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  • 26 March 2021

    Group 1 $5m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic
    Berkshire Rocco (FR) - Jockey Jason Watson will once again be reunited with Berkshire Rocco but not before the race itself as the 4-year-old continued his preparations under regular rider Claudia Metaireau.

    "We are very happy with the horse," reported Maddy O’Meara on behalf of trainer Andrew Balding. "Berkshire Rocco just did a normal canter on the turf at the main track this morning, quickening ever so slightly from the 200m to the winning post. Jason rides him again on Saturday but won’t sit on him before the race."

  • 25 March 2021

    A £21,000 (US$29,000) bargain from Tattersalls sales in Britain two years ago has taken trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam on an engrossing journey from South Korea to California that continues in Dubai on Saturday.

    Australian-born Chapple-Hyam, who oversees a boutique 28-strong stable in Newmarket, has enjoyed a dream journey with the now 7-year-old Ambassadorial who looks a live outsider for Saturday’s Group 2 $750,000 Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One.

  • 25 March 2021

    The master French trainer André Fabre has won most of the world’s top races and is hoping that he can finally add the $12m Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline to his impressive record on Saturday when he saddles the Godolphin owned Magny Cours (USA).

    The 6-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro and Indy Five Hundred has been fairly lightly-raced but has always shown a lot of potential, which he confirmed once more last June when he beat Classic winner and hot favourite Persian King by a neck in the Listed Prix de Montretout at Chantilly.

  • 25 March 2021

    Chuwa Wizard (JPN) - Schooled at the paddock ring before he cantered on the dirt track under his exercise rider Kota Kato.

    "He was full of beans this morning," Kato said. "He breezed on Tuesday and did just hand-walking yesterday, so he was very fresh. He was patient in the starting gate when he got familiarised with it. He will just stretch his legs on dirt tomorrow."

    Great Scot (GB) - Had a steady canter on the main track this morning under his usual work rider, Abdullah Aloufi, who is a successful professional jockey in Saudi Arabia.

  • 25 March 2021

    If Frankie Dettori steers Great Scot (GB) to victory in the $12m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday, he will not only achieve an individual milestone in equaling Jerry Bailey’s win record but will also score a historic first triumph in the race for Saudi Arabia.

    A total of 24 Saudi Arabian runners have lined up for the race since its inception in 1996 but the closest to victory was the Jerry Barton trained Sei Mi, who got within four-and-a-quarter lengths of Street Cry in 2002.

  • 25 March 2021

    The Dubai World Cup meeting celebrates its historic 25th anniversary on March 27, with six Group 1 races and three Group 2s, including one of the world's premier races, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline.

    Over the next few days, we will pay tribute to each of the previous Dubai World Cup winners. Today, we rewind to 2018 when Thunder Snow pulled off the first of two Dubai World Cup titles for Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

  • 24 March 2021

    Group 1 $5m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic
    Channel Maker (USA) - After two days of light exercise in the barn area, Channel Maker returned to the dirt track on Wednesday morning to gallop 2400m under rider and assistant trainer, Neil Poznansky.

  • 24 March 2021

    Ajuste Fiscal (URU) - Had an easy workout on the Meydan dirt track at 5am on Wednesday. "He is fit and well and really just having a leg stretcher before the big day," said trainer Antonio Cintra.

    Chuwa Wizard (JPN) - The Japanese challenger was hand-walked for 60 minutes at the quarantine stable area and did not come out on the track this morning.

  • 24 March 2021

    Group 1 $12m Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline

    Ajuste Fiscal (URU) - (Stall 13) - Trainer Antonio Cintra: "It is not great but for a horse who runs from off the pace he will be OK."

    Capezzano (USA) - (7) and Hypothetical (IRE) - (2) - Trainer Salem Bin Ghadayer: "We couldn’t be happier. The draw for both horses is very good and I’m very confident. Hypothetical has class and has shown improvement race by race and he will run a huge race.

    Chuwa Wizard (JPN) - (3) - Trainer Ryuji Okubo: "It is a good draw. I didn’t want a wide gate because it is close to the first turn."

  • 24 March 2021

    James Bethell is playing a different role in the Moss Gill (IRE) story these days as the No Nay Never gelding is now in the care of Edward Bethell, who inherited him after his father decided to call time on his 46-year career.

    James formally retired on January 1, having worked to sharpen Moss Gill’s skills over the last few years to turn him into the impressive sprinter who finished third behind the brilliant Battaash in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York last August.

  • 24 March 2021

    The Dubai World Cup meeting celebrates its historic 25th anniversary on March 27, with six Group 1 races and three Group 2s, including one of the world's premier races, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline.

    Over the next few days, we will pay tribute to each of the previous Dubai World Cup winners. Today, we rewind to 2017 when Arrogate pulled off a thrilling win for American trainer Bob Baffert, ridden by jockey Mike Smith.

  • 24 March 2021

    Group 1 $5m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic
    Berkshire Rocco (FR) - The Andrew Balding-trained English St Leger runner-up accompanied stable companion Spanish Mission again this morning.

    "Both horses did a lap and a half of the training track this morning at a sensible canter," stable representative Maddy O’Meara reported. "I led Berkshire Rocco on Spanish Moon and Claudia Metaireau who rides Berkshire Rocco is thrilled with how he has settled in here."

    Chrono Genesis (JPN) - Galloped over the turf track with jockey Yuichi Kitamura on board.

  • 24 March 2021

    Aidan O'Brien kicks off another season hunting for Group 1s in Saturday's Longines Dubai Sheema Classic ( Credit Dubai Racing Club & Neville Hopwood)
    Once again Dubai World Cup Night 2021 will bring the very best in the world of equine to Meydan and that includes representation from the record-breaking Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien.

  • 24 March 2021

    Trainer Antonio Cintra, who has been based at Meydan Racecourse with his five-strong Dubai World Cup Carnival team since December, said: "The two horses, Ajuste Fiscal and El Patriota (who runs in the UAE Derby) will continue like this until race day. They both did their last piece of fast work on Tuesday last week and we are very happy with them. Today we went from the 1200m pole, stopped at the 800m pole and just walked back."

  • 23 March 2021

    The Dubai World Cup meeting celebrates its historic 25th anniversary on March 27, with six Group 1 races and three Group 2s, including one of the world's premier races, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline.

    Over the next week, we will pay tribute to each of the previous Dubai World Cup winners. Today, we rewind to 2016 when California Chrome won the Dubai World Cup under Victor Espinoza for trainer, Art Sherman.