Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2006
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
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
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 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.
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.
The road to the world's richest Thoroughbred race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), continues Feb. 6 with the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 2 (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse.
In the first of four group I turf races Dec, 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse, Dominant posted a surprising win for the locals, taking the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) with a big move at the top of the stretch to hold off The Fugue.
Looking to defend her title in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 24 at Tokyo Racecourse, the filly Gentildonna drew post 7 in a 17-horse field.
The hometown horses may hold a major edge in this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 24. But that doesn't keep some world travelers from trying their luck in the world-class race worth nearly $6 million.
Novellist won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 23, spoiling the season debut of middle-distance elite Cirrus des Aigles and earning a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
Coolmore and partners' St Nicholas Abbey notched a record third consecutive Investec Coronation Cup (Eng-I) victory in convincing style on Derby day June 1 at Epsom.
The Prix Ganay (Fr-I), the first top-level race of the European season, was won in style by last year's German Derby (Ger-I) winner Pastorius.
Japan's brilliant filly Gentildonna begins her international campaign March 30 in the $5 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard at Meydan.
Red Cadeaux, making his third group I start in five weeks, won a tight stretch battle with Jaguar Mail to capture the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) Dec. 9 by a short head.
French trainer Mikel Delzangles has Dunaden in the Hong Kong Vase. Watch Video
Green Moon upstaged the two most recent winners of the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when he captured this year's edition of "the race that stops a nation" Nov. 6 at Flemington Racecourse.
A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.
Trainer Mikel Delzangles talks about Caulfield Cup winner Dunaden. Watch Video
French stayer Dunaden stormed from near the back of the field and won the $2,583,125 Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 20 to kept his perfect record in Australia in tact.
Images from the 2011 Hong Kong Cup. view slideshow
Simon Burgess interviews Mikel Delzangles, winning trainer of Dunaden. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment watch video
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Craig Williams, after his winning ride on Dunaden in the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase. Sponsored by AmWest Watch Video
It was a good day for the home team in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Dec. 11 as locally based horses won three of the four features.
Simon Burgess interviews Mikel Delzangles, trainer for Dunaden who is competing at Hong Kong. watch video
The Dec. 11 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races have enough subplots to keep any racing fan guessing.
For the second consecutive year, a French-trained winner of the Geelong Cup (Aus-III) captured Australia's most famous race, the Aus$6 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).
The 2011 edition of the $6 million 3200m contest has attracted a full field of 24, six of them balloted after acceptances on Saturday evening. Last year's winner, Americain, is favored.
|Owner||PEARL BLOODSTOCK LTD|
|Breeder||COMTE E DECAZES|
|Dunaden (FR) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Nicobar (GB)||Indian Ridge (IRE)|
|Duchess of Alba (GB)|
|La Marlia (FR)||Kaldounevees (FR)|
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