Geoff Lester: London – Gun Runner is likely to be crowned the USA’s Horse of the Year for 2017 at Thursday’s prestigious Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park and 48 hours later out on the Florida track, connections of the brilliant Breeders’ Cup Classic winner might be topping up their celebrations in the $16-million Pegasus World Cup.
International Affairs: London – Godolphin made their customary good start on the opening night of the 2018 Dubai Carnival at Meydan last week, but it was local trainer Salem Bin Ghadayer who took the major honours on the dirt.
NOAH FROM GOA
International Affairs: London – Quality racing and warm weather are thin on the ground in Europe at this time of the year, but in less than seven hours we can be in Dubai, where we are guaranteed 24 degrees and some top-class action for the start of the Meydan Carnival on Thursday.
Geoff Lester: London – Plenty of Hollywood superstars have messed up in the dress-rehearsal only to produce an Oscar-winning performance that earns a standing ovation on opening night.
Geoff Lester: London – The chapter closes on another year on Sunday, and what a wonderful 2017 racing season we have enjoyed.