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  • 12 January 2018

    Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G2), presented by Longines Gents Master Collection, over 1600m on dirt and won emphatically by Heavy Metal, a second winner on the card for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who was present.

  • 11 January 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a 1000m conditions race for three-year-olds, for which 12 have been declared, including two previous winners, Arroway and Circle Dream.

    The latter is one of three in the race for Satish Seemar and the choice of stable jockey Richard Mullen; he could be the one to beat in a race generously sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the American arm of the breeding empire belonging to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

  • 10 January 2018

    De Kock Reflects on Archipenko; Varian High on Cape Byron in Singspiel; Quick Hits: Ertijaal; Bobby Abu Dhabi; Seeking the Soul; Candy Boy
    • De Kock Reflects on ‘Wonderful’ Archipenko
    • Varian High on Cape Byron in Singspiel
    • Time Warp Counts Down to Dubai
    • Rehana Looks to Launch The Aga Khan’s Carnival Successfully
    • Noah from Goa Using Thursday Handicap as Fitness Builder
    • Quick Hits: Ertijaal; Bobby Abu Dhabi; Seeking the Soul; George Wood; Candy Boy

    DE KOCK REFLECTS ON ‘WONDERFUL’ ARCHIPENKO

  • 10 January 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts first meeting of Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018

    The eagerly awaited 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening with a star-studded seven-race card highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 for both Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians, each over 1600m on the dirt and upgraded Singspiel Stakes (G3).

  • 06 January 2018

    The best was saved to last at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon when the featured 1700m handicap, the final of six races, produced a thrilling finish with the first three home separated by just two necks. In the end it was Bougedelah who would snatch the spoils close home.

  • 05 January 2018

    Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday evening was highlighted by a competitive 2000m handicap, which did not disappoint with the lead changing hands at least three times in the final 500m. RB Goliath took up the running at about halfway, but was immediately challenged for the lead by AF Mahshoum, who passed him briefly before RB Goliath regained the initiative once he was then able to hold on to until headed passing the 200m pole by RB Rich Surprise. Meanwhile, BF Mughader was able to challenge between, snatching the lead with about 100m left and staying on well to land the spoils.

  • 05 January 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club complete three consecutive days of UAE racing on Saturday afternoon with a six-race card, highlighted by the finale, a 1700m handicap for which 14 were declared before Hammsa, one of the more likely winners, was revealed a non-runner on Thursday. Her unfortunate absence, due to lameness, would appear to leave the race at the mercy of the Al Asayl team with Eric Lemartinel saddling three runners for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

  • 05 January 2018

    Al Ain Racecourse, the most recent addition to the UAE roster, stages its first meeting of 2018 on Friday evening with a seven race card, highlighted by a 2000m handicap. Ten have been declared, with four to be saddled by Eric Lemartinel for His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. At the top of the weights is RB Rich Surprise, the choice of jockey Tadhg O’Shea.

    RB Rich Surprise has six wins to his name, with five of those under O’Shea, including his only previous attempt at this trip – a course and distance maiden in March 2015.

  • 04 January 2018

    Meydan Racecourse staged the first UAE meeting of 2018 on Thursday evening, highlighted by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One, a 1600m handicap on the dirt won by Secret Ambition. That win completed a double on the card for trainer Satish Seemar and his stable jockey, Richard Mullen.

  • 04 January 2018

    Dubai Possibles World Approval, Holding Gold Back to Work; Furia Cruzada Easing Her Way into Carnival; Muarrab Healthy and Back in Top

    • Dubai Possibles World Approval, Holding Gold Back to Work
    • Furia Cruzada Easing Her Way into Carnival
    • Japanese 3-Year-Olds Eye Dubai
    • Muarrab Healthy and Back in Top Form
    • Silver Look May Try Turf in Cape Verdi; Farook Shows Promise

    DUBAI POSSIBLES WORLD APPROVAL, HOLDING GOLD BACK TO WORK

  • 03 January 2018

    Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday January 11, 2018. The list features 132 accepted horses with the intention to ship from 15 countries, including 14 Group 1 winners from many points of the globe. Several international stars are set to travel to Dubai this winter to compete for a share of the US$10,870,000 prize money across 10 race cards, 61 Thoroughbred races and 4 Group Purebred Arabian races held prior to the Dubai World Cup card on March 31, 2018.

  • 03 January 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its fifth meeting of the new season

    Meydan Racecourse stages the first Emirates Racing Authority meeting of 2018 on Thursday evening with a septet of races, highlighted by a 1600m handicap and the first two races on the Meydan turf this season. Sponsored by Pillar Partner Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One it is also the final Meydan meeting before opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival next Thursday.

  • 29 December 2017

    Class prevailed, as it so often does, at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon when the feature at the final 2017 meeting of the UAE season was won in style by Frankyfourfingers. Facing 11 rivals and conceding weight to them all in the Jebel Ali Mile Prep (Race 3), a 1600m rated conditions race, the winner of the 2015 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) was soon in front under Royston Ffrench and always looked in control.

  • 29 December 2017

    The final UAE meeting of the calendar year 2017 is to be staged at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon. 13 have been declared for the feature, the Jebel Ali Mile Prep, a 1600m rated conditions race.

    Among them is last year’s winner, Good Trip, one of two in the race to be saddled by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi and the mount of former UAE Champion Jockey, Tadhg O’Shea, who is currently leading this season’s standings with 20 winners, two more than Pat Cosgrave.

  • 27 December 2017

    Ageless Heavy Metal Could Shine Brighter; Navarro Eyes Dubai with Multiple Horses; Long River and Frankyfourfingers Ready for Returns
    • Ageless Heavy Metal Could Shine Brighter
    • Navarro Eyes Dubai with Multiple Horses
    • Long River and Frankyfourfingers Ready for Returns

    AGELESS HEAVY METAL COULD SHINE BRIGHTER