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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.

The Grey Gatsby given long-term Dubai aim

Winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown on Saturday, defeating the regally-bred Australia, Kevin Ryan trainee The Grey Gatsby is due to return as a 4-year-old, and likely to start his season in the Dubai Duty Free (G1) ...

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Variety Club done for now, maybe for good

In an interview with the South China Morning Post while visiting Hong Kong to launch his new international syndicate venture, trainer Mike de Kock reported that the future of Godolphin Mile (G2) and Champions Mile (G1) winner Variety Club is ...

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Frank Gabriel returning to Dubai Racing Club

In a fairly shocking announcement, former Dubai Racing Club CEO Frank Gabriel is leaving his post at the New York Racing Association and returning to the Dubai Racing Club where, according to a story from the Daily Racing Form’s Dave ...

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Jamesie edges Gordon Lord Byron at Curragh

Jamesie edges Gordon Lord Byron at Curragh

David Marnane trainee Jamesie just got his nose in front to edge Gordon Lord Byron in the Renaissance Stakes (G3) at the Curragh. It was his first win since a January all-weather handicap at Meydan. Hamza finished third while Al ...

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Sole Power wins Nunthorpe again

A thrilling renewal of the Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) went the way of its 2010 winner Sole Power, giving trainer Eddie Lynam yet another Group 1 sprint win in the UK, this time at York. Overall, it was the third consecutive ...

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Tasaday looks to topple Taghrooda

It will be quite the task as Taghrooda seems a near cinch in Thursday’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) at York, but Godolphin’s Tasaday will be one of six rivals to take a shot. Tasaday is emerging from a narrow win ...

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Arlington Million analysis

A fabulous four race sequence brings us the International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park, headlined by the 32nd running of the Arlington Million. Here are some brief thoughts on the four-race sequence. Race 7 – $400,000 American St. Leger ...

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