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Jebel Ali selections – 2 November

The opening of the 2012-2013 UAE racing season is finally here as a six-race meeting at Jebel Ali gets us going.  This year, for each meeting at a racecourse other than Meydan, we will offer our top tips and analysis ...

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Eishin Flash takes Tenno Sho Autumn

While only sixth when relatively well-regarded in the 2012 Dubai World Cup, Eishin Flash finally returned a winner taking Sunday’s Tenno Sho Autumn (G1) in Tokyo. Ridden by Dubai World Cup winning jockey Mirco Demuro, who managed an enterprising inside ...

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Breeders’ Cup looms large with 15 races, 180 pre-entries

The 2012 Breeders’ Cup, run next Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita, offers international punters a cavalcade of action.  The pre-entries were released on Wednesday with final declarations due this coming Monday, with 180 entries across 15 different races.  Four horses ...

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Dettori will ride in Dubai, and for Godolphin

The ravaging media have feasted on the story that Frankie Dettori was, for all intents, sacked by Godolphin, albeit slowly, over the last year.  Geoffrey Riddle writes that Dettori will be back, in Dubai, and according to agent Ray Cochrane, ...

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Cirrus Des Aigles likely Hong Kong-bound

Second on Saturday behind the fabulous Frankel, 2012 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) winner Cirrus Des Aigles is expected to take another chance in December’s Longines Hong Kong Cup (G1), part of the Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin. ...

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Dettori flying solo in 2013

In case you missed the cavalcade of stories that were published on Sunday, Godolphin confirmed the long-recognized trend that they were moving-on from their long association with jockey Frankie Dettori.  Having retained Mickael Barzalona two years ago and Silvestre DeSousa ...

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Joshua Tree, Wigmore Hall lead Canadian International

There is no denying that the Pattison Canadian International meeting at Woodbine is the premier meeting in North America for European shippers, outside of the Breeders’ Cup.  Joshua Tree, winner of the Canadian International (G1) in 2010, second in 2011, ...

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Siyouma gets long-term Dubai Duty Free goal

While she is expected in Sunday’s E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1) at Woodbine, Francois Doumen trainee Siyouma has been given a long-term goal of the 2013 Dubai Duty Free (G1).  Read more in Geoffrey Riddle’s story.

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Silver Pond planned for comeback

Second in the 2012 Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1), finishing between eventual 1st and 2nd place Dubai World Cup finishers Monterosso and Capponi, Silver Pond is due back to the races in two weeks, reported owner Saeed Nasser Al Romaithy.  Scratched ...

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Brilliant Arc card queued for Sunday

While Danedream, Nathaniel, and some others will miss Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), a field of 18, which includes three confirmed pacemakers, will traverse the 1 1/2 miles of the Longchamp turf.  Japanese Triple Crown winner Orfevre starts ...

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