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Vodka wins Japan Cup

Having some light success in Dubai with a fourth and seventh in the 2008 and 2009 Dubai Duty Free (G1), Vodka landed Japan’s most internationally acclaimed race, the 12 furlong Japan Cup (G1) by the slimmest of margins.  Japan’s super ...

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Dubai veterans highlighting Hong Kong preview

A host of veterans from the Dubai International Racing Carnival and Dubai World Cup meetings are amongst the expected runners as the international portion of the Sha Tin season begins.  Racing officials from the Hong Kong Jockey Club previewed the ...

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“Affable” Ajtebi praises Dettori

Sarah Tregoning from The National profiles the continuing growth of Ahmed Ajtebi and his thanksgiving for one particularly famous Italian jockey. Click HERE for the full story. Racing resumes in the Emirates on Friday, December 4 at Jebel Ali.

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Presvis short in first start back

After a campaign that included wins at the Dubai International Racing Carnival, a second in the Dubai Duty Free (G1), a rousing last second win in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (G1), and a troubled placing in the Singapore ...

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Presvis due for Lingfield return Saturday

Trainer Luca Cumani could emerge from Saturday’s Churchill Stakes (Listed) at Lingfield with a new variety of options as his well-traveled Presvis runs over the all-weather surface for the first time in his career.  The 10-furlong race is meant to ...

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Mizzna fires big off shelf at Abu Dhabi

The 2008 Dubai Kahayla Classic (G1) winner, sidelined since last fall with a bone chip, returned to racing on Sunday in the 70,000 AED National Day Cup prep for purebred Arabians and did not disappoint, defeating Shadiyda by 1.5 lengths ...

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Dubai World Cup set as goal for Gio Ponti

The expected Eclipse Award winner for best US turfer of 2009, and recent second in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) behind Zenyatta, Gio Ponti is being pointed to the $10 million 2010 Dubai World Cup (G1).  The report, made ...

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