The weekend racing program features the Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park and Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps from sea to shining sea. Breeders' Cup winner Finest City returns to action in California. On the international front, 11-year-old Medicean Man won smartly on Thursday in Dubai. Hong Kong's Sunday program kicks off the important 4-year-old series. Kicking this right off ... Dubai Medicean Man, now 11 years old, rallied smartly down the grandstand side in the final 200 meters to win Thursday evening's Meydan Sobha Trophy, defeating the dead-heating pair of Harry Hurricane and Sir Maximillian by 1 1/2 lengths under apprentice jockey David Parks. The old warrior ran the straight 1,000 meters
Horse racing has regained second spot in Britain's popularity stakes in terms of attendance after a year's absence, leapfrogging rugby with nearly six million people going to meets in 2016. Football is still the most popular sport by far, but racing recovered after dropping a place in 2015 because of the impact of the Rugby World Cup in England. About 5.99 million people, nearly 40 percent of whom were women, were at the races last year, according to an industry survey, with the Royal Ascot, Cheltenham and Epsom among the year's top 10 attended events.