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  • 05 March 2017

    Victorious in the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contest, the €1.2million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown over 1600m in November, RB Burn registered a smooth success in Sunday’s 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis at Abu Dhabi.

    In doing so, he recorded his second Group 1 victory of the season in the capital for his owner, Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, trainer Eric Lemartinel and jockey Gerald Avranche.

  • 04 March 2017

    The turf feature on the US$1.8 million Super Saturday card at Meydan Racecourse is the Group 1 Jebel Hatta sponsored by Emirates Airline, and is the official prep race for the 1800m Dubai Turf on Dubai World Cup Day.

    Decorated Knight, representing England and Roger Charlton, looks likely to start favourite. The mount of Andrea Atzeni, he won his 2000m prep race on the Lingfield Polytrack four weeks ago and finished 2016 with an impressive victory in the 1800m Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown.

  • 04 March 2017

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday features the 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis for which ten were declared but, with the unfortunate defection of Shateh, could develop into a match with RB Burn appearing the most likely winner.

    Previously campaigned in France, he is now under the care of Eric Lemartinel at Al Asayl Stables near Abu Dhabi.

  • 03 March 2017

    Seven went to post for the featured 1800m conditions race at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday afternoon but only one mattered with Pat Dobbs going straight to the front on Just A Penny and the pair stayed there.

    A winner on the same card last year, in a 1600m handicap and his fourth Jebel Ali victory of the season, he has struggled in this three outings during this campaign, not helped by tardy starts.

    Trained by Doug Watson, he was well away on this occasion and always in control, he stayed the longest trip he has encountered to date with some style.

  • 03 March 2017

    The turf feature on the US$1.8 million Super Saturday card at Meydan Racecourse is the Group 1 Jebel Hatta sponsored by Emirates Airline, and is the official prep race for the 1800m Dubai Turf on Dubai World Cup Day.

    Decorated Knight, representing England and Roger Charlton, looks likely to start favourite. The mount of Andrea Atzeni, he won his 2000m prep race on the Lingfield Polytrack four weeks ago and finished 2016 with an impressive victory in the 1800m Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown.

  • 03 March 2017

    The world’s richest day of racing, the Dubai World Cup is just three weeks away and Meydan Racecourse is all set to stage the official dress rehearsal – Super Saturday with a seven race card.

    The official feature race on the night is the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 sponsored by Emirates Airline

  • 02 March 2017

    Dubai World Cup Carnival winner Top Clearance is one of seven runners in Friday’s feature race at the Jebel Ali Racecourse.

    The 1800m conditions contest is the highlight of a six race card in Jebel Ali’s penultimate meeting of the season.

    Top Clearance, owned by racecourse patron, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and trained on the track by Dhruba Selvaratnam, has just one career win, which came at Meydan in a1600m dirt handicap last January, but he has produced some solid efforts in defeat.

  • 27 February 2017

    Sunday’s meeting at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club was highlighted by the Emirates Colts Classic and the 1600m Prestige contest was totally dominated by owner/breeder Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and trainer Ernst Oertel who supplied the first three home, headed by AF Al Sajanjle.

    The choice from the trio of Richard Mullen, the winner tracked stable companion, AF Maher under Antonio Fresu before throwing down a challenge on the home turn.

  • 26 February 2017

    The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) and Dubai Racing Club (DRC) announce that Ms. Maria Ritchie has been granted a Trainer's licence and assumes the role as Trainer of Oasis 1 Stable effective immediately.

    In considering Ms. Ritchie’s application, the ERA/DRC noted her extensive racing experience including being licensed with the ERA for the last 10 years, the past 6 seasons of which have been as assistant trainer to Mr. Musabbeh Al Mheiri.

  • 25 February 2017

    Saturday February 25, 2017, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai: Mutasayyid emerged the winner of the featured District One Mansions, a 1600m turf handicap, at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday evening giving trainer Doug Watson a double on the card.

    One of five in the race owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, jockey, Pat Dobbs was wearing a distinguishing red cap, suggesting he was far from the most fancied of the quintet, but he posted a fairly comfortable success.

  • 25 February 2017

    The Emirates Colts Classic is the highlight on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. This is a 1600m Prestige contest, in which Ernst Oertel appears to have a very strong hand, headed by AF Al Sajanjle, the mount of Richard Mullen.

    A winner on his debut last November, the four year old grey Colt was then runner-up, albeit a ten length second, in the Listed Abu Dhabi Championship behind the very useful Maisoor before finishing well beaten behind the same horse in the Arabian Triple Crown R1.

  • 24 February 2017

    The 1800m Al Ain Derby was the official feature at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday and went the way of AF Taraha, trained by Ernst Oertel and ridden by Antonio Fresu.

    Having just her second career start, AF Taraha had been well beaten on debut, in a 1400m turf maiden at Abu Dhabi, but clearly relished the switch of surface and extra distance.

    “We really like this filly and were disappointed with her first effort when we expected a lot more,” said Oertel, who was completing a double. “This race looked a good chance to get her back out and she has won nicely.

  • 24 February 2017

    Ahlan Emirati and Pupil are to represent the inform Zabeel Stables at Meydan Racecourse’s popular brunch meeting on Saturday in the featured District One Mansions 1600m turf handicap.

    A maximum field of 14 have been declared for the contest and Zabeel trainer, Satish Seemar has his string in fine form at the moment.

    Pupil, the mount of Chis Hayes, won his penultimate start, a 1400m handicap on the Meydan turf, before an excellent fourth in HH The President Cup at Abu Dhabi.

  • 23 February 2017

    Beautiful Romance winner of the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy was one of three winners for Godolphin

    Thursday February 23, 2017, Meydan Racecourse: A great night for the Godolphin team at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by the game victory of Beautiful Romance in the featured Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy over 2810m on the turf, a third winner on the card in the famous blue.

    Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, she was ridden positively by Oisin Murphy who, clearly worried about the sedate early pace being set by Los Barbados, sent the Godolphin mare for home fully 700m out.

  • 23 February 2017

    The second running of the 1800m Al Ain Derby is the highlight at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon with Ifraaj, owned by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, undoubtedly looking the one to beat.

    Twelve have been declared for the Prestige contest but Ifraaj, trained by Eric Lemartinel and the mount of Champion Jockey, Tadhg O’Shea, is actually the only previous winner among the dozen.

    He has two Al Ain victories to his credit, both over 2000m, but the 200m shorter trip appears unlikely to stop him unless one of the remaining 11 show a marked improvement.