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  • 26 November 2011

    Rochdale, trained by Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe and ridden by Royston Ffrench, won the featured 2000m conditions race at Meydan's second meeting of the new season, just as he had done in 2010.

    He was always travelling well under Ffrench and, turning for home, he only had stable companion Ahlaain to beat with the rest in trouble.

  • 26 November 2011

    Al Basti Equiworld generously sponsor the first racemeeting at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon and have been rewarded with a competitive racecard.

    There are two Thoroughbred handicaps at Sharjah's first fixture of the season with the first of these, race four, over 2000m has attracted a field of 12.


  • 26 November 2011

    Al Basti Equiworld generously sponsor the whole card at Meydan on Friday afternoon, as well as the Sharjah card on Saturday, with the Meydan matinee meeting highlighted by a quality 2000m conditions race.

    First and second in last year’s version contest once again, with the Ali Rashid Al Raihe-trained Rochdale sure to be a popular Pick Six selection to repeat that win from Kal Barg, trained by Dhruba Selvaratnam.

  • 24 November 2011

    Meydan will offer its first afternoon of racing for the 2011-2012 racing season, with a special 3 pm post time for the Friday, November 25 programme of six races.

    The early post time is one of six programmes that will be held with a 3pm start and include December 23, January 6, 20, February 3 and 17th.

  • 21 November 2011

     Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe continued his remarkable start to the season with a double at Abu Dhabi's third meeting of the season on Sunday evening.

    Having saddled four winners at Meydan's opening meeting of the season, he followed that with a brace at Jebel Ali on Friday and he already has 11winners on the board this season.

  • 20 November 2011
  • 19 November 2011

    Trainers Ali Rashid Al Raihe, Doug Watson and Dhruba Selvaratnam equally divided the six races at Jebel Ali's second meeting on Friday afternoon between them with Al Raihe's Mujaazef winning the featured 1400m conditions race.

  • 17 November 2011
  • 13 November 2011

    Emirates sponsored Thursday evening's first meeting of the new season and Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe continued his flying start to the new campaign when saddling no less than four of the six winners.

    These included both of the featured handicaps with Rochdale landing the main race, the 2000m handicap, under stable jockey Royston Ffrench. A winner over 1900m on the equivalent card last year, Rochdale clearly goes well fresh but did also win on his second start last season.

  • 09 November 2011

    After Sunday's opening fixture of the season in Abu Dhabi, racing kicks off at Jebel Ali Racecourse, which will be celebrating their 20th anniversary early next year.

    The six race card sees Derrinstown Stud, the Irish arm of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Shadwell breeding empire, generously sponsors the featured 1000m sprint which has attracted the largest field of the afternoon with 11 declared.

  • 05 November 2011

    Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe and the previous title holder Doug Watson were both in double form as racing returned to Dubai with a six race card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon.

  • 30 October 2011
  • 27 September 2011

    Dubai, UAE, September 27 2011 – The Emirates Racing Authority is pleased to announce significant upgrades to the UAE stakes schedule for 2012 with the Dubai World Cup meeting bolstered further by the upgrade to Group One of the Al Quoz Sprint and Super Saturday now to host dual Group One events with the rise to the elite level for the Al Maktoum Challenge Round III and the Jebel Hatta.

    For the 2011/2012 season, the UAE will host 34 Group races including the following: Group One, seven contests; Group Two, nine events; Group Three, ten races; and Listed contests, eight.

  • 18 September 2011

    The Emirates Racing Authority has approved a modification to the race fixture schedule for Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club with the first day of racing to be held Sunday October 30th.

  • 16 August 2011

    Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2011 – His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority, has approved the fixtures list for the 2011/2012 racing seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Meydan Racecourse and Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.