Trainer Bob Baffert was released from a Dubai Hospital March 29, three days after suffering a heart attack following his arrival in the United Arab Emirates to manage his horses for the World Cup.
For Royal Delta, a big part of her daily routine revolves around eating. And she approaches her meals with the same kind of enthusiasm that she has for running. read blog
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide 10 hours of live racing coverage this weekend, including exclusive broadcasts of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the Florida Derby, and the Louisiana Derby.
Dick Powell gives his selections for the Dubai World Cup program March 31 at Meydan Racecourse, including the Sheema Classic, Duty Free, Golden Shaheen, Al Quoz Sprint, and of course, the $10 million main event.
From the time she zipped through three furlongs down the stretch as a light sharpener for the world's richest race until post positions were drawn more than eight hours later, trainer Bill Mott wouldn't have changed a thing. read blog
Chantal Sutherland is the jockey of Game on Dude in the Dubai World Cup. watch video
George Bolton owns The Factor, who is entered in the Golden Shaheen this weekend. George also gives an update on Bob Baffert. watch video
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
With her bid for history in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-gr. I) only four days away, Royal Delta is feeling, as trainer Bill Mott put it with a delighted grin, 'sassy.' read blog
Gaining more poise with each day she trains at Meydan, champion Royal Delta was able to share some of her self-assurance with another American runner in Dubai on March 26, guiding UAE Derby (UAE-gr. II) contender Lucky Chappy read blog
Royal Delta galloped around Meydan Racecourse just after sunrise on March 25 and then returned to school in the paddock as the last rays of daylight tickled the towers of Dubai's emphatic skyline read blog
Game On Dude worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 at Meydan March 26 in preparation for a start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31 at the Dubai racecourse.
Even in the dim half light between night and morning, there was no mistaking her. read blog
Chantal Sutherland knows all about the historical barriers she will shatter when Bob Baffert gives her a leg up on Game On Dude in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
America's contenders for the $27 million Dubai World Cup program, including champion Royal Delta and multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, have landed safely in Dubai and are in good health after the long flight from Florida.
Benjamin Leon Jr. is ready for his international adventure with Royal Delta. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker is scheduled to run in the 17th edition of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31.
At least 48 grade/group I winners and more than 20 champions or classic winners are expected to meet in what will be the world's richest day of racing, the $27 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program at Meydan March 31.
Trainer Bob Baffert gave high marks to Game On Dude following a bullet seven-furlong work at Santa Anita March 16 in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Two days after 3-year-old male champion Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs on the turf at Palm Meadows Training Center, his trip to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31 has been scrapped.
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom worked an easy five-eighths of a mile on turf in 1:04 4/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center March 10 as he preps for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 31.
The Dubai Super Saturday card from Meydan Racecourse will be the first "Big Event" seminar offered as part of "Night School," the racing industry's national online fan education program.
More than 20 international grade/group I winners are likely to compete on the March 10 Dubai Super Saturday card of seven stakes at Meydan worth a total of $1,775,000.
Synthetic experience key to decisions to ship to Dubai read blog
Vinery Stables' Regally Ready took his first tour of the vast Meydan Racecourse on March 1 after clearing quarantine following his arrival in Dubai on Feb. 27 for a two-race campaign.
Game On Dude will not defend his title in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 3 and will instead be prepared for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Bob Baffert said Feb. 29.
Lenny and Steve talk about the Derby Trail, Dubai World Cup and an early HOY choice. watch video
Champion Animal Kingdom, who had originally been scheduled to make his 2012 debut in the Feb. 25 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT), will now run instead in a turf allowance race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 18.
Royal Delta, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2011, will make her 2012 debut in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) "barring any complications," according to the Daily Racing Form.
Champion Royal Delta works six furlongs in 1:16.30 Feb. 9 at Payson Park on her way toward the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). At Palm Meadows, Godolphin's Consortium drills a half-mile in :50.90.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom is to make his return to racing in the Feb. 25 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Four Eclipse Award winners are among the international cast of horses nominated to the $27.25 million Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 31.
Royal Delta, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner and likely champion 3-year-old female, had her first official work of the year Jan. 10 at Payson Park Training Center in Florida.
From Jan. 5 through March 31, the Dubai Carnival at Meydan features the world's best horses throughout 16 racing programs worth more than $38 million.
As the world's racing centers develop their championships, it becomes harder to identify the world's best runners.
Victoire Pisa, winner of the 2011 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing to stand at stud at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first workout Dec. 24 since being sidelined in late spring.
Royal Delta, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner who later sold for $8.5 million, is back with trainer Bill Mott after spending some time at owner Benjamin Leon Jr.'s farm.
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Bill Casner recounts the incredible recovery story of Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed and reports on the gelding's retirement. read blog
The Dubai World Cup has added a 3,200-meter (two-mile) turf stakes to the 2012 World Cup card, increasing total purses for the world's richest racing day to $27.25 million.
The United Arab Emirates will offer 26 group races, seven of them group I, during its 2011-12 racing season.
Team Valor International's winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) cleared to resume exercise 60 days after undergoing season-ending surgery on his left leg.
The Emirates Racing Authority has approved the calendar for the 2011/2012 racing seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Meydan Racecourse, and Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.
There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
The TVG network will provide coverage of the seven-race, $26 million Dubai World Cup program from the Meydan Racecourse and the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) from Turfway Park.
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Handicapper Dick Powell gives the nod to Victoire Pisa in the Dubai World Cup. See who else he's picked in the day's six other group races.
Six races worth a total of $16 million will be contested in the lead-up to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Fly Down, who placed in some of America's most prestigious races, including the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), may not return to the United States following the Dubai World Cup.
Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is working to complete a deal to buy Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Gitano Hernando from Team Valor and Gary Barber.
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