Derby Prep Races & Dubai

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Ray Paulick‏ tweeted
Godolphin's Fox Hunt goes down in early stages of Gold Cup in nasty spill. Race called no conteset because of fallen horse on home stretch
David Grening DRF tweeted
Godolphin's Fox Hunt breaks leg less than eighth of a mile into Gold Cup and has to be euthanized. Jockey De Sousa OK. Where am I?
Steve Haskin tweeted
This is just what racing needs. When horses break down like that in Dubai, something is very wrong

The Gold Cup is 2 miles on turf


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    John Asher tweeted
    Aidan O'Brien of UAE Derby winner Daddy Long Legs and the Kentucky Derby: "We'll definitely think of heading that way with him"
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    Game On Dude last!
    Ray Paulick tweeted
    Monterosso (Dubawi) wins the $10M #DubaiWorldCup for Godolphin and trainer Mahmoon Al Zarooni and showboating jock Michael Baralona.
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    Bob Baffert is at the track & looks great
    Michele MacDonald tweeted
    Great to see Bob Baffert in padock at @DRC_Meydan. "I feel pretty good for a guy who had a heart attack," he said
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    Woman Trainer Wins on World Cup night
    Dubai: Cirrus des Aigles swooped on the joint-richest turf race in the world — the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic — and trainer Corrine Barande-Barbe, who turned 54 on Friday, extended her birthday celebrations by becoming the first woman trainer to win a thoroughbred race on Dubai World Cup night.
    It was a great achievement by Barande-Barbe as Olivier Peslier grabbed the spare ride with both hands to score a great win, as Cirrus des Aigles staved off a late run by Aidan O'Brien's St Nicholas Abbey.
    Marco Botti's Jakkalberry under Ryan Moore finished third, while O'Brien's second runner, Treasure Beach, was a creditable fourth.
    Cirrus des Aigles had won the £1.3-million (Dh7.41 million) Champion

    French trainer Barande-Barbe is only the second lady trainer to win on Dubai World Cup night, after Gillian Duffield saddled four winners between 2004 and 2007 in the Purebred Arabians' Dubai Kahayla Classic.
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    Cityscape Sets Track Record
    From: Gulf News
    Dubai: James Doyle capped a career-defining season in the UAE by delivering a master-class aboard Cityscape to post an authoritative victory in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (G1) at Meydan yesterday.

    Prepared by Epsom Derby-winning trainer Roger Charlton in Wiltshire, England, the six-year-old son of Selkir was always travelling in good style under Doyle. Sitting handy behind Irish hope Await The Dawn, he took up the lead at the top of the straight and pulled away of the 13-horse field to win by four-and-a-quarter lengths.

    Cityscape clocked a fast 1min 48.65sec to set a track record for 1,800 metres at Meydan, breaking the previous mark set by Mahbooba in January. Mutahadee, winner of the Jebel Hatta (G1) on Super Saturday at Meydan, was second under Christophe Soumillon, while Mahamoud Al Zarouni-trained City Style took third for jockey Mickael Barzalona. Doyle has been something of a revelation this season, winning 23 races since he arrived in November as a stand-in jockey at the Jebel Ali Stables.
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    Opinion Poll wins Ill-fated Dubai Gold Cup
    By Steve Haskin
    Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:00 PM
    In the rescheduled running of the $1 million Gold Cup, two more horses – Grand Vent and U.S.-bred Bronze Cannon -- were injured and pulled up, while two others – Mikhail Glinka and Makani Bisty – were eased. Bronze Cannon suffered a fractured left front leg and was euthanized. Grand Vent suffered a hind leg injury and was sent to a veterinary hospital.
    The winner was Godolphin’s Opinion Poll, who defeated the former Coolmore's Joshua Tree by three-quarters of a length under Frankie Dettori, with South African-bred Zanzamar a short head farther back in third. The time was 3:23.73.
    The victory capped a big night for Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed's Godolphin, which captured the World Cup (UAE-I) with Monterossa as well as the Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) with African Story.

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    Take Charge Indy Wins Florida Derby
    Ray Paulick tweeted:
    Cagey Calvin Borel wires #FloridaDerby field on Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy) as favored @TheUnionRags gets shuffled in traffic on turn

    Keta Advice: If you want to win, DON"T get caught in traffic.
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    TV Reminder
    Marc Doche‏ tweeted
    Hose racing on national TV Saturday NBC Sports covering
    Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial 4:30- 6 p.m.ET
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