Keyword: Balanchine

  • L'Amour de Ma Vie rolls home to win the Balanchine.

    L'Amour de Ma Vie All Heart in Balanchine

    L'Amour de Ma Vie flashed an impressive acceleration off the turn to the win the $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 20 at Meydan while anxious favorite Certify suffered her first defeat.

  • Certify (left) defeated L'Amour de Ma Vie in the Cape Verdi.

    Certify, Flotilla Return for Balanchine

    The top four finishers in last month's Cape Verdi (UAE-II), including Godolphin's unbeaten winner Certify, return for the $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 20 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Sajjhaa storms home to win the Balanchine.

    Sajjhaa Upsets Igugu in Record Balanchine Win

    Godolphin's Sajjhaa spoiled the highly anticipated return of South African Horse of Year Igugu in the Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21, rolling past the overwhelming favorite in the Meydan stretch and drawing off for the win.

  • Pat Cummings' Dubai Picks: Feb. 21

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing Feb. 21 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. The card includes the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) and $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II).

  • Igugu on Target for Return in Balanchine

    The $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21 at Meydan attracted seven entrants, but the field is overshadowed by the presence of South African Horse of the Year Igugu, who returns from a long layoff.

  • Frankie Dettori

    Dettori, Godolphin to Part Ways in 2013

    Frankie Dettori, who has been the principal jockey for Godolphin Racing for nearly two decades, will not be retained next year by the Maktoum family's racing operation, Godolphin announced Oct. 21.

  • River Jetez streaks away from the field to win the Balanchine Stakes.

    River Jetez Rockets Home in Balanchine

    River Jetez flew down the center of the course to claim a decisive 2-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 18.

  • West Wind gives Frankie Dettori his third Classic win in just over a week.

    West Wind Breezes to French Oaks Victory

    Frankie Dettori captured his third Classic win in just over a week when the lightly-raced West Wind powered her way to an authoritative 1 1/2-length victory in the Prix de Diane Hermes (Fr-I) at Chantilly on Sunday.