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  • 29 March 2019

    YOSHIDA: AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY
    By DWC Notes Team Member Keith McCalmont
    The globalisation of horseracing is never more apparent than at international events such as the Dubai World Cup. On Saturday, horses from around the world will test their mettle against the best of their generation while an audience watches on TV and engages with trainers, owners and journalists on social media.

  • 29 March 2019

    $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World
    Majestic Mambo—Majestic Mambo, trained by South African Mike de Kock, is having just his second start for the yard. Last out, he finished sixth to Dream Castle in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta over the Dubai Turf’s 1800m turf trip.

    “That was a very good run,” De Kock said. “He needed that race badly and had a really good blow afterwards. Three weeks on, he is now much straighter, but it is a very strong race.”

    In the same race, De Kock also saddles Yulong Prince who will be having his first start for the trainer.

  • 29 March 2019

    Audible—“Best I’ve ever seen him go,” Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm laughed as Audible briefly emerged from the fog that descended over Meydan Racecourse Friday morning, only to be shrouded again as he went through his gallop. As he stood on the rail and took in what he could of Audible in advance of Saturday’s signature test, Walden tucked into the fact that what he has seen from the son of Into Mischief since arriving in Dubai confirmed to him that the colt was as ready as he could be for his international test.

  • 28 March 2019

    The world’s elite horseracing performers from 2018 will be honoured at the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, on March 28, 2019, two days ahead of the world’s richest race meeting, the US$35 million Dubai World Cup 2019. An initiative of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the awards are a testimony to sporting excellence in the UAE and across the globe.

  • 28 March 2019

    $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World

  • 28 March 2019

    Audible—Co-owners Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing and Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm were on scene at Meydan to lay eyes on the son of Into Mischief as he prepares for his start in the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Under exercise rider Amelia Green, Audible came to the track in his usual time slot, shortly after 7:00 a.m., to gallop twice around.

  • 28 March 2019

    $12 Million Dubai World Cup (G1) sponsored by Emirates Airline
    Audible—The son of Into Mischief continued to make a strong impression in advance of the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), coming to the Meydan dirt track right at 7:00 a.m. and galloping twice around under Amelia Green.

  • 28 March 2019

    Divine Image, who has drawn post number 6 in the Group 2 UAE Derby sponsored by Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, is bidding to become only the second filly to lift the 1900m dirt race that two years ago produced 2018 Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the daughter of Scat Daddy has been victorious on her last two starts at Meydan and produced an impressive performance when she burst clear by 7 ¼ lengths, beating the boys in the Listed Al Bastakiya three weeks ago.

  • 28 March 2019

    The 2019 US $2.5 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News is set to be a clash of titans, with a five-strong U.S. attack headlining the field, as well as contenders from the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Bahrain, Ireland and Hong Kong. Arch rivals and multiple Grade 1 winners Imperial Hint and Roy H headline, taking their show on the road, having clashed in the last two Breeders’ Cup Sprints.

  • 28 March 2019

    When the table is set for a race as wide open as the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) of 2019, the ensuing proverbial chess match meets the absolute apex of horseracing excitement. While multiple storylines exist—as they often do in a complex renewal of any world-class race—one that shines in this year’s edition is that of the luckless and much-loved North America, a truly local product and hero trained at Zabeel Stables by Satish Seemar.

  • 27 March 2019

    There are few hotter properties in world racing right now than super filly Almond Eye, who has her first test outside her native Japan in a great renewal of Saturday’s $6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World, featuring a truly international 13-strong field. Having won all three legs of the Filly Triple Crown and the Japan Cup (G1), it was little wonder that the daughter of Lord Kanaloa was named the Japan Racing Authority’s 2018 Horse of the Year.

  • 26 March 2019

    $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World
    Almond Eye—The Japanese superstar stretched her legs over the turf course first thing this morning.

    “We just wanted her to get acquainted with the track before we breeze her Wednesday,” trainer Sakae Kunieda said. “She has relaxed into her Dubai surroundings very well. The grass here is a bit long, but I think she will like it.”

  • 26 March 2019

    Audible—Audible hit the Meydan dirt track after 7:00 a.m. and put in a steady gallop under exercise rider Amelia Green, who is overseeing the colt’s preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher and owners China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing.

  • 25 March 2019

    $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World
    Almond Eye—Almond Eye trotted 800m then cantered another 1400m over the Meydan dirt track at 5:00 a.m. before schooling in the gate. The 2018 Japan Cup winner Almond Eye will be headlining the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World as she makes her first start of the 4-year-old season along with her regular rider Christophe Lemaire.

    “She lost a bit of weight while traveling, but not more than what we expected. She has settled in and is eating well now,” assistant trainer Keisuke Miyata said.

  • 25 March 2019

    Audible—See subsequent Features release.

    Axelrod, Capezzano, Gronkowski—All three Salem bin Ghadayer trainees are preparing off site and will all likely breeze on Tuesday morning.

    Dolkong—See subsequent Features release.

    Gunnevera—Trainer Antonio Sano is currently in Miami overseeing his home team, so Gunnevera’s preparation for Saturday’s $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline is being monitored by his two sons, Alex and Maurizio. The chestnut had a gentle morning on the dirt track.