Laura King 10:05am, Wed 24 May 2017
Morocco has a population of more than 33 million, and covers more than 172,000 square miles, yet it is still a surprise to learn that the North African/Mediterranean country has a thriving racing industry. Unless you’ve been there – and even if you have – who knew?
Laura King 9:59am, Sat 13 May 2017
There’s a new look to the French Guineas this year, with a day between the two Classics, allying it more closely with the British model. The Poule d’Essai des Pouliches takes place on Saturday, with the Poulains following a day later.
Laura King 5:12pm, Fri 24 Mar 2017
Arrogate is the best horse on dirt in the world, so it would take a braver soul than I to oppose him in the big one, Saturday’s $10million Dubai World Cup at Meydan. There’s a wide draw to contend with, a lack of medication, and an unfamiliar track, but even a performance several lengths below his best should see him comfortably too good for his 12 rivals.
Laura King 3:59pm, Thu 23 Mar 2017
“Do you know where I can buy apple sauce?” It’s not a question you expect to be asked by a trainer of one of the leading fancies on Dubai World Cup night, but then Chad Summers is no ordinary trainer.
Laura King 6:04pm, Sun 12 Mar 2017
Even from 3000 miles away there will be plenty of people here in Dubai keen to watch Cheltenham this week. It’ll be on live in plenty of pubs around town and racing folk will be trying to bring something of the festival’s spirit to the desert. So let’s try and find some winners!
Laura King 2:18pm, Fri 3 Mar 2017
Super Saturday is officially a card of prep races for the Dubai World Cup fixture, but it’s also a very strong fixture in its own right, with five Group races, including two Group 1s. The action gets underway with the Listed Al Bastakiya, prep for the Group 2 UAE Derby....