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  • 30 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the pre-race urine sample taken from LA YFOOTKUM (AE) prior to it competing in Race 2 “Wathba Stallions Cup (For Private Owners Only) Handicap” over 2200 metres at Abu Dhabi Racecourse on Sunday 15th December 2019, was found to have a concentration of Cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

  • 26 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 25th June 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the post-race urine sample taken from MURRAY RIVER (USA) after competing in Race 3 “Emirates NBD Handicap” over 1950 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 21st February 2020, had returned an irregularity to the prohibited substance Methocarbamol. Further, the inquiry addressed the request from the ERA Stewards for the medical records for all horses present in Green Stable for season 2019/20.

  • 26 June 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened inquiries on Thursday 18th June 2020, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Cimetidine had been detected in the urine samples taken from;

    • Inquiry 1 - MASAARR (USA), before it raced in, Race 2 “Jaguar XE (Div 1) Handicap” over 1600 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 20th February 2020.
    • Inquiry 2 - RAAKEZZ (USA), after it raced in, Race 5 “Keenland Conditions” over 1400 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 21st February 2020.

  • 25 June 2020

    DUBAI (June 25, 2020) – The fixture list of the 2020-21 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce the ERA Race Fixture for the racing season 2020-21, which will provide the owners, trainers and fans an integrated season on the UAE 5 racecourses. Through this fixture, we offer Local and International races for the Thoroughbred and Arabian horses”.

  • 22 March 2020

    ABU DHABI (March 22, 2020)—In light of the fast-developing COVID-19/coronavirus situation and with the health and safety of the participants as our top priority, it is with regret that the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) cancel the remainder of the UAE racing season. Additionally, Dubai World Cup 2020 will be postponed.
    Cancellation pertains to the following meetings: Al Ain Racecourse on April 2 and April 9, Jebel Ali Racecourse on April 3 and Meydan Racecourse on April 3 and April 10.

  • 22 March 2020

    To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organising committee of the Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event to the next year.

    Further to the UAE Government’s precautionary measures against the virus, we believe it is our duty to help protect the well-being of residents and guests.

    We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the stakeholders of the Dubai World Cup, and we hope to welcome all participants and guests next year.

  • 21 March 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, a bumper eight race card, was is highlighted by the third renewal of the Jebel Ali Classic, a 1400m conditions race won in its inaugural year 2017 and again 12 months ago by Shamaal Nibras. The EERC (Emirates Entertainment Racing Club) 11-year-old looked set to win his final race before retirement in style, only to be denied on the line by stable companion Thegreatcollection. Trainer Doug Watson has now won the race in all four years it has been contested, having won the 2018 edition with Cosmo Charlie.

  • 20 March 2020

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    • DOWN THE DWC SHEDROW WITH CHARLIE APPLEBY
    • IN BRIEF: MEKONG, TACITUS, IMPERIAL HINT et al.

    DOWN THE DUBAI WORLD CUP SHEDROW WITH CHARLIE APPLEBY

  • 19 March 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, a bumper eight race card, is highlighted by the third renewal of the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race won in 2017 (inaugural year) and again in 2019 by Shamaal Nibras. Trained by Doug Watson for EERC (Emirates Entertainment Racing Club), the 11-year-old is to be retired after the race, having proved a wonderful servant for current connections. As well as winning this race twice, he also landed the 2018 Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, a race in which he has also finished second three times, including this year.

  • 19 March 2020

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    • CLASSIC WINNER SIR WINSTON LEADS 10 ARRIVING AMERICANS
    • MIDNIGHT SANDS CONTINUES TO THRIVE FOR GODOLPHIN MILE
    • CHRYSOBERYL TOPS JAPAN’S DWC QUARTET

    CLASSIC WINNER SIR WINSTON LEADS 10 ARRIVING AMERICANS

  • 18 March 2020

    DUBAI (March 18, 2020)—The historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup on March 28 at Meydan Racecourse will be composed of nine races—six Group 1s and three Group 2s—worth a world-leading $35 million.

  • 14 March 2020

    A cracking card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship which produced a thrilling finish with last year’s winner, BF Mughader, Rmmas and Somoud locked together in a real battle with 150m remaining before the last named snatched the spoils near the winning line.

  • 14 March 2020

    • IMPERIAL HINT FLIES IN SHAHEEN BREEZE
    • KEW GARDENS TO LEAD AIDAN O'BRIEN ARMY
    • WAADY HAS AL QUOZ ASPIRATIONS

    IMPERIAL HINT FLIES IN SHAHEEN BREEZE

  • 13 March 2020

    Arguably the best meeting of the Abu Dhabi season is Saturday’s six-race card, which features not only the most prestigious Thoroughbred race of the campaign in the capital, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship, but also the final Purebred Arabian Group 1 of their campaign, the Emirates Championship. Both races are over 2200m and will be contested by previous winners.

  • 13 March 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m handicap afforded Prestige status. The race turned into a procession by Octave, who was sent straight to the front by an inspired Bernardo Pinheiro and, apart from when joined briefly by 2018 winner Ajjaj with a circuit remaining, did not see another rival.