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Storm Ultralight purchased by Godolphin for 2010

Throughout the course of the off-season, various reports pop across the radar screen highlighting a variety of successful youngsters gobbled up by Dubai-based interests for racing in the Emirates.  Storm Ultralight, an Argentine-bred son of Bernstein out of the multiple ...

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Dubai 2020 Summer Olympics under consideration

While not related specifically to racing in Dubai, the talk has hit the streets as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, reported that committees have been formed to discuss the possibility of ...

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Spanish Moon wins Grand Prix de Saint Cloud

After a heartbreaking defeat in the 2009 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), Juddmonte Farms’ Spanish Moon rebounded in grand style to win Sunday’s Grand Prix de Saint Cloud (G1). Trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore, Spanish Moon ...

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Plenty of Dubai racing alums going Saturday

A plethora of 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival  and Dubai World Cup meeting graduates will grace the racing pitch on Saturday.  Balthazaar’s Gift, the winner of a 1200 meters handicap on the eighth night of the Carnival, will make his ...

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Archipenko prepped for Coral Eclipse Stakes

The well-traveled runner, who has twice spun through Dubai, is on track for a run in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (G1) at Sandown on July 4.  Trained by Mike De Kock for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Archipenko would ...

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Godolphin’s Veracity euthanized after Ascot Gold Cup

Veracity, winner of the inaugural Dubai Racing Club Gold Cup in February 2009, was euthanized following a fracture to his cannon bone suffered in the final stages of Friday’s Ascot Gold Cup (G1).  Ridden by Frankie Dettori for Godolphin, Veracity ...

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Drill Sergeant upsets at Ascot

After an auspicious debut to his 2009 season, Drill Sergeant scored at 14-1 in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes on the final card of racing at the Royal Ascot meet.  Under Joe Fanning, Drill Sergeant has steadily improved after appearing ...

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Asiatic Boy possible for Belmont’s Suburban Handicap

After an action-packed stretch run in his first start in North America, a second in last weekend’s Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, Asiatic Boy has been reported as one of the possible starters in the $400,000 Suburban Handicap ...

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Vodacom Durban July Cup field set, 20 to go

Generally recognized as the biggest race of the year in South Africa, the Vodacom Durban July Cup will jump off on July 4, 2009 at Greyville Racecourse with a full field of 20.  2009 dead heat winner (with Dancer’s Daughter) ...

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