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  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts 2nd Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
    $100,000 DUBAI TROPHY
    Winner: GOOD FORTUNE
    Owner: Godolphin
    Trainer: Charlie Appleby
    Jockey: James Doyle
    Official Time: 1:24.12 (1400mT)
    Margin of Victory: .75 lengths

  • 10 January 2019

    Jebel Ali stage their first meeting of 2019 on Friday afternoon, a seven-race card officially highlighted by a 1000m conditions race that is restricted to 3-year-olds. Thirteen have declared, of whom only the penalised Eyelool has won. Trained on the Jebel Ali track for racecourse patron His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum by Nicholas Bachalard, the gelded son of Dragon Pulse will be making his local debut, having won two of his five starts in Britain for William Haggas.

  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its second 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

  • 10 January 2019

    Saeed bin Suroor Talks Royal Marine; Connections of North America, Gold Town & Heavy Metal Weigh In; U.S. Import Giant Hero Makes Local Bow
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    • · Royal Marine Testing New Waters
    • · North America Off the Shelf
    • · Guineas the Goal for Giant Hero
    • · Gold Town Tries to Shine Again
    • · Heavy Metal Gets the Lead Out
    • · Quick Hits: Cross Counter, et al.

  • 05 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 5, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday officially featured The District One Magnificent Stretch, a 1600m turf handicap, but the main event was upstaged from the outset when H And B’s Moshaher decimated a group of 3-year-old maidens with UAE Derby dreams in the opener. The 1600m (one mile) affair, titled the District One Panorama Win, saw the Doug Watson-trained son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents track the leaders like a seasoned older horse before toying with his foes in the straight.

  • 04 January 2019

    Al Ain staged their first meeting of 2019 on Friday afternoon, which was a seven-race card highlighted by the lone Thoroughbred handicap over 1400m. The event was won in determined fashion by Iftitah, ridden by Richard Mullen for trainer Satish Seemar, who had combined to win the previous evening’s Dubawi Stakes (G3) on opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan.

  • 04 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 4, 2019)— Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card which starts at 4:00 p.m., is highlighted by three AED 190,000 handicaps, of which two are on turf, including the 2000m finale (District One Crystal Lagoon Trophy). Topping the the maximum field of 16 is Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirant Key Bid, who exits a resounding victory on dirt over 2000m.

  • 04 January 2019

    The second race meeting of 2019 in the UAE is at Al Ain on Friday, a seven-race card with just one Thoroughbred contest, a competitive 1400m handicap which has attracted the maximum field allowed of 15.

    A 1600m course winner on his seasonal debut in November, Initial has since finished third, then second, on his two subsequent outings at Jebel Ali and looks to hold strong claims for Musabbeh Al Mheiri and Ben Curtis.

    Al Mheiri said: “We know he likes it at Al Ain and he has had a nice three week break, so we have to be hopeful he can run well in a competitive race.”

  • 03 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosted its first 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

    The opening night of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan featured the 1200m Dubawi Stakes and 1800m Singspiel Stakes—both Group 3 and worth $200,000—with each providing thrilling stretch runs and popular victories. The evening also featured three wide-open, lucrative handicaps on turf and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for newly turned 3-year-old fillies.

    Recap: DUBAWI STAKES (Group 3, $200,000)

  • 03 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts 1st Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
    Official Time (1800m Turf): 1:49.40
    Margin of Victory: 1.5 Lengths

  • 03 January 2019

    Official quotes from the $200,000 Dubawi Stakes (G3)
    Final Time : 1:11.68
    Margin of Victory: 1.75 Lengths

  • 03 January 2019

    In-depth looks at trainers Crisford, Marnane & Seemar, as well as Thursday runners RAVEN'S CORNER, FREESCAPE, BASATEEN, EKHTIYAAR + DWC news
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    • · A ‘Second Home’-coming for Crisford
    • · Raven’s Corner Leads Seemar Army
    • · Freescape Down in Trip, Up in Class
    • · Watson Sleepers: Basateen, Ekhtiyaar
    • · Vivlos Reverses Course, to Dubai Turf
    • · Stormy Liberal on Quest for Al Quoz

  • 03 January 2019

    Early Applications Encouraged

    DUBAI (January 3, 2019)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2019 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day will take place on Saturday, March 30, at Meydan Racecourse.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Applicants should upload 1MB jpg scans of their passport photo page and a photograph. UAE residents will also require 1MB jpg scans of their Emirates ID (front and back) and valid UAE visa scans.

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  • 02 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its first 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

  • 29 December 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) staged the final UAE race meeting of 2018 on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by the second running of the AED 200,000 HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup over 1700m. The lone Thoroughbred contest (handicap) on the six-race card was dominated by trainer Doug Watson, whose pair of pupils—Pillar of Society and Mystique Moon—had the race between themselves throughout the final 250m.