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  • 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.

  • 28 March 2018

    ‘Ladies Man’ Stewart Looking To Make History With Forever Unbridled

    Trainer Dallas Stewart has always had a way with fillies and mares dating back to the days he galloped Winning Colors, who became the third female Kentucky Derby winner in history in 1988, while working as an assistant to renowned trainer D. Wayne Lukas. In fact, seven of his nine career Grade 1 victories have come with a female runner.

  • 28 March 2018

    $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

    Cloth of Stars – Cloth of Stars was in great spirit when he came onto the dirt track at the Meydan racecourse at 5am. He was cantering behind stable companion Trais Fluors, who is going to run in the Dubai Turf, when he was doubled by a Japanese raider. As a consequence, he was very keen over the last half of the 1400m workout.

  • 28 March 2018

    Post Position Draw Quotes

    Shinji Maeda, brother of owner Koji Maeda, Awardee, Post 1 – “In reality, we wanted an outside gate but funnily enough number one is our lucky number. Kizuna and One And Only both won the Japanese Derby from the first bracket, so the inside is lucky for us. The field is small so from any position he would need luck.”

  • 28 March 2018

    Awardee – The Japanese runner Awardee went 800m on the dirt track at Meydan with jockey Yutaka Take on board.

    “He moved nicely” Take said. “It was a good workout this morning. He looks well and he seems to have a good appetite. He runs more smoothly on the left-handed course. I have nothing to worry about his condition at the moment. He won’t be a top pick, but should have a chance and I look forward to riding him on Saturday. He was a bit nervous when he was trapped on the rail last time, so I want to draw middle.”

  • 28 March 2018

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference Today, March 28, to feature Bob Baffert, Leandro Mora, Dean Ivory and Bjorn Baker.

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference – WEDNESDAY March 28

    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.

    Wednesday’s Press Conference 9:30-10:15

    BOB BAFFERT

  • 27 March 2018

    Pavel Showing He Loves To Travel

    He’s a long way from home but the lightly-raced Pavel has handled the 13, 381 km journey from Santa Anita, California to Meydan Racecourse in Dubai with great maturity.

    Trainer Doug O’Neill has previous form travelling horses, having captured the 2007 edition of the Group 2 Godolphin Mile with Spring At Last.

    A 17-year partnership with top assistant Leandro Mora makes the task that much easier when trying to both assess if the horse has the temperament to travel, and ensuring it is in good hands upon arrival.

  • 27 March 2018

    $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments (G1)

    Blue Point – A prolific winning juvenile, the 4-year-old was third in the Commonwealth Cup (G1) over 1200m at Royal Ascot last summer and broke the track record there with a win in October.

    The son of Shamardal has had only one run at Meydan and encouragingly took second behind Ertijaal in the Meydan Sprint (G2).

    “He did a routine canter here at Marmoom this morning and will work on the grass tomorrow,” his trainer Charlie Appleby said. “He has come on for his last run and is in good form.”