Over at ThoroFan, I take a dive into today's feature race at Meydan, the winter Carnival's flagship race, the Dubai World Cup (G1). Can Thunder Snow repeat? Will one of the invaders dethrone him? Find out my thoughts here!
This week, we tackle the UAE Derby and the Florida Derby. See who Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I all like, and let me know in the comments who you like!
This is week nine of Big Race Showdown at America’s Best Racing: where I clash heads with six awesome handicappers (Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Dan Tordjman, Brian Zipse, Eric Bialek, and Mark DiLorenzo) to see who can stay the hottest through Derby prep season. This week, we tackle one prep overseas and one prep stateside: the UAE Derby starts the day, and the... Continue Reading →
This winter's Dubai Carnival draws to a close this Saturday with Dubai World Cup day. Saturday's card features a full day of world-class racing on dirt and on grass, and horses from all over the globe have flocked to Dubai in recent weeks to settle into the desert and make sure they can bring their... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow's card at Meydan is a big one: nine graded stakes, including the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Over at Picks and Ponderings, Paul Mazur and I preview the day's feature race horse by horse -- tabbing the best of the best, the live longshots, and the underlays to play against. I also have my... Continue Reading →
Dubai World Cup Day is almost upon us! Over at Picks and Ponderings, I have an in-depth preview of two of the races. The Dubai Turf features several familiar faces from last summer at Arlington, and often features horses who turn out to be among the top of the world middle-distance turf set. The UAE... Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, I took a look at Saturday's UAE Derby. Now that the rest of the card has been drawn, I have taken a dive into the five Group I races on Saturday's World Cup Day card at Meydan. The day's racing is headlined by the Dubai World Cup: Keen Ice gets his chance... Continue Reading →
This Saturday is one of my favourite days of the entire racing year: Dubai World Cup day. The posts for the Grade I events will not be drawn until later in the week, but I have an introduction to a few horses to watch this week: big American shippers in the World Cup, as well... Continue Reading →
This Thursday's card at Meydan features the only Oaks points race away from North America: the UAE Oaks. The race features a rising star in Polar River. The Doug Watson trainee has been the queen of the three-year-olds in Dubai, and there has been talk that she will come stateside later this year. Though only... Continue Reading →
In addition to the races going on locally and even stateside, Saturday is the culmination of the Carnival in Dubai. A full card of seven-figure stakes races is set to go on Saturday, including the richest race in the world: the Dubai World Cup. The main-track races at Meydan have been run on Tapeta since... Continue Reading →
Last weekend was a huge one of Derby preps, stakes races, and handicapping contests. I played Public Handicapper, as I do every week, and also played the contest that Danonymous Racing hosted. I'm also playing in @horseracing4beg's Derby Prep Betting Challenge, which covers all the 100 point Derby preps. Across these contests, it meant I... Continue Reading →
This weekend is a huge weekend of racing: three 100-point Kentucky Derby preps, some serious route action at Gulfstream, the world's richest horse race, and the return of Blinkers Off's favourite horse: the one and only Palace Malice! This is also the weekend that Blinkers Off is visiting New York City, and taking a visit... Continue Reading →