Comments from trainer John Gosden, who explains that Jack Hobbs is a bit of a dreamer, and jockey William Buick after Jack Hobbs' victory in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Jack Hobbs rallies in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1); Japanese filly Vivlos beats the boys in the Dubai Turf.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Triple Crown, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Along with the Dubai World Cup (G1) card, the stateside stakes slate includes a pair of Triple Crown preps at Turfway Park and Sunland Park.
Postposted scored a comfortable two-length triumph from hard-charging Duramente in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan.
Video coverage of Dolniya's victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic, from the parade ring to the race to the celebration, and comments from jockey Christophe Soumillion and trainer A De Royer Dupre. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
The 4-year-old filly Dolniya beat the boys March 28, taking the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan over Flintshire while American champion Main Sequence finished seventh.
Following is the March 27 update on some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Teddy Grimthorpe, Racing Manager for Khalid bin Abdullah, talks about Flintshire, who runs in the Dubai Sheema Classic. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will broadcast the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) live from Meydan Racecourse March 28.
Following is a look at some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan.
Highlights from the racing career of Japan's champion mare Gentildonna. view slideshow
Coverage of Gentildonna's victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic from the walking ring to the race, to the post-race activitiies, including comments from jockey Ryan Moore and trainer Sei Ishizaka. Watch Video
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will try to become the first United States-based runner to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29 at Meydan Racecourse.
Trainer Tom Albertrani plans to be on hand at Meydan March 26 to put the final touches on preparations for West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse, who is aiming for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.
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.
Two graded stakes wins after the Breeders' Cup disappointment, here we are preparing to take a $1,000 yearling across the world for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic next month. And he's got a hell of a chance.
Gentildonna's tuneup for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) next month was foiled in the starting gate as the jittery star mare was sapped before the Kyoto Kinen (Jpn-II) began Feb. 16.
- By Steve Haskin
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Footage before, during, and after the Dubai Sheema Classic, won by St Nicholas Abbey, including comments from the the winning connections. Watch Video
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.
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.
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.
Carlo Vaccarezza, owner and breeder of Little Mike, said the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner will be pointed to the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.
France's Corine Barande-Barbe became the first female trainer to win a race on Dubai World Cup night when Cirrus des Aigles captured the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse.
Treasure Beach and St Nicholas Abbey are just two of the seven grade/group I winners that will go to the post in the $5,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
Rewilding, a son of Tiger Hill, stormed down the center of the course to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by China Guangsha (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Handicapper Dick Powell gives the nod to Victoire Pisa in the Dubai World Cup. See who else he's picked in the day's six other group races.
Six races worth a total of $16 million will be contested in the lead-up to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Five-year-old mare Dar Re Mi, with new rider William Buick aboard, outlasted Buena Vista and Spanish Moon to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at Meydan March 27.
Front-running 7-year-old figures to carry them as far as he can in 12-furlong stakes March 27 at Meydan.
Irish-bred Eastern Anthem came from the back of the pack and stuck a nose in front at the wire to take the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at 18-1 in a thrilling, three-way photo finish March 28 at Nad Al Sheba.
Jamie Spencer rates his Dubai Sheema Classic mount Purple Moon as having "a good each-way chance" but stressed that any more rain would dampen his enthusiasm. Dubai was saturated Wednesday (March 25) night and Thursday morning.
Top American hope Albertus Maxiumus drew post position 10 for the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Nad al Sheba on March 28. Asiatic Boy will break from post 4.
Mike De Kock, who won the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) last year with Sun Classique, has a strong chance of repeating the trick in this year running.
Trainer Neil Drysdale has decided that the best target for grade I winner Marsh Side would be the $5-million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at Nad al Sheba on March 28.
Better Talk Now might be several years removed from a victory in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), but that doesn't mean he's ready to take a back seat to some of the finest 1 1/2-mile turf experts in Dubai March 29.
Jockey Darren Beadman gave an enthusiastic thumbs up for Viva Pataca after the champion completed his pre-Dubai departure work with a win in a mile barrier trial Monday, March 17, at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.
Spring House could be headed for Dubai next month after his handy 2 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) on a slightly soft Santa Anita turf course Feb. 23.
Trainer Graham Motion said Feb. 20 that multiple grade I winner Better Talk Now will fly to Dubai from Florida March 18 to run in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-IT) at Nad Al Sheba racecourse on the World Cup undercard March 29.
A partnership assembled by bloodstock agent Ben McElroy has purchased grade I winner Gun Salute and intends to send the 5-year-old son of Military to compete in the 2008 Dubai International Racing Carnival.
Sunday Silence grandson Pompeii Ruler made his first major victory an emphatic one in the AUS$1 million Australian Cup (Aus-I).
Todd Pletcher, coming off a record-smashing year in North America that earned him his third consecutive Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer, plans to send five horses to the United Arab Emirates for Dubai World Cup day, March 31.
Male turf division 2006 Eclipse Award finalist English Channel makes his 5-year-old debut for trainer Todd Pletcher in a nine-furlong allowance race on the Gulfstream Park program Thursday.
The multifaceted Lava Man, a grade I winner on dirt and turf, could remain on turf after his next start in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita on Jan. 27.
Heart's Cry, partnered by Christophe Lemaire and trained by Kojiro Hashiguchi, gave Japan its second win of the Dubai World Cup meeting, leading all the way to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) over 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) on the Nad Al Sheba turf Saturday night.
With the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) an annual highlight of the early-season racing calendar, HRTV and TVG will offer coverage of Nad Al Sheba racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. In addition, ABC will provide on-site coverage of the World Cup and UAE Derby (UAE-II) for the first time.
The Dubai Racing Club has announced a major increase in prize money for the Dubai World Cup meeting, with the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) and the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I), the two turf races run on Dubai World Cup day, will now be worth $5 million each, with a first prize of $3 million.
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