Debussy, winner of the 2010 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Llety Stud in Carmathenshire, Wales
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2002
A full field of 14, including seven grade/group I winners, will square off in the $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Delegator, who is due to represent Godolphin in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Churchill Downs, has had a quarter crack this week.
Two of the top European contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships -- Goldikova and Workforce -- were among a group of international horses that arrived at Churchill Downs late Oct. 30.
Twice Over completed a memorable afternoon for his connections when he rolled to an impressive 1 3/4-length victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 16.
Each year, it seems the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) paints the same bleak picture for the American grass horses.
This week's nominees are: Debussy, Eclair de Lune, Sweet August Moon, and Noosa Beach. Read Blog
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Dream Ahead and Debussy have more in common than group/grade I wins the weekend of August 21-22: They're both Darley-breds piloted by jockey William Buick.
Includes photos of Debussy, Blind Luck, Evening Jewel, Paddy O'Prado, and more. View Slideshow
Blind Luck's Alabama victory added another chapter to her remarkable story
English shipper Debussy, sent off at 11-1 in his United States debut, made a dynamic late burst along the inside to upset champion Gio Ponti in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 21.
Gio Ponti, who captured last summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT) as the favorite, looms as an even stronger 7-5 choice on the morning line when facing nine rivals in the 28th running of the Aug. 21 race.
Pre-entries for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) closed Aug. 13 with 10 older horses named to prestigious turf race.
Lord Snowdon, using his patented late move, wore down Man of Danger and Debussy in the final yards to post the first stakes win of his career in the $81,600 Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct Jan. 26.
The 5-year-old gelding faces six in the Jan. 26 sprint at Aqueduct.
City Attraction ground past pacesetter Debussy mid-stretch and proved best in the final strides to win the $105,100 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) for sprinters on a muddy and sealed Aqueduct inner racing strip Dec. 29.
John Petrini's New Jersey homebred Joey P. eyes his fifth stakes score of the season Dec. 29 at Aqueduct, as he will face five rivals in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III), a race that was rescheduled from Dec. 16 because of inclement weather in New York.
Grand Champion emerged the head winner of a three-way blanket finish in the $109,200 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 22.