Kaitlin Free shares some of the latest news in the Sport of Kings
Dubai World Cup night nominations were released this week. 1,440 entries in total including Almond Eye, Roy H, Thunder Snow, Stormy Liberal and Gunnevera.
Gronkowski has been confirmed for the Dubai World Cup. Arrived at Meydan this week.
Mind Your Biscuits arrived at Shadai Stallion Station for stud duties this week.
Bellafina has been nominated to the Triple Crown and Santa Anita Derby. Probably stays in the Oaks division but connections want to keep their options open.
G1 winner Hi Happy has retired. Will stand in Argentina.
1992 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay passed away at Old Friends. She was euthanized at age 28 due to complications from arthritis.
Morning Line died after arriving in New Mexico for stud duty. He became ill with “traveling pneumonia.”
Kukulkan and stablemate Jala Jala will remain at Gulfstream Park and target more races during the meet.
Sunland Derby winner Runaway Ghost returned to the winner’s circle after nearly a year off due to injury.
Zenyatta’s 2YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro has been named Zellda.
Romero Maragh underwent thoracic fusion surgery in Aventura following his spill in the first race at Gulfstream earlier this week. Paco Lopez received a 30 day suspension for careless riding which resulted in the spill. Jockey Carlos Montalvo sustained a fractured ankle. Both Romero’s mount and Carlos’ mount Classic Act and Prospective Mount were not injured in the fall.
Harvey Wallbanger skims the rail to take the Holy Bull at Gulfstream.
Mucho Gusto splashed home at Santa Anita to take the Robert B. Lewis under Joe Talamo for Bob Baffert.
The San Pasqual produced a sloppy stretch battle where Battle of Midway out gamed and out fought McKinzie.