Team Valor International has hired Rick Mettee to train all of its North American-based racehorses, replacing Graham Motion, the partnership group announced April 5.
Katie Walsh will attempt to become the first female jockey to win the John Smith's Grand National when she rides Seabass April 6 at Aintree. Seabass is second-choice, at 8-1, of the 40 horses entered.
Brian's Time, for more than a decade one of the leading stallions in Japan, has died, according to news outlets in Japan.
Darley has acquired a 29% interest in Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom, Arrowfield Stud and Team Valor International announced April 3.
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Joel Rosario returned to Gulfstream Park to ride the April 3 program, but the 28-year-old jockey hadn't really come back to earth after riding Animal Kingdom to victory in the Dubai World Cup March 30 at Meydan.
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View the races and sights from the Dubai World Cup race card. view slideshow
Coverage of Shea Shea's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint, including post race interviews with winning jockey Christophe Soumillon and Trainer, Mike de Kock . Watch Video
Coverage of Lines of Battle's victory in the UAE Derby, including comments from winning Jockey Ryan Moore and Trainer, Aidan O'Brien . Watch Video
Coverage of Cavalryman's Dubai Gold Cup from the walking ring to the post race activities, including comments from jockey Silvestre de Sousa and trainer Saeed bin Suroor . Watch Video
Favored Tellina and 22-1 outsider Love Struck fought out a desperate finish in the March 30 South Africa Classic (SAf-I), with the longshot surviving an objection after prevailing by the shortest of heads.
John Messara, part owner of Animal Kingdom, talks about Animal Kingdom's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Animal Kingdom, after his victory in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Footage before, during, and after the Dubai Sheema Classic, won by St Nicholas Abbey, including comments from the the winning connections. Watch Video
Video coverage of the Godolphin Mile, won by Soft Falling Rain, from the walking to the finish, to interviews with the connections. Watch Video
The drought for America in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) came to an end March 30 when champion Animal Kingdom burst clear in the homestretch for a spectacular score at Meydan Racecourse.
Coolmore and partners' St Nicholas Abbey spoiled the international debut of filly Gentildonna as he drew off from the reigning Japanese Horse of the Year, winning the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic March 30 at Meydan.
Godolphin Racing's Sajjhaa displayed a late turn of foot and kicked clear in the stretch to win the Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 30.
Trainer Mike de Kock talks about Shea Shea's record-setting performance in the Al Quoz Sprint. Watch Video
Racing wide into the turn, Reynaldothewizard got the jump on his competition heading for home and held on to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News on Saturday, March 30 at Meydan.
Lines of Battle held off a tenacious Elleval to win the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 30, earning 100 points toward a probable start in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Shea Shea showed there was plenty of speed in his 5-year-old legs as he sizzled to a course record-setting victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-IT) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard March 30 at Meydan.
Soft Falling Rain got a less than ideal trip in the $1 million Godolphin Mile before storming to victory in the first race on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 30 at Meydan.
Comments from Jockey Paul Hanagan after winning the Godolphin Mile aboard Soft Falling Rain. Watch Video
It's a Dundeel will be aimed for a sweep of Sydney's Triple Crown series after coasting to a six-length romp in the $500,000 Rosehill Guineas (Aus-I) March 30 at Rosehill Gardens.
Unbeaten filly Recite kept her record perfect with a clear win in the $225,000 The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (NZ-I), New Zealand's richest race for 2-year-olds, March 30.
Godolphin Racing's Monterosso, seeking to become the first two-time winner of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), was scratched out of the $10 million race at Meydan Racecourse on the day of the world's richest race.
Horses featured include Monsieur Joe (orange #8), Trailblazer (green #7), Private Zone (gold #6), Great Attack (orange #6), Taisei Legend (gold #7), French Fifteen (yellow #6), Royal Delta (white #1), Sarkiyla (blue #2). Watch Video
Andrew Bon and Rupert Bell preview Dubai World Cup day, and give their picks. Watch Video
Trainer Dale Romans talks about Little Mike, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free on March 30. Watch Video
The approximate post times and entries for the Dubai World Cup March 30 at Meydan along with race conditions. The post times are converted to Eastern Daylight Time to plan race viewing in the U.S.
Jockey Mike Smith talks about Royal Delta, who he rides in the Dubai World Cup on March 30. Watch Video
Saeed Bin Suroor and Mahmood Al Zarooni , trainers for Godolphin, talk about their prospects for World Cup Day. Watch Video
Horses featured include Joy And Fun (orange #5), Great Attack (orange #6), Zazou (blue #4), Trinniberg (gold #2), Medicean Man (orange #11), Animal Kingdom (white #2), Little Mike (yellow #3), He's Had Enough, and more. Watch Video
Dubai Racing Channel's Laura King previews Dubai World Cup Day. Watch Video
Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing March 30 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates. Presented by AmWest Entertainment.
Trainer Mike de Kock sends out 13 runners on Dubai World Cup night, including Treasure Beach in the Dubai World Cup, and Igugu, The Apache, and Mushreq in the Dubai Duty Free. Watch Video
Jockey Gary Stevens talks about being back at Dubai for the World Cup. He rides Dullahan in the World Cup and Little Mike in the Dubai Duty Free. Watch Video
Officials of Dubai-based Meydan Group and Chinese authorities March 28 announced plans to hold an international race meeting in October in Chengdu in southwestern China.
Racing network TVG will provide live coverage of Saturday's $27 million Dubai World Cup program beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.
Dubai is a mix of tough memories and a great opportunity for trainer Shivananda Parbhoo. His last trip to Dubai was last year with ill-fated Giant Ryan. Now he is trying to make racing history with Trinniberg.
Trainer Michael Bell talks about Wigmore Hall, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free on March 30. Watch Video
Former jockey Rene Douglas, who owns Private Zone. Private Zone runs in the Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 30. Watch Video
Trainer Graham Motion discusses Animal Kingdom, who runs in the Dubai World Cup on March 30. Watch Video
If America is going to finally crack the Tapeta blockade that has prevented it from having a single horse finish in the money in the three Dubai World Cups run at Meydan, this will be the year.
Freshman stallion Frankel will be available to cover a limited book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time, Juddmonte Farms announced March 27.
Besilu Stable's Royal Delta puts on an enchanting performance March 27 in Dubai, working three furlongs in :35.64 at Meydan in advance of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I).
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 12 of 13 when the field was drawn March 27 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 30.
Breeders' Cup Turf and Arlington Million winner looks to add another rich purse in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Duty Free (UAE-I) March 30 at Meydan.
American interests He's Had Enough and Dice Flavor take on top Godolphin contender Secret Number in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 30 at Meydan, three of 12 sophomores entered for the 1900-meter event.
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