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  • 24 March 2019

    Monday, March 25
    9:00 a.m.
    Interview Room, Meydan Grandstand

    At the end of daily Track Work, Monday-Friday, there will be press conferences at 9:00 a.m. with various trainers, jockeys, owners and associated connections to Dubai World Cup meeting runners.



  • 23 March 2019

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 20th March 2019, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the pre-race urine sample taken from NADER AL KHALEDIAH (SA) prior to it competing in Race 6 “The GCC Cup” over 1700 metres at Sharjah Racecourse on Saturday 16th February 2019, was found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

  • 23 March 2019

    On Wednesday 13 March, 2019 the Emirates Racing Authority Stewards inquired into a report received from the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit, that the prohibited substance cobalt, above the permitted threshold, was detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from MAJD AL SHARQ (AE) at Al Ain racecourse on Friday 15 February, 2019 after finishing 14th in the Oud Al Touba Maiden (1600m).

  • 22 March 2019

    Friday’s final meeting of the 11 staged at Jebel Ali this season was highlighted by the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race and having won the inaugural edition in 2017, Shamaal Nibras regained the crown with a smooth success to maintain trainer Doug Watson’s record of landing the race each year, having also won it last year with Cosmo Charlie.

  • 22 March 2019

    Please be informed that Dubai World Cup media credentials for all approved media are available for pick up at the 5th Floor Media Center in the Meydan Grandstand.

    Those members of the media who have received approval emails from our side are invited to pick up their badges at the earliest.

    Media Badges can be collected at the following times and locations:
    March 23 (Saturday) – between 10 am and 4 pm at the DWC Media Centre, located on the fifth floor of the Meydan Grandstand.

  • 22 March 2019

    The ultimate machiine. he ultimate machine. Speed, size and imposing presence. North America has become as big as his name implies in 2019 in just two starts and is now the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) favourite.

    The son of stellar stallion Dubawi has made a procession of things so far, winning both the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2) and Round 2 (G2) with ease. Going directly to the front, he has shown no mercy to his foes, winning by open lengths under a confident Richard Mullen.

  • 21 March 2019

    Having kicked off the UAE season in late October, Jebel Ali race for the 11th and final time this season on Friday when a seven-race card is highlighted by the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race inaugurated in 2017 when won by Shamaal Nibras. Trained by Doug Watson, as was 2018 winner Cosmo Charlie, Shamaal Nibras did not defend his crown last year, instead contesting the following week’s Group 2 Godolphin Mile.

  • 19 March 2019

    DUBAI (March 19, 2019)—Please find below the fields for the nine races of Dubai World Cup Day 2019.


  • 18 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 27) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 18, 2019


    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Seeking the Soul, Stewart Set Sail
    • DUBAI TURF: Southern Legend Well-Suited
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Call the Wind Full of Promise
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: G1 Winner Nonkono Yume Brings Class


    Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk.

  • 16 March 2019

    A 5100m Prestige handicap, the final round of the Al Ain Marathon Series was the official feature at Al Ain on Saturday and won for a third time in four years by Balad Al Reef, saddled by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables, the pairing also responsible for runner-up, Hareer Al Reef. First contested in 2015, Balad Al Reef landed the severe stamina test in both 2016 and 2017 before disappointing when only fourth last year when the race was won by Ajjaj, third here having found conceding lumps of weight to his ten rivals a bridge too far.

  • 15 March 2019

    Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both races were over 2200m on turf.

  • 14 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by a quality 1600m handicap, the CNN Travel, in which Doug Watson-trained Thegreatcollection, despite conceding weight to his 10 rivals, was able to take full advantage of a drop in class to win easily. One race earlier, the defending UAE champion trainer won the other co-feature in impressive fashion with Lytham St Annes.

  • 14 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 26) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 14, 2019


    • · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out
    • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus
    • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray
    • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player


  • 14 March 2019

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is on Friday this week for what is arguably the biggest meeting of the season in the Capital. The six-race card is highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship, as well as the biggest Thoroughbred race of the campaign, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship over the same 2200m.

  • 13 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday, the final meeting on the course before the Dubai World Cup in just over two weeks, is highlighted by a pair of AED 190,000 handicaps, including a 1600m fixture in which the weights are headed by the Doug Watson-trained Thegreatcollection and Pillar of Society. All seven races on the CNN-sponsored night are on the Meydan dirt surface, with the traditional Thursday first race time of 6:30 p.m.