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  • 10 March 2020

    ABU DHABI (March 10, 2020)—In accordance with public safety measures pertaining to the proliferation of COVID-19/coronavirus, Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) will contest the race meetings at Meydan Racecourse (March 12, 2020), Al Ain Racecourse (March 13, 2020), Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (March 14, 2020) and Jebel Ali Racecourse (March 20, 2020) without attendees.

  • 08 March 2020

    Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was a low key affair, but a memorable one for trainers Ibrahim Al Hadhrami and Helal Al Alawi, who both saddled a double, as well as for Omani apprentices Al Moatasem Al Balushi and Shakir Al Balushi, who both partnered their first winner in the UAE.

  • 07 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 7, 2020)—Three weeks out from the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup, Super Saturday proved a night of super performances for horses hoping to earn their way onto the big stage in 21 days. Chief among those were one-sided victories on the turf by Godolphin’s Barney Roy in the Group 1 $400,000 Jebel Hatta and a course record-setting romp from W C Racing’s Doug O’Neill-trained Wildman Jack in the Group 3 $350,000 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint.

  • 07 March 2020

    Racing in the capital on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is a six-race card with the traditional solitary Thoroughbred contest and five for the Purebred Arabians. The meeting is arguably highlighted by a 1600m handicap for fillies and mares in which last weeks’ course and distance debutante winner, Raghida, seeks a quick repeat.

  • 06 March 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, a bumper eight-race card, was officially highlighted by a 1400m handicap which developed into a duel throughout the second half of the race with Ode to Autum continually harried by local debutant Al Tariq before finally putting daylight between them in the final 50m under Richard Mullen. Trained by Satish Seemar for Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, the 5-year-old Showcasing gelding was twice a winner in Britain on the all-weather at Newcastle, for John Gosden, and was doubling his local tally having six weeks ago won a handicap over this same Jebel Ali 1400m.

  • 06 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 6, 2020)—Super Saturday is finally upon us! Prize money of $2.7 million will be distributed among seven fixtures that are course and distance preps for the world’s richest day of racing, the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday, March 28.

    Race 1 (4:00 p.m.)—Listed $300,000 Al Bastakiya (1900m, 3YOs) Sponsored by emirates.com

  • 05 March 2020

    Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season on Thursday evening when 13 went to post for the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile and it lived up to its billing by providing a thrilling contest in which seven of the 13 runners held serious claims entering the final 200m, where Somoud put his nose in front, which is where it stayed to cause something of a surprise outcome.

  • 05 March 2020

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (March 5, 2020)—In accordance with public safety measures pertaining to the proliferation of COVID-19, Coronavirus Disease, Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) will contest the race meetings at Al Ain Racecourse (March 5, 2020), Jebel Ali Racecourse (March 6, 2020), Meydan Racecourse (March 7, 2020) and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (March 8, 2020) without attendees. Though without spectators, all races will be contested and regulated in a standard fashion and results will be recorded in an official capacity.

  • 05 March 2020

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    • TACITUS ARRIVES FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP
    • A FITTER QUIP STEPS UP TO CHALLENGE
    • BARNEY ROY LEADS APPLEBY ARMY
    • DEFOE TAKES PROVEN PATH FOR VARIAN

    TACITUS ARRIVES FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP

  • 05 March 2020

    Eight exciting races are schedule for Friday at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday afternoon, topped by a 1400m handicap in which 15 are set to post, topped in the weights by Al Tariq, one of two local debutants in the race for six-time champion trainer Doug Watson, who also saddles Maraawed. The card also features an 1800m handicap affair that appears more than up for grabs on what should be a thrilling Super Saturday eve card for Dubai racing fans.

  • 05 March 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Thursday is highlighted by the seventh edition of the track’s biggest race of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile for which 13 have been declared, including Group 1-winning local and dirt debutant Shahm.

    Trained by Majed Al Jahoori for Al Wathba Racing and the choice of Richard Mullen, Shahm has won half of his 10 career starts, highlighted by victory in the 2000m Group 1 President Of The UAE Cup at ParisLongchamp in May 2018. The 7-year-old entire ran just once in 2019, winning a 2100m conditions race in December on the all-weather at Mons-Ghlin in Belgium.

  • 01 March 2020

    Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis in which the exciting AF Alwajel recorded a career best and first win on turf to deny this year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 heroine RB Money To Burn, who led for the majority of the race, but could not withstand the determined challenge of the winner.

  • 29 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 29, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card, featured six competitive handicaps, including five contested by horses with 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirations. The meet was arguably highlighted by The Mina, a 1200m dirt handicap and most valuable race on the card, won almost effortlessly by Important Mission.

  • 29 February 2020

    Racing on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday is highlighted by a fascinating renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 9-year-old entire has not been seen in public since well beaten when attempting to defend his Kahayla Classic crown in 2017, so is returning from a massive 1072 days off the track.

  • 28 February 2020

    The Second Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, was the highlight of the meeting in Al Ain on Friday and emphatic winner Balad Al Reef, who was almost 11 lengths clear of runner-up Sufyan crossing the line, also breaking the track record set in the same race last year by Jeemi, who was 20 lengths back in fourth this time.