Keyword: Dubai

  • Long River wins the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Long River Leads Super Saturday Conquests

    The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).

  • Gun Pit ran second behind Special Fighter in the 2016 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Hong Kong Star Gun Pit Retired

    Trainer Caspar Fownes was pointing the bay gelding to the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), a race in which Gun Pit finished second in 2016, with an eye on a Dubai World Cup (G1) return.

  • Sh Juma bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Saeed bin Suroor & Jim Crowley accept the trophy for the Al Rashidiya Empowered By IPIC

    Godolphin Has Red Letter Day in Dubai

    Color the Meydan winner's circle blue, Godolphin blue precisely, as Sheikh Mohammed's racing pipeline provided a steady supply of horses to win five of the six Thoroughbred races on the Jan. 26 card.

  • Mubtaahij at Belmont in 2015.

    Mubtaahij to McLaughlin for U.S. Campaign

    Dubai World Cup (UAE) runner-up Mubtaahij, who already made one trip to the U.S. to run fourth in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will be moved to the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for a stateside campaign.

  • X Y Jet.

    X Y Jet Sidelined With Knee Chip

    X Y Jet, the gritty sprinter who just missed winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) when edged by Muarrab in the final strides March 26 at Meydan, has been sidelined with a chip in his left knee.

  • California Chrome and Victor Espinoza take the Dubai World Cup.

    California Chrome Brilliant in World Cup Win

    A year later, a year better for California Chrome, who impressively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse a year after a second-place finish in the world's richest horse race.

  • Real Steel gets home in front of Euro Charline to win the Dubai Turf.

    Real Steel Takes Dubai Turf for Japan

    Real Steel made it two wins for Japan on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 when he ran down Very Special in the stretch and held off Euro Charline in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) at Meydan.

  • Lani takes the UAE Derby over Polar River.

    Lani Headed to KY After UAE Derby Win

    Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.

  • Muarrab gets by X Y Jet to win the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Muarrab Nails X Y Jet in Dubai Golden Shaheen

    United States-based X Y Jet ran lights-out on the front-end but couldn't fend off Muarrab, who edged past near the wire to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Dubai World Cup Post Times

    For U.S. fans, Claire Novak runs down the post times for races on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 at Meydan.

  • California Chrome

    World Cup Report: Something About 'Chrome'

    As California Chrome prepares for a shot at redemption in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), interest in the horse as a stallion prospect continues to grow, much to the satisfaction of Taylor Made Farm.

  • Kiaran McLaughlin

    McLaughlin Loves Dubai Life in 'Second Home'

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will saddle Frosted in the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and has live shots with Marking, Confrontation, and Lady Shipman in undercard stakes on the Saturday program.

  • Polar River wins the 2016 UAE 1000 Guineas Trial.

    'River' Ready to Roll in UAE Derby

    Polar River, who has yet to taste defeat in four career outings with a combined victory margin of 32 lengths, appears to be the standout runner in the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II).

  • Dubai World Cup: William Buick on Frosted

    Last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey William Buick looks to win again March 26 at Meydan, this time for Kiaran McLaughlin on Frosted.

  • Dubai World Cup: Horses Training March 23 - Part 1

    Morning Training at Meydan on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup 2016. Gun Pit (AUS) (White # 10), California Chrome (White # 1), Mshawish (White # 9), and Frank Conversation (Pink # 4).

  • Dubai World Cup: Frank Taylor on 'Chrome'

    Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II).

  • Dubai World Cup: Frank Taylor on 'Chrome'

    Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II).

  • Polar River wins the 2016 UAE Oaks.

    Polar River to Pass on Kentucky Oaks

    The undefeated filly who will next take on boys in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) will likely not travel to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but could come to America in June for a race like the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Kiaran McLaughlin

    Rooting for McLaughlin to Get His Derby

    Today Kiaran McLaughlin has such outstanding horses as grade I winner Frosted, who is gearing up for a Dubai World Cup Run (UAE-I), and top 3-year-old Mohaymen, who runs in Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. II).

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back Breezing in Dubai

    He may have been half a world away when California Chrome recorded his first breeze March 6 since scoring a victory in a Dubai handicap Feb. 25, but Art Sherman got a good report from his son and assistant Alan Sherman.

  • Keen Ice.

    Keen Ice Set for Dubai World Cup Prep

    Last year's Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice will become the latest U.S. raider to prep for the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in Dubai when he runs March 5 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I).

  • X Y Jet captures Sunshine Millions Sprint

    Rockingham Buys Majority Interest in X Y Jet

    Majority interest in graded stakes winner X Y Jet has been sold to California-based Rockingham Ranch, with the March 26 Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) at Meydan as the main target.

  • California Chrome

    'Chrome' Entered in World Cup Prep

    California Chrome as expected was entered for a 1 1/4-mile handicap at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 25 that will be his first start in Dubai this year and serve as his prep for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26.

  • Mshawish comes home a winner in the Donn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-v9zkHXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Dazzles in Donn Handicap

    Last year Mshawish took the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), but this season transitioned his form to dirt in brilliant style, and brought home the second grade I win of his career Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lady Shipman cruises to victory in the Ladies Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-2sft63x">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Shipman Aces Season Debut

    In her first start of the season and first for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman was a comfortable winner of the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

  • Frosted

    Frosted Set for Feb. 4 Dubai Debut

    Godolphin's multiple graded stakes winner Frosted will make his Dubai debut Feb. 4 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Sponsored by EGA (UAE-II), with William Buick named to ride from post 5.

  • Lady Shipman

    Lady Shipman Prepares for 2016 Debut

    Ranlo Investments' multiple stakes winner Lady Shipman, most recently second against males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), could make her 4-year-old debut in the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Feb. 6 at Gulfstream.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome 'Feeling Good' in Dubai

    Decked out in his fresh new "Chrome" jacket in the paddock area just before the fourth race at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24, Art Sherman gave a glowing report on California Chrome's condition since landing in Dubai.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Departs for Dubai

    California Chrome will begin another journey to the other side of the world Jan. 21, when he'll depart from his double-wide stall at Los Alamitos Race Course at 5 a.m. PT with Dubai in his sights.

  • Mshawish (left) fights off Valid to win the Hal's Hope Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-FnqMs9n">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Gets His Dirt Win in Hal's Hope

    Al Shaqab Racing's versatile Mshawish successfully transfered his graded stakes-winning form to the dirt Jan. 9, edging Valid by a head in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

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    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.