America's contenders for the $27 million Dubai World Cup program, including champion Royal Delta and multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, have landed safely in Dubai and are in good health after the long flight from Florida.
Benjamin Leon Jr. is ready for his international adventure with Royal Delta. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker is scheduled to run in the 17th edition of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31.
At least 48 grade/group I winners and more than 20 champions or classic winners are expected to meet in what will be the world's richest day of racing, the $27 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program at Meydan March 31.
Trainer Bob Baffert gave high marks to Game On Dude following a bullet seven-furlong work at Santa Anita March 16 in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Two days after 3-year-old male champion Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs on the turf at Palm Meadows Training Center, his trip to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31 has been scrapped.
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom worked an easy five-eighths of a mile on turf in 1:04 4/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center March 10 as he preps for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 31.
The Dubai Super Saturday card from Meydan Racecourse will be the first "Big Event" seminar offered as part of "Night School," the racing industry's national online fan education program.
More than 20 international grade/group I winners are likely to compete on the March 10 Dubai Super Saturday card of seven stakes at Meydan worth a total of $1,775,000.
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Vinery Stables' Regally Ready took his first tour of the vast Meydan Racecourse on March 1 after clearing quarantine following his arrival in Dubai on Feb. 27 for a two-race campaign.
Game On Dude will not defend his title in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 3 and will instead be prepared for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Bob Baffert said Feb. 29.
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Champion Animal Kingdom, who had originally been scheduled to make his 2012 debut in the Feb. 25 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT), will now run instead in a turf allowance race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 18.
Royal Delta, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2011, will make her 2012 debut in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) "barring any complications," according to the Daily Racing Form.
Champion Royal Delta works six furlongs in 1:16.30 Feb. 9 at Payson Park on her way toward the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). At Palm Meadows, Godolphin's Consortium drills a half-mile in :50.90.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom is to make his return to racing in the Feb. 25 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Four Eclipse Award winners are among the international cast of horses nominated to the $27.25 million Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 31.
Royal Delta, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner and likely champion 3-year-old female, had her first official work of the year Jan. 10 at Payson Park Training Center in Florida.
From Jan. 5 through March 31, the Dubai Carnival at Meydan features the world's best horses throughout 16 racing programs worth more than $38 million.
As the world's racing centers develop their championships, it becomes harder to identify the world's best runners.
Victoire Pisa, winner of the 2011 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing to stand at stud at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first workout Dec. 24 since being sidelined in late spring.
Royal Delta, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner who later sold for $8.5 million, is back with trainer Bill Mott after spending some time at owner Benjamin Leon Jr.'s farm.
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The Dubai World Cup has added a 3,200-meter (two-mile) turf stakes to the 2012 World Cup card, increasing total purses for the world's richest racing day to $27.25 million.
The United Arab Emirates will offer 26 group races, seven of them group I, during its 2011-12 racing season.
Team Valor International's winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) cleared to resume exercise 60 days after undergoing season-ending surgery on his left leg.
The Emirates Racing Authority has approved the calendar for the 2011/2012 racing seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Meydan Racecourse, and Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.
There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
The TVG network will provide coverage of the seven-race, $26 million Dubai World Cup program from the Meydan Racecourse and the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) from Turfway Park.
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) 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.
Fly Down, who placed in some of America's most prestigious races, including the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), may not return to the United States following the Dubai World Cup.
Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is working to complete a deal to buy Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Gitano Hernando from Team Valor and Gary Barber.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Making his first 2011 foray to the Meydan all-weather track on March 19, three-time champion Gio Ponti bounced with contained energy as he jogged once around the about 1 1/8-mile oval.
Of all the 13 American-based horses that traveled to the $26-million Dubai World Cup program, Fly Down, Victor's Cry, Champ Pegasus and I Want Revenge are among those who are the most eye-catching.
Thirteen American-trained horses were announced as likely starters in six races on the $26 million Dubai World Cup card to be held March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Although Bob Baffert's request for a Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) invitation for his Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude was duly delivered by the Dubai Racing Club, the gelding will be staying in his stall.
A full field of 14, including seven grade/group I winners, will square off in the $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is hoping to send I Want Revenge and Stradivinsky to Dubai for next month's World Cup night.
WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who has been working strongly toward his 4-year-old debut, is being pointed to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 26.
A total of 312 horses from 18 countries, including 49 from the U.S., have been nominated to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Gitano Hernando, who finished sixth as the favorite in the 2010 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) n the United Arab Emirates, has arrived in Dubai from England to be prepared for the 2011 renewal of the 1 1/4-mile race.
Gloria de Campeao, winner of the 2010 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), will begin his stallion career in Sweden.
AmWest Entertainment has again been chosen to distribute the signal for the Dubai Racing Club, which will offer an expanded season in 2010-11, in North and South America.
The Dubai Racing Club has announced a change in distance of the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-II) from six furlongs (1,200 meters) to five furlongs (1,000 meters) on turf.
Gloria de Campeao, who won the world's richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year's $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury.
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