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.
Checked twice in the final 250 meters, Japan's star mare Gentildonna showed just what she's made of March 29 in winning the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) in course-record time at Meydan Racecourse.
Coverage of Certerach's win in the Dubai Gold Cup from the walking ring to comments from his connections, including jockey Jamie Spencer and trainer Michael Halford. Watch Video
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.
Coverage of the Godolphin Mile from the walking ring, to the running of the race, to the post-race interviews with the connections of winner Variety Club. Watch Video
Sterling City (AUS) won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) in just his third start of 2014 on March 29 at Meydan, powering home in late stretch to claim the 1,200 meter (about six-furlong) event for Hong Kong.
Amber Sky burned to a course record victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Empowered by IPIC (UAE-I) March 29 at Meydan.
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).
Irish-trained Certerach denied Cavalryman a repeat win in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 29 at Meydan but had to wait out a lengthy stewards' inquiry.
Boldly overcoming his wide draw, South Africa's Variety Club made all the pace and won the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) over defending victor Soft Falling Rain March 29 at Meydan.
Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam discuses Mull of Killough, who runs in the Godolphin Mile. Watch Video
Trainer Joey Ramsden talks about 2-time South African Horse of the Year, Variety Club, who runs in the Godolphin Mile. Watch Video
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
Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Belshazzar (white #3), Tokei Halo (Yellow #8), Dabadiyan (Red #3), Joy and Fun (Gold #9), Emirates Flyer (Pink #3), Gabrial (Blue #15), Hokko Tarumae (White #5), and more. Watch Video
- By Tom LaMarra
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The 19th renewal of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 comes with a noticeable absence: There is no United States-based runner in the race previously won by American-trained horses nine times in 18 editions.
Trainer David Simcock discusses his entries for Dubai World Cup Day: Trade Storm, Moment in Time, and Sheikhzayedroad. Watch Video
Morning training at, including Cirrus Des Aigles (Green #3), Akeed Mofeed (White #2), King Rubi (Pink #7), Sole Power (Orange #12), Twiilight Eclipse (Green #16), Dabadiyan (Red #3), and Balmont Mast (Gold #1). Watch Video
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will try to become the first United States-based runner to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29 at Meydan Racecourse.
Trainer Michael Halford talks about his prospects for Dubai World Cup Day with Eastern Rules in the Godolphin Mile, Russian Soul in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Certerach and Dabadiyan in the Dubai Gold Cup. read blog
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4). Watch Video
In the absence of an American runner in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), U.S. racing fans can certainly unite behind Ron the Greek in the world's richest horse race.
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Medicean Man (Orange #10), Zee Bros (Orange #12), Joshua Tree (Red #5), Flotilla (Blue #5), Side Glance (White #14), Berlino Di Tiger (Orange #5). Watch Video
A historical look at the UAE Derby (UAE-II). view infographic
Trainer Nicholas Bachalard talks about Ron the Greek, who runs in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more. Watch Video
Ruler of The World, last year's Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor, is the early favorite for the Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 following the post position draw for the $10 million race.
Trainer Nicholas Bachalard talks about Ron the Greek, who runs in the Dubai World Cup.
Trainer Naosuke Sugai talks about Nakayama Kinen winner Just A Way, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free.
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Ambivalent (#1 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more.
Trainer Jamie Osborne talks about his charge, Toast of New York, a Kentucky-bred son of Thewayyouare, who runs in the UAE Derby. Watch Video
Trainer David Marnane talks about Elleval, who runs in the Godolphin Mile, and Jamesie, who is entered in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Watch Video
United States-based sprinter Berlino Di Tiger might be an outsider for the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) March 29 on the Dubai World Cup card, but his connections are expecting a top effort.
Trainer Tom Albertrani plans to be on hand at Meydan March 26 to put the final touches on preparations for West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse, who is aiming for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.
Morning training at Meydan on March 25, including Ambivalent (#1 Green), Joshua Tree (#5 Red), Red Cadeaux (#10 White), Rich Tapestry (#8 Gold), Dank (#2 Yellow), Shea Shea (#11 Orange), and more. Watch Video
Trainer Seth Benzel said he is "really happy" with the progress of Zayat Stables' stakes-winning sprinter Zee Bros has shown during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Morning training at Meydan on March 25, including Mount Athos (#15 Green), Amber Sky (#3 Orange), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), Catcall (#6 Orange), Akeed Mofeed (#2 White), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), and more. Watch Video
The Dubai World Cup is quickly approaching. Many of the world's best are likely entrants for the March 29 Dubai World Cup race card. Here are my thoughts on the Dubai World Cup races. read blog
After shipping in from Saudi Arabia, Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful and American grade I winner Ron the Greek was out at Meydan for a light canter March 25.
The most successful international trainer on Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) night, with a remarkable nine winners, South African Mike de Kock will saddle eight runners for the March 29 card at Meydan.
After arriving in Dubai and clearing quarantine, U.S.-based Twilight Eclipse made his first appearance on the track at Meydan March 23 with an energetic gallop ahead of the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.
Several contenders for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), including last year's runner-up Red Cadeaux, took to the track March 24 at Meydan to stretch their legs before the world's richest race March 29.
Two graded stakes wins after the Breeders' Cup disappointment, here we are preparing to take a $1,000 yearling across the world for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic next month. And he's got a hell of a chance.
There are 36 grade/group I winners, including former American star Ron the Greek, among the fields taking shape for the eight Thoroughbred stakes on Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 29.
Vercingetorix stayed unbeaten in six career starts after joining pacesetting stablemate Anaerobio at the front in early stretch, then drawing away to capture the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 8 at Meydan.
#192 - Dunaden (FR) - Mikel DELZANGLES, #212 - Al Manmon Monlau (Arab) - Jean-Francois BERNARD, #180 - Sole Power (GB) - Edward LYNAM, #199 - Sommerabend (GB) - Miroslav RULEC, #208 - Rich Tapestry (IRE) - Michael CHANG, #131 - Man Amongst Men (IRE), #210 - Joshua Tree (IRE) - Ed DUNLOP, #163 - Red Dubawi (IRE) - David MARNANE, #160 - Elleval (IRE) - David MARNANE, #161 - He's No Saint (GB) - David MARNANE, #177 - Side Glance (GB) - Andrew BALDING. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Prince Bishop burst between horses to lead in the stretch and drew clear to win the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 (UAE-I) March 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
Seven races, including two group I events, are carded for the Dubai World Cup Carnival's $1.8 million Super Saturday pogram March 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
Interview with Trainer David Marnane at morning training, Meydan discussing horses: Elleval (IRE), He'ss No Saint (GB), Jamesie (IRE). Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
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