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  • 18 February 2018

    Racing in the capital on Sunday was highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, one of three Prestige races over 1600m on the card and won, in a thriller, by Al Tiryaq. Only five may have gone to post, but all the quintet was virtually in a line at about the 250m pole with last year’s winner, Hamza, trying valiantly to hold on along the rail. AF Sanad had thrown down the first challenge early in the straight, soon followed by AF Yatroq and it was that pair Hamza saw off first.

  • 17 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts seventh meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

  • 17 February 2018

    The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, afforded Prestige status and over 1600m, is the official highlight on Sunday in the capital with just six declared for a race which was due to have been staged at a meeting which was postponed at the end of January. Six were also declared on that occasion, but of said sextet, only three are taking their chance on Sunday, headed by AF Al Hazer. Like half the field, he is to be saddled by Ernst Oertel for champion owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda.

  • 16 February 2018

    Friday’s meeting at Al Ain Racecourse was highlighted by Round 3 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap in which just six took their chance. Ultimately it turned into a procession by Ajjaj, under a masterful ride from Adrie de Vries.

  • 16 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts seventh meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Saturday’s seven-race card is the latter half of a 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival double header this weekend at Meydan Racecourse, highlighted by the Balanchine (G2) and Firebreak Stakes (G3). Each race is worth US$200,000 and respectively could have Dubai World Cup night implications.

  • 15 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts sixth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was highlighted by the Group 3 US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas sponsored by Al Tayer Motors. Over 1600m on dirt, the classic turned into a procession by Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby-trained Gold Town, who completed a treble on the card for the owners.

  • 15 February 2018

    Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon is highlighted by Round 3 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap and the final of the seven races on the card. The equivalent race was won last year by Balad Al Reef, trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables, whose vivid lime green silks will again be worn by Fernando Jara.

  • 15 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts sixth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Meydan Racecourse stages the sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, featuring the US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Mazrat Al Ruwayah (G2) for Purebred Arabians. Both highlights are over 1600m on the dirt track with the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, restricted to three-year-olds, having originally attracted the maximum field allowed of 16. This was reduced by one when Waqqad was declared a non-runner. The 15 remaining include both winners of the 1400m trials staged three weeks ago.

  • 13 February 2018

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  • 11 February 2018

    Over 2200m and with a prize fund of AED2,500,000, the Group 1 HH The President Cup was the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, a contest very few of the 16 runners were able to get competitive in, during what looked quite a rough race for those held up in rear.

    One who was not was Al Zahir. Settled in fourth on the inside, his jockey Jim Crowley then sent him to the head of affairs, quickly putting daylight between themselves and Ziyadd, who had raced in third. Meanwhile, Ziyadd was able to hold on to second with his stable companion, Dahham running on to take third.

  • 11 February 2018

    Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2017 moment in horseracing. The award will be given at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony on the evening of March 29, 2018, two days prior to the richest day in global horseracing, the $30 million Dubai World Cup card.

  • 11 February 2018

    HH The President Cup, which is worth AED2,500,000 and thus one of the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contests, is the highlight of a seven race card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday which also includes the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais, originally scheduled to have been run two weeks ago when racing in the capital was postponed.

    Over 2200m, the Group 1 HH The President Cup has attracted the maximum allowed field of 16, including two previous winners and the first eight home from the course and distance prep race staged three weeks ago.

  • 10 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a 1600m handicap which, on paper, looked competitive but from little after halfway involved only one horse, Just A Penny, five times a course winner previously, all his career victories. Sent straight to the front by Pat Dobbs, sporting the colours of Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, Just A Penny always looked happy, bowling along in a steady rhythm and, before the ten runners had even turned for home, it was clear most of his nine rivals were in big trouble.

  • 08 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts fifth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Gulf News (G2) over 1900m on the dirt. Won by Godolphin’s multiple G1 winner Thunder Snow, whose appropriately named half-sister Winter Lightning had landed the UAE 1000 Guineas earlier in the evening.

  • 08 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a fascinating 1600m handicap for which ten have been declared. All eyes will be on Godolphin’s Reach High, victorious in two of his three career starts to date, but making both his local and dirt debut here. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the 4-year-old homebred son of Distorted Humor was narrowly beaten on debut before winning his second juvenile outing at Ascot, in May 2016, beating no less than subsequent dual Group 1 winner Harry Angel, the world’s top-rated sprinter of 2017.