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  • 21 November 2019

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday evening is highlighted by a Purebred Arabian handicap for which 13 have been declared. The 1400m affair is headed by Al Mobher and JAP Yajoud, who share the burden of top weight in what appears a very competitive contest.

  • 20 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 20, 2019)—Racing at Meydan’s seven-race card on Thursday, Nov. 21, is sponsored by pillar partner Longines and is highlighted by three exciting contests with Dubai World Cup Carnival implications. The highest-rated race of the evening is the Group 2 Bani Yas presented by Longines (Race 1) over 1400m—the lone Purebred Arabian contest of the meeting. Possible Thoroughbred stars of tomorrow will be on display in the third juvenile maiden race of the season, also over 1400m, the Longines Conquest V H P (Race 3).

  • 20 November 2019

    DRC Notes Vol. 41 | Dubai Racing Club News & Features | November 19, 2019


    While plans are not yet secure for impressive Satish Seemar-trained opening night 2-year-old debut winner Barack Beach, much of the remainder of Team Zabeel’s enviable 100-plus roster appears to be ramping up for a strong December, including some notable new acquisitions.

  • 19 November 2019

    DRC Notes Vol. 40 | Dubai Racing Club News & Features | November 18, 2019


  • 16 November 2019

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a quality 1400m conditions race in which Tadbir produced a gutsy performance under Dane O’Neill, riding for his main employer His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with the pair never headed. Tadbir looked likely to be swamped when 3-year-olds Golden Jaguar and Habah loomed large about 500m out.

  • 15 November 2019

    The last of the five UAE racecourses to stage a fixture this season, Al Ain hosted a seven-race card on Thursday with the only Thoroughbred race, a 1000m handicap, which was won stylishly by Dombra, who was never far off what appeared a frantic gallop from the outset. Confidently ridden by Antonio Fresu for trainer Musabbeh Al Mheiri, in doing so he became a first ever winner for owners Al Rashid Stables with just their second runner.

  • 14 November 2019

    Jebel Ali Racecourse stages its second meeting of the new season on Friday afternoon with a seven-race card that is highlighted by a quality 1400m conditions race worth AED125,000 (about $34,000). Topping said event is Phoenix Ladies Syndicate’s 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival winner Golden Jaguar, from the yard of Ahmad bin Harmash. A flashy 3-year-old Animal Kingdom colt, he made a winning racecourse debut over 1000m at Jebel Ali before landing the 1400m Meydan Classic Trial on the turf at Meydan.

  • 13 November 2019

    The last of the five UAE racecourses to host a fixture this season, Al Ain stages the first of its 12 2019-20 meetings on Thursday with a seven-race card, including just one Thoroughbred contest, a wide-open 1000m handicap slated as the day’s second race and a post time of 5:30 p.m.

    The maximum allowed field of 15 declared is led by Rich and Famous, who will be saddled by Salem bin Ghadayer for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Jockey Royston Ffrench will be in the saddle after having been injured at Abu Dhabi last Friday and subsequently missing Saturday’s meeting at Sharjah.

  • 10 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 10, 2019)—Stable applications for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival close on November 11 for its $12.74 million programme. The international showcase opens on January 2 and runs for ten weeks, including nine consecutive Thursdays through February 27. The final night will be Super Saturday, March 7, 2020, a seven-race, $2.7 million dress rehearsal meeting for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28, 2020.

  • 10 November 2019

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse staged its second meeting of the new UAE season on Saturday afternoon, a six-race card highlighted by the fixture’s sole Thoroughbred race, a 1700m handicap, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup. The AED 200,000 race was won by Philosopher, a spare ride for champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea, replacing Royston Ffrench who was injured at Abu Dhabi on Friday.

  • 08 November 2019

    Abu Dhabi’s second meeting of the new season on Friday was highlighted by the sole Thoroughbred race on the six race-card and, is so often the case on the turf in the capital, they produced a thriller in a 1600m rated conditions stakes, won in dramatic fashion by local debutant Mukalal.

  • 08 November 2019

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse’s second meeting of the new campaign is undoubtedly highlighted by the only Thoroughbred fixture on the six-race card, the first renewal of the AED 200,000 HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup presented by Longines. Moqarrar heads the weights in the 1700m handicap for which eight have been declared.

  • 08 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 7, 2019)—Trainer Doug Watson made history at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday night, becoming the first trainer to win six races and sweep an entire card at the renowned Dubai venue. After going 1-for-10 on opening night at Meydan on Oct. 24, his Red Stables roared back on Nov. 7, firing with everything from a 2-year-old first-time starter to an established 7-year-old handicapper, while boasting the breadth of its clientele with five victorious owners. The card was sponsored by Meydan pillar partner Gulf News and Watson surely gave them a proper headline.

  • 07 November 2019

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Friday when their sole race, a 1600m rated conditions stakes and final of six races, has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14. Leading the charge is Shamaal Nibras, winner of the equivalent race, considered by many a prep for the Sheikh Zultan bin Sayed Al Nahyan National Day Cup over the same course and distance, in both 2016 and 2017.

  • 06 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 6, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday, a six-race Gulf News-sponsored card on the same dirt surface as the $12 million Dubai World Cup, is highlighted by a pair of AED 210,000 handicaps, as well as an intriguing 2-year-old affair.