Trends for 2022 Dubai World Cup, Golden Shaheen, Godolphin Mile, UAE Derby
Saturday’s Dubai World Cup (G1) extravaganza features outstanding fields, and the strength in depth across the card makes for a handicapping challenge. Looking at the contenders through the lens of race trends, and historical context, might help us tackle the eight rich Thoroughbred stakes. We’ll start with the dirt races and follow up in the next installment on the turf.
Trends for 2022 Dubai Turf, Sheema Classic, Gold Cup, Al Quoz
As a companion volume to the Dubai World Cup (G1) trends, here’s an analysis of the historical context for the lucrative turf events at Meydan.
2022 Saudi Cup: Price horses of interest on terrific betting card
Saturday’s Saudi Cup Day is brimming with full, competitive fields, and the six Thoroughbred stakes will abound in value.
Early look at Saudi Cup Day: Top contenders, trends, and horses to watch
Until the final declarations are released next week, here’s how the Feb. 26 Saudi Cup and five lucrative supporting events for Thoroughbreds are shaping up.
Five up-and-comers to follow at 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival
As the Dubai Carnival begins Friday, here are five up-and-comers who have impressed recently at Meydan.
Top 10 themes to watch on horse racing scene for 2022
Horse racing fans have plenty to look forward to in 2022, so it’s not easy to sift through the possibilities for a “Top 10” list. Here are the themes – and horses – who intrigue me the most as we turn the calendar for a brand new season.
2021 in review: Seven best storylines in international horse racing
Just as 2021 threw some curveballs in the life of the world at large, this passing year also served up a few unexpected plot twists in international Thoroughbred racing. With my Northern Hemisphere-centric focus, here are my seven favorite storylines of the season.
Breeders' Cup International Horse Profile: Vertiginous
Speedy filly finally broke through in juvenile course-record time for trainer Brian Meehan, who sent out two Breeders’ Cup Turf heroes in Red Rocks (2006) and Dangerous Midge (2010). Of m ore relevance here is Meehan’s attempt in the short-lived Juvenile Sprint on dirt, where his 15-1 Shumoos was a rallying second to Secret Circle at Churchill Downs in 2011. Vertiginous has the look of a substantial overlay at a 20-1 morning line.
The Top 5 Races in Australia for 2021
Here are the top five Australian races for 2021, in chronological order.
Hanson: Spot Plays for the 2021 Hong Kong International Races (HKIR)
The 2021 Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) at Sha Tin feature four Group 1 stakes, but perhaps not too many pari-mutuel bombs.
Hanson: British Champions Day spot plays at Ascot
Saturday's British Champions Day at Ascot undoubtedly lives up to its moniker, with several outstanding match-ups and/or betting opportunities across the five group stakes.
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