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Paco Boy stands chance in Goodwood’s Sussex

It has been a generally progressive year for Paco Boy following his lackluster eighth in the Dubai Duty Free (G1).  Richard Hannon’s colt will aim for another top class win in Wednesday’s BCG Sussex Stakes (G1) at Goodwood.  With top ...

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Honour Devil returns Wednesday at Saratoga

2008 UAE Derby winner Honour Devil makes his first start in North America on Wednesday in the James Marvin Stakes, part of the opening day card at Saratoga.  The son of Honour and Glory made six starts in two seasons ...

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J J The Jet Plane stretches out at Goodwood

The move from six furlongs to seven furlongs is far from monumental, but it is a step for Mike De Kock’s sprinter J J The Jet Plane in Tuesday’s Betfair Cup (G2) at Goodwood.  The gelding by Jet Master landed ...

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Profiling Doug Watson

The Dayton Daily News profiles Red Stables trainer Doug Watson who has long found success since moving from his childhood neighborhood in Ohio to the racing community in the US and then to Dubai.  The former assistant to Kiaran McLaughlin ...

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Kirklees wins SkyBet York Stakes

Godolphin’s son of Jade Robbery is now two-for-two since a productive winter in Dubai as Kirklees landed the SkyBet York Stakes (G2) over an extended ten furlongs.  Tracking pacesetting Tazeez, Kirklees made short work of the field, easing out in ...

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Dubai Carnival trio headline Saturday’s York Stakes

Over an extended ten furlongs, Saturday’s SkyBet York Stakes (G2) features a trio of runners from the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival.  Godolphin’s Kirklees stands the best chance of the three in a nine horse field that includes possible Arlington ...

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UAE Oaks winner Devotee in CCA Oaks

After a topsy-turvy winter in Dubai, 2009 UAE Oaks champion Devotee is set to make the her second American start of the season in Saturday’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) over ten furlongs at Belmont Park.  The daughter of Elusive ...

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Wise Dennis returns Friday at Ascot

Two-time Dubai International Racing Carnival veteran Wise Dennis is back on track this Friday at Ascot when a field of ten jumps off in the October Club Handicap over ten furlongs.  Having made four starts at the 2009 Carnival, the ...

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Basaltico pointed to Melbourne Cup for Cumani

After making three starts at the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival with just one placing, Basaltico is now being pointed to some loftier future goals.  Now under the care of trainer Luca Cumani, Basaltico is on the long road to ...

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