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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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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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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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