Dubai World Cup night prep: the whole strand of Carnival beads
If you’re just jumping into the Dubai World Cup action and haven’t followed the Carnival, here’s your catch-up study guide. I’ve collected all of my weekly Dubai features and parked the links in this post.
For clarity’s sake, they’re listed according to the Meydan racing dates reviewed, from the Carnival’s opening night through the post-Super Saturday analysis.
January 14: Polar River looks the real deal
January 21: Unleashing the Safety
January 28: De Kock rules the roost
February 4: Frosted ices foes in track-record prep for Dubai World Cup (recap)
Frosted’s the icing on Godolphin cake (subsequent analysis of the card)
February 11: Polar vortex
February 18: Tryster begins new love affair with turf
February 25: California Chrome’s much too good in Dubai World Cup prep (recap)
[March 3 action covered in the post-Super Saturday blogs]
March 5: Special Fighter smashes track record as Keen Ice flops at Meydan (recap)
World Cup night landscape after Super Saturday, II (UAE Derby, Golden Shaheen, Godolphin Mile)
World Cup night landscape after Super Saturday, III (Sheema, Dubai Turf & Gold Cup, Al Quoz)
Bonus coverage (or as we New Orleanians would say, lagniappe):
(Edited) postscript on final fields and post positions
Final declarations for all of the World Cup night races were released early Monday US time. Post positions will be drawn Wednesday for the final five races, capped by the World Cup.
California Chrome photo courtesy Dubai Racing Club/Andrew Watkins.