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  • Dickinson defends Tapeta surface

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 10:36 am

    Michael Dickinson has defended the Tapeta surface used at Dubai’s Meydan racecourse after it suffered some high-profile criticism. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the brother of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, said in an interview with Gulf News that the synthetic surface was inconsistent. But former trainer Dickinson, who developed the surface [...]

     
  • Double triumph for Japan in Dubai

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 10:06 am

    Japanese horses have dominated the two main support races on the Dubai World Cup program at Meydan. Dual Japan Cup champion Gentildonna was a narrow winner in the 2400m $US5 million ($A5.41 million) Group One Dubai Sheema Classic and Just A Way demolished the quality field at the $5 million [...]

     
  • African Story wins $US10m Dubai World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 5:54 am

    African Story swooped on front-running Mukhadram to win the 19th renewal of the $US10 million Dubai World Cup, in the process breaking the track record with his winning time of 2min 01.61 sec. Tracking front-running Mukhadram throughout, winning jockey Silvestre De Sousa asked African Story for his effort with 400 [...]

     
  • 29/3/2014 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Meydan, Dubai World Cup night

    International Horse Racing March 29, 2014 8:34 pm

    The worlds richest horse racing meeting will be run tonight in Dubai at Meydan racecourse in which we see the richest race in the world in the way of the Dubai World Cup. We also see the Dubai Sheema Classic, Dubai Duty Free and the Al Quoza Sprint. Australian bred [...]

     
  • Maximum field for Dubai World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 28, 2014 1:36 pm

    A cosmopolitan gathering of horses from seven different countries will contest the $US10 million ($A10.83 million) Emirates Dubai World Cup at Meydan. A maximum 16-runner field has assembled for one of the most open events in the 19-year history of the world’s richest race. Ruler Of The World, trained in [...]

     
  • Long John primed for UAE Derby

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 3:42 pm

    Star jockey Mickael Barzalona has declared Caulfield Guineas winner Long John his best chance of success on World Cup night in Dubai. Formerly trained in Australia by Peter Snowden, Long John runs in the Group Two UAE Derby (1900m) after a dominant last-start win in the UAE 2000 Guineas, his [...]

     
  • National fever bubbling for Tindall

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 9:48 am

    Rugby union ace Mike Tindall is looking forward to his first Grand National experience with Monbeg Dude at Aintree. The former England star famously bought the horse on impulse in January 2010 and his snap decision has already reaped rich reward, with victory in last season’s Welsh National. But part-owner [...]

     
  • Wide draw for Ruler in World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 9:30 am

    English Derby winner Ruler Of The World will have to defy barrier 12 if he is to win the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday, when he will be sporting new colours. Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a 50 per cent share in the horse and he will race [...]

     
  • Trainer thrilled with Treve workout

    International Horse Racing March 24, 2014 9:06 am

    Champion filly Treve has delighted her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek ahead of her eagerly anticipated return to action in the Prix Ganay. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner was the world’s equal top rated horse of 2013 alongside Australian champion Black Caviar. She stretched her unbeaten record to five with [...]

     
  • Asmussen investigated for racehorse abuse

    International Horse Racing March 23, 2014 9:48 am

    Steve Asmussen has sacked his assistant trainer Scott Blasi in the wake of allegations of mistreatment of horses in the stable. Authorities in New York and Kentucky launched an investigation last week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) provided video evidence from an undercover investigation of Asmussen [...]

     
 
 
 
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