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  • 08 March 2010

    The 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis is the undoubted highlight of Sunday's Abu Dhabi card and features an intriguing clash between last year's winner Quaolina, trained by Doug Watson and the mount of Richard Hills, and HH The President's Cup winner Jarnin.

  • 05 March 2010

    The final meeting before Dubai World Cup night featured the Meydan Masters, four 12-runner handicaps on the All Weather track contested by some of the world's top jockeys. On a night sponsored by Meydan, it was Richard Hills, retained jockey to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who won the prize after riding a winner, a second and a third.

  • 04 March 2010

    Please click here to listen to the Super Thursday interviews.

    The Super Thursday card, the dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup meeting and sponsored by the Derrinstown Stud of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was highlighted by the concluding rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge.

  • 04 March 2010

    The inaugural Meydan Masters meeting, the final fixture before the Dubai World Cup one on Saturday 27th March, takes place tomorrow and is a seven race, all Thoroughbred card, sponsored by Meydan. An international jockeys' challenge, the Meydan Masters features 12 of the world's top jockeys competing against one another in four handicaps with their mounts randomly selected.

  • 03 March 2010

    Derrinstown Stud, the Irish arm of the breeding operation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the Super Thursday meeting, the seven race card designed as the ideal preparation for Dubai World Cup night on Saturday 27th March.

  • 03 March 2010

    Dubai, UAE, 2 March 2010 – The Derrinstown Stud-sponsored Super Thursday racecard, highly regarded as the most important meeting outside of the Dubai World Cup, is set to take place this Thursday.

  • 01 March 2010

    The middle leg of the Arabian Triple Crown was the feature at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening and the prize went to Oman with the Philippe Barbe-trained Al Charif able to concede weight all round.

  • 01 March 2010

    Sunday's six race card on the Abu Dhabi turf features the middle round of the Arabian Triple Crown and the valuable prize may well go to Oman.

  • 01 March 2010

    The Satish Seemar-trained Terrific Challenge won the featured 1000m conditions race, kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud, at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon.

  • 01 March 2010

    The Satish Seemar-trained Terrific Challenge won the featured 1000m conditions race, kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud, at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon.

  • 25 February 2010

    Mike de Kock and Saeed bin Suroor continued their excellent 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival campaigns at the seventh meeting on Thursday evening.

    South African de Kock won the UAE Oaks, over 1900m, for the first time with Raihana who was given a confident ride by Christophe Soumillon to pass Kieren Fallon on Bikini Babe well inside the final 100m.

  • 25 February 2010

    Friday's Jebel Ali meeting is highlighted by a 1000m conditions race, kindly sponsored by the Shadwell organisation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    The maximum of 16 have been declared but only a handful would appear to hold realistic chances of winning. These include the two who head the weights and Impenetrable, a course and distance winner trained by Ali Rashid Al Raihe and to be ridden by Royston Ffrench, could be hard to beat. He shares top weight with Mannjal, trained on the course by Dhruba Selvaratnam but probably better over further.

  • 25 February 2010

    Thursday's seventh meeting of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival, which is an eight race all Thoroughbred affair, is kindly sponsored by Meydan and sees the Group Three Balanchine Stakes, the Listed UAE Oaks and the second running of the DRC Gold Cup.

  • 22 February 2010

    It was a memorable evening at Abu Dhabi on Sunday or trainer Bakhit Al Ketbi and jockey Wayne Smith who combined to register a treble, highlighted by the victory of Grp Baghdad in the featured 1600m handicap.

  • 20 February 2010

    A busy season on the Abu Dhabi turf continues on Sunday with a six race card highlighted by a 1600m Purebred Arabian handicap which has attracted a select field of seven.