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  • 31 October 2018

    Louisville, Kentucky, USA (October 31, 2018) – Which Thunder Snow will the world see? The question beckons and global racing seeks an answer as the bay 4-year-old colt attempts history on Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup. A Godolphin/Darley homebred, Thunder Snow has shown downright dominance and perplexing volatility in a career that has garnered him seven victories and 15 top-three finishes from 20 efforts.

  • 26 October 2018

    Racing returned to the UAE on Friday afternoon with a seven-race card at Jebel Ali Racecourse. The highlight was a 1400m handicap that appeared to be very competitive, at least on paper. In the end though it was won reasonably comfortably by High On Life who was able to concede weight to his 11 rivals and was probably never headed under Royston Ffrench.

  • 25 October 2018

    UAE racing returns on Friday with a seven-race card at Jebel Ali Racecourse; the first of 11 they will host among the 67 cards to be staged across the five UAE tracks through April 12.

  • 08 October 2018

    Media accreditation for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has opened.

    The link below can be used by media members who are planning to cover meetings at Meydan Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Racecourse, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Sharjah Racecourse and Al Ain Racecourse.

    This accreditation does not cover Dubai World Cup, but does accredit through Super Saturday, March 9, 2019.


    Accreditation link

  • 30 July 2018

    Dubai, UAE (July 30, 2018) – Meydan Racecourse’s 2018-19 domestic Racing at Meydan season has received a 9% increase in purses. The boost comes on the heels of announced increases to both the Dubai World Cup card and Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, creating an all-around exciting and progressive upcoming Dubai racing season.

  • 30 July 2018

    The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for its first nine meetings. Its 10th and final will be Super Saturday, March 9.

  • 25 July 2018

    On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US $30 million to $35 million. Its namesake race, the Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, receives a $2 million boost to $12 million and boasts a $7.2 million purse to the winner; the highest first-place prize in global thoroughbred racing.

  • 29 May 2018

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 19th February 2018, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit of two samples returning an irregularity to the prohibited substance Cobalt, from the Mr. Ibrahim Al Hadhrami trained AL MOBHER (OM) and AMEED (AE) from the following race meetings;
    • AL MOBHER (OM); Al Ain on Friday 5th January 2018 - Race 5 “Shabyat Al Rawdah Maiden” (1600 metres). Found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine in its post-race urine sample.

  • 04 May 2018

    UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate Mendelssohn made his first appearance on the track on Thursday morning after clearing quarantine at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He did so again on Friday morning, again drawing a sizable crowd, as he prepares for Saturday’s US $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1). The son of Scat Daddy is the 5-1 morning-line second choice in the 2000m American classic behind Justify, who is trained by three-time Dubai World Cup winner and four-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert.

  • 03 May 2018

    UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G2) winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Considered the top Thoroughbred 3-year-old based in Dubai this winter, she won two of her four races, including the aforementioned 1900m Oaks and a 1400m maiden event on the 7th of December. In a bit of a homecoming, she returns to her state of birth and takes on the best 3-year-old dirt fillies in the world in said 1800m event.

  • 01 May 2018

    A record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    The season will offer an unprecedented 67 race dates, five more than 2017-18, and opens at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, October 26, 2018. Meydan Racecourse and Abu Dhabi Racecourse will kick off their seasons the following week on Thursday, November 1, and Saturday, November 3, respectively.

  • 07 April 2018

    Jockeys' challenge won by International Jockeys

    The 5th Chengdu Dubai International Cup meeting featured a competitive and thrilling day of racing at Jinma Lake Racecourse, a 2000m right-handed turf course just outside of Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The day also featured the second edition of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup Jockeys’ Challenge, which comprised of two races, the Wenjiang Sprint (Race 1) and Guangsha Handicap (Race 3).

  • 04 April 2018

    Chengdu Dubai International Cup will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018

    (Chengdu, China – April 4, 2018) – The landmark fifth Chengdu Dubai International Cup will be held on Saturday, April 7th. Leading up to the event, members of the Chinese media met Dubai Racing Club horsemen at Jinma lake Racecourse early on Thursday morning. Results from Saturday’s card will be available on the Emirates Racing Authority app, which is free to download via the app stores for Android and iPhone. Said app also features a live stream of the action from Jinma Lake Racecourse.

  • 31 March 2018

    Saeed bin Suroor has dominated the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline like no other trainer and won the US $10 million feature for a stunning eighth time with the Christophe Soumillon-ridden Thunder Snow.

    The winner of the UAE Derby on this card 12 months ago was smartly away from his outside berth in stall 10 and the Belgian-born rider barely saw another rival as the pair strolled away to score by five and three-quarter lengths in a track record time of 2.01.38.

  • 31 March 2018

    After a scary few moments in the starting gate during which he got his front legs tangled over the side of his stall, Godolphin’s Hawkbill burst away from the pack to an early lead and never looked back, taking down the top prize in the $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic.

    Victory by the Kentucky-bred son of Kitten’s Joy in the 2410m event, annually one of the world’s most prestigious races, gave Godolphin its third winner of the Dubai World Cup programme.