• War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 48 minutes ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 2 hours ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 3 hours ago
  • Secret Circle wins Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Mubtaahij wins UAE Derby and 100 Kentucky Derby pointsPosted 5 hours ago
  • Brown Panther romps to victory in the 2 mile Dubai Gold CupPosted 5 hours ago
  • Tamarkuz edges Sloane Avenue in a thrilling Godolphin Mile.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Competitive Edge returns in style at Gulfstream Park, leaving Mr. Jordan in his wake.Posted 1 day ago
  • Shared Belief will run next in the Charles Town Classic, according to Jim Rome.Posted 1 day ago

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Brown Panther coasts home much the best to win the G2 Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.
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  • Euro Trash via Disqus · The class of the field and he is wicked first time out off a layoff · 5 hours ago
  • jonquil · Best son of Shirocco. You just have to love him. :) · 6 minutes ago
It's an upset in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic as the Aga Khan filly Dolniya holds off Hong Kong Vase winner Flintshire for the win. Main Sequence was well beaten but should still be applauded for the great run of races he's had since coming to America.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I missed out of Freddy's horse, but this was the other horse that was being talked about and I did not miss out on her. I do love an Aga Khan filly! · 13 minutes ago
  • jonquil · Dolniya was my choice for this race. She had a great prep race that also included Flintshire and she was being a bit overlooked. · 12 minutes ago
Is this race being broadcasted on any major stations? I want to watch it but can't find any information.
  • Goblin · HRTV's schedule shows Gulfstream on their programming this P.M. http://www.hrtv.com/schedule/ · 44 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · Gulfstream Park has its own live video, too, if you don't mind watching on your computer screen. · 22 minutes ago
They should have stayed in America with him. He wasn't a really good horse in Europe, while not bad he wasn't that good either, then transferring him to the U.S he wins Grade 1 after Grade 1, is voted Champion turf horse and the first thing they do is ship him away again.
What a thriller in the Skip Away as Commissioner finally gets a stakes win, passing a game St. Quisqueyano! What a race!!!
Wow, congratulations ! And that at the age of 8..
Don't want to say I told you so, but I posted this about a month ago: American's top turf horses may have beaten the world's best turfer's on American soil over the years, but haven't had much success when travelling across the pond. Want to see how he runs in the Sheema, considering he was sent to America as a horse that wasn't working out in Europe. We all know what happened to Twilight Eclipse in the stretch in last years Sheema. Big difference in beating a classy horse like Twilight Eclipse and beating a full field of world class classy horses in Dubai.
When he hit him with the whip (1 time) he cranked up with a tremendous burst of speed and had alot left at the finish hand ridden
MS for the win.
Just watched the UAE Derby....he looks like a contender!
  • Rodney Martin via Disqus · The crazy thing is hes pretty good on turf too he could go to the Epsom Derby if they wanted and be a contender but he's coming to Kentucky according to De Kock. That turn of foot was insane · 3 hours ago
  • vodkak · His time was 1:58.35; anybody know what the splits were? · 3 hours ago
An easy win in the G1 Dubai Turf for Solow, pulling well clear of The Grey Gatsby in 2nd and Mshawish in 3rd for trainer Freddie Head and owners Wertheimer & Frere. This horse has now won 8 of his last 9 starts.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Beautiful race. He was quite the talk earlier but I just did not think he was up to this level yet. He showed me his form was not deceptive. · 3 hours ago
Art Sherman tell's DRF's Marcus Hersh that if California Chrome runs well in the Duabi World Cup, and comes out of the race well and good, then there is a strong possibility that the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot could be the next target for CC. The race is a 1 1/4 over the Ascot turf. Royal Ascot officials have been recruiting California Chrome for their meeting, and majority owner Perry Martin, who owns the colt in partnership with Steve Coburn, has been open to Ascot's entreaties. According to DRF
  • travel_vic · that is one of the more stupid moves I have seen in the time I have followed the ponies. This one is good, not great · 3 hours ago
With out a doubt this is my derby horse. The best performNce I've seen in yrs
Score one for America, as Secret Circle holds off Hong Kong sprinters Super Jockey & Rich Tapestry to win the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan.
Sole Power holds off Hong Kong's Peniaphobia by about a 1/2 length to win the G1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan.
  • Northport · I honestly didn't think he would be a factor but who can complain when you see a family operation like the Powers in the winner's circle · 4 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Very nice to see him win · 4 hours ago
In his first career start wearing Godolphin blue, last year's G1 English St Leger 2nd and G1 Epsom Derby 3rd, Romsdal, starts his 4YO campaign with a win in the listed Magnolia Stakes on polytrack at Kempton.
Mubtaahij absolutely annihilates the UAE Derby field. Be looking for this colts and South African trainer Mike De Kock to be in Louisville the first Saturday in May.
  • Northport · Things went poorly for Sir Fever the entire race around, but an outstanding performance by Mubtaahij. Golden Barows looked rank the whole way around but either way it looks like the distance caught up to him. · 5 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Huge race for him. I would assume Soumillon will be up on him in Kentucky also, since he is a fantastic big money jock. · 4 hours ago
So who wins the Derby!?; Firing Line or Mubtaahij?
Michael De Kock tells DRF"s Marcus Hersh that if Mubtahhij finishes finishes 1st or 2nd in the UAE Derby, then he will send Mubtaahij to America to run in the Kentucky Derby, the UAE Derby is worth 100 points towards the Kentucky Derby, giving him more than enough to qualify for the race. According to DRF
Long River...Candy Boy...Side Glance...I believe in Miracles...lol

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