Author Archives: Richard R. Gross

The “Wizard” of Dubai

"What a freak!" gushed Terry Spargo following the "Wizard's" most recent mesmerizing Carnival performance. But this Carnival is not a circus; it's the annual Dubai World Cup Carnival. Spargo is...

Super Saturday Full of Surprises

Favorites fell and new potential stars shone brightly as "Super Saturday" became "Surprise Saturday" at Meydan, re-shuffling the pecking order for the March 25 Dubai World Cup day. The biggest...

MeydanRoyal Blue Flush

Timing is everything and with Super Saturday a week away, Godolphin put its best clockers in the post and came away with a royal blue flush—three wins in six Thoroughbred...

Nashmiah Steals the Show in Dubai

This week's Dubai World Cup Carnival featured an unusual two meetings on Thursday and Saturday and more than one unusual finish. It's rare that winning three of six races can...

“The Wizard” Makes Magic in Dubai

Local favorite Reynaldothewizard proved there is still some magic left in his 11-year-old hooves as he poofed away his competitors to win his third consecutive 3/4-mile Dubawi Stakes trophy on the...

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