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Honour Devil second in American debut

After a win in the 2008 UAE Derby (G2), Honour Devil managed only two starts in 2009 for Mike De Kock before an injury forced him to miss the 2009 Dubai World Cup (G1).  On Wednesday, he made his American ...

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Tapeta at Meydan made official

In a long-anticipated press-release, the Dubai Racing Club confirmed that their iconic new racecourse, Meydan, will install the Tapeta synthetic surface on its 1,750 meters course, inside a 2,400 meters turf course.  Tapeta has been used on the training track at ...

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Honour Devil makes American debut Wednesday

The winner of the 2008 UAE Derby (G2), Honour Devil is slated to make his American debut in Wednesday’s $65,000 Mr. Right Stakes at Belmont Park, an overnight even limited to horses who have not won a stakes race since ...

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Kieran Fallon could partner with Cumani in 2010 DIRC

Despite his checkered past, jockey Kieran Fallon seems likely to come to Dubai for the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival, working for trainer Luca Cumani.  Fallon concluded a lengthy suspension this summer and has returned to riding in Europe.  This ...

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Eastern Anthem falls short, barely, again

Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) winner Eastern Anthem was just a nose short of landing his first win since the $5,000,000 victory in March when he was second to Jukebox Jury in the Grosser Preis von Europa (G1) at Cologne.  Click ...

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Godolphin’s American success

While the European form for Godolphin has been incredibly strong for several months, the run in America has been incredible.  Nick Kling of the Troy Record reviews the recent run of success for the Godolphin Stable of Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

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Indian Blessing seeks to regain form at Belmont

In three starts this year, Indian Blessing best finish came in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) when she was second to Big City Man.  Winless this year, the 2007 American juvenile filly champion has limited time to make an impact on ...

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Desert Party expected to return to Dubai

Godolphin’s North American assistant, Rick Mettee, reported to DubaiRaceNight.com that UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) winner Desert Party is tentatively scheduled to return to race in Dubai this winter.  After emerging from a dismal performance in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Desert ...

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J J The Jet Plane wheeling back in Diadem

The tentative plan for the Al Quoz Sprint (G3) winner is a quick seven-day turnaround to run in Sunday’s Diadem Stakes (G2) at Ascot following a third place behind Strike The Deal in last Sunday’s Dubai Duty Free World Trophy ...

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Regal Ransom makes all in Super Derby romp

The winner of the 2009 United Arab Emirates Derby (G2), Regal Ransom added another impressive tally to his racing CV with an easy, hand-ridden, win in the 30th Super Derby (G2) at Louisiana Downs.  Owned by Godolphin Stable of Sheikh Mohammed ...

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King of Rome seeks Newbury success for DeKock

Strong back form is definitely there for Mike De Kock trainee King of Rome, a 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival placer and entrant in Friday’s Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (G3) at Newbury.  Over 11 furlongs, a field of six ...

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Gayego back to six furlongs at Santa Anita

After a gutsy second behind stable companion Two Step Salsa in the Godolphin Mile (G2), Gayego presented a conundrum to the home team when sent back to the United States: sprint short or middle distances?  The son of Gilded Time ...

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UAE Derby winner Regal Ransom back in Super Derby

The 2009 UAE Derby (G2) winner, Regal Ransom, will make his long awaited return to the races following an eighth placing behind Mine That Bird in the Kentucky Derby (G1).  Louisiana Downs will be the host of the Emirati classic winner ...

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