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  • 05 November 2020

    Dubai-UAE: November 5, 2020 – Racing at Meydan returned on Thursday evening when the official feature among six races, all on dirt, was the Emirates Airline, a 1400m conditions contest for 3-year-olds and won emphatically by Rio Angie, the only filly among the seven runners.

  • 04 November 2020

    DUBAI (Nov 5, 2020)—The Meydan Racecourse is to host the first of a total of 19 race meetings for the 2020-21season, including 11 Racing at Meydan (RAM) fixtures where the primary focus is on local horses and trainers.

    The aim is to welcome racing back to the iconic venue, with a firm focus on the UAE Government’s health and safety regulations. Thorough sanitization, thermal screening of attendees and social distancing will be a part of measures undertaken by the Dubai Racing Club.

  • 01 November 2020

    The third meeting of the new UAE season, at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, concluded with the only Thoroughbred contest on the card, a 1700m handicap, which provided a thriller. The lead changed thrice in the final 150m with Miniaturist ultimately snatching the prize.

  • 01 November 2020

    The first Jebel Ali fixture of the new UAE season was officially highlighted by a 1400m conditions race. Only four went to post, but just one really mattered throughout the final 100m when Mystery Land and Pat Cosgrave surged clear to win stylishly.

  • 30 October 2020

    Longines Sharjah Racecourse race for the first time this new UAE season on Saturday afternoon when a six race card includes a solitary Thoroughbred contest, in this case a 1700m handicap for which ten have been declared.

    The weights are headed by Thaaqib, to be ridden by Fabrice Veron for Erwan Charpy and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Twice a winner, once locally in a 2000m dirt handicap at Meydan in February 2019, the 6-year-old Invincible Spirit gelding will be hoping to make it ‘third time lucky’ at Sharjah after two previous fruitless forays.

  • 29 October 2020

    The new UAE racing season kicked off at Al Ain on Thursday with a seven race card on which the best was saved to last. The finale being the featured 1000m handicap, won by course specialist Jayide Al Boraq, saddled by Khalifa Al Neyadi and confidently ridden by Bernardo Pinheiro.

  • 29 October 2020

    Racing returns to Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon for the second meeting of the new UAE season with a seven race card, officially highlighted by a 1400m conditions race for which just six have been declared.

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the whole card courtesy of his Shadwell breeding empire and is doubly represented in the feature with dirt debutant Moqtarreb and Haafel.

  • 28 October 2020

    Racing action returns to the UAE on Thursday when Al Ain stage the opening fixture of the new 2020/21 racing season. Racing will be conducted under guidelines from the UAE government, following strict health and safety measures.

    The official highlight on the seven race Al Ain card is the finale, a 1000m Purebred Arabian handicap in which course specialist Jayide Al Boraq kicks off his campaign for Khalifa Al Neyadi who also saddles Ellal and Raineing Sand.

  • 25 October 2020

    Dubai, UAE (October 25, 2020) – Media accreditation for the 2020-21 UAE racing season has opened. The link below can be used by media members who are planning to cover meetings at Meydan Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Racecourse, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Sharjah Racecourse and Al Ain Racecourse.

    UAE 2020-21 Racing Season Media Accreditation Link

  • 21 October 2020

    Dubai-UAE: October 21, 2020 – Dubai Racing Club has announced the programme for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, as racing returns to the iconic Meydan Racecourse. While the Carnival opens in January, the first race meeting of the 2020-21 racing season is scheduled for November 5, 2020. Racing will be conducted under guidelines from the UAE government; further details will follow closer to the date.

  • 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.