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Pat Cummings covered Dubai racing for RacingDispatch.com beginning in 2006 and attended the 2007 and 2008 Dubai World Cup meetings. DubaiRaceNight.com was launched in January 2009 and Pat made his third consecutive trip in March 2009. Handicapping the 72 races at the 2008 Dubai International Racing Carnival, Pat's record included 20 wins, 8 seconds, and 13 thirds for a 28% strike rate and 57% of his top selections finished in the top three. In 2009, Pat's record was 14 wins, 14 seconds, and 14 thirds from 78 races for an 18% strike rate and 54% of his top selections finished in the top three. Pat is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and has called races as the substitute track announcer at Philadelphia Park Racetrack since 1999.

Sheikhzayedroad takes Skybet York Stakes

After looking beaten early in the stretch run, Sheikhzayedroad never quit and caught both Windhoek and Secret Gesture in the final strides to win Saturday’s Skybet York Stakes (G2). A winner on his seasonal debut at Meydan in January, that’s ...

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Dettori’s recaps a successful Saratoga sojourn

Writing for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Teresa Genaro caught Frankie Dettori before he left the U.S. after a successful four-day stint riding the opening week of the prestigious Saratoga meeting, the oldest in America. Dettori won two races on the first ...

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Dettori riding at Saratoga for opening weekend

Dettori riding at Saratoga for opening weekend

It is a summer ritual in American racing to journey three hours north of New York to the lovely town of Saratoga Springs. Frankie Dettori told the Racing Post it’s always been a dream to ride at the prestigious meeting, ...

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Mukhadram wins Coral-Eclipse

Second in the 2014 Dubai World Cup, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Mukhadram earned his first Group 1 success when landing the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday, defeating Trading Leather and early pacemaker Somewhat. Favored The Fugue was ...

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The Fugue, Mukhadram back for Coral Eclipse

In the traditional opening salvo pitting 3-year-olds against older company, the 2014 Coral Eclipse Stakes will feature the likes of Investec Derby second Kingston Hill and 2,000 Guineas winner Night of Thunder match against Dubai World Cup second Mukhadram and ...

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Toast of New York draws rail in Belmont Derby

Making his first start since winning the UAE Derby (G2) in impressive style, Toast of New York will visit the state of the same name to continue his career in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1). Formerly run as ...

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Gentildonna returns in Takarazuka Kinen

Gentildonna, the 2014 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) winner, makes her return in Sunday’s Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin. A field of twelve is expected over the 2,200 metres on the right-handed course, with Gold Ship and Win Variation the two ...

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Regular Carnival patron Lynam scores big at Ascot

Trainer Ed Lynam, a fixture at the Dubai World Cup Carnival the last few seasons, managed a brilliant feat at this year’s Royal Ascot meeting, taking both of the prestigious Group 1 sprints – landing the King’s Stand Stakes for ...

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Dubai grads prepared for Royal Ascot

The Dubai World Cup Carnival and World Cup meeting graduates will be out in full force over the next week at Ascot. A field of ten were declared for Tuesday’s opener, the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) over the flat mile, ...

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