Keyword: Mike de Kock

  • Dubai Al Quoz Sprint - Shea Shea

    Coverage of Shea Shea's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint, including post race interviews with winning jockey Christophe Soumillon and Trainer, Mike de Kock
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  • Shea Shea scorches the turf in the Al Quoz Sprint.

    Shea Shea Smashes His Meydan Course Record

    Shea Shea showed there was plenty of speed in his 5-year-old legs as he sizzled to a course record-setting victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-IT) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard March 30 at Meydan.

  • Dubai World Cup: Mike de Kock

    Trainer Mike de Kock sends out 13 runners on Dubai World Cup night, including Treasure Beach in the Dubai World Cup, and Igugu, The Apache, and Mushreq in the Dubai Duty Free.

  • Shea Shea won the Meydan Sprint by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Record-Setter Shea Shea Heads Al Quoz Sprint

    Trainer Mike de Kock's Meydan course-record setter Shea Shea aims for the most lucrative win of his career in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard March 30.

  • Jakkalberry (left, outside) goes by Await the Dawn and Cavalryman to win the Dubai City Of Gold.

    Jakkalberry Among Super Saturday Stars

    Globetrotter Jakkalberry led in the final 100 meters to defeat 3-5 favorite Await the Dawn and Cavalryman in the $250,000 Dubai City Of Gold Sponsored by Emirates SkyCargo on the Super Saturday card March 9 at Meydan.

  • Little Mike at Meydan.

    Little Mike, Monterosso Meet at Meydan

    U.S. turf standout Little Mike and 2012 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Monterosso headline the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 9 at Medyan.

  • Sajjhaa winning the Balanchine and defeating Igugu.

    Igugu, Delpech Reunite for Jebel Hatta

    South African star mare Igugu will be reunited with regular rider Anthony Delpech for the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 9 at Meydan as she returns to take on Godolphin's Sajjhaa, who defeated her two weeks ago.

  • Jakkalberry's only win in 2012 came in the American St. Leger, at 1 11/16 miles last summer at Arlington Park.

    Stayers Take Stage in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

    The $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) attracted an intriguing 13-horse field, including globetrotting Jakkalberry, 2012 Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) victor Royal Diamond, and Saddler's Rock, who has shown impressive stamina.

  • Musir

    Musir Seeks Comeback Win in Zabeel Mile

    Musir continues on the comeback trail March 2 at Meydan in search of his first win in more than a year in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Stud Estreal Energia (UAE-II).

  • Sajjhaa storms home to win the Balanchine.

    Sajjhaa Upsets Igugu in Record Balanchine Win

    Godolphin's Sajjhaa spoiled the highly anticipated return of South African Horse of Year Igugu in the Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21, rolling past the overwhelming favorite in the Meydan stretch and drawing off for the win.

  • Igugu on Target for Return in Balanchine

    The $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21 at Meydan attracted seven entrants, but the field is overshadowed by the presence of South African Horse of the Year Igugu, who returns from a long layoff.

  • Insight Into African Horse Sickness

    Various trainers and veterinarians discuss challenges importing and exporting horses from South Africa with quarantine regulations due to African Horse Sickness. Including concerns for contenders in the 2013 Breeders' Cup.

  • Soft Falling Rain and Paul Hanagan take the United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas.

    Unbeaten Soft Falling Rain Wins UAE Guineas

    Favorite Soft Falling Rain easily dispatched pacesetter Deauville Prince in the stretch and drew off to a clear win in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Two Thousands Guineas (UAE-III) Feb. 14 at Meydan.

  • Barbecue Eddie won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 on January 10.

    Barbecue Eddie, Out of Bounds Set for Rematch

    The $200,000 Firebreak Stakes (UAE-III) Feb. 14 at Meydan features a rematch between Barbecue Eddie and Out of Bounds, the winner and runner-up, respectively, in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (UAE-II) last month.

  • The Apache takes the Al Rashidiya under Christophe Soumillon.

    De Kock Lands Al Rashidiya with The Apache

    The Apache, a South African champion from trainer Mike de Kock's Dubai raiding party, got an ideal stalking trip under Christophe Soumillon to win the $200,000 Al Rashidiya sponsored by DUBAL (UAE-II) Jan. 31 at Meydan.

  • Sajjhaa dominates the Cape Verdi at Meydan.

    Sajjhaa Cruises Clear in Cape Verdi

    Trainer Saeed bin Suroor was expecting a huge effort from Sajjhaa in the $200,000 Cape Verdi Sponsored by Meydan Hotels (UAE-II) Jan. 24 at Meydan, and she delivered with a 3 3/4-length win for the Maktoum family's Godolphin.

  • Falls of Lora won the 2012 United Arab Emirates Oaks.

    Godolphin Aims Four at Cape Verdi

    Godolphin, the newly minted Eclipse Award-winning owner of 2012 in the U.S., will send out a quartet of fillies in $200,000 Cape Verdi Sponsored by Meydan Hotels (UAE-II), the feature event Jan. 24 at Meydan.

  • Soft Falling Rain leads the way in the Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial.

    Soft Falling Rain Dominates Meydan Trial

    Unbeaten South African champion Soft Falling Rain controlled the pace and scored a dominant 2 1/2-length victory in the $110,000 Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 17 at Meydan.

  • Soft Falling Rain

    South African Champ Tops U.A.E. Classic Trial

    Trainer Mike de Kock's undefeated South African champion Soft Falling Rain tops a full field of 14, along with four also-eligible contenders, entered for the $110,00 United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 17.

  • Mendip in the 2011 Maktoum Challenge.

    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Draws 14

    A field of 14 will go to the post in the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I), one of two newlyelevated group I races that anchor a superb seven-race card at Meydan Racecourse March 10.

  • Musir streaks to victory in the Al Rashidiya at Meydan Racecourse.

    Musir Easy Winner of Al Rashidiya

    The anticipated battle between defending champ Presvis and Musir never materialized as Musir sailed home an easy winner of the $200,000 Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) Jan. 26.

  • Mahbooba won the Al Rashidiya Trial on January 5 at Meydan.

    Mahbooba Headlines Cape Verdi Stakes

    Mike de Kock's Mahbooba will be gunning for her second straight win when she takes on seven rivals in the $200,000 Cape Verdi Stakes-Sponsored by The Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-IIT) Jan. 20.

  • UAE 1000 Guineas winner Mahbooba faces six other fillies in the UAE Oaks.

    Mahbooba Seeks to Add UAE Oaks to Resume

    Mahbooba will try to add another stakes victory to her already glittering resume when she faces six other fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 24.

  • River Jetez streaks away from the field to win the Balanchine Stakes.

    River Jetez Rockets Home in Balanchine

    River Jetez flew down the center of the course to claim a decisive 2-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 18.

  • Raihana Ready to Roll in Al Fahidi Fort

    Tough-as-nails Raihana will be making a quick turnaround when she goes to the post in the eight furlong Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.