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  • 16 January 2019

    Thunder Snow's Return Plans; Walking Thunder to Guineas; USA Horses Hit Track & Entries; Blue Point to Meydan Sprint; New Trails to Round 2
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    • · Plans Set for THUNDER SNOW, BENBATL
    • · Guineas Next for WALKING THUNDER
    • · Asmussen-Trained TONE BROKE, SWITZERLAND Arrive for DWC Carnival
    • · FURIA CRUZADA Cuts Back in Cape Verdi

  • 14 January 2019

    Sunday’s first race meeting of 2019 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the card, the last of six races and a 2200m handicap won fairly easily by Skygazer. A 7-year-old gelded son of Echo of Light, Skygazer was originally only the second reserve, but took full advantage of the late opportunity presented for trainer Ali Rashid Al Rayhi and jockey Ronan Whelan.

  • 12 January 2019

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stage their first meeting of 2019 on Sunday, a six-race card highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest, a 2400m handicap that has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14. The weights are headed by local debutant Tribal Conquest.

  • 11 January 2019

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, the first meeting of 2019 up the famous hill, was highlighted by a 1000m conditions race for 3-year-olds and Golden Jaguar produced a remarkable performance to win on debut. As the stalls opened, the colt by 2013 Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom appeared to lean backwards, almost rearing and forfeiting a few lengths to his 12 rivals.

  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosted its second 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts 2nd Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
    Group 2 $350,000 AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE ROUND 1
    Winner: NORTH AMERICA
    Owner: Ramzan Kadyrov
    Trainer: Satish Seemar
    Jockey: Richard Mullen
    Official Time: 1:35.88 (1600m, Track Record: 1:35.21)
    Margin of Victory: 9 Lengths

  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts 2nd Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
    $100,000 DUBAI TROPHY
    Winner: GOOD FORTUNE
    Owner: Godolphin
    Trainer: Charlie Appleby
    Jockey: James Doyle
    Official Time: 1:24.12 (1400mT)
    Margin of Victory: .75 lengths

  • 10 January 2019

    Jebel Ali stage their first meeting of 2019 on Friday afternoon, a seven-race card officially highlighted by a 1000m conditions race that is restricted to 3-year-olds. Thirteen have declared, of whom only the penalised Eyelool has won. Trained on the Jebel Ali track for racecourse patron His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum by Nicholas Bachalard, the gelded son of Dragon Pulse will be making his local debut, having won two of his five starts in Britain for William Haggas.

  • 10 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its second 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

  • 10 January 2019

    Saeed bin Suroor Talks Royal Marine; Connections of North America, Gold Town & Heavy Metal Weigh In; U.S. Import Giant Hero Makes Local Bow
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    • · Royal Marine Testing New Waters
    • · North America Off the Shelf
    • · Guineas the Goal for Giant Hero
    • · Gold Town Tries to Shine Again
    • · Heavy Metal Gets the Lead Out
    • · Quick Hits: Cross Counter, et al.

  • 05 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 5, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday officially featured The District One Magnificent Stretch, a 1600m turf handicap, but the main event was upstaged from the outset when H And B’s Moshaher decimated a group of 3-year-old maidens with UAE Derby dreams in the opener. The 1600m (one mile) affair, titled the District One Panorama Win, saw the Doug Watson-trained son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents track the leaders like a seasoned older horse before toying with his foes in the straight.

  • 04 January 2019

    Al Ain staged their first meeting of 2019 on Friday afternoon, which was a seven-race card highlighted by the lone Thoroughbred handicap over 1400m. The event was won in determined fashion by Iftitah, ridden by Richard Mullen for trainer Satish Seemar, who had combined to win the previous evening’s Dubawi Stakes (G3) on opening night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan.

  • 04 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 4, 2019)— Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card which starts at 4:00 p.m., is highlighted by three AED 190,000 handicaps, of which two are on turf, including the 2000m finale (District One Crystal Lagoon Trophy). Topping the the maximum field of 16 is Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirant Key Bid, who exits a resounding victory on dirt over 2000m.

  • 04 January 2019

    The second race meeting of 2019 in the UAE is at Al Ain on Friday, a seven-race card with just one Thoroughbred contest, a competitive 1400m handicap which has attracted the maximum field allowed of 15.

    A 1600m course winner on his seasonal debut in November, Initial has since finished third, then second, on his two subsequent outings at Jebel Ali and looks to hold strong claims for Musabbeh Al Mheiri and Ben Curtis.

    Al Mheiri said: “We know he likes it at Al Ain and he has had a nice three week break, so we have to be hopeful he can run well in a competitive race.”

  • 03 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosted its first 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

    The opening night of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan featured the 1200m Dubawi Stakes and 1800m Singspiel Stakes—both Group 3 and worth $200,000—with each providing thrilling stretch runs and popular victories. The evening also featured three wide-open, lucrative handicaps on turf and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for newly turned 3-year-old fillies.

    Recap: DUBAWI STAKES (Group 3, $200,000)