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  • 03 February 2021

    The third meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening, six races sponsored by Pillar Partners DP World, is highlighted by the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes and the second Classic of the season, the UAE 2000 Guineas.

    Group 3 $130,000 Firebreak Stakes (1600m D)

  • 02 February 2021

    Thoroughbred racing’s top stars have been nominated for the highly anticipated 25th running of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Meydan Racecourse. Among the global stars highlighting the nominations are Knicks Go, Charlatan, Bivouac, Chrono Genesis, Addeybb and Mogul. A total of 1,511 nominations were accepted from 762 horses trained in 19 countries.

  • 30 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by three quality handicaps, the official feature being the Gulf News, over 1600m on turf, in which turf debutant Mystery Land clearly relished the switch of surface, flying home under Pat Cosgrave to lead in the final 50m.

  • 29 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, sponsored by Pillar Partners Gulf News, is highlighted by a trio of handicaps providing horses on the cusp of Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) eligibility the opportunity to qualify for the international extravaganza.

    The first such opportunity, a 1600m turf handicap, has attracted a capacity field of 16 and, predictably given the numbers, looks absolutely wide open.

  • 28 January 2021

    Thursday’s second meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was officially highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi presented by Longines and Godolphin’s Althiqa showed impressive acceleration to land the spoils.

    Group 2 $163,000 Cape Verdi (fillies & mares 1600m T)
    The 1600m turf feature, restricted to fillies and mares, was won impressively by the Godolphin filly Althiqa, supplying both trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey James Doyle a fourth success in the race, a third in combination.

  • 28 January 2021

    AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE R2 (GROUP 1)
    $49,000 | 1900m (dirt) | PA
    Winner: RB FRYNCHH DUDE (USA)
    Pedigree: Baseq Al Khalediah (SA) - Rb Frynch Broad (US)
    Owner: Byerley Racing
    Trainer: Helal Alalawi
    Jockey: Patrick Cosgrave
    Official Time: 2:07:07 (Track Record)
    Old Track Record: 02:07:66 - AATEBAT AL KHALEDIAH - 2019
    Margin of Victory: 2 ½ Length

  • 28 January 2021

    Seven races at Al Ain on Friday, all for Purebred Arabians, are highlighted by a 3200m handicap, the First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, for which ten have been declared, the weights headed by marathon regular Balad Al Reef and his stable companion Sharaf Al Reef.

  • 27 January 2021

    The second meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening is a fascinating six race card sponsored by Pillar Partners Longines and highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi, as well as the first Classic of the season, the UAE 1000 Guineas, not to mention the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 for the Purebred Arabians.

    Group 2 $163,000 Cape Verdi (fillies & mares 1600m T)
    For fillies and mares, Godolphin have dominated the Group 2 Cape Verdi in recent times, winning it in all bar two renewals since 2011.

  • 24 January 2021

    Seven races at Ahabi on Sunday evening were highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais and a penalty was not enough to stop the class act in the race, AF Alwajel, from running out a decisive winner.

  • 23 January 2021

    Racing at Al Ain on Saturday was highlighted by the concluding 2000m conditions contest and class undoubtedly prevailed with the enigmatic Sauternes Al Maury registering his third career success for Doug Watson and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum on what likely will be his swansong.

  • 23 January 2021

    Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the final UAE fixture of a busy four days locally and unusually comprised of seven races, is highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais which appears to revolve around the classy AF Alwajel.

  • 22 January 2021

    The Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, the biggest race of the Jebel Ali season, was the undoubted highlight of the track’s Friday afternoon fixture and it produced something of a shock result with outsider Blown By Wind shooting clear inside the final 100m to complete a treble, after the first four races, for trainer Salem bin Ghadayer.

  • 21 January 2021

    Al Maktoum Challenge Rd 1, 1600m (dirt) G2
    Thursday’s eagerly anticipated first night of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival was officially highlighted by the dirt feature, the 1600m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 sponsored by Mina By Azizi and won stylishly by Military Law.

  • 21 January 2021

    AL FURJAN BY AZIZI (HANDICAP)
    $65,000 | 1400m (dirt)
    Winner: GOLDEN GOAL (IRE)
    Pedigree: Dark Angel (IRE) - Golden Rosie (IRE)
    Owner: Dale Brennan
    Trainer: Doug Watson
    Jockey: Patrick Dobbs
    Official Time: 1:22.69 (Track Record)
    Old Track Record: 1:23:07 - RAVEN'S CORNER - 2018
    Margin of Victory: 3 1/2 lengths

  • 21 January 2021

    The 1600m Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, the biggest race of the Jebel Ali season, is the undoubted highlight of seven races on Friday afternoon and Secret Ambition will attempt to become the fourth dual winner of the prize he landed in 2018 for Satish Seemar.

    Of the three previous horses to win the race twice, only Treble Jig won in consecutive seasons and the 8-year-old Exceed And Excel entire did not attempt to defend his crown last year, instead contesting the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1, finishing an excellent narrow second in the 1600m Dubai World Cup Carnival feature.