Laura King 6:42pm, Wed 18 Jan 2017
Meydan hosts seven competitive races on Thursday, with the feature being the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over seven furlongs. Eight run, including the 2015 winner, Anaerobio, who goes up against stablemate Noah From Goa. Both have chances on their best form, but trainer Mike de Kock says the latter is only “80 per cent” fit, so it may be better to side with one we know is on song and ready to go.
Laura King 7:25pm, Wed 11 Jan 2017
Meydan’s second Carnival meeting features six handicaps, a maiden and the Listed Dubawi Stakes over six furlongs on dirt. There are three Group 1 winners in the field of seven for the feature, including the favourite, Muarrab who is sure to improve on his second last time out. He can throw in the odd bad run, however, and did so in this race last year, so it’s worth taking him on with Desert Force.
Laura King 9:59am, Thu 15 Dec 2016
2016; a good year for International racing? Well, there wasn’t a Triple Crown in either the UK or the US, but there were some superb performances and plenty to reflect on around the racing globe, write's GG.CO.UK International writer Laura King...
Laura King 9:46am, Fri 18 Nov 2016
The beautiful West Indian island of Barbados might be better known as an upmarket holiday destination, but this weekend it hosts one of its biggest days on the racing calendar; the Ansa Mcal Racing Festival, incorporating the Winter Jockeys’ Challenge.
Laura King 6:50pm, Thu 13 Oct 2016
Qipco British Champions Day has enjoyed a meteoric rise since emerging – despite many doubters – back in 2011. With GBP 4.2million on offer, this year’s card is Britain’s most valuable ever race day, and, as such, it’s attracted some of the best horses in Europe, despite being held just two weeks after the Arc meeting.
Laura King 11:41am, Fri 7 Oct 2016
The $1million Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup heads a stellar bunch of top level races in the States this weekend, and therefore it seems a bit rude to call them ‘just’ Breeders’ Cup preps.