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  • 05 March 2020

    Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season on Thursday evening when 13 went to post for the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile and it lived up to its billing by providing a thrilling contest in which seven of the 13 runners held serious claims entering the final 200m, where Somoud put his nose in front, which is where it stayed to cause something of a surprise outcome.

  • 05 March 2020

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (March 5, 2020)—In accordance with public safety measures pertaining to the proliferation of COVID-19, Coronavirus Disease, Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) will contest the race meetings at Al Ain Racecourse (March 5, 2020), Jebel Ali Racecourse (March 6, 2020), Meydan Racecourse (March 7, 2020) and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (March 8, 2020) without attendees. Though without spectators, all races will be contested and regulated in a standard fashion and results will be recorded in an official capacity.

  • 05 March 2020

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    • TACITUS ARRIVES FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP
    • A FITTER QUIP STEPS UP TO CHALLENGE
    • BARNEY ROY LEADS APPLEBY ARMY
    • DEFOE TAKES PROVEN PATH FOR VARIAN

    TACITUS ARRIVES FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP

  • 05 March 2020

    Eight exciting races are schedule for Friday at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday afternoon, topped by a 1400m handicap in which 15 are set to post, topped in the weights by Al Tariq, one of two local debutants in the race for six-time champion trainer Doug Watson, who also saddles Maraawed. The card also features an 1800m handicap affair that appears more than up for grabs on what should be a thrilling Super Saturday eve card for Dubai racing fans.

  • 05 March 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Thursday is highlighted by the seventh edition of the track’s biggest race of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile for which 13 have been declared, including Group 1-winning local and dirt debutant Shahm.

    Trained by Majed Al Jahoori for Al Wathba Racing and the choice of Richard Mullen, Shahm has won half of his 10 career starts, highlighted by victory in the 2000m Group 1 President Of The UAE Cup at ParisLongchamp in May 2018. The 7-year-old entire ran just once in 2019, winning a 2100m conditions race in December on the all-weather at Mons-Ghlin in Belgium.

  • 01 March 2020

    Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis in which the exciting AF Alwajel recorded a career best and first win on turf to deny this year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 heroine RB Money To Burn, who led for the majority of the race, but could not withstand the determined challenge of the winner.

  • 29 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 29, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card, featured six competitive handicaps, including five contested by horses with 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirations. The meet was arguably highlighted by The Mina, a 1200m dirt handicap and most valuable race on the card, won almost effortlessly by Important Mission.

  • 29 February 2020

    Racing on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday is highlighted by a fascinating renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 9-year-old entire has not been seen in public since well beaten when attempting to defend his Kahayla Classic crown in 2017, so is returning from a massive 1072 days off the track.

  • 28 February 2020

    The Second Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, was the highlight of the meeting in Al Ain on Friday and emphatic winner Balad Al Reef, who was almost 11 lengths clear of runner-up Sufyan crossing the line, also breaking the track record set in the same race last year by Jeemi, who was 20 lengths back in fourth this time.

  • 28 February 2020

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card with a first race time of 5:30 p.m., includes five handicaps to be contested by horses whose connections hope they can advertise claims for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

  • 27 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 27, 2020)—Thursday’s eight-race Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, the ninth of 2020 and worth more than $1.3 million, was a thriller of global proportions. While Godolphin was potent, per usual, the internationals struck well in other races, with Ireland, USA, Sweden, North Korea and UK all showing up in a big way in multiple races.

  • 27 February 2020

    The second leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, is the official highlight at Al Ain on Friday with 10 declared, including last year’s winner Jeemi, who is trained by Eric Lemartinel for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A 7-year-old gelding, he has not won since, but as was the case 12 months ago, has the assistance of Tadhg O’Shea. Yard rider Fabrice Veron appears to prefer the claims of stable companion Arjan. A 5-year-old mare, she has won once, from just seven starts, but not on dirt, after five attempts and she is trying this kind of staying test for the first time.

  • 27 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 26, 2020)—The ninth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is a bumper eight-race card sponsored by pillar partner Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One and highlighted by the $300,000 Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy, $100,000 Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 for the Purebred Arabians and a pair of Listed races.

  • 25 February 2020

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    • ALMOND EYE AND CURREN BOUQUETD’OR SET SIGHTS ON DUBAI
    • RB TEXAS HOLD EM BRINGS G1 HAND TO UAE
    • PARSIMONY SET TO SPLURGE IN CURLIN

    ALMOND EYE AND CURREN BOUQUETD’OR SET SIGHTS ON DUBAI

  • 22 February 2020

    The final meeting of the current season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest turned into a procession by AF Kal Noor and jockey Tadhg O’Shea.