mubtaahij through the straight to prevail by a head in the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) on the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.
Another bout between Shared Belief and California Chrome won't be happening in the near future, trainers for the two horses made clear in comments Feb. 8.
Frankyfourfingers edged Prince Bishop by a head to give rookie flat race trainer Salem Bin Ghadeyer a first big-race win in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 empowered by IPIC (UAE-II) the evening of Feb. 5 at Meydan.
Godolphin Racing homebred Local Time posted her fifth consecutive victory when the 3-year-old filly easily won the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas Feb. 5 at Meydan racecourse.
Jockey Christophe Soumillon landed a group II double at the Dubai World Cup Carnival Jan. 29 at Meydan, winning both the Cape Verdi aboard Cladocera and the Al Rashidiya with Vercingetorix.
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan.
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.
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