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The Record Goes to Laurel River in Dubai World Cup

30/3/2024, Dubai, UAE $12,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline When Arrogate overcame a world of trouble to win the 2017 Dubai World Cup, many racing fans said it was the best performance in the history of the race, and in a broader sense, one of the best performances ever seen. It’s…

How to Watch the Dubai World Cup Horseracing

The Dubai World Cup will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide 27 March 2024, Dubai, UAE ~ The US$30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 30, will be seen in around 150 countries in all corners of the globe. There are a staggering 33 individual Group / Grade 1…

Dubai World Cup Trackwork Notes

Road to the Dubai World Cup – For Arabians, It’s Al Khalediah vs Al Khalediah25 March 2024, Dubai, UAE, Monday, 25 March ~ $1,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by One Za’abeel (Purebred Arabians, 2000m, dirt) Dubai World Cup night will start with a heavyweight clash between 13 of the world’s best purebred Arabians,…

Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Won by Sunny Du Loup

2 March 2024, Meydan, Dubai ~ The day’s Group 1  opener was the Purebred Arabian Maktoum Challenge Round 3, which produced a compelling battle between winner Sunny Du Loup and runner-up at the wire AF Alwajel. Sunny Du Loup prevailed by a short head, giving second season trainer Hamad Al Marar his first top level…

Al Khalediah Stables Complete Another Famous Double

Asfan Al Khalediah was an impressive winner under Abdullah Alawfi Credit: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia / Ali Al-Abdullah

Naser Mutlaq’s grey demonstrates versatility in Obaiyah ClassicSaturday, 24 February 2024 ~ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Horses bred by the Al Khalediah Stables continued to dominate the 2024 The Saudi Cup meeting after the family-owned Asfan Al Khalediah (KSA) added the US$2m Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian Classic to his growing record. A winner of…

Tilal Al Khalediah Wins $1.5M Al Mneefah Cup

Friday 23 February 2024, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ The Naser Mutlaq-trained Tilal Al Khalediah (KSA) wrote himself into the history books when he stormed home in the US $1.5m Ministry of Culture Al Mneefah Cup, a Group 1 event for Purebred Arabians. A winner of last year’s Group 1 Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian…

Saudi Cup Day Obaiyah Classic Track Works Trainer Comments

Saudi Cup

22 February 2024 ~ US$2m Diriyah Gate Development Authority Obaiyah Arabian Classic Honey Proof (USA) – “He is very well, looks in great condition,” trainer Rhonda Tuley said. “He likes the track and is handling the change in environment without any trouble.” Vica Grine (FR) – Trainer Elisabeth Bernard admits that it will be difficult to assess…

Gr1 Saudi Cup Trainer Comments on Drawn Post Position

Saudi Cup

21 February 2024, Riyadh, KSA ~ Trainer comments on Post Position for $20,000,000USD Saudi Cup, to be the 9th and last race on Saturday, 24 February 2024. 4YO+ All 1800m Dirt,SH 3YO+ All 1800m Dirt Fourteen (14) horses entered: Carmel Road (USA) – Gate 14 Abdullah Albadah, trainer: “I’m happy. He’s in good form, working…

White Abarrio Poised for $20M Group 1 2024 Saudi Cup

Honey Proof no.9

Both Purebred Arabian races over the weekend now carry Group 1 status9 February 2024, Saudi Arabia ~ The Breeders’ Cup Classic winner White Abarrio (USA) is poised to renew rivalry with four of his vanquished combatants from the Santa Anita shakedown after the likely fields for the 2024 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racecourse were…

Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Albéric Théry joins France Galop

France Galop – 8 January 2024, France ~ Veterinary surgeon Dr. Albéric Théry (45) is a graduate of the Toulouse Veterinary School. He joins France Galop as head of the passport and equine welfare department starting on 8 January 2024. He succeeds Dr. Sonia Wittreck. Following two medical and surgical internships in France and in…

The Road to Paris 2024 – FEI Rankings

Follow The Road To Paris2 January 2024, FEI ~ The FEI oversees around 70 Rankings and Standings across all the disciplines, from World Rankings calculated on a monthly basis for Athletes, Horses and/or combinations, to league, team and regional based standings for Series such as the FEI World Cup™ and FEI Nations Cup™, as well…

Breeder’s Cup Brings Talent to Santa Anita

30 October 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Dubai World Cup winner Ushba Tesoro heads a strong contingent of Meydan Racecourse runners in action at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita this weekend. Noboru Takagi’s 10-time winner lines up in the Grade 1 Longines Classic, in which he faces G2 UAE Derby winner Derma Sotogake, the second…

Multiple Upgrades for February Saudi Cup Races

Sunday, 22 October 2023, Saudi Arabia ~ A raft of upgrades covering the 2023-2024 Riyadh season and 2024 Saudi Cup have been announced by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, with prize money for the world’s richest weekend of racing boosted to $37.35m across the Riyadh racing extravaganza. Next year’s Saudi Cup, to be held…

Frankie Dettori Will Make USA Home

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Frankie Dettori before riding Gregory to win The Queen's Vase on day two during Royal Ascot 2023 at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2023 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Dettori expects to be based full-time in Santa Anita12 October 2023, USA ~ Famed jockey Frankie Dettori has abandoned plans to retire later this year and will continue his career in the United States. The 52-year-old, who has ridden more than 3,300 winners, will move to California. He still plans to say farewell to British…

ACE INPACT Wins Gr 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

1 Octobre, Paris, France ~ A historic achievement! The 3-year-old French colt Ace Impact has become the first horse to complete the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m), and the “new formula” Qatar Prix du Jockey-Club (won four months earlier). Ace Impact also maintained his unbeaten record. After being held up towards the rear,…

Al Ghadeer Wins the Qatar Arabian World Cup 2023

1 October 2023, Paris, France ~ Al Ghadeer, unbeaten in his last seven (7) races, continued his winning streak in the ParisLongchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup. Ridden competitively by jockey Christophe Soumillon, the 4 year-old was gunning for the win from go. Al Ghadeer (Al Mourtajex x Gharraa (Matador) is trained by Francois Rohaut for  Al…