2015 Dubai World Cup

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edited February 2015 in Thoroughbred Racing & Sales
Before beginning this Discussion, I did a search to see if one had been started.
The races have begun. So, time to start 2015..
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  • Pat Cummings ‏@DubaiRaceNight · Mar 20 2015
    Just confirming for all to know -
    Ron The Greek will run AS Ron The Greek in the World Cup,
    not his Saudi-only name of Wattani.
  • KetaKeta Member
    edited February 2015
    Pat Cummings @DubaiRaceNight tweets Sunday Feb. 15 2015
    Here is the replay of Ron The Greek (Wattani) winning the big race - spill at 1:47
    ICYMI, Ron The Greek won the King Abdullah Cup (G1) in spill marred race - video attached FYI-race call is not in Englsh.
    Gone Dutch with Soumillon was second,
    Fly Solo third for Peslier,
    Sairoor fourth for Barzalona, all behind Ron The Greek.
    Soumillon riding in his second G1 of last 24 hours - was 2nd on Gone Dutch in King Abdullah Cup in Saudi about 14 hours ago.
  • Pat Cummings @DubaiRaceNight tweets Sunday Feb. 15 2015
    Oh NO, massive spill in the King's Cup
    Jockeys involved in spill were Eddie Castro, Alan Garcia, Frankie Dettori,
    Alexis Moreno, Alonso Quinonez, A Alazhari, Mohammed Saeed

    Follow-up from Saudi's King Abdullah Cup - hearing Eddie Castro ended up with hairline crack in vertebra, Mohammed Saeed with 2 frac'd verts

    Clarifying previous tweet, Frankie Dettori's mount was impacted by the spill, but he did not lose the partnership, eased his mount.

    Apparently three horses did not survive their injuries from the race, one was
    King of the Danes (FYI-this was horse Eddie Castro was riding. Horse took
    bad step, went down)
  • Ugh, just horrible. RIP beautiful horses. I'm glad no jockeys were seriously injured.
  • Hunter's Light Runs In Dubai Millennium
    Posted 17 February 2015, 10:10 GMT
    Hunter's Light (Saeed bin Suroor/James Doyle) lines up in the 10-furlong Listed Dubai Millennium Stakes Sponsored By Meydan Sobha on turf at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, February 19.
    http://www.godolphin.com/news/latest-news/article/9289/Hunters-Light-Runs-In-Dubai-Millennium
  • TwinSpires.com ‏@TwinSpires Kentucky, USA on Wed. Feb. 18 2015
    Guess what's back. Back again. Dubai's back. Retweet for your friends
    DUBAI WORLD CUP CARNIVAL
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
  • Dubai World Cup Carnival
    Thursday January 8, 2015 will start the Dubai World Cup Carnival, a series of
    11 highly-competitive race meetings that annually attract the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers to Meydan.
    The finale of the Dubai World Cup Carnival is the Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, to be held on March 28, 2015. This is the world’s richest race meeting, and will feature nine high-class races highlighted by the US$10 million Dubai World Cup.
    Held three weeks before Dubai World Cup day will be the Emirates Airline-sponsored Super Saturday on March 7. This is a stand-out race meeting in its own right and is traditionally regarded as the dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup.
    Horses can often earn a coveted entry into a race on Dubai World Cup night after a good performance on Super Saturday. Its timing allows trainers to put the finishing touches to their equine stars before they take to racing’s biggest stage on Dubai World Cup day.
    Since its inception the Dubai World Cup Carnival has served as a truly pioneering festival and has successfully attracted the brightest stars of the international racing scene including, Great Britain, the United States of America, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong to name a few.
    http://www.dubaiworldcup.com/visit/racing-season/dubai-world-cup-carnival
  • Pat Cummings ‏@DubaiRaceNight ·February 21, 2015
    In the Dubai Sheema Classic, Main Sequence will get the longest stretch run he's had since switching his base to America

    Main Sequence Powers to Mac Diarmida Score
    By Claire Novak The Blood-Horse February 21, 2015
    Flaxman Holdings' homebred two-time Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence powered to victory in his season debut Feb. 21, taking the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park with an impressive kick in the final furlong.
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/90278/main-sequence-powers-to-mac-diarmida-score#ixzz3SQ6opOWc
    Matt Shifman ‏February 21, 2015
    MAIN SEQUENCE went the last quarter in :22.60, swooshing his tail as he went past Twilight Eclipse and pulled away
  • Kate Hunter ‏@KeibaKate ‏‏February 21, 2015 ·
    Main event is the G1 Feb Stakes but Tokyo's 9th race today has 2 horses
    preparing for UAE Derby: Tap That(Tapit) & Dear Domus(Jungle Pocket
    )

  • No Dubai for Tonalist

    Christophe Clement @clementstable
    @Tonalist is enjoying the Florida sunlight! Mr. Evans has decided to keep him in the states and tackle the bigger races U.S. has to offer!
  • KetaKeta Member
    TVG ‏on Friday March 6 2015
    Reported by @RacingPost: #BCClassic runner-up Toast Of New York will miss
    the #DubaiWorldCup w/ a soft-tissue injury.
  • oh no :(
  • Oh wow, that's a big deal. Power up Tony..
  • KetaKeta Member
    Friday workout for 'Chrome' ahead of Dubai World Cup
    By Sports Network - The Sports Network 03/06/2015 11:23 AM
    Los Alamitos, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome put in a Friday morning workout at Los Alamitos Racecourse in advance of his next start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28.
    Trained by Art Sherman, "Chrome" covered six furlongs in 1:11.
    Owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, "Chrome" finished second to Shared Belief in last month's $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champ was the 7-5 second pick behind even- money favorite Shared Belief for the 1 1/8-mile stakes, but finished 1 1/2 lengths behind.
    The two-time Eclipse Award winner has nine wins from 17 starts for $4,322,650.
    Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/other-sports/article12836612.html#storylink=cpy

  • KetaKeta Member
    Cal 3 6 15 Reprt Published on Mar 6, 2015
    California Crome Workout highlights at Los Alamitos Race Course on 3/6/15
  • KetaKeta Member
    Keta Note: Art Sherman's Workout Plan for Dubai-Ship date March 17
    California Chrome works for Dubai
    Jeremy Balan | Bloodhorse Updated: February 27, 2015 From article:
    Sherman said the California-bred 4-year-old owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin will continue to work locally until he ships to Dubai March 17. Then he'll get a breeze over Meydan Racecourse's main track in preparation for the $10 million World Cup March 28. "We'll blow him out [after he arrives in Dubai]," Sherman said. "It won't be too long.
    Probably a half-mile to get him ready."
  • RachelRachel Member
    edited March 2015
    From Jay Privman on DRF Live

    Here's your American-based Dubai sprinter: Secret Circle

    "SECRET CIRCLE is bound for the the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai, trainer Bob Baffert said after Secret Circle worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 this morning at Santa Anita.

    Secret Circle finished second in the Palos Verdes Handicap in January in his last start. His biggest win to date came in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Sprint. He was second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Based on the prospective field for the Golden Shaheen, Secret Circle should be favored."

    Dont think Baffert has been in Dubai since Captain Steve
  • Also from Jay Privman:

    "No Dubai for Hoppertunity

    Trainer Bob Baffert said that HOPPERTUNITY, once considered for the Dubai World Cup, would instead remain stateside, get a brief freshening, and not race again until May.

    "I'm trying to save horses like him and Bayern for the summer and fall, the championship season," Baffert said."

    Guess we can kick the bucket on SB and Bayern meeting up again anytime soon.
  • From Jay Privman on DRF Live

    Here's your American-based Dubai sprinter: Secret Circle

    "SECRET CIRCLE is bound for the the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai, trainer Bob Baffert said after Secret Circle worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 this morning at Santa Anita.

    Secret Circle finished second in the Palos Verdes Handicap in January in his last start. His biggest win to date came in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Sprint. He was second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Based on the prospective field for the Golden Shaheen, Secret Circle should be favored."

    Dont think Baffert has been in Dubai since Captain Steve
    SECRET CIRCLE TARGETING GOLDEN SHAHEEN: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/secret-circle-targeting-golden-shaheen/
  • KMMKMM Member
    Wow. Constition out as well as Toast of NY, Bloodhorse saying CC may be favorite for Dubai World Cup. Interesting. SB at top for World Horse rankings at this point in 2015.
  • Id like to see who else is running in the WC
  • Here is the projected field for the WC; however, obviously Constitution is out.
    http://www.dubairacenight.com/projecting-the-field-for-the-2015-dubai-world-cup/
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