You don't often see a horse that has been off for more than 1,400 days record the fastest split of any race. But it happened on Thursday at Meydan, and the Trakus Report has the details.
Safety Check made it two consecutive wins at the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival when landing the Al Fahidi Fort, but the sectional time progression was reversed from his opening night handicap win. That and more in the Trakus Report.
Mubtaahij was impressive with his five-length demolition of the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial, and surprisingly did it much faster than older rivals over the same trip last week.
The opening night of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival brings the return of the Trakus Report, and with it, a review of some of the key data from the night. Surfer won the featured Maktoum Challenge with a pristine inside trip, but others may have impressed more.
Prince Bishop covered the shortest trip winning the Maktoum Challenge - Round 3 (G1), but the data from the race suggests the second and third placers ran very solid races off wide trips. Review that data, plus more, from Super Saturday!
Samurai Sword rebounded from a 16th placing just nine days earlier to score a handy win at a good price. Trakus provides the details on that, and a few others with curious data from nights eight at nine at the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
It was a night for ground-savers at the seventh meeting of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival. UAE Derby second Elleval got his first win on the Meydan Tapeta and Avon Pearl led a ground-savers longshot trifecta. Get the details in this week's Trakus Report.
There were several impressive performances from winning horses on the sixth night of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival, but none more so than Variety Club's rout in the Firebreak Stakes.
Prince Bishop landed a surprise in the 2014 Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2), setting a new course record in the process. The most compelling data, though, may have come from UAE 1,000 Guineas victress Ihtimal.
The fourth night of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival brought some flashy feature-race performances from Certify and Mujaarib. Sectional times from both of their wins are analyzed in this week's report.
The third night of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival produced a diverse set of winners. Gabrial got over the top in the finale, rallying from last, but was the beneficiary of a frenetic pace. Get the data from Gabrial's closing kick, and more, in this week's Trakus Report.
Pace makes the race, and several examples the second night of the 2014 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting served as a strong reminder of that timeless adage. This week's Trakus Report reviews the data from the second Carnival night.
German-based 7-year-old Empire Storm set a near-record pace in the Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2), only to be collared by Shuruq. This week's Trakus Report reviews the data from opening night.
Hunter's Light Proves He Relishes Meydan in Maktoum Challenge Round III and Sajjhaa Unleashes Outstanding Closing Power on the March 9 Super Saturday Card of Seven Rich Stakes Preps for Dubai World Cup Day on March 30.
Trakus Data Showed that Plantagenet Should Run Well, and Trade Storm Continues to Impress with Zabeel Mile Victory on the March 2 Dubai World Cup Carnival Program.
Slower fractions did not help Elleval in the Meydan Classic and a look at Shuruq's UAE Oaks (G3) on the February 28 program of the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
South African Horse of the Year Igugu Third in Balanchine (G2) with as Good a Losing Effort as Can be Imagined on February 21 Program of the Dubai World Cup Carnival
Details of Soft Falling Rain's 2000 Guineas & Moonwalk in Paris's Firebreak Stakes Wins on February 14 Dubai World Cup Carnival Program
Hunter's Light's Winning Maktoum Challenge Rally 'Rather Astonishing'
Trakus Data Yields Evidence of Troubled Trips
Inside Look at Pace Making the Race
In-Depth Analysis of UAE 2000 Guineas Trial & Laajooj's Record
Reviewing Highlights of the First Program of the 2013 Carnival
Analyzing Racing at Meydan Prior to the 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival