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  • 20 January 2021

    The opening meeting of the eagerly anticipated 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is a mouthwatering seven race card sponsored by Pillar Partners Azizi Developments and highlighted by the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1, as well as the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes on what is a cracking curtain raiser to the international extravaganza.

    Group 2 $228,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (1600m D)

  • 18 January 2021

    Dubai Racing Club invites members of the media to apply for 2021 Dubai World Cup accreditation. Scheduled for Saturday, March 27, at Meydan Racecourse, this edition marks the historic 25th of the highly anticipated Dubai World Cup. Early applications encouraged.

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    Applicants should upload 1MB jpg scans of their passport photo page and a photograph. UAE residents will also require 1MB jpg scans of their Emirates ID (front and back) and valid UAE visa scans.

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  • 17 January 2021

    The Thoroughbreds again took centre stage at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening and their sole race, the 2400m handicap finale, provided the perfect opportunity, after 14 previous racecourse appearances, for Son Of Normandy to shed his maiden tag.

  • 16 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday officially featured a 2000m turf handicap, the Al Tayer Motors and Recordman landed the spoils, providing trainer Satish Seemar a third consecutive victory on the card and a second for jockey Tadhg O’Shea.

  • 16 January 2021

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, their only race on the card, the concluding 2400m handicap, the most valuable on the evening and attracting the capacity field of 14.

  • 16 January 2021

    Seven races at Al Ain on Friday evening were officially highlighted by a 1400m handicap which was turned into a procession by Arif, one of several winners on the card to benefit from positive tactics and second to break a track record.

  • 15 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday is the second part of the racecourse’s first double header of the season and highlighted by a pair of 2000m handicaps, one apiece on each surface and both for horses on the cusp of Dubai World Cup Carnival.

    In the Al Tayer Motors, the 2000m turf handicap, the capacity field of 14 are set to face the starter with Ahesto Bero and Recordman sharing the burden of top weight.

  • 14 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening was officially highlighted by the 1600m UAE 2000 Guineas Trial sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, one of three races on the card restricted to the 3-year-old Classic generation, was won in determined fashion by Godolphin’s Rebel’s Romance.

  • 14 January 2021

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday is officially highlighted by a 1400m handicap which appears ultra-competitive having attracted a capacity field of 15, including AF Motaghatres, to be saddled by Ernst Oertel for his main patron Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and to be partnered by the owner’s retained jockey, local champion Tadhg O’Shea.

  • 13 January 2021

    Final Meydan Thursday fixture before 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival commences next week

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday is highlighted by a pair of 3-year-old races, including the 1600m UAE 2000 Guineas Trial sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, for which 11 have been declared, three for Godolphin seemingly headed by the Charlie Appleby-trained Rebel’s Romance.

    The mount of William Buick, Appleby’s charge, a homebred Dubawi gelding, is undefeated after two starts as a juvenile, both on all-weather surfaces, in late October and the middle of November.

  • 13 January 2021

    The deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup closes on January 20, nomination details can be found in the brochure attached. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day of racing boasts an impressive six G1 and three G2 races, reflective of the elite standard of competition, hosted at the iconic Meydan Racecourse. The Dubai World Cup purse has been retained at US$12Million, while the overall prize money for the day stands at over US$26 million making it an attractive proposition for competitors.

  • 10 January 2021

    The Thoroughbreds took centre stage at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, their sole race, a 1400m handicap being the most valuable on the card and it produced the best finish, Adventurous prevailing in a race the majority of the 13 runners were still in contention entering the final 350m.

  • 10 January 2021

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage when racing returns to Abu Dhabi on Sunday when 13 have been declared for a 1400m handicap, the final race of six on the card and in which the weights are headed by Expressionist under Richard Mullen.

  • 09 January 2021

    The GCC Cup, a 1700m conditions contest with Prestige status, was the highlight of the race meeting at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon and the prize went to Oman, courtesy of Al Roba’A Al Khali.

  • 08 January 2021

    A handicap over 1800m was the official highlight of racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon and was won in gutsy fashion by Tailor’s Row who arrived in the race on a roll which he maintained, ultimately, in some style.