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....
Laura King 7:25am, Thu 23 Feb 2017
Meydan’s Carnival is coming to a close, but Thursday’s card is another cracker, with three Pattern races for Thoroughbreds. The Listed Meydan Classic, over seven furlongs, was won last year by a Saeed Bin Suroor-trained filly and the Godolphin trainer can repeat the feat here with Very Special.
Laura King 8:40pm, Wed 15 Feb 2017
Meydan hosts a cracking card on Thursday, with four Group races attracting plenty of quality performers. This has been an excellent Carnival for Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, and his Very Special will be all the rage in the Group 2 Balanchine Stakes, which she won last year.