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doug watson Red Stables is under some threat from the ongoing growth of Dubai, and Watson who has developed a well honed training regime at the track, admits he would be loathe to move

but just had some problems that we’ve got to take care of.” Watson cites the short season as the biggest challenge to training in Dubai. “If you have a horse go wrong in November, and it needs a couple of months, that’s basically your season over. I think most of the owners understand that. “Really for the domestic horses, it’s four and a half months, as from the middle of March everything is World Cup after that. So you’re just trying to keep them healthy and

We’re looking for bargains: basically Dirt pedigrees, Dirt-looking horses who have raced – most of the information’s there – so long as they’re sound

hoping they stay sound, getting some races in and the owners some wins. “It’s a tough game, there always something, but hopefully we can still pull out a few winners at the Carnival this year.” Watson has come a long way from where he started out, sweeping the barn for trainer Clint Goodrich at Arlington, armed with little more than the enthusiasm that is clearly still present. From Goodrich he went to Jesus Suarez, where he met Susan Sanderson on a visit

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ITB_March_April 2017  

We speak to champion UAE trainer Doug Watson ahead of the Dubai World Cup, we put some data behind the Jockey Club's Kempton Park proposals,...

ITB_March_April 2017  

We speak to champion UAE trainer Doug Watson ahead of the Dubai World Cup, we put some data behind the Jockey Club's Kempton Park proposals,...