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UAE Derby and Dubai World Cup timings off

Steve Haskin from Bloodhorse brought up this very issue when he penned this week’s Derby Trail column and upon a quick review of the video, he has a case.  Click HERE to read Haskin’s article.  It appears as though the ...

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Reviewing Dubai World Cup 2009 – Part 1

Over the next few days, I’ll begin putting a host of thoughts about the week from Dubai here on the site.  In no particular order, let’s get a few out there… - Oh to be a journalist in Japan.  There ...

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So much more to come…

Over the next week, I’ll post my specific thoughts reflecting on the week that was in Dubai.  Outside of the big night of racing, lasting an entire week in Dubai is taxing with early mornings, late nights, and a bit ...

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An amazing night for Dubai racing

Seven races on the final card at Nad Al Sheba and six winners had a run over the track this season, with all seven having had experience here before.  If you want to win the big prize, it is in ...

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Reviewing Dubai World Cup meeting selections

Dubai World Cup meeting selections and links to full horse-by-horse analysis are posted below.  Following those are the selections of Marcus Hersh from the Daily Racing Form. Race 2 – Godolphin Mile (local post 5:40 p.m., 9:40 a.m. US Eastern) ...

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Dubai World Cup (G1) race analysis

RACE 7 – $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (G1), 2000 meters (about 10 furlongs), dirt #1 MUHANNAK (Ryan Moore) A tough draw to get around here.  We aren’t on synthetics (yet) and this is the best company he’s ever faced.  Not ...

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McLaughlin speaks of Albertus Maximus

American trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (left, with hat) took to the microphone this morning at the annual Friday morning breakfast conference in the Nad Al Sheba clubhouse and was joined by Australian trainer David Hayes (far right) and Irish jockey John ...

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Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) race analysis

RACE 6 – $5,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), 2400 meters (about 12 furlongs), turf #1 FRONT HOUSE (Kevin Shea) Was overwhelmingly impressive when winning the Dubai City of Gold (G2) here on Super Thursday, her first try against males.  After ...

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Barton dreams of winning with Joe Louis

The Brown Bomber. The heavyweight title holder for over 106 months. 25 successful title defenses. 2009 Dubai World Cup champion? So thinks trainer Jerry Barton, or at least, he dreams of it.  On Friday morning at Nad Al Sheba, the ...

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The favorite: Indian Blessing

Indian Blessing continues to impress in her trackwork en route to the Dubai Golden Shaheen.  Like only the UAE Derby, with Godolphin’s heavy choice Desert Party, Indian Blessing is considered one of the good things on Saturday evening.  Nothing changed ...

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Dubai Duty Free (G1) race analysis

RACE 5 – $5,000,000 Dubai Duty Free (G1), 1777 meters (about 9 furlongs), turf #1 BANKABLE  (John Murtagh) Landed a breakthrough win on February 20 but some of his best performances were second place finishes in late summer and early ...

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