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Cape Blanco due Saturday in Prix Ganay

After not being prepared to ship to Hong Kong for this weekend’s Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1), Cape Blanco will return in the Prix Ganay (G1) at Longchamp.  Fourth in the Dubai World Cup this year, Jamie Spencer ...

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Victoire Pisa will miss Hong Kong race

Found lame after trackwork, 2011 Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Victoire Pisa has been removed from consideration for the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) at Sha Tin next Sunday.  James Burn from Racing Post has more.

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Stellar QEII lineup expected in Hong Kong

A cavalcade of racing stars, some from the 2011 Dubai World Cup meeting, are expected for the 1 May Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) at Sha Tin.  Some of the expected starters include: Victoire Pisa (1st – Dubai ...

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Inxile fires big in European return

Trainer Dandy Nicholls just missed his first Dubai win when Inxile almost made all back in January.  After three Carnival starts, the son of Fayruz managed to annex the Woodlands Stakes (Listed) at Naas on Saturday.  Lui Rei, a two-Carnival ...

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De Kock to target Europe, US with stable stars

Geoffrey Riddle’s Wednesday story from The National confirms that Mike De Kock plans to send some top Carnival contenders to Europe with eyes on Newmarket’s July meeting, then the US for Arlington’s big summer festival, and potentially even November’s Breeders’ ...

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Master of Hounds looking better as Kentucky Derby prospect

A narrowly-beaten second in the 2011 UAE Derby (G2), Master of Hounds (pictured below, right) looks  a more logical candidate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) after Saturday’s results stateside.  The trip to Kentucky has been mentioned as a possible goal ...

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Sweet Lightning strong in post-Carnival return

With four starts at the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival, Michael Dods trainee Sweet Lightning made a winning return to racing in the UK at Doncaster.  His best performance in Dubai had been a second behind Golden Sword in his first win ...

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