Dubai Racing Club / Andrew Watkins
Thunder Snow wins the UAE 200 Guineas in his first try on dirt.
The UAE Derby, which awards the winner 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, drew 16 entrants and appears wildly competitive – unless Thunder Snow is simply better than his many rivals. He might be. Full Story >>
YESTERDAY March 23, 2017
The Dubai Golden Shaheen is not supposed to be a handicap, but it kind of worked out that way. The best horse in the race, Mind Your Biscuits, was saddled with post 14 for the dirt race over 1,200 meters, or about six furlongs.
After cross-country trips to win the Travers Stakes at Saratoga last summer and the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream in January, Arrogate has traveled cross-world to start Saturday in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Postponed could become the first repeat winner of the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse. Could – but not necessarily will. Postponed is the likely favorite in the 1 1/2-mile grass race, but he will have to improve ...
March 22, 2017
Bob Baffert has returned to Dubai for the first time since he suffered a heart attack when he was here in 2012. So, what has brought Baffert back this year? A horse that is as serious – well, as serious as a heart attack.
Even with its five-year diversion to a Tapeta surface, the Dubai World Cup has been considered a legitimate satellite event of the U.S. season, with a heavy gravitational pull. Should Arrogate win this 22nd running of the Dubai World Cup for Bob ...
In American racing, they call an honest horse that grinds his way start after start into regular purse earnings without ever dominating his competition a “check-getter.” Hoppertunity is a check-getter on about the grandest scale imaginable.
Arrogate will break from post 9 on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse when he tries to add the $10 million Dubai World Cup to consecutive wins in the Travers, Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup.
March 21, 2017
Owner Starlight Racing has sold a half-interest in Neolithic days before the horse starts in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, according to a news release from Starlight.
Trainer Luis Carvajal confirmed Tuesday that Imperial Hint has been scratched from the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on the Dubai World Cup card Saturday.
February 11, 2017
The high-class 3-year-old Thunder Snow easily won his dirt debut Saturday at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, winning the Group 3, $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas by 5 3/4 lengths for Godolphin, trainer Saeed bin Suroor, and jockey Christophe Soumillon.