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  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 9, 2020)—Thursday’s second meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was presented by pillar partner Longines and officially highlighted by the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 over 1600m on the dirt track and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes over 1800m on turf. While the latter was a procession by heavily favoured Benbatl, the Maktoum Challenge was an absolute thriller in which three horses—North America on the inside, Kimbear between and Secret Ambition outside—hit the finish line together.

  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 8, 2020)—Thursday’s eight-race, $1.31 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse features the most exciting matchup of the UAE season thus far, as well as the return of one of the top-rated turf horses in the world. Two Group 2 affairs top the night, while the classic generation on both surfaces will get its chance to shine and Group 1 Purebred Arabians clash to kick off the evening. A trio of super-competitive handicaps add depth to the night and the entirety of the meeting is sponsored by pillar partner Longines.

  • 08 January 2020

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    • THE REMATCH: MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA
    • BENBATL AND DREAM CASTLE RETURN
    • COMMANDING, FAR SKY SHOOTING HIGH
    • SECRET AMBITION, KIMBEAR, THEGREATCOLLECTION NO ‘SECOND STRING’

    THE REMATCH:
    MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA

  • 06 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 5, 2020)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2020 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day—the richest in the world—will take place on Saturday, March 28, at Meydan Racecourse and marks the historic 25th edition. Early applications encouraged.

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  • 05 January 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 17th of December 2019, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substances Acepromazine and 2-(1-Hydroxyethyl) Promazine Sulphoxide had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from CACHAO (GB), after it raced in, Race 2 “Gulfnews.com Handicap” over 1600m at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 7th of November 2019.

  • 04 January 2020

    Treble for Satish Seemar; Doubles for Mickael Barzalona and Tadhg O'Shea

    DUBAI (January 4, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not have been a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, but it was surely full of DWC Carnival aspirants and winners worth following into the ultra-valuable international extravaganza (night two of the DWC Carnival is Thursday, Jan. 9). Four handicaps open to horses just below the required handicap mark of 90 were among the seven fixtures, highlighted by the District One Villa Award handicap.

  • 03 January 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the best of six Purebred Arabian contests on a seven-race card. Said event turned into something of a South America affair with Argentine trainer Ana Mendez saddling the winner, Saarookh, under Brazilian jockey Jesus Rosales. Owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 5-year-old entire has only ever raced in the UAE, his one previous victory having been recorded in a 2200m handicap on the Abu Dhabi turf last October.

  • 03 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 3, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not be a Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, but does feature numerous DWC Carnival aspirants throughout the seven-race card. The evening is sponsored in its entirety by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One. Four of the handicaps, three on turf, are open to horses rated 89, which is one pound below the required mark for the carnival. The fifth race, a 2000m turf handicap (District One Villa Award), is arguably the highlight on what really is a cracking card.

  • 02 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 2, 2020)—Thursday’s first meeting of Meydan Racecourse’s eagerly awaited 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Group 3 $200,000 Dubawi Stakes sponsored by Emirates NBD Private Banking. Over 1200m on the dirt track, the prep for the $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News was won in gritty fashion by G3 Hutcheson Stakes-winning American import Gladiator King, who gave trainer Satish Seemar an unprecedented sixth win in the race, which was inaugurated in 2011.

  • 02 January 2020

    Al Ain hosts a busy meeting on Friday with, as always, lots of runners on a seven-race card, including six for Purebred Arabians and highlighted by a quality 2000m handicap.

  • 02 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 1, 2020)—The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival commences Thursday with a flourish of top-class horses from around the globe. A total of $960,000 in prize money will be up for grabs and Dubai World Cup implications will be aplenty, including the featured the Dubawi Stakes (G3) for Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1) aspirants. A pair of Listed turf affairs, the Meydan Challenge over 1400m and Dubai Racing Club Classic over 2410m, have attracted serious European interest, while the 3-year-old fillies will audition for the classics in the 1400m UAE 1000 Guineas Trial.

  • 29 December 2019

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    GLADIATOR KING TO MAKE UAE BOW IN DUBAWI

  • 29 December 2019

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    SUEDOIS SQUARES UP FOR MEYDAN CHALLENGE

  • 28 December 2019

    The final UAE fixture of 2019 took place at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon and was officially highlighted by the HH The Crown Prince of Sharjah Cup, a 1200m Prestige contest for which only those foaled in the UAE are eligible. The race was won in a shocking fashion, as longshot AF Alwajel denied heavily favoured ES Ajeeb in the closing stages.

  • 27 December 2019

    Sharjah Longines racecourse stages the final UAE meeting of 2019 on Saturday afternoon, a good six-race card highlighted by the first renewal of the AED200,000 HH The Crown Prince of Sharjah, a prestige contest. Local luminary ES Ajeeb will attempt to defend the crown he won easily last year in the 1200m affair.

    Trained on the Sharjah track by Ibrahim Aseel for racecourse chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Majid Al Qassemi, who also bred the 5-year-old, ES Ajeeb is penalised for his victory in the 1400m Group 2 Bani Yas at Meydan. Regular jockey Sam Hitchcott is again in the saddle