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Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:51 pm
by tachyon
-- from dubairacenight.com

''The 2015 Dubai Racing Comprehensive''
This year, we offer a completely digital version of our annual preview of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. You can use this page and link as a landing for all of the content, or search through the blog for each of our stories.
http://www.dubairacenight.com/welcome-t ... rehensive/

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:12 am
by tachyon
-- probable entries from Japan (as of Jan 8)

Harp Star(JPN) F4 --> Sheema Classic or Duty Free (via Kyoto Kinen Feb 15)
One and Only(JPN) C4 --> Sheema Classic
Epiphaneia(JPN) H5 --> Sheema Classic or Duty Free or World Cup
Hokko Tarumae(JPN) H6 --> World Cup


-- probable entry from Uruguay

Sir Fever(URU) C3 --> UAE Derby or World Cup

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:18 pm
by tachyon
Tap That(USA) is likely to be aimed at Dubai for the UAE Derby, too, from Japan.
The son of Tapit finished second in the Jpn1 Zen-Nihon Nisai Yushun 1600m dirt in his last time out.

Tap That(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001162908/

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:47 pm
by Northport
Don't get your hopes up for seeing any more De Kock horses in dirt races at Meydan:

http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:55 pm
by Rick1323
Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:00 pm
by Somnambulist
Rick1323 wrote:Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........
Where you been? They're going back to dirt.

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:07 pm
by Rick1323
Somnambulist wrote:
Rick1323 wrote:Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........
Where you been? They're going back to dirt.
Too late for me.......they lost me already...........

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:09 pm
by Northport
Rick1323 wrote:Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........
Which Americans, the connections of Tonalist, Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, etc. who have listed the World Cup as their first major 2015 target?

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:25 pm
by Somnambulist
Northport wrote:
Rick1323 wrote:Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........
Which Americans, the connections of Tonalist, Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, etc. who have listed the World Cup as their first major 2015 target?
Rick will watch. This is the Classic in March, but for the biggest money around. This is potentially the best Dubai WC field of my life if they all make it.

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:48 pm
by Rick1323
Somnambulist wrote:
Northport wrote:
Rick1323 wrote:Like many Americans, I have lost all interest in this turf fest.........
Which Americans, the connections of Tonalist, Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, etc. who have listed the World Cup as their first major 2015 target?
Rick will watch. This is the Classic in March, but for the biggest money around. This is potentially the best Dubai WC field of my life if they all make it.
Okay, I will be in Vegas anyway. If they all go....I will watch....and bet......

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
About that "dirt." According to the RacingPost article, Kock called it a SAND track, and also said, "The kickback from just behind the front rank is bad, the slower horses get it in the face and sometimes it's so severe that they battle to breathe."
Sounds like the tracks I've seen in Japan, and I have serious doubts that any American horses are going to do well on the new Meydan surface if it's like that.

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:46 pm
by tachyon
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:About that "dirt." According to the RacingPost article, Kock called it a SAND track, and also said, "The kickback from just behind the front rank is bad, the slower horses get it in the face and sometimes it's so severe that they battle to breathe."
Sounds like the tracks I've seen in Japan, and I have serious doubts that any American horses are going to do well on the new Meydan surface if it's like that.
De Kock's comments drew my attention, too, BaroqueAgain!
But I will be very surprised and shocked if Sheikh Mo transformed his main track to a sandy beach.
Hope we are going to see a World Cup run on a real conventional dirt this year!

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:21 pm
by Northport
The Dubai Duty Free has been renamed the Dubai Turf following a change in sponsorship. DP World takes over the backing of the 1m1f Group 1, which will this year be worth $6 million

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:58 am
by Afrashad
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:About that "dirt." According to the RacingPost article, Kock called it a SAND track, and also said, "The kickback from just behind the front rank is bad, the slower horses get it in the face and sometimes it's so severe that they battle to breathe."
Sounds like the tracks I've seen in Japan, and I have serious doubts that any American horses are going to do well on the new Meydan surface if it's like that.
Amazing that a racecourse out in the desert would have a dirt track that's on the sandy side. The kickback at Nad Al Sheba was really bad too, but I guess it's been so long since it closed people have forgotten about that. People will complain about anything and everything.



FWIW, the turf course is the main track at Meydan not the dirt.

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:08 am
by tachyon
tachyon wrote:-- probable entries from Japan (as of Jan 8)

Epiphaneia(JPN) H5 --> Sheema Classic or Duty Free or World Cup
His trainer Katsuhiko Sumii has made it clear that Epiphaneia's first choice would be Dubai World Cup on dirt.
That's an interesting move!!
I'm sure that he will be selected.

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:16 pm
by Northport
Toast of New York has been purchased by Al Shaqab Racing. The colt will stay in training with Jamie Osborne but will be ridden by Frankie Dettori now. It looks like the Dubai World Cup is still the primary target

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:12 am
by tachyon

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:47 pm
by Northport
Harp Star will be ridden by Ryan Moore in the Sheema Classic #thankgod

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:12 am
by tachyon
tachyon wrote:-- probable entries from Japan (as of Jan 8)

Hokko Tarumae(JPN) H6 --> World Cup
Hokko Tarumae(JPN), 2009H. King Kamehameha(JPN) x Madam Cherokee(JPN) by Cherokee Run(USA), won in the Kawasaki Kinen (Jpn1, 2100m dirt) at Kawasaki on Jan 28th 2015.

-- replay of the Kawasaki Kinen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPkCpEMUo9c
1st. (#5) Hokko Tarumae(JPN)
2nd. (#11) Kazenoko(JPN) (Agnes Digital)
3rd. (#10) Summit Stone(JPN) (Roses in May)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001107477/
tachyon wrote:
tachyon wrote:-- probable entries from Japan (as of Jan 8)

Epiphaneia(JPN) H5 --> Sheema Classic or Duty Free or World Cup
His trainer Katsuhiko Sumii has made it clear that Epiphaneia's first choice would be Dubai World Cup on dirt.
That's an interesting move!!
I'm sure that he will be selected.
Katsuhiko Sumii has said; ''BC Classic will be a possibility for Epiphaneia(JPN) if he does well in Dubai''

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:34 am
by tachyon
''Vercingetorix All Class in Al Rashidiya''

http://www.summerhill.co.za/blog/2015/1 ... -rashidiya