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DUBAI: Group One Dubai Duty Free attracts 332 Nominees

DUBAI: The US$5 million Group One Dubai Duty Free, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free has 332 entries from 13 countries, with Presvis, second in 2009 before winning in 2011, aiming to defend his crown.

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Dubai World Cup attracts 271 Nominees

The list of nominees for the US$10 million Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, is compiled of an international cast of some of racing’s current and rising stars, and features a number of trainers who have previously won the world’s richest race.

 

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Dubai - Stars for Thursday’s Al Rashidiya

Dubai Duty Free sponsor Thursday's sixth meeting of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which is appropriate considering the featured Group 2 Al Rashidiya has twice been won by subsequent Dubai World Cup night Group 1 Dubai Duty Free winners – the first of which was Right Approach in 2004.

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Dubai Sheema Classic attracts 254 Nominees

The US$5 million Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic sponsored by Longines, one of the chief supporting races on the 2012 Dubai World Cup card has attracted 254 nominations from 14 countries.

 

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Hong Kong - Fans brave the New Year cold as Ferraris savours a Sweet victory

The Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges thanked the “extremely loyal fans” after a passionate crowd of 78,136 braved the biting cold and rain to enjoy an enthralling afternoon of racing, the day’s highlight being a thrilling climax to the HKG1 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile.

 

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Japan - TRIPLE CROWN ORFEVRE NAMED HORSE OF THE YEAR

Triple Crown-winner Orfevre (JPN) claimed the Japan Racing Association (JRA)’s 2011 Horse of the Year title for several outstanding achievements during his three-year-old season, coming just one vote short of becoming the fourth unanimous pick for the JRA’s highest honor. The son of Stay Gold garnered the highest number of votes for any winner of this prestigious award in the last 10 years, and also distinguished himself as the unanimous choice for the Best Three-Year-Old Colt award.

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Galaxy of Stars entered for Dubai World Cup meetin

Many of racing’s biggest names from 24 countries are among the entries for the 2012 Dubai World Cup  programme , the world’s richest race meeting, at Meydan on Saturday March 31st.

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13th ANNUAL DAILY RACING FORM/NTRA NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP

Defending champion John Doyle heads a record field of 482 horseplayers who will gather at Treasure Island Las Vegas on January 27-28 to vie for horse racing’s official title of “Handicapper of the Year” and a first-place prize of $1 million in the $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Sovereign Stable. The total estimated purse, which will be adjusted next Wednesday pending turnout at Treasure Island’s Last Chance tournament, represents an NHC record. This will be the first year in the event’s 13-year history that Treasure Island will host the NHC.

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NTRA TO OFFER FREE, “PLAY ALONG WITH THE PROS” ONLINE HANDICAPPING CONTEST TO COINCIDE WITH FINAL DAY OF NHC

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that it will host a free, online handicapping contest at ntra.com that will allow fans to follow along with the action at next week’s $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island Las Vegas.

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Ip Man nabs Meydan feature

Singapore-based trainer Steven Burridge has made a flying start to the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival and saddled his third winner from only four runners when Ip Man broke the track record in the concluding featured 1400m Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group handicap at Meydan on Saturday evening on a card, like Friday's, sponsored by the Al Naboodah Group.

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Dubai World Cup Carnival - First City wins Cape Verdi

First City, making her UAE debut and first start for local champion trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe, secured a thrilling victory in the Group Two Cape Verdi Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, the 1600m turf feature of the fourth meeting of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

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International News - Full field for Meydan feature on Saturday

Dubai, UAE 20 January 2012 - The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group is the generous sponsor of Saturday's fifth meeting of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival which is highlighted by the concluding 1400m Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group handicap.

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North American Race Record Notificati​ons from Equibase

According to statistics provided by Equibase Company, trainer Jim Fergason won his 1,000th race on Wednesday, January 18 when he sent out Mo’s Flashy Date in the seventh race at Portland Meadows.

The following jockeys are approaching a major North American (US and Canada) Thoroughbred milestone as listed below:

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Dubai World Cup Carnival, Meydan - Girls battle over Cape

One of Meydan’s pillar partners, The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, is the generous sponsor of both Friday and Saturday’s race meetings, the fourth and fifth of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

The highlight is the Group Two Cape Verdi, a 1600m turf race, restricted to fillies and mares.

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Havre de Grace voted 2011 Horse of the Year

THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT A FEMALE HORSE WINS RACING’S HIGHEST HONOR

Fox Hill Farm’s 4-year-old Filly Havre de Grace was named Horse of the Year Monday evening at the 41st Eclipse Awards, Presented by The Stronach Entertainment Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup.

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Dettori to ride in the CX International Jockey’s Championship

HONG KONG: Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori will join the stellar cast of 12 of the world’s premier jockeys in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on 7 December, as a replacement for Corey Nakatani. 

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Sumokin's win benefits the PDJF

USA: When Corner K Quarter Horses’ Sumokin won the Black Gold Futurity at Will Rogers Downs on 12 November, it wasn’t just owners Cindy and Luke Knox who benefited.

Because of the Knoxs’ generosity, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) received 50% of the owner’s share of the winning purse, $68,500.

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NZTR Board supports regeneration of Avondale

NEW ZEALAND: The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has given its support to an application to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) Dates Committee to allocate four race dates, in April, May and July 2012, to the Avondale Jockey Club and to be run at Avondale.  

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Dazzling array of international entries for CXHKIR 2011

HONG KONG: The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) received an overwhelming response when a record number of 88 Group 1 winners were nominated for the flagship event of the Hong Kong racing season which will be held on 11 December.

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