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2012 Dubai World Cup (G1)

3/31/2012, Meydan-UAE
Post Time:
1:40 PM ET
1 1/4 m (Synthetic)
4+ M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next StartHRN
1st Monterosso
M. Zarooni
M. Barzalona
9th, 2013 Al Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 3 (G1) View Video
2nd Capponi
M. Zarooni
A. Ajtebi
12th, 2013 Dubai World Cup (G1) View Video
3rd Planteur
Danehill Dancer
M. Botti
R. Moore
11th, 2013 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
4th So You Think
High Chaparral
A. O'Brien
J. O'Brien
1st, 2012 Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) View Video
5th Zazou
W. Hickst
O. Peslier
5th, 2014 Fruhjahrs-Meile (G3)
6th Eishin Flash
King's Best
H. Fujiwara
C. Lemaire
10th, 2013 Japan Cup (G1) View Video
7th Prince Bishop
S. Suroor
F. Dettori
9th, 2014 Dubai World Cup (G1) View Video
8th Master Of Hounds
M. De Kock
C. Soumillon
15th, 2013 Godolphin Mile (G2) View Video
9th Royal Delta
Empire Maker
W. Mott
J. Lezcano
4th, 2013 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) View Video
10th Smart Falcon
Gold Allure
K. Kozaki
Y. Take
10th, 2012 Dubai World Cup (G1) View Video
11th Mendip
Harlan's Holiday
S. Suroor
S. Sousa
11th, 2013 Gala Stakes (LS)
12th Game On Dude
Awesome Again
B. Baffert
C. Sutherland-Kruse
4th, 2014 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) View Video
Aug 24 - Pacific Classic (G1)
13th Transcend
Wild Rush
T. Yasuda
S. Fujita
16th, 2012 Japan Cup Dirt (G1) View Video

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Dubai World Cup (G1)...

Time for us to realize that sending our top horses to Dubai to race on an unknown surface, thousands of miles away from their home, is no longer worth the money and prestige. Time for the connections of top horses to concentrate their efforts keeping their stars at their peak through a full and high...Read More
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  • TimSmith · What if it happened in the Goodwood> Would it be the same as winning the Belmont? · 826 days ago ·
  • CraigBradshaw · considering the tapeta surface, the final time for this race on tapeta was very good. · 823 days ago ·
Look back on the night from the 2012 Dubai World Cup with pictures from our man in Dubai, Cedric Lane. Below are just a sampling of some of the “hero” shots on the evening, but Cedric has plenty more. Read More
...in the very near future, this column will be moved to my second blog here on HRN. "The Dish on Arabians" will be a new feature here, and one that I hope will help you, the readers, to learn more about Arabs and the sport--and build an HRN Arabian racing community. Sans further ado, here we go: Read More
Hello to all from Dubai. Normally, we are quick to put together post-race thoughts on the full gamut of activity from the 2012 Dubai World Cup, but given the emotionally charged nature of the day, both powerful and challenging, we thought it best to let our thoughts settle for some time. We do not v...Read More
Game on Dude, and So You Think wow unbelievable
Am I excited about the Dubai World Cup card? Let me answer it this way ... The eight big races carry a combined purse of $27 million. I say this with my pinkie finger devilishly pointing to the corner of mouth. While the really big money is not available to us, the great card does provide many inter...Read More
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  • wantwoman100 · Good pic's,i hope you and i both cash,i think there just two race's different .I"m 90% Zazou is not running ,i guess well see.Hope everyone has a great day.. · 831 days ago ·
  • Waya · You got the first one, but the next one was declared no race after the awful breakdown of Fox Hunt. :( · 831 days ago ·
Blogger Jasen Mangrum breaks down the Dubai World Cup entrants and provides his selections for the world's richest race.Read More
When Besilu Stables' Champion, Royal Delta, steps onto the Tapeta at Meydan on Saturday night, she'll enter the gate with some of the world's greatest horses. Yes, she'll make history, because she'll become the first American female Thoroughbred to run in the Dubai World Cup. But make no mistake—she...Read More
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  • footlick · icy-lol. But skipaway2000 is right. Curlin won on dirt. This year is only the 3rd year that it has been run on the Tapeta surface. · 831 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · Thanks, that did confuse me how he couldn't run on turf or syn but won on Tapeta. I think Ill just watch Dubai tomorrow but in the Florida Derby UR can be beat, it will take a big effort but if the odds are there I'll go for the super 6/8 wt 6/8 wt 3 wt 2 two $20 supers. · 831 days ago ·
The 2012 Dubai World Cup is tomorrow and a year ago, Japan in it’s darkest hours took the world’s richest race. They are back with three of their best horses to try to claim it again. Let’s look at Japan’s horses running in Dubai.... Read More
SO YOU THINK, favourite for the Dubai World Cup, will mount his challenge from stall four of 14 after the draw for the world's richest race was conducted on Wednesday.Read More
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  • larooski · Turfway has had 1 fatel breakdown in 4 months of winter racing. They know how to take care of their track. So what if it's too loose, it's super safe. They know what they're doing. · 832 days ago ·
  • wantwoman100 · Larooski:I was just saying i think the track was to loose,i have to check the replay.The stuff flying up in the air more then what dirt does ,make a really differents in how a horse will perform ..I don't know Turfway Park,it sure looks beautiful..i bet Santa Anita,Aqueduct,Woodbine..It's nice to hear they take care of the track,well i hope you have a great weekend of racing.. · 832 days ago ·
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it will provide ten hours of live racing coverage this weekend, including exclusive broadcasts of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, along with a pair of million dollar Kentuc...Read More
Below is our analysis of the 2012 Dubai World Cup programme, the 17th edition of the world’s richest day of racing. It doesn’t get much better than this. RACE 1 – $250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic for purebred Arabians (G1), sponsored by EMAAR 2,000 metres – Tapeta This is a fabulous renewal of the Kah...Read More
TRAINER Bob Baffert is "in high spirits" in hospital after emergency heart surgery on Monday, according to the owner of his Dubai World Cup contender Game On Dude.Read More
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  • AnnaK · & if Mott thinks she stands a chance, then win or lose makes it more interesting. And a filly is going to win one of these days, and Mott's sportsmanship is pretty admirable. · 833 days ago ·
  • wantwoman100 · AnnaK: Don't get me wrong,i hope all the USA horse win..I was been a smart-ass..saying what if Chantel won the big race on Game on Dude..How would they react? first ever lady jockey in the Dubai Cup.I hope you cash,and enjoy a long great day of racing..Fri,Sat,Sun.. · 833 days ago ·
TRAINER Ken Kozaki has expressed some concern about the condition of his Dubai World Cup second-favourite Smart Falcon after the seven-year-old lost 20kg on his journey from Japan. Owned by Toru Okawa, Smart Falcon is on a nine-race winning stretch dating back to November 2010 and is the general 5-1...Read More
The Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner, Royal Delta, looked phenomenal in Dubai on Wednesday. She has the same look she did before her big win at Churchill Downs in November, and was just striking today when on the Tapeta. As always, our thanks to Cedric Lane for the photos. These and others are a...Read More
Good luck to our Americans in Dubai: Game On Dude, Royal Delta, Regally Ready, Lucky Chappy, The Factor, and Giant Ryan!
With the defection of Awesome Feather from the G3 Rampart Stakes, Awesome Maria is left to face a field of over-matched fillies and mares.Read More
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  • Herman'sKennel · Chad Brown is so proud of this horse, he has such an affection for her, he only wants her to be sound, God Forbid anything ever happen to her on his watch. Did it ever occur to anyone that he truly loves this horse and does not want to take even the slightest chance with her well being? She is in the very best hands and as someone who adores this horse, I thank God for Chad Brown · 835 days ago ·
  • TampaBayDowns Fan · Story like the Apple Blossom for RA and Zenyatta. Rich purse if both were to race then, but only Z showed up to take it. · 835 days ago ·
The racing world’s attention turns to Meydan Racecourse on Saturday where the sport’s richest event, the $10 million Dubai World Cup, will be contested. As fans have come to expect, TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will provide live coverage.Read More
The racing world was rocked this morning upon hearing the news that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who bases his powerful stable at Santa Anita, had sustained a heart attack in Dubai that required coronary stints to remove cardiac blockage.Read More

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