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February 23, 2019

A fast catch up on horse racing news with Kaitlin Free:

It has been announced that Mubtaahij will stand at Haras Abolengo in Argentina.

Inti earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic after taking the G1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse. This was the first Win and You’re In for the Classic division.

War of Will will start next in the Louisiana Derby per trainer Mark Casse.

Galilean will start next in the Rebel Stakes per connections.

Bob Baffert confirmed that McKinzie would not contest the Dubai World Cup but would instead race in the Santa Anita Handicap.

Aidan O’Brien trainee Rostropovich has been transferred to the Lindsay Park Stable in Australia to continue racing.

Monomoy Girl returned to work this week, is on target to start the season in the Apple Blossom Handicap.

Bob Baffert announced that he is pointing both Game Winner and Improbable to the San Felipe. Instagrand and Gunmetal Gray both are targeting this race as well.

Almond Eye returned to Miho Training Center this week to begin preparations for the Dubai Turf.

Top European stayer Big Orange has retired after an injury flare up.

True Timber will head to Dubai to race in the Godolphin Mile on Dubai World Cup night per trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

North America will skip Round 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge and train up to the Dubai World Cup. He took both earlier rounds of the race.

D. Wayne Lukas confirmed Bravazo for the Dubai World Cup, his first Dubai World Cup entrant ever.

Multiple Japanese G1 winner Gold Dream will skip the Dubai World Cup.

Coolmore has announced that Abel Tasman arrived in Ireland this week and will be bred to Galileo for her first cover.

Three time Dubai Gold Cup winner Vazirabad will miss this year’s edition of the race. Needs more time per connections.

Super Steed will head to the Rebel Stakes for his next start per trainer Larry Jones.

Top rated Canadian 2YO Avie’s Flatter is under consideration for next week’s Fountain of Youth Stakes.

Top Australian sprinter Osborne Bulls will skip the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup Night.

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