Monday, January 21, 2019
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Pegasus World Cup reduced to $9-million

WITH a purse of $9 million, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park next Saturday isn’t as rich as it once was. But it remains the richest race in North America — three times richer than the Kentucky Derby...

De Kock’s Meydan comments

MIKE de Kock’s suggests in his pre-race comments for this weekend’s Meydan meetings that fans can look forward to some good runs. He saddles a pair at the Dubai track tonight and a further pair at Saturday’s non-carnival meeting and...

Thunder Snow will defend DWC title

MULTIPLE Group 1 winner Thunder Snow is on course to defend his $12 million Dubai World Cup title on March 30. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor told Sky Sports the Godolphin runner could point to the Al Maktoum Challenge Round...

Baroot gets De Kock off the mark

MIKE de Kock was so surprised to get off the mark at the 2019 Dubai Racing Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening he told the interviewer, “I had to look again. I thought the commentator had called the wrong...

De Kock expects better from Bold Rex

FORMER South African handicapper Bold Rex, who turned in three disappointing performances at Meydan in Dubai at his first Carnival last year, is expected to improve for Mike de Kock and partners at the second meeting of the 2019...

Soumillon will be taking other rides

MIKE de Kock will be sending out three runners in at the first 2019 Carnival meeting at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday evening and he explained on Wednesday why his former regular Dubai jockey Christophe Soumillon has not been...

Morris calls for harsh whip fines

LEADING UK jockey Luke Morris has called for harsher penalties for jockeys who "blatantly" abuse whip rules after he was nosed out on Sincerely Resdev at Southwell on Saturday. Theodore Ladd, who won the race on Love Rat, later incurred...

Big stakes at 2019 Dubai Racing Carnival

THE Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commences on January 3, 2019, at Meydan Racecourse. The list features 202 accepted horses conditioned by a total of 71 trainers from...

UK racing faces big losses

The UK Jockey Club will freeze prize-money contributions at their racecourses in 2019 over fears revenue from the betting industry could plummet. The Government’s decision to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2 could lead...

Winx will race on in 2019

WONDER mare Winx is set to race on in 2019. Trainer Chris Waller released a statement on Friday that revealed an agreement had been reached between connections that the seven-year-old would be prepared for one more racing campaign following...

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David Allan visits Central Asia

TURF Talk columnist David Allan was ambassador of Great British Racing International at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan recently where 80 countries compete in 37 sports including several versions of horse racing to a huge international audience. He filed...

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