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  • 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

  • 18 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 18, 2020)—The historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup on March 28 at Meydan Racecourse will be composed of nine races—six Group 1s and three Group 2s—worth a world-leading $35 million.

  • 14 March 2020

    A cracking card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship which produced a thrilling finish with last year’s winner, BF Mughader, Rmmas and Somoud locked together in a real battle with 150m remaining before the last named snatched the spoils near the winning line.

  • 14 March 2020

    • IMPERIAL HINT FLIES IN SHAHEEN BREEZE
    • KEW GARDENS TO LEAD AIDAN O'BRIEN ARMY
    • WAADY HAS AL QUOZ ASPIRATIONS

    IMPERIAL HINT FLIES IN SHAHEEN BREEZE

  • 13 March 2020

    Arguably the best meeting of the Abu Dhabi season is Saturday’s six-race card, which features not only the most prestigious Thoroughbred race of the campaign in the capital, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship, but also the final Purebred Arabian Group 1 of their campaign, the Emirates Championship. Both races are over 2200m and will be contested by previous winners.

  • 13 March 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m handicap afforded Prestige status. The race turned into a procession by Octave, who was sent straight to the front by an inspired Bernardo Pinheiro and, apart from when joined briefly by 2018 winner Ajjaj with a circuit remaining, did not see another rival.

  • 12 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 11, 2020)—Due to the ongoing global health implications of the COVID-19/coronavirus and precautionary measures being implemented by the UAE government, Dubai Racing Club will host the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28 without paid hospitality spectators at Meydan Racecourse.

    All supporting Dubai World Cup events, including the Post-Position Draw (Wednesday, March 25), Breakfast with the Stars (Thursday, March 26) and Welcome Reception (Thursday, March 26), have been cancelled. Race day events, including entertainment, have also been cancelled.

  • 12 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 12, 2020)—Racing at Meydan had its 10th domestic meeting of the season on Thursday evening, which was highlighted by the featured fourth race, the Longines Master Collection Handicap over 1600m. Said affair was won in absolutely dominant style by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Mussabeh Al Mheiri-trianed Alkaamel, who was ridden aggressively by Antonio Fresu from his rail post, a move that proved vital when preventing heavily favoured Talento Puma from getting the lead and gathering any kind of confidence.

  • 12 March 2020

    A fascinating seven-race card at Al Ain on Friday includes the Al Ain Derby, but is officially highlighted by the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m handicap with Prestige status, which was inaugurated in 2015 and won by just three horses, two of whom are in action again this year.

  • 11 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 11, 2020)—Racing at Meydan returns on Thursday, a six-race card on the dirt surface and sponsored by pillar partner Longines. The first race is set for 6:30 p.m.