Keyword: Meydan

  • California Chrome
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    'Chrome' Morphing Into Worldwide Brand

    Even before California Chrome tests his mettle in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), racetrack executives worldwide are making pitches in hopes of attracting the popular Kentucky Derby winner.

  • Secret Circle has been training well in Dubai. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sMjm6Xm">Order This Photo</a>

    Secret Circle Strong Into Golden Shaheen

    Secret Circle has impressed assistant trainer Dana Barnes before, but in preparing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen, the exercise rider can feel added strength in the 6-year-old Eddington runner.

  • Dubai World Cup - Team 'Chrome' Press Conf.

    Art Sherman, Alan Sherman, and Willie Delgado discuss how California Chrome traveled, is settling in, worked on the track, and answer other questions March 24.

  • Dubai World Cup - Art Sherman & California Chrome

    The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling after arriving the night before, how California Chrome looks, and reflects on California Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.

  • Dubai World Cup - Art Sherman

    The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling arriving the night before, how California Chrome looked today, and reflects on Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.

  • Shared Belief winning the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Shared Belief Looks Headed to Oaklawn

    Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Hunter's Light cruises to victory in the Jebel Hatta.

    Hunter's Light Dominant in Jebel Hatta Win

    Hunter's Light took charge in early stretch and extended his lead with every stride for a commanding win in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 7 at Meydan.

  • African Story won the 2014 Dubai World Cup on the then all-weather surface.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148897471&k=dhBcNZh">Order This Photo</a>

    African Story Tries Super Saturday Challenge

    Six-time Dubai World Cup winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor will give African Story another spin on Meydan's new dirt main track March 7 on Super Saturday in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I).

  • Cavalryman

    Cavalryman Dies After Injury at Meydan

    Godolphin's gallant stayer Cavalryman has died after suffering a serious fracture in his right hind leg Feb. 28 during the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) at Meydan.

  • Almoonqith leads the way home in the Nad al Sheba Trophy.

    Almoonqith Wins at Meydan, Cavalryman Injured

    Sheikh Hamdan's Almoonqith showed his staying power Feb. 28 at Meydan Racecourse in winning the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III), a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Cavalryman.

  • Local Time rolls to victory in the UAE Oaks.

    Local Time Continues Meydan Dominance

    Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks.

  • Cladocera comes home strong to take the Balanchine Stakes.

    Cladocera Captures Meydan's Balanchine Stakes

    France-based filly Cladocera posted her second win of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes (UAE-II) Sponsored by District One on the turf at Meydan Racecourse the night of Feb. 18.

  • Reynaldothewizard (outside) wins the 2015 Al Shindagha Sprint at Meydan Racecourse.

    Reynaldothewizard Shows He's Still Got Magic

    In a battle of past Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) winners, 9-year-old Reynaldothewizard edged Krypton Factor by a neck in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored by Jaguar XJ (UAE-III) the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Maftool, outside, wins the UAE 2000 Guineas Feb. 12, 2015.

    Hard Spun Colt Captures UAE 2000 Guineas

    Godolphin Racing's Maftool outfought Mubtaahij through the straight to prevail by a head in the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) on the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Vercingetorix won the 2015 Al Rashidiya.

    Soumillon Scores Group II Double at Meydan

    Jockey Christophe Soumillon landed a group II double at the Dubai World Cup Carnival Jan. 29 at Meydan, winning both the Cape Verdi aboard Cladocera and the Al Rashidiya with Vercingetorix.

  • California Chrome
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    'Chrome' Tops U.S. Nominees for World Cup

    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.

  • Dubai Racing Club - Frank Gabriel - 11/4/2014

    Interview with Frank Gabriel, Executive Director Racing – Dubai Racing Club and his reaction after the two dirt trials at Meydan Racecourse on Tuesday November 4, 2014 ahead of the opening race meeting on Thursday November 6th

  • Euro Charline won the 2014 Beverly D. Stakes.

    Euro Charline to Return to England

    Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14.

  • Sterling City and Joao Moreira take the Dubai Golden Shaheen.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148677814&k=MD6RqFD">Order This Photo</a>

    Sterling City Charges Home in Golden Shaheen

    Sterling City (AUS) won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) in just his third start of 2014 on March 29 at Meydan, powering home in late stretch to claim the 1,200 meter (about six-furlong) event for Hong Kong.

  • Variety Club runs away with the Godolphin Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148527267&k=hScrgKm">Order This Photo</a>

    Variety Club Aces Godolphin Mile Gate-to-Wire

    Boldly overcoming his wide draw, South Africa's Variety Club made all the pace and won the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) over defending victor Soft Falling Rain March 29 at Meydan.

  • Dubai World Cup: March 27 Morning Training

    Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4).

  • Dubai World Cup: March 26 Morning Training

    Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more.

  • Twilight Eclipse on the Meydan track.

    Twilight Eclipse Has Easy Gallop at Meydan

    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.

  • Japanese contender Gentildonna preps for the Dubai World Cup race card March 24.

    World Cup Hopefuls Stretch Legs at Meydan

    Several contenders for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), including last year's runner-up Red Cadeaux, took to the track March 24 at Meydan to stretch their legs before the world's richest race March 29.

  • Patrick Cosgrave

    Jockey Cosgrave Suspended Six Months

    Stewards have suspended jockey Patrick Cosgrave for six months after determining he maneuvered his front-running mount Anaerobio to intentionally create a racing lane for stablemate Vercingetorix in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I).

  • Dubai World Cup Horses Jog at Meydan

    Watch horses such as Dunaden (FR), Sole Power (GB), Sommerabend (GB), Rich Tapestry (IRE), Man Amongst Men (IRE), Joshua Tree (IRE), Red Dubawi (IRE), Elleval (IRE), He's No Saint (GB), and Side Glance (GB) jog at Meydan.

  • United Color holds off Russian Soul to win the  Dubawi Stakes.

    United Color Speeds to Dubawi Win

    United Color seized command early in the stretch and gamely held on to defeat Russian Soul by a neck in the listed $150,000 Dubawi Stakes, the feature race at Meydan Jan. 14.