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  • 21 February 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, an eight-race card, featured a pair of AED500,000 (about $136,000) Listed contests that were won by half-brothers. First was the 1950m Jebel Ali Stakes in which Pat Cosgrave-piloted Mark Of Approval surged fast and late to snatch the spoils from Team Decision and Chiefdom.

  • 21 February 2020

    Saturday is the sixth and final meeting of the season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse, highlighted by the AED250,000 HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, but also featuring the Sharjah Marathon. A 1700m Prestige contest, the HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup has attracted a select field of eight with the weights headed by AF Al Aassi and AF Kal Noor, both to be saddled by Ernst Oertel for Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda.

  • 20 February 2020

    HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Wins 900th UAE Race
    Doubles for Doug Watson, Charlie Appleby and James Doyle

    DUBAI (February 20, 2020)—Thursday’s seven-race Dubai World Cup Carnival card, the eighth of 2020, was worth $1,355,000 and lived up to its billing as one of the most highly anticipated race days thus far this season. The evening was topped by four Group stakes and included three highly competitive handicaps, while also providing numerous clues toward the world’s richest race day, Dubai World Cup on March 28.

    DUBAI MILLENNIUM (GROUP 3)
    $200,000 | 2000m (turf)

  • 20 February 2020

    Two Listed races, the Jebel Ali Sprint and Jebel Ali Stakes, highlight a busy eight-race Jebel Ali Racecourse card on Friday.

    Trained by Salem bin Ghadayer for Ahmad Ghalita Almheiri, Montsarrat seeks history in the Jebel Ali Stakes when he competes for an unprecedented third consecutive victory in a 1950m contest only he and Treble Jig (2012/2013) have won more than once. He has not won since landing this 12 months ago, but was in the same position then having failed to score in between that and his 2018 victory.

  • 19 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 19, 2020)—Thursday’s seven-race, $1,355,000 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting is sponsored by pillar partner Al Tayer Motors and features a stakes-heavy, star-studded line-up. Four group stakes will be contested and a trio of handicaps that will surely have bearing on the upcoming Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup meetings.

    Race 1 (6:30 p.m.)
    Group 3 $200,000 Dubai Millennium (2000mT) Sponsored by Jaguar

  • 19 February 2020

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    SPANISH MISSION, OLEKSANDRA TAKE AIM AT DUBAI WORLD CUP CARD

  • 16 February 2020

    Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the Emirates Fillies Classic and Emirates Colts Classic. Both contests carrying Prestige status over 1600m and restricted to 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE, with Marzaga taking the fillies race to continue the fantastic first season being enjoyed by trainer Ana Mendez.

  • 15 February 2020

    Racing at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the GCC Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest inaugurated last year, dominated by Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda whose pair AF Momtaz and AF Motaghatres fought out the finish, the former prevailing under a confident ride from Omani apprentice Saif Al Balushi.

  • 15 February 2020

    Six races in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club include both the Emirates Fillies Classic and Emirates Colts Classic. Both are Prestige contests over 1600m and restricted to 4-year-olds and appear to be at the mercy of Eric Lemartinel, Fabrice Veron and Sheikha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan.

  • 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