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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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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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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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