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  • 22 January 2018

    FURIA CRUZADA
    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 6
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Newfoundland (Storm Cat)
    DAM: Nuestra Machi (Hussonet)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: Chile, Argentina, England, France, UAE
    TRAINER: Erwan Charpy
    OWNER: Avaz Ismoilov
    BREEDER: Haras Dadinco (Chile)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 3-1-0-1
    CAREER RECORD: 30-7-4-5
    EARNINGS: US$504,036

    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) (8th February)

  • 21 January 2018

    On a blustery evening in the capital, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted a six race card on Sunday, featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the AED2,500,000 Group One feature itself, in three weeks time.

    It was won in determined fashion by Sniper De Monlau, stable star for Helal Al Alawi and owners, The Byerley Team. The six year old horse was winning for a fourth time but, in the past, had at least twice compromised his chances, by hanging badly in races he arguably should have won.

  • 20 January 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with a 4pm start time, was highlighted by a 1200m turf handicap –the Al Naboodah Electrical– contested by a competitive field of 15 and won impressively by Ejaaby.

  • 20 January 2018

    Another busy UAE weekend concludes on Sunday in the capital when the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosts a six race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the Group One feature, scheduled to be run in three weeks. Worth AED2,500,000, the HH The President Cup has, in the past, been the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian race but no longer holds that mantle, held by the €1.2 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, also at Abu Dhabi.

  • 19 January 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven went post and proved to be a career landmark 400th UAE winner for reigning champion jockey Richard Mullen.

  • 19 January 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday is highlighted by a fascinating 1200m turf handicap, the Al Naboodah Electrical, in which the main protagonists will be hoping to advertise their 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival claims.

    Satish Seemar saddles four of the 15 runners with stable jockey Richard Mullen electing to partner Riflescope, who was an excellent second over this course and distance last February. Fourth over 1400m at Meydan two weeks ago, they are his only two turf outings since joining Seemar and he has always looked a sprinter of great potential.

  • 19 January 2018

    The second night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday was highlighted by the Group 3 Dubawi Stakes sponsored by Borealis. The 1200m dirt sprint was won in scintillating fashion by Godolphin’s Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) runner-up Comicas under William Buick for trainer Charlie Appleby. Upgraded this year from Listed status, having been inaugurated in 2010, the Dubawi Stakes had been one of the few feature races in the UAE to allude Godolphin, but Comicas remedied that in style.

  • 18 January 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday is highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven have been declared, including two previous winners of the stamina sapping contest and the first three home from last year’s renewal.

  • 18 January 2018

    Reynaldothewizard looks to win upgraded Dubawi Stakes (G3) for fifth time

    Local legend Reynaldothewizard takes centre stage in Thursday’s second Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting at Meydan Racecourse. He faces six rivals in an attempt to win the upgraded Dubawi Stakes (Group 3) Sponsored By Borealis for a remarkable fifth time.

  • 16 January 2018

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    • Australia’s Faatinah Fit for Dubai Debut
    • Kimbear Out of Hibernation
    • De Kock High on Al Sahem
    • Second Summer Gets Equipment Change
    • Roy H Revving Up for Dubai
    • Dubai World Cup Night Stars Among Eclipse Finalists
    • Quick Hits: The Right Man, Hawkbill, D’bai, Candy Boy, Barzalona, Soumillon

    MIND YOUR BISCUITS READY TO RISE AGAIN

  • 15 January 2018

    CANDY BOY (USA)
    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 7
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Candy Ride
    DAM: She’s An Eleven (In Excess)
    TRAINER: Doug Watson
    OWNER: Ramzan Kadyrov
    BREEDER: Lee & Susan Searing (Kentucky, USA)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 3-0-0-0
    CAREER RECORD: 15-2-4-2
    EARNINGS: US$1,286,800
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: USA, UAE
    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1) (10th March)

  • 15 January 2018

    Media Accreditation for Dubai World Cup 2018 Goes LIVE

    Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2018 Dubai World Cup accreditation via the online link:

    DWC 2018 Accreditation link

    The 2018 Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday March 31 at Meydan Racecourse.

    Applicants should upload 1MB jpg scans of their passport photo page and a passport photograph.

    UAE residents will also require 1MB jpg scans of their Emirates ID (front and back) and valid UAE visa scans.

  • 14 January 2018

    Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and his main trainer, Ernst Oertel, not only combined to win both the first two races at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, but also supplied the second on each occasion. Their success including victory in the featured 1400m handicap with AF Maher, ridden by Silvestre de Sousa.

  • 13 January 2018

    Racing at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race on the card, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap won comfortably by Still Life.

    Previously a maiden after nine starts, he had one start in Ireland for Godolphin and Mick Halford before joining Ali Rashid Al Rayhi, for whom he had finished third on three occasions. That is including his most recent outing over this course and distance three weeks ago.

  • 13 January 2018

    Racing returns to the capital after a four week hiatus on Sunday when the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club host a six race card, highlighted by a fascinating 1400m handicap for which eight have been declared with the weights headed by Al Tiryaq. The mount of Sam Hitchcott, he is trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables and arrives here having won his two most recent starts after finishing well beaten on his seasonal debut at the first Abu Dhabi fixture of the campaign in November.