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  • 27 March 2018

    $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

    Cloth of Stars – The Andre Fabre-trained quartet of Talismanic, Cloth of Stars, Rosa Imperial and Trais Fluors did not leave the international stables on Tuesday morning, as they had all worked on Monday morning on the dirt track at the Meydan Racecourse.

    “This morning, all four horses remained in the international stables,” Fabre’s representative A.m.elie Foulon said. “We took them out at 7:00 a.m. to walk them in hand for half an hour. They are all well. Tomorrow we will return to the dirt track.”

  • 27 March 2018

    Awardee – Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline contender Awardee cantered once around the main track on Tuesday and is scheduled to work on Wednesday.

    Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion Forever Unbridled had her stiffest bit of work since arriving in Dubai, galloping 2600m under exercise rider Pedro Velez, who has worked for trainer Dallas Stewart for 17 years.

    “She’s doing fantastic,” Stewart said. “She had an awesome morning.”

  • 26 March 2018

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference –Tuesday, March 27
    9:30 a.m.
    Interview Room, Meydan Grandstand

    At the end of daily Track Work, Monday through Friday, there will be press conferences at 9:30 a.m. with various trainers, jockeys, owners and associated connections to Dubai World Cup Day runners.

    Tuesday’s Press Conference 9:30-10:15
    Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News Edition!

    9:30
    CHAD SUMMERS

  • 26 March 2018

    Seemar Living the American Dream

    As Dubai’s senior trainer, Satish Seemar has experienced all the massive changes in the Emirates racing landscape, and he could be forgiven for taking another big night at Meydan as a matter of course. Yet, with five runners to saddle on Saturday, he is approaching the world’s richest single day’s racing with the enthusiasm of a rookie.

    “I’ve been here for 27 years,” he said. “It’s the 23rd year of the Dubai World Cup, and this is the best team I’ve ever fielded on the big day.”

  • 26 March 2018

    Jordan Sport – Jordan Sport stayed at trainer Fawzi Nass’s barn at Al Quoz having had a visit to Meydan the previous day.

    “We brought him over to the dirt track yesterday (Sunday) and he went well enough,” said Nass. “He won really well on his first start on dirt last time. He’s a Dubawi and when we bought him we hoped he might be a dirt horse and it looks like he is.”

  • 26 March 2018

    Awardee – With 10 wins from 40 starts, the 8-year-old veteran Awardee had an easy canter on the Meydan dirt track around 5:00 a.m.

    “My staff told me that he has settled in well and eats up like he does at home,” trainer Mikio Matsunaga said. “Jockey Yutaka Take will gallop him on Wednesday morning.”

    Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s champion Forever Unbridled, looking to become the first female winner of the race, went to the track shortly after 5:30 a.m. and galloped twice around as trainer Dallas Stewart and his son, Cole, watched from the rail.

  • 26 March 2018

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference on Monday, March 26, to feature Dallas Stewart, Erwan Charpy, Randi Melton, Satish Seemar

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference – MONDAY, March 26
    9:30 a.m.
    Interview Room, Meydan Grandstand

    At the end of daily Track Work, Monday through Friday, there will be press conferences at 9:30 a.m. with various trainers, jockeys, owners and associated connections to Dubai World Cup Day runners.

    Monday’s Press Conference 9:30-10:15

    9:30
    DALLAS STEWART

  • 25 March 2018

    ‘Talented’ Talismanic Tremendous in Mornings; Japanese Get Acquainted with Grounds; X Y Jet Cruises, Mind Your Biscuits Sharp
    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: ‘Talented’ Talismanic Tremendous in Mornings
    • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC/TURF: Japanese Get Acquainted with Grounds
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: XY Jet Cruises; Mind Your Biscuits Sharp
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: Music Magnate and Holding Gold Impress
    • UAE DERBY: Reride Takes Road Less Travelled
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Watson Quartet to Breeze Monday
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Shiekhzayedroad, An Old Pro
    • KAHAYLA CLASSIC: Paddy’s Day Could Get Lucky

  • 23 March 2018

    The final fixture of the Jebel Ali season, on Friday afternoon, was highlighted by the second running of the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race, in which class prevailed when Cosmo Charlie was probably never headed under Sam Hitchcott.

    Trained by Doug Watson, the four-year-old was victorious in last year’s 1900m Listed Al Bastakiya on Super Saturday and made a winning return this season at Meydan, in a 1600m conditions race in November.

  • 22 March 2018

    Photographers Briefing -Thursday, March 29, 2018; Approved Media Requested to Collect Media Credentials

    Dear Members of the Media

    We would like to remind all photographers about the Dubai World Cup 2018 photographers briefing scheduled for March 29 at 12 pm at the Meydan Grandstand ground floor media center.

  • 22 March 2018

    The final meeting of the UAE domestic season at Jebel Ali on Friday is highlighted by the second running of the 1400m Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee) sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the US arm of the breeding empire of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • 22 March 2018

    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: West Coast and Forever Unbridled Fire Warning Shots
    • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Cloth of Stars’ Time to Shine
    • DUBAI TURF: Lancaster Bomber Finally the Lead
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Mind Your Biscuits Flies in Final Drill
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brando out, Washington DC and Magical Memory in
    • UAE DERBY: Rayya Ready to Roll
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Watson Loads Up in Sharp Azteca Absence
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Godolphin Fleshes Out Full Field

  • 21 March 2018
  • 21 March 2018

    On Saturday, 3rd March 2018 the ERA Steering Committee accepted the appeal of Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer in regards to disqualification of the licence of the Trainer in Race 5 under ERA Rule of Racing 95AAA2 at Jebel Ali Racecourse on 26th January 2018.

    The ERA Appeal Panel heard the appeal of Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer on Sunday, 18th March 2018.

    On Monday, 19th March 2018, the Appeal Panel ordered that the Stewards’ Decision to disqualify Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer for 12-month period commencing on 3rd March 2018 and ending at midnight on 2nd March 2019 stands.

  • 17 March 2018

    The final card of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Saturday was highlighted by the AED1million Group 1 Emirates Championship, won emphatically by Al Zahir, over the same 2200m as his HH The President Cup victory on his previous start five weeks ago. Trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, he has now won four of his seven UAE outings, including the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 on this card last year.