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TOUCH GOLD AT THE DOUBLE AT MEYDAN

Whilst many eyes were on Cheltenham, it proved a memorable night for Touch Gold, who recorded a double at Meydan on Thursday with wins for Welford and Speedy Move. Welford added to his 1m success earlier in the season with success over 11f. Freshened...
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FIRST DOWN SCORES AT JEBEL

Touch Gold recorded a fourth success on the UAE season as First Down finally got his head in front in the 7f handicap at Jebel Ali on Friday. Having hit the posts on a few occasions up the hill, First Down relished a more...
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SUPER SATURDAY RUNNER FOR TOUCH GOLD

Coming off a win at Jebel Ali yesterday with First Down, Touch Gold will be represented on Super Saturday with The Song Of John, who runs in the $300,000 Al Bastakiya over 9.5f. A private purchase from the US, he ran twice for previous...
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BUSY FEW DAYS AHEAD FOR TOUCH GOLD

Touch Gold will be represented with runners at 3 UAE meetings over the weekend, led by Pop The Hood on Meydan’s Carnival meeting on Thursday. Pop The Hood has made a satisfactory start to life in the UAE, though he was seeming to find...
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ANOTHER BUSY DAY AT MEYDAN

Touch Gold are represented with 3 runners at Meydan on Saturday, Speedy Move and Welford are joined by newcomer Majestic Thunder. Majestic Thunder goes in the opener, a 7f maiden. This Dubawi gelding was a 80,000aed purchase at the Godolphin Racing in Dubai sale...
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POP THE HOOD MAKES DUBAI DEBUT

The first of Touch Gold’s US purchases hits the track at Meydan on Thursday, with Pop The Hood running in the 6f handicap. Pop The Hood was privately purchased over the summer with a view to racing at Meydan. Despite being a 7yo, he’s...
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RAVEN’S CORNER WINS DUBAWI STAKES

It was a memorable evening at Meydan on Thursday as Raven’s Corner won the $200,000 Group 3 Dubawi Stakes for Touch Gold & Sean Ewing. After an eyecatching reappearance, Raven’s was in perfect shape for the big day and ran out an impressive 1...
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BIG TEST FOR RAVEN’S IN DUBAWI STAKES

Thursday sees the start of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival and Touch Gold will have a notable representative on opening night as Raven’s Corner goes in one of the feature races, the $200,000 Group 3 Dubawi Stakes. The 6f dirt contest sees 7...
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WELFORD WINS AT MEYDAN

It was a great night at Meydan for Touch Gold as Welford won the 1m handicap, getting the syndicate off the mark for the season in style. After needing his first run at Jebel Ali 2 weeks’ ago, Welford looked primed for this spot...
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WELFORD OUT TO TEST CARNIVAL CREDENTIALS

Following on from his game second 2 weeks ago, Welford makes a quick return to the track as he bids to get back to winning ways in the concluding 1m handicap at Meydan on Thursday. It’s an important race for Welford, who is currently...
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FIRST DOWN CLOSES OUT 2018 FOR TOUCH GOLD

Touch Gold will be represented at the penultimate UAE meeting of 2018 as First Down runs at Jebel Ali on Friday. He aims to build on his creditable sixth last month, and faces plenty of the same opposition when taking his chance in the...
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FIRST DOWN BIDS FOR JEBEL SUCCESS

It’s been a busy start to the UAE season for Touch Gold, which has already included 2 winners and First Down will bid to make it a third as he goes at Jebel Ali on Friday. Recently purchased at the Horses in Training sale...
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AU COEUR ANOTHER TOUCH GOLD WINNER

Touch Gold made it 2 wins in as many weeks as Au Coeur followed up the success of Welford, with victory at Jebel Ali. The drop to 7f proved the key for Au Coeur as he ran out an impressive winner under Richie Mullen,...
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RAVEN’S RETURN HEADS A BIG NIGHT AT MEYDAN

With the Carnival now only a month away, Touch Gold take some significant steps forward towards it with 3 runners at Meydan on Thursday. They’re led by Raven’s Corner, who makes his seasonal reappearance in the Listed Garhoud Sprint over 6f. This was the...
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NEW TEST FOR AU COEUR AT JEBEL

Coming off a very creditable third at the opening meeting of the season three weeks ago, Au Coeur makes a return to Jebel Ali on Friday, where he will be tackling a new trip. Having raced solely over 1m or further for Touch Gold,...
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ANOTHER BUSY NIGHT AT MEYDAN

Touch Gold have 3 runners on this evening’s Meydan card, with Welford and Birmano going in the 1m handicap, whilst First Down makes his debut in the white and gold. Both Welford and Birmano will hopefully benefit from their first run at Jebel Ali...
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FIRST DOWN AN EXCITING PURCHASE FOR NEW OWNERS

First Down became the first purchase with a view to the 2018/19 Dubai season, changing hands for 110,000aed at the ERA sale, for a group from the Touch Gold Racing sponsored Sports2Business golf society! Previously purchased out of a Racing In Dubai sale, he saw plenty...
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RAVEN’S READY FOR WORLD CUP NIGHT

Raven’s Corner looks all set for the Godolphin Mile, where he will become the first horse to represent Touch Gold Racing and Sean Ewing at the Dubai World Cup meeting. It is a real honour to have a runner on World Cup night, it was...
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TOUCH GOLD TRIO OUT AT JEBEL

There’s only a handful meetings left in the Dubai season, though Touch Gold are strongly represented at Jebel Ali on Friday with 3 runners over the 6 races on the card. We start with Au Coeur in the opener, the 9f handicap. A winner...
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RAVEN’S READY FOR SUPER SATURDAY

Raven’s Corner is firmly on target for Super Saturday at Meydan, where he’ll run in the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal over 6f. He comes here off the back of an impressive handicap success over 7f 16 days ago, where he broke the track...
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BIRMANO BACK OUT AT MEYDAN

Birmano makes his second start for Touch Gold this evening at Meydan, and returns to the grass as he goes in the 6f handicap on Saturday. Tadhg O’Shea takes the ride, with Zabeel having a number of other entries. A 360,000AED purchase at the Racing...
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RAVEN’S SMASHES TRACK RECORD

It was a memorable evening at Meydan on Thursday night as Raven’s Corner ran out a very impressive winner of the 7f handicap. It finally clicked into place for Raven’s, who had had his issues so far this season, mostly with the stalls. With...
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BROTHERS IN ARMS AT MEYDAN

An exciting night ahead for Touch Gold as half-brothers Raven’s Corner and Speedy Move both run on Thursday’s Meydan card. Raven’s Corner goes in the 7f Carnival handicap, coming here off a good third in a similar race. The form of that was boosted...
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AU COEUR RETURNS TO JEBEL

It’s been a promising start for Au Coeur in his time with Touch Gold, and he bids to enhance it as he goes in the 9f handicap at Jebel Ali on Friday. After an easy maiden win on his UAE debut, he finished a...
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RAVEN’S READY TO ROLL AGAIN

The season hasn’t quite gone to plan so far for Raven’s Corner, but he bids to get back on track as he goes in the 7f handicap at Meydan on Thursday. After being forced to withdraw on his intended return when rearing in the stalls...
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AU COEUR BIDS TO FOLLOW UP MAIDEN SUCCESS

After an impressive start to his Touch Gold Racing career, Au Coeur takes another step up the ladder as he makes his handicap debut back at Jebel Ali over 1800m on Friday. He was raised 9 lb for that success and this represents a...
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SPEEDY STEPS UP IN TRIP AT MEYDAN

Speedy Move returns to action at Meydan on Thursday, and goes into the unknown as he steps up to 1m for the first time. This is a real fact-finding mission with Speedy, who has twice run respectably already this season, but we feel he’s...
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RAVEN’S CORNER MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN

Raven’s Corner takes a sizeable step up in the class as he makes his seasonal reappearance in the 6f Garhoud Sprint at Meydan on Thursday. It’s a real fact-finding mission for Raven’s, who won his last 2 starts in local handicaps very impressively, but...
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AU COEUR WINS AT JEBEL

The Dubai season really kicked into gear on Friday as Au Coeur got us off the mark for the year, running out an eased-down 6½ length winner of the 1m maiden. It was the perfect start for the horse having his first run in the UAE,...
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TRIBUTE TO FANCIFUL ANGEL

It was deeply sad to read on Sunday that Fanciful Angel suffered a freak stall accident at Palm Meadows and had to be put down. This news was really upsetting for us all. Fanciful had been an absolute star for Touch Gold and meant so...
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SPEEDY FOURTH ON REAPPEARANCE

An encouraging return to action for Speedy Move, who finished fourth in the 7f handicap at Meydan on Thursday. He’s certain to benefit from his first outing of the season in what is likely to prove a strong race and having come out of it well since,...
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DREAM MOVER WINS AT SARATOGA

The ex Marco Botti trained Dream Mover made a successful US debut when coming home well to win a 5 and a 1/2 furlong allowance race at Saratoga yesterday for owners Team Valor. Dream Mover is a half-brother to our mare Wakeup Little Suzy...
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FANCIFUL ANGEL 2nd in the ARLINGTON MILLION

FANCIFUL ANGEL produced the effort of his career yesterday at Arlington Park to pick up a cheque for $190,000 and give everyone involved an experience we will never forget. Starting at crazy odds of 73/1, regular jockey Daniel Muscutt rode the perfect race, plotting...
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FANCIFUL ARRIVES FOR THE ARLINGTON MILLION

FANCIFUL ANGEL has arrived safely in Chicago ahead of Saturday’s Arlington Million. This will be his toughest assignment so far but he travelled over well and seems in the form of his life. We are well aware that he will need a career best performance to...
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FANCIFUL ANGEL SET FOR SANDOWN DATE

The mighty FANCIFUL ANGEL steps up to Listed level at Sandown on Friday. The small field promises a messy race but we hope to be staying on into contention at the finish. Fingers crossed for Dan Muscutt – first pattern winner for us both, let’s hope!!
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FANCIFUL HEADS BACK TO CHELMSFORD

FANCIFUL ANGEL is back at Chelmsford today, where he looks to improve on his fast finishing 4th place back in December. He steps up to 10f for the first time and with conditions and draw in his favour, we hope he will see it...
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WELFORD BOUGHT AT RACING IN DUBAI SALE

We are thrilled to announce the purchase of WELFORD, a 4yo bay colt by Dubawi, formerly trained by Mark Johnston. Bought for 160,000 AED, he is a typical, stocky Dubawi, and we hope that he improves for the transition to training and racing on dirt,...
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SCANDICCI AND SO NOBLE LEAVE THE TEAM

SCANDICCI and SO NOBLE yesterday left the Touch Gold team at the Dubai Horses In Training Sale. Our aim is to improve our horses to race at Carnival level and we felt this was not going to be achievable with this pair. Scandicci ran two good...
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RAVEN’S DOES IT AGAIN

RAVEN’S CORNER powered home to a comfortable 4½ length success at Meydan last night with Richie Mullen on board. He looked sensational in the prelims and just had to be shaken up to extend clear of the field. He has been raised 10 pounds...
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COUNTERMARCH SCANS IN FOAL TO MAYSON

Great news today as our mare Countermarch has scanned in foal to Mayson. Mayson was a brilliant sprinter by Invincible Spirit and now stands at Cheveley Park stud. He was a sensational 5 length winner of the July Cup and we are hoping that...
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SPEEDY BACK ON TRACK

SPEEDY MOVE was back on the track last night and ran a creditable 4th. Drawn 10 of 10 he was always going to struggle in a race packed with speed but we were pleased with how he stuck on, showing his usual willing attitude....
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RAVEN’S POWERS HOME

RAVEN’S CORNER went into the race with a big home reputation, and he duly obliged. Sent off the 5/4 favourite, he broke well and Richie Mullen sent him to the lead. From there the race was never in doubt and his big stride kicked...
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BIG NIGHT AHEAD AT MEYDAN

Touch Gold Racing are double handed for the first time on a Carnival card with FANCIFUL ANGEL lining up in the Zabeel Mile and RAVEN’S CORNER going in the opener. Fanciful looks to improve on his 7th place in the race last year where things...
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SCANDICCI 5th ON OUR FIRST VISIT TO AL AIN

Not the result we were looking for with SCANDICCI but a lovely day was had by all on our first visit to Al Ain Racecourse. Unfortunately for the horse, he seemed to find the surface too deep and way below his best. He will...
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BRILLIANT DIRT DEBUT FOR RAVEN’S

Our latest recruit RAVEN’S CORNER took to the Meydan dirt for the first time yesterday, and what a debut it was. A half-brother to our winner Speedy Move, he was bought out of the Racing in Dubai Sale for 135,000AED and has really settled...
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FANCIFUL ANGEL WINS AT MEYDAN

FANCIFUL ANGEL ran out a comfortable winner under jockey Danny Muscutt with a thrilling last to first run down the outside. Running off a mark of 103, we knew we had a very well handicapped horse and Danny did a fantastic job of getting...
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FANCIFUL ANGEL BEGINS DUBAI MISSION

Fanciful Angel will run today in the 7f Weatherbys Stallion Book Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford City Racecourse. While we hope to win the race, it is very much a springboard to achieve peak fitness before he will ship to Dubai for the Dubai Racing...
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WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

It is never easy to experience immediate success in this game and tonight was a beautiful example of this as Eugenie Feather made her debut for Touch Gold Racing at Chelmsford. She is a stunning, classy looking individual who pays tribute to her namesake....
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DUBAI SEASON OFF TO A FLYING START

Scandicci and Speedy Move did Touch Gold Racing proud on opening night at Meydan, both finishing 2nd in their respective races. Scandicci was making his debut and surprised us with both his maturity and speed over a hugely inadequate trip. He picked up 30,000...
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FANCIFUL ANGEL 7th AT YORK

Fanciful Angel ran a really solid 7th at York on Thursday. After unfortunately getting upset in the stalls and missing the break, he charged home fasted of all to only be beaten 4 lengths. This looks to be an improvement on his Ascot run...
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END OF DUBAI RACING SEASON – UPDATE

Season over…. All 4 horses have now come out of training for the summer. They were all on excellent terms with themselves and we were particularly pleased to see So Noble out and about and moving great after having had surgery on a tiny...
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SPEEDY MOVE WINS IN UAE DEBUT @ JEBEL ALI

SPEEDY MOVE WINS AT JEBEL ALI!!!  We are enormously excited to report that Speedy Move has won on his UAE debut. He contested a 5 runner handicap over 1200m and dispatched the opposition readily under a superb ride from Marc Monaghan. Despite still looking...
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WHEAT SHEAF makes UAE DEBUT IN ABU DHABI

WHEAT SHEAF makes UAE debut in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday saw Wheat Sheaf take to the Abu Dhabi turf over 1600m. Although conditions looked favourable he unfortunately got pretty buzzed up in transit and seemingly lost the race before he’d even arrived. He will now...
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SPEEDY MOVE & WEAT SHEAF JOINS THE TEAM IN DUBAI

SPEEDY MOVE and WHEAT SHEAF join the team. We are ecstatic to announce the purchases of Speedy Move and Wheat Sheaf, two 3yo bay colts bought at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT sale. Both young and lightly raced, we see them as the perfect editions...
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SO NOBLE JOINS THE TEAM IN DUBAI

SO NOBLE joins the team. We are pleased and proud to announce the acquisition of So Noble, a 4yo chestnut gelding purchased out of Willie Muir’s yard. He will shortly ship to the UAE and be placed under the care of Satish Seemar at...
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