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  1. Sport - Racing - DUBAI WORLD CUP

    Trainer Derek Cruz rethinks retiring Joy And Fun after Al Quoz run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Impressive performance in Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in Dubai may lead to scrapping of plan to put nine-year-old gelding out to pasture Derek Cruz rethinks retiring Joy And Fun Derek Cruz was yesterday reconsidering retirement plans for nine-year-old warhorse Joy And Fun, after his revitalised run in the Al Quoz Sprint at the Meydan racecourse ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong pair go close, but Shea Shea snares US$1m Al Quoz Sprint

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Dubai michael.cox@scmp.com Joy And Fun and Eagle Regiment flirt with a one-two finish in Al Quoz Sprint but Frederick Engels gets a raw deal at the start of Shaheen Oh, so close for HK pair as Shea Shea thunders home For a fleeting moment last night it seemed Hong Kong horses could quinella the US$1 million Al Quoz Sprint, but something special from Mike de ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... will saddle up Blazing Speed, Dominant (Sheema Classic), Sterling City (Golden Shaheen), Amber Sky and Joy And Fun (Al Quoz Sprint). In addition, Rich Tapestry runs at Super Saturday this weekend in the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal to press his claims for inclusion in the Golden Shaheen. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest- February 23, 2014

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:44pm

    ... One last hurrah for Cruz's warhorse as Dubai looms Time has almost been called on the career of veteran sprinter Joy And Fun, but trainer Derek Cruz hopes he will go out in a blaze of glory when he returns to Dubai next month for his fourth tilt at the Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1,000m). Cruz confirmed the 10-year-old had received an invite for the US$1 million race on March ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Dubai riches await Chang's Tapestry after smart dirt trial

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... to the tricky Tapeta surface of Meydan.  Rich Tapestry jets out at the start of March, with his first assignment in Dubai the $US200,000 Group Three Mahab Al Shimaal (1,200m) at the Super Saturday ...

  6. Al-Thani is taking world by storm

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his global racing giant Godolphin still haven't won a Melbourne Cup and it took them more than a decade to finally capture the Hong Kong Vase with Mastery last year. At 22, Sheikh Fahad al-Thani has now achieved both as an owner in his first full year in racing- but the young Qatari has no grand visions of matching ...

  7. Reformed King Al Akbar is proving to be royalty for happy connections

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The King Al Akbar show rolled on yesterday, with the five-year-old landing his fifth win from six starts this season- with the term not even halfway over- and neither jockey Darren Beadman nor trainer John Moore was about to call it finished for the reformed character. Placed only once in 11 runs for two different yards last season, King Al Akbar has transformed his ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... 131030&no=07&lang=eng Amber Sky has since won a Group One, and is on his way to Dubai for the Group One Al-Quoz Sprint, but it was his Class Two walloping of a very strong field on a Wednesday night at Sha Tin ...

  9. Stage set for fitting farewell to Nad Al Sheba

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... at the Nad Al Sheba racetrack. The Dubai World Cup- the world's richest race with prize money of US$6 million- is the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Nad Al Sheba is making way for the US$1.25 billion Meydan racecourse, being built adjacent to the state-of-the art Meydan City complex in time to stage the 2010 World Cup. Today's big-race ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Shea Shea sends Hong Kong runners a lethal warning

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the Al Quoz Sprint and Golden Shaheen did not end up the property of Godolphin. And Hong Kong interest is all about the sprints, with Eagle Regiment and Joy And Fun in the Al Quoz and Frederick Engels in the Golden Shaheen on Saturday fortnight. Godolphin's influence on the latter race is still going to be considerable, despite not playing much of a role in the Mahab Al Shimaal won ...




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