Plus a scintillating win for Lord Glitters and much more – all you need to know from day one of the Carnival at Meydan, with videos.
Brazilian rider Ruan Maia, the early leader in the Singapore premiership, has been granted a licence by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Leading trainer Cliff Brown has cited the impact of the pandemic in his decision to quit Singapore after 12 years.
Dubai World Cup favourite Benbatl has stayed in Newmarket over the winter and will not return to action until May.
Contrail’s trainer Yoshito Yahagi has outlined a campaign that takes in the Dubai Turf and Japan Cup but not the Arc in 2021.
Newmarket-based globetrotter is 7-1 with Ladbrokes for valuable handicap on Saudi Cup card, while Charlatan is 2-1 favourite for the showpiece.
The world’s richest race in Riyadh on February 20 has attracted more than 100 horses from nine different countries.
The John Gosden-trained Mishriff is likely to be one of the favourites for the world’s richest horse race in which he will be ridden by David Egan.