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  • 06 September 2020

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (September 06, 2020) - In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, The AED 5 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, one of the world’s richest horse races for Purebred Arabians, will now be run over a distance of 2200m.

  • 30 August 2020

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (August 29, 2020)—As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches on October 29, the Racing in Dubai September 2020 Sale is set for Saturday, September 12 sponsored by Azizi Developments. The sale will take place within the Saddling Enclosure of Meydan Racecourse at 6:45 p.m. Viewing of the 52 lots will take place September 10 and 11, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. on each day, at Meydan Quarantine (NOFA Stables).

  • 20 July 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Sunday 28th June, 2020 after reviewing horse medical records from Millennium 2 Stables. Evidence was taken from Mr. Ismail Mohammed (Registered ERA Trainer of Millennium 2 Stables), Mr. Claude Piccioni (Assistant Trainer), Dr. Fred Van Der Linde (DEH Veterinarian) and Dr. David Craig (ERA Veterinarian).

    The following matters were established;
    1. On Monday 30th March 2020, the ERA Stewards directed Mr. I Mohammed to provide the medical records for the 2019/20 season, for all horses in his care during the season.

  • 30 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 19 March, 2020 into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substance arsenic had been detected in three (3) urine samples taken from horses trained by Mr Ridha ben Attia. Those horses and relevant races are:
    • HAMAAN AL JASRA (FR) at Al Ain Friday 14 February, 2020 in “Al Basrah Maiden 1400 metres”
    • WAFI (FR) at Sharjah Saturday 22 February, 2020 in “Longines HydroConquest Handicap 1700 metres”
    • JERNAZ (AE) at Sharjah Saturday 22 February, 2020 in “Sharjah Marathon Handicap 2700 metres”

  • 30 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened two separate inquiries on Tuesday 10th March 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Cimetidine had been detected in the post-race urine samples taken from;
    Inquiry 1 - MURRAY RIVER (USA), after it raced in, Race 4 “Derrinstown Stud Handicap” over 1950m at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 7th February 2020.
    Inquiry 2 - STORYBOARD (USA), after it raced in, Race 3 “Ascana-Takaful Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Co. Handicap” over 1600m at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 7th February 2020.

  • 30 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the pre-race urine sample taken from LA YFOOTKUM (AE) prior to it competing in Race 2 “Wathba Stallions Cup (For Private Owners Only) Handicap” over 2200 metres at Abu Dhabi Racecourse on Sunday 15th December 2019, was found to have a concentration of Cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

  • 26 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 25th June 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the post-race urine sample taken from MURRAY RIVER (USA) after competing in Race 3 “Emirates NBD Handicap” over 1950 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 21st February 2020, had returned an irregularity to the prohibited substance Methocarbamol. Further, the inquiry addressed the request from the ERA Stewards for the medical records for all horses present in Green Stable for season 2019/20.

  • 26 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened inquiries on Thursday 18th June 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Cimetidine had been detected in the urine samples taken from;

    • Inquiry 1 - MASAARR (USA), before it raced in, Race 2 “Jaguar XE (Div 1) Handicap” over 1600 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 20th February 2020.
    • Inquiry 2 - RAAKEZZ (USA), after it raced in, Race 5 “Keenland Conditions” over 1400 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 21st February 2020.

  • 25 June 2020

    DUBAI (June 25, 2020) – The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce the ERA Race Fixture for the racing season 2020-21, which will provide the owners, trainers and fans an integrated season on the UAE 5 racecourses. Through this fixture, we offer Local and International races for the Thoroughbred and Arabian horses”.

  • 22 March 2020

    ABU DHABI (March 22, 2020)—In light of the fast-developing COVID-19/coronavirus situation and with the health and safety of the participants as our top priority, it is with regret that the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) cancel the remainder of the UAE racing season. Additionally, Dubai World Cup 2020 will be postponed.
    Cancellation pertains to the following meetings: Al Ain Racecourse on April 2 and April 9, Jebel Ali Racecourse on April 3 and Meydan Racecourse on April 3 and April 10.

  • 22 March 2020

    To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organising committee of the Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event to the next year.

    Further to the UAE Government’s precautionary measures against the virus, we believe it is our duty to help protect the well-being of residents and guests.

    We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the stakeholders of the Dubai World Cup, and we hope to welcome all participants and guests next year.

  • 21 March 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, a bumper eight race card, was is highlighted by the third renewal of the Jebel Ali Classic, a 1400m conditions race won in its inaugural year 2017 and again 12 months ago by Shamaal Nibras. The EERC (Emirates Entertainment Racing Club) 11-year-old looked set to win his final race before retirement in style, only to be denied on the line by stable companion Thegreatcollection. Trainer Doug Watson has now won the race in all four years it has been contested, having won the 2018 edition with Cosmo Charlie.

  • 20 March 2020

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    • DOWN THE DWC SHEDROW WITH CHARLIE APPLEBY
    • IN BRIEF: MEKONG, TACITUS, IMPERIAL HINT et al.

    DOWN THE DUBAI WORLD CUP SHEDROW WITH CHARLIE APPLEBY

  • 19 March 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, a bumper eight race card, is highlighted by the third renewal of the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race won in 2017 (inaugural year) and again in 2019 by Shamaal Nibras. Trained by Doug Watson for EERC (Emirates Entertainment Racing Club), the 11-year-old is to be retired after the race, having proved a wonderful servant for current connections. As well as winning this race twice, he also landed the 2018 Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, a race in which he has also finished second three times, including this year.

  • 19 March 2020

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    • CLASSIC WINNER SIR WINSTON LEADS 10 ARRIVING AMERICANS
    • MIDNIGHT SANDS CONTINUES TO THRIVE FOR GODOLPHIN MILE
    • CHRYSOBERYL TOPS JAPAN’S DWC QUARTET

    CLASSIC WINNER SIR WINSTON LEADS 10 ARRIVING AMERICANS