Keyword: Mike de Kock

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Wild One

    South African Champion Wild One Dies

    South African champion Wild One has died after complications following surgery. The gelding, who was recently crowned the country's champion stayer, was 6 at the time of his death.

  • Wild One, Futura Win on Big Day at Greyville

    Wild One struck from off the pace Aug. 1 at Greyville to land the eLan Property Group Gold Cup (SAf-I), South Africa's premier staying event, which was delayed a week due to inclement weather.

  • Michael de Kock

    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.

  • Mubtaahij (IRE) gallops at Belmont Park May 24.
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    Mubtaahij Breezes Easy at Belmont Park

    UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij breezed an easy five furlongs May 24 in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It was his third official work since arriving in New York May 15.

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    Mubtaahij to Aim for Belmont Stakes

    U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij, who was eighth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in his U.S. debut, will remain in the United States to aim for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, trainer Mike de Kock confirmed May 4.

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    Mubtaahij Breezes Easy Three Furlongs

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group II winner Mubtaahij had an easy three-eighths breeze timed in :37.40 with jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Thursday, April 30 at Churchill Downs.

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    El Kabeir Walks Shedrow, Dortmund Gallops

    Dortmund impressed Baffert in his first gallop over the track, as International Star and Mubtaahij also took a spin April 28. El Kabeir stayed in the shedrow but will train April 29 according to trainer John Terranova.

  • Mubtaahij breezing at Arlington International April 25.

    Mubtaahij in 'Missed Work' at Arlington

    The Fine Equinity system recorded Mubtaahij working four furlongs in :49.70, with a final three furlongs in :35.30. The last quarter of the work was timed in equal splits of :11.50 seconds, home in :23 flat.

  • 1-2 Finish for Sire Redoute's Choice in SAf

    Wylie Hall bested Majmu in the President's Champion Challenge (SAf-I) April 25 at Turffontein, marking a one-two finish for Australian-bred offspring by Redoute's Choice.

  • Champion Majmu Lands Empress Club Stakes

    Cited by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Majmu scored the second group I win of her career in the Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes (SAf-I) at Turffontein.

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    Mubtaahij Easily Earns Kentucky Derby Spot

    Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: UAE Derby

    Coverage of the Mubtaahij's victory in the UAE Derby from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club.

  • Futura Powerful J&B Met Winner at Kenilworth

    Brilliant 4-year-old Futura landed South Africa's prestigious J&B Met (SAf-I) Jan. 31 at Kenilworth in Cape Town, earning a second straight victory at the group I level.

  • 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.

  • Alboran Sea Provides De Kock Milestone Win

    Top-class sophomore filly Alboran Sea narrowly prevailed over her older male rival Captain Of All in a nail-biting finish to the Cape Flying Championship (SAf-I) Jan. 24 at Kenilworth.

  • SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

    Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth.

  • Variety Club

    Dual South African HOY Variety Club Retired

    Two-time South African Horse Of The Year Variety Club has been retired from racing and will return home to South Africa to take up stallion duties at Klawervlei Stud in 2015.

  • 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).

  • Vercingetorix leads the way in the Jebel Hatta.

    Vercingetorix Co-Stars on Super Saturday

    Vercingetorix stayed unbeaten in six career starts after joining pacesetting stablemate Anaerobio at the front in early stretch, then drawing away to capture the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 8 at Meydan.

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    Cavalryman Returns in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

    Godolphin's 2013 Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-III) victor Cavalryman makes his first start of the year in the launching pad to this year's edition of $1 million race, the $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan.

  • Silvano Runners Take South African Features

    Leading South African sire Silvano scored a group I double at Greyville June 1 when his unbeaten son Vercingetorix landed the Daily News 2000 and his daughter Do You Remember captured the Woolavington Stakes.