Dubai World Cup night prep: the whole strand of Carnival beads

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March 20th, 2016

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 7: Ertijaal steals the spotlight on opening night

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)

                         Chrome polished, but Marking offers more food for thought (analysis)

[March 3 action covered in the post-Super Saturday blogs]

March 5: Special Fighter smashes track record as Keen Ice flops at Meydan (recap)

                 Dubai World Cup landscape after Super Saturday (analysis)

                 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):

Dubai World Cup night trends

Solow’s withdrawal & random thoughts on Dubai World Cup night fields

(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.