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  • 28 December 2018

    Friday’s penultimate 2018 race meeting in the UAE was held at Jebel Ali and was highlighted by the Jebel Ali Mile Prep over said distance, which was won in thrilling fashion by Rocket Power after a thrilling battle over the final 100m between said eventual victor and the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum-owned duo of Zainhom and Takatul.

    Owned by Mohd Khalifa Al Basti and trained by Ahmad bin Harmash, Rocket Power has one won all three Jebel Ali starts this season after two lacklustre appearances at Meydan in November. Connor Beasley was in the saddle.

  • 28 December 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) have the honour of staging the final UAE race meeting of 2018 on Saturday afternoon and have excelled themselves with a cracking card featuring two AED 200,000 races highlighted by the second running of the HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap and sole Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card.

  • 27 December 2018

    The fixture list for the 2019-20 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

  • 27 December 2018

    The penultimate race meeting of 2018 in the UAE is at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon and highlighted by a fascinating 1600m rated conditions stakes, the Jebel Ali Mile Prep, which attracted a field of seven with the weights headed by Doug Watson-trained course specialist Just a Penny. Making his seasonal reappearance, the 6-year-old gelded son of Kodiac has seven career victories to his credit, all at Jebel Ali over trips ranging from 1200m to 1950m.

  • 27 December 2018

    McGettigan's Settle for Bay on Tap; Hit the Bid Hits Ground Running; Drafted Leads The Doug Delegation; Degas, Above the Rest Impress + more
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    Notes, News & Features on Meydan's stars around the globe

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    • McGettigan's SETTLE FOR BAY on Tap
    • HIT THE BID Hits Ground Running
    • DRAFTED Leads The Doug Delegation
    • DEGAS, ABOVE THE REST Impress in A.M.
    • Quick Hits: YULONG WARRIOR, AXELROD + more!

  • 24 December 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race, a competitive 1600m handicap in which the maximum allowed field of 16 went to post and produced one of several thrilling finishes enjoyed throughout the six-race pre-holiday card. It proved to be a landmark occasion for young Irishman Ronan Whelan, in his first whose season in the UAE and with Ali Rashid Al Rayhi at Grandstand Stables, was brought to a shuddering half after a horrible Meydan fall at the beginning of November.

  • 22 December 2018

    The final UAE racing fixture before Christmas is at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, a six-race card highlighted by the finale, the only Thoroughbred race, an ultra-competitive 1600m handicap in which the maximum allowed field of 16 will face the starter.

  • 21 December 2018

    DUBAI (December 20, 2018)—On a card sponsored in its entirety by Pillar Partner Azizi Developments, racing at Meydan on Thursday featured three Listed races (two Thoroughbred and one Purebred Arabian) two weeks before the start of the eagerly awaited 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival. It also proved a great evening for champion trainer, Doug Watson who finished with an impressive five winners.

  • 21 December 2018

    DUBAI (December 20, 2018)—Winning races at Meydan Racecourse proved elementary for Doug Watson, as the six-time UAE champion trainer turned up the proverbial heat two days before the first day of winter, winning five races, including a sweep of the evening’s Listed stakes.

  • 20 December 2018

    The Beat Goes On for ONE MAN BAND; MUNTAZAH, LADY WEDAD to Carnival; Keep an Eye on MCKINZIE; Five 2-Year-Olds to Watch Thursday
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    • The Beat Goes On for One Man Band
    • Keep an Eye on McKinzie
    • Five 2-Year-Olds to Watch Thursday
    • Muntazah, Lady Wedad to Carnival
    • Quick Hits: Solomini, Nova Lenda, Drafted, Kimbear, et al.

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  • 20 December 2018

    DUBAI (December 19, 2018)—Thursday’s Racing at Meydan card features a fitting preview of the 10-night Dubai World Cup Carnival, which commences for nine consecutive Thursdays starting on Jan. 3 and ultimately ends with Super Saturday, Mar. 9. Seven races are on tap, including a pair of Listed AED 265,000 (about $72,000) stakes, the Dubai Creek Mile and The Entisar. The evening’s racing will be sponsored by Pillar Partner Azizi Developments with a first post of 6:30 p.m.

  • 17 December 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged its penultimate meeting of 2018 on Sunday with half of the six races dedicated to 3-year-old Purebred Arabians, including the featured 1600m Abu Dhabi Championship (Listed PA), won in determined fashion by RB Money To Burn.

  • 16 December 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club staged their penultimate fixture of 2018 on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, in which Bois De Boulogne snatched what had, for much of the race, appeared a most unlikely victory.

  • 15 December 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stages its penultimate meeting of 2018 on Sunday, officially highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Championship (PA Listed), but also featuring a quality 2400m handicap, the only Thoroughbred contest on the six race card and containing a handful of Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirants.

  • 14 December 2018

    The penultimate Jebel Ali fixture of 2018 on Friday afternoon, a 1600m conditions race restricted to 3-year-olds, was won emphatically by Draco, who was never headed under Chris Hayes for racecourse patron, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained on the Jebel Ali track by Nicholas Bachalard, Draco had impressed when winning a similar conditions event on his local debut over 1400m a month ago, but seemingly built on that here, under a penalty for that victory, to land the spoils and maintain his unbeaten UAE record.