Dubai Carnival Update: Walking Thunder Carries Derby Dreams for Dubai

Thunder Snow winning the 2018 Dubai World Cup - Coady Photography From the deserts of the Middle East to the bluegrass of Kentucky, who’s coming to Churchill Downs by way of Dubai? With 170 Kentucky Derby qualification points on the line in the March 30 UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, we're bound to see one or two horses use the desert challenge as a springboard to Churchill Downs. Although no UAE Derby starter has ever [...]

How to Bet the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Vazirabad winning the 2018 Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) at Meydan - Coady Photography It stands alone, a special remnant of times gone by. A Group 1 race held over the testing distance of 2 ½ miles—twice the length of the Kentucky Derby. Those are the remarkable conditions of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) on Thursday at Royal Ascot, a race often referred to as the Ascot Gold Cup. It’s considered to be the ultimate test of stamina in Europe, and [...]