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Presious Passion makes all in Sheema Classic prep

Second in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), Presious Passion is on to the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) after making all the running in the 11-furlong Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park, winning by an extended length.  Trained by Mary ...

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Recapping the week of racing in Dubai

There was plenty of action on and off the glamorous new racecourse in Dubai this week.  Below are some thoughts and news as we prepare for Super Thursday and the Meydan Masters. 1. Ahmed Ajtebi continues his masterful run this ...

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2010 DIRC Night 7 Analysis (Thursday)

Below is our analysis for the seventh night of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival Race 1 – $110,000 Meydan Hotel Handicap, 2,200 meters, Tapeta #13 ANTINORI was a solid third in his local debut for Godolphin when beaten almost two ...

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Dettori wins on white turf at St. Moritz

After a grueling, but successful double-meet of racing at Meydan last week, leading jockey Frankie Dettori flew into Milan and drove up to St. Moritz, Switzerland for the races over the “white turf,” really, a frozen, snow-covered lake, and managed ...

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More Premium Seating available for Dubai World Cup

The Dubai Racing Club has released additional tickets for “Premium Seating” for the 2010 Dubai World Cup meeting, held at Meydan on 27 March 2010.  The seating, past the finish line, is sold for either 800 AED or 900 AED, ...

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Bob Black Jack added to Golden Shaheen possibles

With a convincing win off a 14-month layoff, Grade 1 winner Bob Black Jack stormed into contention for the 2010 Dubai Golden Shaheen with a 2.5 length victory in the 6.5 furlong San Carlos Handicap (G2) at Santa Anita.  The former ...

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Gio Ponti nipped second in Dubai World Cup prep

Making his first start since a second in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti engaged front-running pacesetter Karelian in a stretch-long drive but failed to win the photograph in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Breeders’ Cup. Under Ramon Dominguez, ...

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