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  • 16 March 2018

    Friday’s final meeting of the season at Al Ain Racecourse featured the Final Leg Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m Prestige handicap which was turned into a procession by Ajjaj, never headed under Adrie de Vries.

  • 16 March 2018

    The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stage their final fixture of the campaign with a rare Saturday card in the capital this week. On offer is arguably the best card staged there all season with the AED1million Group 1 Emirates Championship the official highlight. However, the card also features the biggest Thoroughbred race of the Abu Dhabi campaign, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship, as well as the Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 and the UAE Arabian Derby.

  • 15 March 2018

    Thursday’s penultimate fixture of the Meydan Racecourse season was highlighted by what had appeared a competitive 1600m handicap, the Azizi Victoria, but was actually turned into something of a procession by Nathr, one of trainer Doug Watson’s quintet. Soon in front in the hands of Jim Crowley, retained jockey to the horse’s owner, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Nathr always looked to be travelling well within himself and ultimately skipped clear, crossing the line seven lengths superior of toiling opposition.

  • 15 March 2018

    Al Ain Racecourse stage their final fixture of the current campaign on Friday with a seven-race card featuring both the Al Ain Derby and the final leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series. Each contest carries Prestige Status. The most valuable, worth AED120,000, is the final leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a handicap over the stamina-sapping 5100m and for which seven have been declared. First contested in 2015, it has been won in each of the last two years by Balad Al Reef, trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables.

  • 15 March 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday features a seven race card and highlighted by a competitive 1600m handicap for which 15 have been declared, including five by Doug Watson.

  • 13 March 2018

    DUBAI WORLD CUP: Mike Smith to Ride Forever Unbridled; DUBAI TURF / SHEEMA CLASSIC: Hori Brings the Big Guns;
    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Mike Smith to Ride Forever Unbridled
    • DUBAI TURF / SHEEMA CLASSIC: Hori Brings the Big Guns
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Roy H vs. Mind Your Biscuits Rematch Looms
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: Rosa Imperial Ready to Step Up
    • UAE DERBY: Reride and Machismo Join, Mendelssohn and Yulong Warrior Impress
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Economic Model Adds Value
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Run Time to Represent USA

  • 11 March 2018

    Racing at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, their penultimate fixture of the season in the capital, was highlighted by a 2200m handicap, won in determined style by Jaser, ridden patiently by Silvestre de Sousa for Ibrahim Al Hadhrami. The trainer saddled three of a total of ten runners, all owned by Ben Shahwan Arabian Racing Stables.

  • 11 March 2018

    Sunday’s meeting at Abu Dhabi is the penultimate one of the current campaign in the capital with seven races scheduled and highlighted by a fascinating 2200m handicap, for which ten have been declared. From his base at Al Asayl Stables, Eric Lemartinel will saddle two of them for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Tadhg O’Shea opting to partner Mukaram, leaving Jesus Rosales to partner Molahen El Alhan.

  • 10 March 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts Super Saturday 2018 Race Meeting

    The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on that ultra-valuable occasion when $30 million will be distributed in prize money.

  • 09 March 2018

    Super Saturday, the second biggest fixture of the UAE horseracing season, is upon us. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on that ultra-valuable occasion when US$30 million will be distributed in prize money.

  • 09 March 2018

    The penultimate meeting of the Jebel Ali season on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a handicap over 1800m for which only six went to post and the impressive Interconnection led throughout. Sent straight to the head of affairs by Xavier Ziani, riding for trainer Salem bin Ghadayer, he seemed to have the race settled a long way out with his five rivals coming under increasing pressure throughout the long Jebel Ali straight.

  • 08 March 2018

    DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise; DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light; DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up
    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise
    • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light
    • DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: X Y Jet Back Flying High
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: Ertijaal Gets Test Run
    • UAE DERBY: Ruggero One to Watch
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Heavy Metal Weighs In
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Vazirabad on Schedule

  • 08 March 2018

    The penultimate meeting of the Jebel Ali season on Friday is highlighted by a handicap over 1800m for which a select field of six have been declared. Among the contenders is Storm Belt who was seen in action on Super Saturday at Meydan in 2015 and 2016, as well as Interpret, winner of the Jebel Ali Stakes in 2014.

  • 05 March 2018

    Links to Voting and Online Accreditation Application Below

    Voting for the People’s Choice Award has commenced its final week and closes Super Saturday, March 10th. A fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2017 moment or accomplishment in horseracing, the People’s Choice Award will be given at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony on the evening of March 29, 2018, two days prior to the richest day in global horseracing, the $30 million Dubai World Cup card.

  • 04 March 2018

    Thoroughbreds took centre stage at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening with the latest renewal of the Listed 1400m Listed His Highness The President Cup. First run in 1994, the prominent race was won in style by Muntazah, trained by Doug Watson for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the owner claiming the prize for the fifth time in six years.