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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.

Carnival grads take stage for BCD

The main season-ending event in the British flat season is upon us with Qipco British Champions Day on Saturday at Ascot. A host of Dubai World Cup Carnival alums are slated to take part. Cirrus Des Aigles, winner of the ...

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Euro Charline given Dubai Duty Free aim

After shipping to America to win the Beverly D (G1) at Arlington, Euro Charline was supposed to stay in training with Todd Pletcher for a stateside campaign. An injury flared, requiring some rest, and now Euro Charline is heading back ...

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Rich Tapestry was fast in American debut

The details of Rich Tapestry’s performance on dirt at Santa Anita were offered greater perspective by the “Inside the Trip” blog at America’s Best Racing. How fast did the Hong Kong import, and winner of the Mahab Al Shimaal, really run relative ...

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Treve triumphs twice!

In what will surely go down as one of the most spectacular comebacks, not to mention training performances, 2013 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve managed to repeat in stylish fashion in 2014. The filly became the first to ...

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Previewing the 93rd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Ian Bartlett, Katherine Ford, and Sally-Ann Grassick preview the monster day at Longchamp on Sunday, with comments from the connections and a review of the maximum field of 20 runners for the race some consider the world’s most prestigious. Watch ...

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Al Kazeem added to Arc fray

In a bit of a surprise, Al Kazeem has entered the picture for the 93rd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) on Sunday. He will be partnered once again with Dubai Duty Free winning jockey James Doyle. The son ...

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Japanese troika ready for Arc test

Japanese troika ready for Arc test

Just A Way, Harp Star, and Gold Ship comprise the three-fold Japanese contingent for the 93rd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) this Sunday, and all three seem incredibly viable candidates to win the race coveted by so many ...

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Al Quoz hero Amber Sky due back Wednesday

Al Quoz hero Amber Sky due back Wednesday

The dazzling turf sprinter Amber Sky makes his return to racing in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Trained by Ricky Yiu, the 2014 Al Quoz Sprint (G1) winner has been out since March and aimed for a new campaign. The start ...

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