Satish Seemar

Kodiac Colt Leads The Way At Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—We know that these breeze-up consignors have nerves of steel: otherwise they simply couldn't do the job. As such, the bloodstock industry could not have appointed a better echelon to test the stormy waters of the last couple of years, when they were first to be broadsided by the pandemic and then tried to put things back on an even keel last year. The opening session of the opening sale of the European circuit, then, gave them a chance to put their world back on its axis—even as they...

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Satish Seemar Temporarily Suspended By ERA

Trainer Satish Seemar has had his license temporarily suspended by the Emirates Racing Authority Stewards due to circumstances surrounding his association with owner Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, was added to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)'s list for his record of serious human rights abuses in 2017. Seemar, who trained the 2018 G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 victor North America (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) for Kadyrov, was put on the list due to his connection with Kadyrov on Dec....

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Secret Ambition Wires Godolphin Mile

Evergreen 8-year-old Secret Ambition (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was hustled from the barriers by Tadhg O'Shea in Saturday's G2 Godolphin Mile and never looked back, lengthening in the lane to post a sparkling six length score over the Doug Watson-trained Golden Goal (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), with American shipper Avant Garde (Tonalist) grabbing third. The first horse bought by Libyan owner Nasir Askar when plucked out of the 2016 Racing In Dubai Sale for AED150,000 (£29,612/€34,537) having formerly raced for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Secret Ambition plied his trade...

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Reynaldothewizard: the sprinter who stayed and stayed

Just the name Reynaldothewizard instantly conjures up an image of Meydan. The son of Speightstown became a standing dish at the Dubai Carnival, during which he made 25 of his 31 lifetime starts across seven seasons. He was the horse for whom the Emirates Racing Authority rewrote the rules, to allow him to race beyond his ten years, and rightly so. Reynaldothewizard finally bowed out from his long and honourable career in 2018, at the age of 12, with 11 wins to his name including the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen...

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Dubawi's Wafy Flies Late In Mahab Al Shimaal

There was a surprise result in Super Saturday's opening group race, the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal over six furlongs, when the Satish Seemar-trained Wafy (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) came from way off the pace to deny stablemate and fellow longshot Leading Spirit (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). The Tadhg O'Shea-ridden winner looked a forlorn hope early in the straight but the hectic gallop set by the pacesetters early on began to take its toll as the closers emerged from the pack late in the race. Leading Spirit looked the likely winner...

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Imperial Hint Faces 12 in Saudia Sprint

The mighty Imperial Hint (Imperialism) will begin his 7-year-old campaign facing 12 rivals in the $1.5-million Saudia Sprint over 1200 meters at King Abdulaziz Racecourse Saturday. The speedster was last seen in the Middle East finishing third in the 2019 G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. He returned stateside to win his second renewals of both the GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. and GI Vosburgh S. and will be making his first start since a third-place effort in the GIII Mr. Prospector S. at Gulfstream last December. "It's great the success Imperial...

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Gladiator King on the Road Again

Gladiator King (Curlin), winner of the 2019 GIII Hutcheson S. for trainer Jaime Mejia and his Thoroughbred Champions Training Center, was purchased privately and relocated to Dubai last summer. After scoring back-to-back group wins at Meydan in January for new owner Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and trainer Satish Seemar, the 4-year-old ex-pat ships to Riyadh to face off against the speedy American Imperial Hint (Imperialism) in Saturday's Saudia Sprint. "Gladiator King arrived to us in July," Seemar, who will also send out Saudi Cup contender North America (GB)...

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Curlin's Gladiator King Wins Again At Meydan

Gladiator King has proven a shrewd purchase by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the 4-year-old son of Curlin now two-for-two in Dubai, having added victory in Thursday's G3 Al Shindagha Sprint to his score in the G3 Dubawi S. on opening night of the carnival on Jan. 2. Gladiator King was previously trained by Jaime Mejia in the U.S., and he won a key U.S. 3-year-old sprinting contest, the GIII Hutcheson S., last winter before finishing a head second in the GIII Chick Lang S. on the Preakness undercard....

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English Channel Colt 'Storms' to Debut Victory at Meydan

2nd-Meydan, AED165,000, Mdn., 1-18, NH & SH 3yo, 1600m, 1:39.09, ft. EMBLEM STORM (c, 3, English Channel--American Girl {Ire}, by High Chaparral {Ire}), one of five in the race for trainer Satish Seemar, made his racing debut a winning one, drawing off in late stretch for the victory at Meydan on Saturday. Racing a touch keenly in midpack once the gates flew, pilot Antonio Fresu steered his mount to the rail for the backstretch run. He dropped back through the pack on the turn, but, asked for his bid at...

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