Nicolas Iguacel is Dubai-based South African trainer Herman Brown’s assistant. Brown trains Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov’s runners in the winter and most recently took the controversial owner’s Mourilyan to Australia for the Melbourne Cup, where he was third. Nicolas looks after the five Kadyrov runners for Brown and travels with them to Britain and trainer Gary Moore’s yard … Continue reading Herman Brown assistant on Kadyrov, Meydan, and Iranian
Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has purchased the 2009 Argentine Derby winner, Storm Chispazo. Mr. Kadyrov’s Dubai-based trainer, South African Herman Brown, went to Argentina to inspect the horse, Brown’s assistant, Nicolas Iguacel, said. Nicolas is currently in Dubai with the five international horses that Mr. Kadyrov owns — Bronze Cannon, Mourilyan, Racecar Rhapsody, Bankable, … Continue reading Argentine Derby winner sale confirmed to Ramzan Kadyrov
Ray Paulick, in Japan, has reported that US 3-year-old classic winner Summer Bird has suffered a fracture to his off fore during training hours at Hanshin. Paulick says injury is not life threatening. I have asked Ray to Tweet details as they become available, too. The son of Summer Bird was preparing for a start in … Continue reading Ray Paulick reports Summer Bird injured in Japan on PR
The R2 Collective blog says this about my posts on social media and Equidaily: “Social Media — Sid thumbs up; Seth not so much.” The post then goes on to give cogent reasons why social media is here to stay and why it will be as natural as a Google search. Read it here. Continue reading R2 Collective views on social media implications for racing
If you haven’t seen it before, go to 7starsdubai for some interesting reading on Dubai finances. This site aggregates information on Dubai. This entry is about Sheikh Mohammed’s sacking of four prominent officials. Continue reading 7starsdubai’s blog has the skinny on Dubai finance dealings
Frank Mitchell is a journalist-turned-blogger, and I’m going to take some credit for the transformation because I suggested he blog after his departure this year from a regular gig at Daily Racing Form (he still does the occasional article). I can’t take any credit for Frank’s transformation from a proper paper writer — he’s a PhD., you know? … Continue reading Have you seen Frank Mitchell’s take on epigenetics? Do!