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  • Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 - Frank Gabriel

    Executive Director of The Dubai Racing Club Frank Gabriel talks about Meydan's new dirt surface, the dirt surface installation and upkeep. Frank also mentions the Dubai World Cup brings the largest amount of international tourism to Dubai.

  • Dubai World Cup: Trackwork March 25, 2015 Part 3

    Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Pink #5 My Johnny Be Good, Gold #13El Padrino, Green #3 Flintshire, Red #2 Bathyrhon, Yellow #3 Solow, Yellow #4 Cladocera, Green #5 Dolniya, Blue #10 Prayer for Relief, Oranage #11 Caspar Netscher, Blue #2 Sloane Avenue, Blue #1 Graphic, Green #1 Main Sequence, Blue #16 Quadrivium

  • Dubai World Cup: Trackwork March 25, 2015 Part 2

    Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Green # 4 - Harp Star, White # 3 - Hokko Tarumae, Pink # 1 - Dear Domus, Gold # 4 - Secret Circle, White # 5 - Lea, Gold # 2 - Rich Tapestry, Gold # 1 - Lucky Nine

  • Dubai World Cup: Trackwork March 25, 2015 Part 1

    Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing ClubWhite # 8 - Side Glance, Red # 10 - Brass Ring, Orange # 2 - Amber Sky, Yellow # 2 - Mshawish, White # 1 - Epiphaneia

  • Dubai World Cup - Team 'Chrome' Press Conf.

    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.

  • Dubai World Cup 2015 - Graham Motion

    Trainer Graham Motion talks about being back in Dubai and how Main Sequence is coming into the race. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 - Bill Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott reflects on Cigar, and talks about how Lea has been doing in Dubai. Mott also jokes about traveling to Dubai to meet California Chrome. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup 2015 - Team 'Chrome' Press Conf.

    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. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup - Art Sherman & California Chrome

    The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling after arriving the night before, how California Chrome looks, and reflects on California Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.

  • Dubai World Cup: David Jacobson

    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

  • Upstart (left) and Itsaknockout (right) meet again in the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tjfp7bG">Order This Photo</a>

    Upstart, Itsaknockout in FL Derby Rematch

    Upstart is tabbed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 28 Gulfstream Park. Eight opponents include Itsaknockout, to whom he lost last time out via disqualification.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Plans for Suffolk Downs Meet Remain in Flux

    The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association posted a statement on its website Mar. 24 discounting the likelihood of a 50-day meet operated by horsemen at Suffolk Downs in 2015.

  • Nick Zito

    Zito Still Shooting With Quimet, Frammento

    "If you don't do it (again), they're right there to say, 'This guy can do better.' That's the way it goes," said Nick Zito, who will saddle Quimet in the March 28 Florida Derby (gr. I) and Frammento in the Blue Grass (gr. I).

  • KHRC Extends Agreement with LGC Science Lab

    Despite delays in the turnaround of equine drug test results in 2014, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, opted to extend its agreement with LGC Science to be its testing lab.

  • Change Adds Options for KTDF Purse Funds

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, approved changes that will allow more flexibility in the use of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purse money generated by wagering on historical races.

  • Dubai World Cup 2015 - Horses at Meydan March 24

    Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. White #5 Lea, White #1 Epiphaneia, Green #4 Harp Star, White #3 Hokko Tarumae, Green #6 One and Only, Pink #2 Tap That, Orange #8 Farmah, Orange #2 Amber Sky, Orange #3 Paniaphobia, Gold #2 Rich Tapestry, Orange #11 Caspar Netscher, Blue #10 Prayer for Relief, Yellow #3 Solow, Blue #8 Dark Emerald, Blue #3 Bradester. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Trainer McCauley Facing KHRC Allegations

    Trainer Tevis McCauley will have to answer to multiple charges, including allegations of "milkshaking" and medication rule violations, following an investigation by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff.

  • Dubai World Cup - Bill Casner

    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

  • From left: Pin Oak general manager Clifford Barry, trainer Malcolm Pierce, Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer, jockey Jose Lezcano, and Pin Oak's Nancy Stephens

    March Madness: Streaking Pin Oak Stable

    Pin Oak Stable rides a hot streak with two graded stakes winners this month, a $950,000 sale 2-year-old by sire Broken Vow, and general manager Clifford Barry-bred Florida Derby (gr. I) hopeful Itsaknockout.

  • Dubai World Cup - Art Sherman

    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.

  • Salix (also known as furosemide)

    KHRC Approves Regulation for Salix-Free Races

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission March 23 approved a regulation that would permit the state's racetracks to card races that would prohibit the administration of furosemide within 24 hours of post time.