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  • 14 February 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday evening was officially highlighted by a quality 1800m handicap, which was won in determined fashion by Yaraa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richard Mullen. Winner number 11 of her debut season as a trainer for Ana Mendez, the 5-year-old mare, running in the colours of Al Wathba Racing tracked early leader Prado Du Panjshir, seeking a third Al Ain victory this year.

  • 14 February 2020

    The first meeting of 2020 at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon is highlighted by the second edition of the GCC Cup, a 1700m contest afforded Prestige status and for which eight are set to face the starter. This includes two trained by Ernst Oertel for Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, whose retained jockey Tadhg O’Shea partners AF Alwajel.

  • 13 February 2020

    Dubai World Cup Carnival - 7th Meeting
    DUBAI (February 13, 2020)—Thursday’s $1.05 million seventh night of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was sponsored by pillar partner Gulf News and saw breakout performances throughout the evening. The features of the evening were the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes on dirt over 1600m and the Group 2 Balanchine over 1800m on turf, but various races throughout the evening gave clues toward what appears to be a thrilling upcoming Dubai World Cup night on March 28.

  • 13 February 2020

    Al Ain stages a seven-race card on Friday with, as always, just the one Thoroughbred contest, this week a handicap over 2600m for which 14 have been declared, the weights headed by Jahaafel.

  • 13 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 12, 2020)—The sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is a seven-race card worth $1,050,000 million and sponsored by pillar partner Gulf News.

  • 11 February 2020

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    • FIREBREAK THE FIRST OF THREE-RACE CAMPAIGN FOR CAPEZZANO
    • APPLEBY DOUBLES DOWN IN BALANCHINE
    • JAPANESE FILLY SEREIN ARRIVES FOR OAKS
    • QUIP SET FOR DUBAI DEBUT

    FIREBREAK THE FIRST OF THREE-RACE CAMPAIGN FOR CAPEZZANO

  • 09 February 2020

    Racing in the capital on Sunday evening, one of the most prestigious meetings staged throughout the season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, was highlighted by the AED 5 million 2200m Group 1 HH The President Cup won in thrilling fashion by Rmmas and Tadhg O’Shea, the jockey completing a double on the card after four races.

  • 08 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 8, 2020)—There is only one week remaining to vote for one of Dubai Racing Club’s four finalists for People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing. The award will be bestowed during the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards and Dubai World Cup Reception on March 26—two days prior to the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, the globe’s richest day of horseracing.

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    2020 FINALISTS

  • 08 February 2020

    Sunday is the eagerly awaited HH The President Cup meeting in the capital with the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosting a six-race card, which is officially highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup with two-time defending champion Al Zahir seeking a hat-trick.

  • 08 February 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was officially highlighted by a 1950m handicap which, with the maximum field allowed, 16, facing the starter looked ultra-competitive on paper but was turned into a procession by Conclusion.

  • 06 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 6, 2020)—Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, a seven-race $1.38 million card, was highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (G2), UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Dubai Sprint (Listed). Otherwise, a trio of handicaps and the conditioned Meydan Classic Trial gave us even deeper glimpses of the kind of star-power in store for the Dubai World Cup meeting in just over seven weeks.

  • 06 February 2020

    Racing returns to Jebel Ali on Friday, the second meeting this year and since the surface was refurbished. A seven-race card is highlighted by a 1950m handicap for which the maximum allowed field of 16 has been declared and the weights headed by Tried and True.

  • 06 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 6, 2020)—The sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is an expanded seven-race card worth $1.38 million and sponsored by pillar partner Mubadala. It is highlighted by the Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2, as well as the Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas, Listed $175,000 Dubai Sprint, Meydan Classic Trial and a trio of turf handicaps with possible Dubai World Cup night implications. First post is 6:30 p.m.

    Race 1 (6:30 p.m.)—$100,000 Meydan Classic Trial (1400mT, 3YOs)
    Sponsored by Sanad Aerotech

  • 04 February 2020

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    • BENBATL SET FOR DIRT TEST IN ROUND 2
    • FORE LEFT REPS USA IN UAE 2000 GUINEAS
    • KIMBEAR, EKHTIYAAR & LIAM’S LEGEND PRIMED FOR WATSON
    • COMICAS COMEBACK COMMENCES ON TURF

    BENBATL SET FOR DIRT TEST IN ROUND 2

  • 02 February 2020

    Racing in the capital at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card, a 2200m handicap and the meeting’s final event, won relatively comfortably by Mudaarab, confidently ridden by Jim Crowley for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and trained by Erwan Charpy whose horses have been in good form all season.