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March 31, 2012 | Wire reports
Monterosso won the $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, handing the ruler of Dubai an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized earlier Saturday. Monterosso, who finished third last year, also gave a much-needed confidence boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006. All four of their horses were longshots. Capponi grabbed the lead coming into the straight only to see Monterosso bolt past and beat his stablemate by three lengths.
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March 5, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought. Gryder doesn't mind that. He understands. This Big Cap, after all, has three of the best horses in the world. All three could have easily skipped this one and headed for Dubai and the March 29 Dubai World Cup, with a $10-million purse that makes it the richest in the world.
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March 30, 1997 | BOB MIESZERSKI
The $4-million Dubai World Cup, postponed Saturday because of torrential rains, probably will be rescheduled for Thursday, weather permitting. An official decision from the United Arab Emirates is expected Monday after a downpour caused the 1 1/4-mile race, in which Santa Anita Handicap winner Siphon is favored, to be called off. "We decided it was too dangerous for the horses and jockeys," said Michael Osbourne, the chairman of the Dubai World Cup. "There was a threat of electrical storms.
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January 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
London and Paris are always top choices for American travelers, but Toronto? The Canadian city beat out Rome as the third favorite destination in 2013. Mexico City and Dubai didn't make the top 10 but did climb significantly from the previous year, according to a report. The where's-everyone-going intel might provide a window on travel trends for 2014. It comes from Hotels.com , which released a report Friday about popular destinations based on where its website users made reservations in 2013.
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September 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, several days after an abnormality was detected in the 5-year-old horse's heart. Electrocutionist, considered a top contender for this year's Breeders' Cup Classic or Distaff, was owned by Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc. "He appeared to be responding well to treatment, but during the night he suffered what seems to have been a fatal heart attack," Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said. "It is terribly sad.
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April 1, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Invasor put to rest any doubts about who the best horse in the world is with a win Saturday in the $6-million Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba in the United Arab Emirates. The reigning horse of the year won for the 11th time in 12 starts, but the anticipated showdown between Invasor and the previously unbeaten Discreet Cat never materialized. Unchallenged in six previous starts, Discreet Cat did not show any speed out of the gate, raced in traffic and never threatened.
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March 23, 2000 | BOB MIESZERSKI
The top four jockeys in the current standings at Santa Anita will ride in the $6-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday. The fourth running of the World Cup is the weakest in the history of the Grade I race, which will have an approximate post time of 9:30 a.m. PST. Fans will be able to bet on the race at Santa Anita. Four other stakes races from Dubai will be shown, beginning at 6:30 a.m., but no betting will be allowed on those contests.
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March 1, 2003
Why does the L.A. Times see fit to give Bobby Frankel, one of the country's most overstocked trainers, a forum to deride the very people who've enabled him to be successful when he stated after the Strub Stakes that Medaglia d'Oro was being pointed for the Dubai World Cup? For Frankel to suggest that 124 pounds is too much for that horse to carry is an insult to his horse and all racing historians. A great horse must carry weight over a classic distance and defeat competition of equal strength to be considered in that vein.
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March 5, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought. Gryder doesn't mind that. He understands. This Big Cap, after all, has three of the best horses in the world. All three could have easily skipped this one and headed for Dubai and the March 29 Dubai World Cup, with a $10-million purse that makes it the richest in the world.
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March 26, 2011 | Wire reports
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
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March 31, 2012 | Wire reports
Monterosso won the $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, handing the ruler of Dubai an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized earlier Saturday. Monterosso, who finished third last year, also gave a much-needed confidence boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006. All four of their horses were longshots. Capponi grabbed the lead coming into the straight only to see Monterosso bolt past and beat his stablemate by three lengths.
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March 26, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted into one blocked artery and one stent into another, according to horse owner Bernie Schiappa. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning.
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March 26, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably on Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted because of blocked arteries, according to an official at Santa Anita. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run on Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning. "We called 911, and the paramedics came right away," Bernie Schiappa, a co-owner of Game On Dude, told the publication.
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March 26, 2011 | Wire reports
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
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November 3, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
The biggest deal for one of horse racing's biggest deals, the Breeders' Cup, will slip quietly and officially into the limelight Tuesday morning. Barring a late change of heart by her connections, Zenyatta will be formally entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic, where she will race against the boys and become the pulse of her sport on one of its most important weekends. This was a decision that, made weeks ago, could have been milked for the masses and trumpeted from towers.
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March 29, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The 71st running of the Santa Anita Derby is still a week away, but there are a couple of major races taking place today. In the United Arab Emirates at the Nad al Sheba Racecourse will be the $6-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. It caps off a seven-race card offering $21.25 million in purses. Horse of the year Curlin heads a field of 13 in the 13th running of the Dubai World Cup and starts from post position 12. Other American contenders in the race are A.P.
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March 29, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The 71st running of the Santa Anita Derby is still a week away, but there are a couple of major races taking place today. In the United Arab Emirates at the Nad al Sheba Racecourse will be the $6-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. It caps off a seven-race card offering $21.25 million in purses. Horse of the year Curlin heads a field of 13 in the 13th running of the Dubai World Cup and starts from post position 12. Other American contenders in the race are A.P.
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March 26, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted into one blocked artery and one stent into another, according to horse owner Bernie Schiappa. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning.
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April 1, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Invasor put to rest any doubts about who the best horse in the world is with a win Saturday in the $6-million Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba in the United Arab Emirates. The reigning horse of the year won for the 11th time in 12 starts, but the anticipated showdown between Invasor and the previously unbeaten Discreet Cat never materialized. Unchallenged in six previous starts, Discreet Cat did not show any speed out of the gate, raced in traffic and never threatened.
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September 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, several days after an abnormality was detected in the 5-year-old horse's heart. Electrocutionist, considered a top contender for this year's Breeders' Cup Classic or Distaff, was owned by Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc. "He appeared to be responding well to treatment, but during the night he suffered what seems to have been a fatal heart attack," Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said. "It is terribly sad.
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