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Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31) - Thunder Snow & Strike It Lucky
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:39:06 am »
Next big race is Dubai World Cup, which we also have in the game, only two days earlier.

The Dubai World Cup is held annually since 1996 and contested at the Meydan Racecourse in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2010, the Dubai World Cup was first held at the new Meydan Racecourse on March 27, on all-weather surface known as Tapeta. However, it was held as dirt race again in 2015 due to the high maintenance cost and being an unpopular condition among American participants. It is a Group 1 flat race on dirt for Northern Hemisphere Thoroughbred four-year-olds & up and for Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbred three-year-olds & up run over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 10 furlongs).

The FF Dubai World Cup info:

Date
2022-03-28

Race
Dubai World Cup (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$6,000,000

Note: there are no active FF stables located in Dubai, and all other locations require air shipping, which is cheapest (and shortest) from England; while the longest (3 days) and most expensive routes are from Lone Star and Aqueduct. There is an energy penalty for air shipments, so plan that in advance.
                            
Real life speed records:
  • 2:01.61 (synthetic) - African Story (2014) since the race has been at Meydan Racecourse
  • 2:01.83 (dirt) - California Chrome (2016) since Meydan was converted from synthetic to dirt
  • 1:59.50 - Dubai Millennium (2000) at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse

Links:

Dubai Word Cup - Wikipedia

Dubai Racing Club - homepage

Meydan Racing - Twitter

Are you planning to enter any horses? I'm thinking of one, which was supposed to have a short time off during March, but why not burn up some money. :P
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 01:58:53 pm »
At this time I can't plan for Dubai in FF. Not after the January we've had, haha. I will know more in a month...maybe.
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 08:30:45 pm »
Ugh I wish I had someone! Maybe one day :)
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 05:06:21 pm »
Going to send Strike It Lucky over for the World Cup. He seemed to enjoy it there last year when only missing out by a nose. Ran ok the other day, with a fast sectional so should be spot on by the end of March (we hope 🧐)

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 07:58:06 am »
Some recent news; Godolphin's flashy colt Talismanic may run in Dubai World Cup. He won Breeders' Cup Turf and needs only one stakes win of any grade to be "stud qualified" in Final Furlong! I hope we can have him in the game whenever he retires, because he's also a handsome dark bay with a blaze and four stockings ;)

“Talismanic is on course for the Dubai World Cup,” said Lisa-Jane Graffard, who looks after Godolphin’s racing interests in France. “André Fabre suggested it after he came back from the Breeders’ Cup as a potential long-range target.  The horse has wintered really well and looks in great condition.  He appears to have fully recovered from his trips to Del Mar and Hong Kong.

Another horse to be pointed toward the Dubai World Cup is Gunnevera, 3rd in the Pegasus World Cup.

Dubai World Cup Carnival Notes: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 07:05:17 am »
Blood Horse: Forever Unbridled Aims For History in Dubai World Cup

"No filly or mare has ever won the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), but trainer Dallas Stewart knows a few things about good fillies and mares capable of beating the best males at the top level."

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 08:18:31 am »
I found the winners of previous FF runnings for Grand National, so why not do that here too -

2019 - ICh. Devil's Walk, Track: Good, Time: 1:49.380, SF: 275. He is now a stallion at Fox Run (Australia). Won by a nose but earned a speed record; one of his four speed records on dirt. The 3rd, NCh. LiveLong&Prosper and 4th, ICh. Calle de Oro are also standing at stud now.

2020 - Ch. Among the Stars - won as a 4yo and he is retired now. NCh. LiveLong&Prosper was 4th in this race. Track: Fast, Time: 1:58.365, SF: 100.

2021 - NCh. Lovers' Duel - won as a 5yo and she is not retired, although hasn't ran this year. Track: Fast, Time: 1:52.740, SF: 249.

Lovers' Duel and Devil's Walk are both by WCh. Nightfight. He did not win the Dubai World Cup, but he showed twice (in 2009 and 2010).

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 02:45:33 pm »
Lover's Duel continues to haunt me after selling her as an unraced 2yo.
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 04:07:11 pm »
Lover's Duel continues to haunt me after selling her as an unraced 2yo.

Haha I believe you! You're still the proud breeder ;)

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 06:15:35 am »
Entries for our Dubai World Cup are now open! Who wants to be the first? ;)

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 02:25:47 pm »
I was going to try Postmaster in the Godolphin Mile, but I've decided to risk Dubai World Cup instead. I have a few horses between the UAE Derby, Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Dubai Duty Free.
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 03:31:17 pm »
I entered 2 because I'm a crazy person, and I'm maybe hoping the fields won't be too crowded.

Entered Sunad in the UAE Derby and Llwynog in the Golden Shaheen, he's been resting for 2 months and has won twice at 6.5f dirt, and twice at 7f dirt, so hopefully he has a chance!
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 03:41:37 pm »
Thanks to someone (*cough*Willa*couch*) I moved Postmaster back to the Godolphin Mile and decided to ship my top mare, Loewe, for the World Cup. She was entered to run tomorrow in Oz buuuut....
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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2018, 11:28:10 am »
There are three horses entered right now, including Ch. Strike It Lucky who finished 2nd last year. Exciting!

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Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 12:05:33 pm »
This year's DWC races are insane. Where have you people been hiding these horses?! I treated Dubai as a layover and sent 2 on to England; they'd be battered around so hard, haha. Last year's fields were definitely softer.

I'm strangely proud to see so many amazing horses assembled for one day but I'm simultaneously terrified, haha.
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