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Sharjah dates added to 2012-2013 schedule

Six racing dates have been added to the 2012-2013 racing calendar in the UAE.  All racing will take place on Saturdays, with dates confirmed as November 17, 24, December 8, 15, 29, and March 16.  The total number of racing ...

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Planteur well-regarded in Sky Bet York Stakes

The 2012 Dubai World Cup third, Planteur, is considered one of the early favourites in the second-last stage of entries for the Sky Bet York Stakes on Saturday.  Former Dubai racing alums Sandagiyr, Wigmore Hall, and Premio Loco are also ...

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Fanunalter shocks in Summer Mile

Fanunalter, third in the 2011 Zabeel Mile (G2) and unplaced in three efforts at the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival, scored a shocking upset today in the Transformers & Rectifiers Summer Mile (G2) at Ascot on the King George VI and ...

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Royal Delta looks to continue dominance

Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Royal Delta, who endured a very troubled trip in the 2012 Dubai World Cup (G1), attempts to keep dominating American competition.  She tops the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G2), a race viewed last year one ...

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How good is Farhh?

Godolphin’s progressive Farhh, most recently a second to Nathaniel in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (G1), is likely to drop back in trip and could get on with Frankel.  The Racing Post has more.

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Messara high hopes for Ortensia in July

Trainer Paul Messara hopes to make the trip to the the UK worth every pound when Ortensia makes her second start there, this time, in Saturday’s Darley July Cup (G1) at Newmarket.  Read more from the Melbourne Herald Sun.

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Vodacom Durban July preview

A field of 20 are set for Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July (G1) over 2,200 metres, the season-ending festival for South African racing.  Mike de Kock, Dubai’s leading international trainer, has four runners set for the test at Greyville Racecourse, with ...

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Dubai winners clash in Coral Eclipse

While So You Think was removed from Coral Eclipse consideration due to lameness, a stellar field of ten were declared for Saturday’s race at Sandown.  Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso will make his first European start since August 2010 and ...

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Cirrus Des Aigles tested positive following Prix d’Ispahan

The Racing Post reported today that Dubai Sheema Classic winner Cirrus Des Aigles tested positive for a “banned anti-inflammatory drug” after the Prix d’Ispahan (G1), when finishing second to Golden Lilac. The connections, led by trainer Corinne Barande-Barbe, vigorously deny ...

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