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DIRC grads test Windsor on Saturday

A trio of Dubai International Racing Carnival graduates take to Windsor on Saturday in a pair of races with short fields and plenty of chances for success.  Age of Reason and Traffic Guard comprise 40 percent of the Toteswinger August ...

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Indian Blessing back in Ballerina at Saratoga

Second to the late Big City Man in the 2009 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), Indian Blessing (pictured below while training in Dubai this spring) will make only her second start since that effort in Saturday’s Ballerina (G1) at Saratoga.  The ...

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Asiatic Boy might duck Rachel Alexandra

The 2007 UAE Triple Crown winner and potential starter Saratoga’s Woodward (G1) might have his plans shifted and head west to Del Mar to run in the Pacific Classic (G1), so trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told Bloodhorse legend Steve Haskin.  Unbeaten in 2009, ...

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Dubai Racing Club site down for renovations

Those attempting to access the websites of the Dubai Racing Club and its affiliates will notice some new error messages, indicating the site is offline.  Indeed, it is. The Dubai Racing Club is in the process of renovating their sites, ...

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Carnival vets make York appearances Friday

Two races on Friday’s York August festival card will offer several Dubai International Racing Carnival veterans: Russian Sage, Kandidate, and Lord Admiral give it a go in the SkyBet Strensall Stakes (G3) over an extended mile, a race that will ...

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De Kock gets Irish Derby winner, Investec Derby fifth

Reports emerged today that private purchases away from the Ballydoyle contingent trained by Aidan O’Brien will yield some new horses in Mike De Kock’s Newmarket yard, with a strong chance of seeing these two colts in Dubai next year.  The horses ...

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Gayego victorious in return at Saratoga

The hot hand of the Godolphin Stable continued their strong run as the winner of the Mahab Al Shimaal (G3), Gayego, was victorious in his return to racing, a six furlong allowance race at Saratoga.  The second home in the ...

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Mahab Al Shimaal winner Gayego returns Monday

After taking some time to recover from a winter in Dubai, 2009 Mahab Al Shimaal (G3) winner Gayego is scheduled to make his return to the races on Monday at Saratoga in a six furlong allowance race.  Gayego defeated eventual Dubai ...

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Balthazaar’s Gift roused to Hungerford win

Sent postward at odds of 10-1, Dubai International Racing Carnival winner Balthazaar’s Gift landed his first Group win since July 2007 when landing the CGA Hungerford Stakes (G2) at Newbury by three lengths.  The 6-year-old, intact son of Xaar seems ...

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Eastern Anthem looks for win via Cologne

The surprise winner of the 2009 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), Eastern Anthem, is going to give Germany a chance on Sunday when the son of Singspiel is entered to face six others in the Rheinland-Pokal (G1) at Cologne.  Over 12 ...

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