Keyword: Michael De Kock

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    De Kock Says American Pharoah a 'Super Horse'

    As he prepares UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Michael de Kock has no misconceptions about the task of trying to upend American Pharoah's Triple Crown quest.

  • Niconero worked March 24 to prepare for the Dubai Duty Free.

    Niconero Looking for Duty Free Victory

    Jockey Craig Williams partnered Niconero in his work the morning of March 24 to prepare for the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) and reported the 7-year-old was in good shape.

  • South African De Kock Tries Luck in Cup

    Mike de Kock, the internationally renowned trainer of Eagle Mountain, breaks new ground for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when he becomes the first South African to compete in the event. Eagle Mountain runs in the $3 million Emirates Airline Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Oct. 25.

  • Einstein is tops among the American-based contenders for the Arlington Million.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4388074%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Archipenko Should Be Tough in 'Million'

    Archipenko, who has won stakes events in four different countries in the past 15 months, has been installed as the 2-1 favorite and is one of three formidable European invaders vying for top honors in the 26th running of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 9.

  • Curlin, with Carmen Rosas on board, gets his first taste of Nad Al Sheba, under the watchful eye of Scott Blasi on his pony Poncho.

    Curlin Has First Gallop in Dubai

    Curlin looked in great shape Wednesday morning when taking his first look at the main dirt track of Nad Al Sheba, home to the $6 million Dubai World Cup (gr. I), sponsored by Emirates Airline.

  • Trainer Mike de Kock celebrates a happy birthday with UAE 2000 Guineas win.

    Devilish Win in UAE 2000 Guineas

    Honour Devil provided trainer Mike de Kock with a perfect birthday gift as he gamely held off stablemate Royal Vintage by a half-length to capture the UAE 2000 Guineas (UAE-III) Feb. 14.

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    Lucky Strikes in Maktoum Challenge

    Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Kevin Shea teamed up to capture the two stakes races that highlighted the fourth evening of the Dubai Racing Carnival at Nad al Sheba Feb. 7.

  • Argentina's Asiatic Boy, ridden by Weichong Marwing, wins the UAE Derby Saturday in Dubai.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D950127%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Asiatic Boy Overpowers UAE Derby Field

    Mike De Kock's Asiatic Boy became the first horse to win the UAE Triple Crown when absolutely annihilating his field in the US$2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) over nine furlongs on the dirt.

  • Irridescence Sparkles in Tight QE II Cup Win

    Team Valor's South African champion Irridescence took the lead at the start and had enough left in the tank to hold off a determined Ouija Board in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) over 10 furlongs at Sha Tin on Sunday.

  • International Runners Set to Claim 'The Cup'

    Final declarations are in for the 2005 Melbourne Cup and only a handful of International contenders remain in the field for the historic two-mile, group I event. English invader Carte Diamond was the last to drop out after a freak accident in a morning workout yesterday.