Tag: UAE Derby

PInehurst and Flavien Prat won the Saudi Derby a month ago. They'll go for the Middle East double in Saturday's UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. (Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Douglas de Felice)

UAE Derby: The Kentucky Derby Prep With an Unenviable History

Since 2000, 16 UAE Derby alums have come to the US for their shot at the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle and a blanket of roses. That group included trendy dark-horse picks like Mubtaahij in 2015 and Mendelssohn in 2018, two horses who drew plenty of money on Derby Day. Mubtaahij […]

Japan-based France Go de Ina settled into his Pimlico stall last Saturday night. He'll be the first Japan-based horse running the Preakness Stakes since 2016. (Image: Jerry Dzierwinski/Maryland Jockey Club)

France Go de Ina Carries the Japanese Flag Into the Preakness Stakes

Understand that when France Go de Ina enters the starting gate for Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes, you’re seeing a true Triple Crown rarity. Not just a Japanese horse running a Triple Crown race. That’s rare enough. After all, France Go de Ina will be the first Japan-based horse running the […]