• Dubai World Cup: Arrogate primed for $10M race

    Dubai World Cup: Arrogate primed for $10M race

    Hall of famer Baffert has won a host of famous races, including four Kentucky Derbies, and his horse American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in 2015. "I know I have a great horse," he added when quizzed by reporters. "If he just repeats his last race we'll be in good shape." Wednesday's draw for the Saturday showpiece was seen as favorable for Arrogate -- he'll be in gate nine of 13. "Nine is fine," Baffert explained. "The main thing for him is to get away, then it's up to (jockey) Mike Smith to decide. "I just didn't want to be number 14 or on the inside -- otherwise it really didn't matter." According to Baffert's assistant Dana Barnes, who has been riding both horses in Dubai, Arrogate was "just

  • Horse Racing: Friday's market movers
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    Horse Racing: Friday's market movers

    Rose Dobbin has already struck with Purcell’s Bridge and Doktor Glaz this week and market moves suggest the in-form South Hazelrigg trainer could have more joy this afternoon with SLANELOUGH (2.45). The improving 5yo has been shaping like he would improve for the step up in trip, which he gets at Musselburgh today, and is now as short as 5-2 having been a 5-1 chance on the opening show. ULYSSES (16:35) shaped with significant promise on his debut at Lingfield earlier this month and punters clearly expect the son of derby winner Sinndar to go one better with that experience under his belt.

  • USA Today

    6 3-year-olds nominated late to Triple Crown series

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thunder Snow, winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas, is among six 3-year-olds made eligible to compete in the Triple Crown series during the late nomination period. The late nominees, which required a payment of $6,000 each, raise the total nominations to 425 for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes. The late nomination period closed Monday. The early nomination window closed in January and required a payment of $600. Ireland-bred Thunder Snow, owned by Godolphin Racing, is set to run Saturday in the $2 million UAE Derby in Dubai. The colt has three wins in seven career starts for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. The other late nominees are Hollywood Handsome, trained by