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  • 31 March 2018

    The Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Vazirabad entered the history books when becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to win on three Dubai World Cup nights.
     
    The 6-year-old captured his third consecutive US $1 million Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors title when motoring down the Meydan straight to score by a length from the fast-finishing Sheikhzayedroad. Rare Rhythm finished third ahead of front-running Frontiersman.
     
    Christophe Soumillon was in the saddle as they took the 3200m event in a new course record time of 3:17:92.
     

  • 31 March 2018

    The stunning grey Tallaab Al Khalediah extended his unbeaten record to five with an impressive performance in the US $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala, which allowed him to become the first Saudi Arabian trained horse to add his name to this very important race in the Purebred Arabian racing calendar.
     

  • 31 March 2018

    Heavy Metal was worth his weight in gold with a powerful effort to win the Group 2 $1 million Godolphin Mile sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum City – District One.
     
    It was the first victory for trainer Sandeep Jadhav, who stepped in for Salem bin Ghadayer and saddled the 8-year-old son of Exceed And Excel for owner Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum.
     

  • 30 March 2018

    Roy H’s Evolution from Under-Performer to Champion

    Once a distracted colt who did not focus on his racing, Roy H enters the Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News as a devastatingly consistent winner of all but one of his last seven starts who wears the crown as American champion sprinter. What made the difference? In the parlance of horsemen, it was trainer Peter Miller’s decision to make the “ultimate equipment change.”

  • 30 March 2018

    $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1)

    Jordan Sport – Continued his build-up to Saturday’s big race with a gentle workout at Al Quoz. The speedster is drawn highest, something that concerns trainer Fawzi Nass.

    “We’ve just been hacking him over five furlongs this week, just ticking over and there’s not long to go now,” Nass said. “He’s in good form but it’s just the draw that is a worry.”

  • 30 March 2018

    $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

    Cloth of Stars – Andre Fabre’s runner is always very keen when he comes out for his morning exercise. Lisa-Jane Graffard, the Godolphin representative from France, had already confirmed that this is typical behaviour for him and on Friday morning, when he came onto the dirt track at, in company of his stable companion Trais Fluors, he was eager to go. Ridden by Claude Scialacqua, his usual work rider, he took a keen hold when he cantered over 1400m.

  • 30 March 2018

    Awardee – Had an easy canter around the dirt track.

    “Everything has been under control,” trainer Mikio Matsunaga said. “As he was here last year, so he knows the place very well. I hope he won’t be trapped on the inside and he can keep his rhythm during the trip on Saturday.”

    Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion mare maintained the exact same schedule she has all week, coming out to train at 5.15am and galloped 2400m with exercise rider Pedro Velez aboard.

    “Everything’s good,” trainer Dallas Stewart said.

  • 29 March 2018

    The winners of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards for horseracing excellence, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Thursday, March 29, 2018, two days prior to the 2018 renewal of the Dubai World Cup, the richest day in global horseracing.

  • 29 March 2018

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference Tomorrow, March 30, to feature Aidan O'Brien and Joao Moreira

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference – FRIDAY March 30
    9:30 a.m.
    Interview Room, Meydan Grandstand

    At the end of daily Track Work, Monday through Friday, there will be press conferences at 9:30 a.m. with various trainers, jockeys, owners and associated connections to Dubai World Cup Day runners.

    Friday’s Press Conference 9:30-10:15
    AIDAN O’BRIEN

  • 29 March 2018

    Talismanic is Not Just a Pretty Face French handler Andre Fabre, who is hoping that Talismanic can provide him with a victory in the Dubai World...
    Talismanic is Not Just a Pretty Face

    French handler Andre Fabre, who is hoping that Talismanic can provide him with a victory in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday, hardly needs an introduction.

  • 29 March 2018

    $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1)

    Jordan Sport – Continued his build up to Saturday’s big race with a gentle workout at Al Quoz.

    Matera Sky – Stayed in the quarantine area today after having had his fast work yesterday. He will likely be out on the track tomorrow.

    Mind Your Biscuits – Like clockwork, Mind Your Biscuits made his way into the Meydan dirt track at just after 6am accompanied by trainer Chad Summers, who made the 3200m walk alongside his horse.

  • 29 March 2018

    $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

    Cloth of Stars – The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Cloth of Stars looks ready for his next challenge as he stepped out onto the dirt track at Meydan racecourse at 5am on Thursday. He was accompanied by stable companion Trais Fluors, who is running in the Dubai Turf and both horses did a regular canter over 1600m.

  • 29 March 2018

    Awardee – A day after Wednesday’s drill on the dirt track, Awardee visited the starting gate at Meydan Thursday morning.

    “He was a bit nervous and was not settled in well when he came to the gate area, but he was getting used to it and stood still in the gate,” work rider Masaru Yokoyama said. “He will be back to the regular workout over the dirt course tomorrow. In my opinion, I want to draw a more outside gate. He does not like to be trapped on the rail.”

  • 28 March 2018

    The 2018 edition of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and marks the fifth running of this highly successful partnership between Meydan Group, the Chengdu Municipal Government, the Chengdu Sports Bureau, the Wenjiang District Government and China Guangsha Group.

    The venue is the stunning Jinma Lake Racecourse in Wenjiang District of Chengdu, and the annual event features horses, jockeys and trainers from Dubai Racing Club.

  • 28 March 2018

    $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News (G1)

    Jordan Sport – Had a gentle workout at trainer Fawzi Nass’s base at Desert Stables in Al Quoz.

    Mind Your Biscuits – A day after working a spirited half mile, last year’s winner Mind Your Biscuits bucked the US trend of staying in the barn after a work to return to the track. Arriving just after 6am local time, the colt, who is on track to become the richest New York bred in history should he become the victor, jogged a backward lap around the track before visiting the starting gate.