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Alnajim Almodeea wins King Abdulaziz Cup

A 3-year-old by Exchange Rate, Alnajim Almodeea won the King Abdulaziz Cup (G1), the richest race in Saudi Arabia, on Friday.  Under Johnny Murtagh, Alnajim Almodeea made most of the running in the one-turn mile and lasted over stablemate Anaaf ...

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Recapping DIRC Night 8

While it is a busy week of racing in Dubai, let’s take a look back at our thoughts from the eighth night of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival, as always, in no particular order (except the first one). 1.  ...

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Sharjah selections for Saturday (26 Feb)

Below are the selections for Saturday’s fixture at Sharjah. Sharjah – February 26, 2011 Race # Horse 1 6 RS Fancy Dancer 2 5 Barolo 3 2 Pirate’s Song 4 3 Fantastique MHF 5 1 Treachery 6 7 Mayyar W’rsan ...

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Jebel Ali selections for Friday (25 Feb)

Below are the selections for Friday’s card at Jebel Ali Jebel Ali – February 25, 2011 Race # Horse 1 6 MH Al Wadi 2 10 Kala Kanta 3 8 Golden Shaheen 4 10 He’sminenotyours 5 11 Mysterious Secret 6 ...

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Joshua Tree uproots Qatar International Cup

The Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) looks a likely next stop for former Ballydoyle charge Joshua Tree, who took Thursday’s Qatar International Cup by 2.5 lengths over Amico Mio and old stablemate Beethoven.  Now trained by Ibrahim Al Malki and ridden by ...

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3YOs take turn in Saudi Arabia’s richest race

While the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup (G1) is often recognized internationally as the most prestigious event on the Saudi racing calendar, the King Abdulaziz Cup (G1) for 3-year-olds holds that title amongst the domestic audience.  With a ...

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Kinsale King ready for title defence

It was a busy week in Dubai racing last week, so we catch up with news from the sprinting division.  2010 Dubai Golden Shaheen victor Kinsale King earned his first win since that race when making his seasonal debut last ...

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Recapping DIRC Nights 6 and 7

In no particular order, here are our thoughts on the last week’s two nights of racing from Meydan. 1.  Congrats to Calvin Borel for managing to take the Meydan Masters jockey challenge with a first and fourth place finish in ...

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Sharjah selections for Saturday

Below are the picks for Saturday’s card at Sharjah Sharjah – February 19, 2011 Race # Horse 1 6 RS Fancy Dancer 2 5 Barolo 3 2 Pirate’s Song 4 3 Fantastique MHF 5 1 Treachery 6 7 Mayyar W’rsan ...

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