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  • 30 November 2018

    Jebel Ali staged the only race meeting in the UAE this weekend with a seven-race card on Friday highlighted by a handicap over 1800m, won stylishly up the hill by Rio Tigre for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohd Al Maktoum and Sandeep Jadhav. Stable jockey Royston Ffrench was aboard the multiple Group 3-placed son of Teofilo.

    “He is a very good horse and he won well here two weeks ago,” Jadhav said. “We will have to see what the handicapper does now before deciding whether to run here again or go to Meydan.”

  • 30 November 2018

    Dubai a SENIOR INVESTMENT for McPeek; SANDS OF MALI, AXELROD & GRONKOWSKI Fire Up Phoenix's Dubai Arsenal; RAVEN'S CORNER Returns
    Notes, News & Features on Meydan's stars around the globe:

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    • Dubai a SENIOR INVESTMENT for McPeek
    • SANDS OF MALI, AXELROD & GRONKOWSKI Fire Up Phoenix's Dubai Arsenal
    • Record-Setting RAVEN'S CORNER Returns
    • ALMOND EYE Takes Gentildonna Route
    • Quick Hits: HEAVY METAL, COMIN THROUGH, LAND OF PLENTY, et al

  • 29 November 2018

    Jebel Ali Racecourse stages the only race meeting in the UAE this weekend, a seven-race card on Friday highlighted by a handicap over 1800m. Twelve have been declared, with a quartet from trainer Doug Watson and stable jockey Pat Dobbs electing to ride Dehbashi.

  • 29 November 2018

    DUBAI (November 28, 2018)—Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commences on January 3, 2019, at Meydan Racecourse. The list features 202 accepted horses conditioned by a total of 71 trainers from 17 countries. Several international stars are set to travel to Dubai this winter to compete for a share of the US$12,670,000 prize money—an increase of 12% from 2018—across 10 race cards, including 61 Thoroughbred races and 4 Group Purebred Arabian races.

  • 26 November 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club raced for the third time this season on Sunday evening with a six-race card highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race, a 1400m handicap, which produced a thrilling finish worthy of any feature contest with added drama provided by the persistent rain in which it was contested.

    Gerald Avranche, having just his fifth mount of the campaign and first at Abu Dhabi this season, jumped Ajwad out of the gates sharply and went straight to the front with the 5-year-old entire son of Rock Of Gibraltar seemingly bowling along happily.

  • 23 November 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday, a seven-race card, was another productive meeting for the Al Asayl team of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and trainer Eric Lemartinel who, after a treble at the course’s first meeting of the season last Thursday, combined to win two of the four contests in which they were represented this week.

    They kicked off their brace in what was a third 1600m Purebred Arabian maiden on the card, one which produced a landmark outcome for jockey Pat Cosgrave who, riding Marahib for Sheikh Khalifa and Lemartinel, registered his 100th winner in the UAE.

  • 23 November 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club host racing for the third time this season on Sunday with a six-race card highlighted by the sole Thoroughbred contest, a handicap over 1400m, which has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14.

  • 23 November 2018

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by a 1600m rated conditions event, the GulfNews.com, where Ramzan Kadyrov’s Cosmo Charlie ran out an emphatic winner under Pat Dobbs, just as he had done in the equivalent race 12 months ago. Trained by Doug Watson, the 4-year-old gelded son of Stay Thirsty overcame a poor start to rush up from his low draw and lead from the rail from the 1200m onward. Though Connor Beasley and mount Radaini drew level at the top of the straight, the end was barely in doubt, as Dobbs soon settled the matter with a flick of the reins.

  • 22 November 2018

    Montsarrat Ready to Flaunt Speed; Ejaaby Gets His Meydan Dirt Debut; Japan’s DWC Runners in Global G1s; Quick Hits: Pavel, Yulong Warrior
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    • Montsarrat Ready to Flaunt Speed
    • Top 2-Year-Old Pedigrees On Tap
    • Ejaaby Gets His Meydan Dirt Debut
    • Japan’s DWC Runners in Global G1s
    • Quick Hits: Pavel, Yulong Warrior, Furia Cruzada

  • 22 November 2018

    Friday’s second meeting of the new campaign at Al Ain is a seven-race card with just one Thoroughbred contest and six for Purebred Arabians, the best of which appears to be a 1400m handicap with the maximum field allowed of 15 due to face the starter. Ernst Oertel saddles three in said event for his main owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, whose retained jockey Tadhg O’Shea has opted to partner AF Makerah. That leaves Chris Hayes to partner AF Tathor and apprentice Adam McLean claiming a valuable 3kgs off AF Noqoush, who heads the weights alongside JAP Burhan.

  • 21 November 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its third meeting of the 2018-19 season

    DUBAI (November 21, 2018)— Racing at Meydan’s seven-race Thursday card is highlighted by the return of highly regarded Cosmo Charlie in the same 1600m rated conditions event he won 12 months ago en route to the Dubai World Cup Carnival. The co-feature of the evening is Meydan’s first Purebred Arabian feature of the season, the Group 2 Bani Yas over 1400m, in which RB Torch will attempt to defend the crown he won last year.

  • 17 November 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club hosted the second of their six meetings scheduled for the season on Saturday, a six-race card highlighted by the second edition of the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a 1700m Prestige Handicap AED100,000.

  • 16 November 2018

    Jebel Ali Racecourse staged its second meeting of the new season on Friday afternoon, a seven-race card highlighted by a 1200m rated conditions contest won stylishly by Above Normal.

  • 16 November 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club hosts a six race card on Saturday, undoubtedly highlighted by the second running of the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a Prestige Handicap over 1700m worth AED100,000.

    The inaugural edition last year was won by Mawahib, fourth in last Friday’s AED5,000,000 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (G1 PA) at Abu Dhabi, trained by Eric Lemartinel for his main patron His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

  • 16 November 2018

    Racing returned to Al Ain for the first time this season on Thursday with a seven-race card during which trainer Eric Lemartinel saddled a treble, under three different riders and Helal Al Alawi, as well as jockeys William Lee and Ben Curtis, celebrated doubles.