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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.

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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Side Glance, Magician among Arlington Million probables

Nine days out from one of America’s few truly international meetings, Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing has four races assembled and some Dubai World Cup Carnival ties. Side Glance, fourth in the last two runnings of the Dubai World ...

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Cavalryman, Ahzeemah rule Goodwood Cup

Cavalryman, Ahzeemah rule Goodwood Cup

A pair of Godolphin stayers overturned the well-backed Estimate and Brown Panther to win the Goodwood Cup over two miles on the third day of the Glorious meeting. It was the tenth win in a long career for the 8-year-old ...

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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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