Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star wore down pacesetter Stanford (Malibu Moon) in deep stretch to post a neck victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2), completing a sweep of the three-year-old graded stakes at Fair Grounds. “That’s back to back wins for us here in the Louisiana...|
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Trainer Todd Pletcher’s record-tying third victory in the Florida Derby on Saturday was achieved when the lightly-raced Materiality held off even-money favorite Upstart in the $1 million, 1 1/8-mile fixture. Materiality’s win comes just a year after Pletcher won the Florida Derby for a second time...|
by JOHN MUCCIOLO I am not sure if the host nation has put on a bigger show previously since this was my first voyage to the desert, but the 20th Dubai World Cup couldn’t have been much more majestic. I have mentioned previously about the first-class treatment I received and can’t state...|
The biggest beneficiary of the Dubai World Cup's (UAE-G1) return to dirt Saturday wasn't the stern American challenge launched by California Chrome and Lea. Instead, it was the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Prince Bishop, unplaced in his past three attempts on the World Cup on Meydan's old Tapeta, who...|
by JOHN MUCCIOLO The Freddie Head-trained Solow angled into the clear near the top of the stretch and parlayed a lethal turn of foot into a most facile tally in the $6 million Dubai Turf. The five-year-old son of Singspiel, who had the widest post in the 10-horse field, was always where pilot...|
by JOHN MUCCIOLO Al Bastakiya S. hero Mubtaahij lived up to the hype in the UAE Derby (UAE-G2) on Saturday with a punishing, eight-length win over a devastated field. The sophomore colt, who has improved during each race at the Carnival, left his foes in his wake and could have won by more,...|
by JOHN MUCCIOLO Eight-year-old Sole Power, in his fifth run at the World Cup, finally broke through in the Al Quoz Sprint, delivering a blistering late run to post a strong victory under Richard Hughes. Trained by Eddie Lynam, the eight-year-old champion showed the marked improvement that...|
by JOHN MUCCIOLO This has to be the best way to start the day -- with high-class horse racing! The weather is perfect at Meydan and the track played fairly in the opener, the Godolphin Mile, which was won narrowly by favored Tamarkuz, with Sloan Avenue just missing in second. Third-placer Free...|