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  • 23 March 2018

    The final fixture of the Jebel Ali season, on Friday afternoon, was highlighted by the second running of the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race, in which class prevailed when Cosmo Charlie was probably never headed under Sam Hitchcott.

    Trained by Doug Watson, the four-year-old was victorious in last year’s 1900m Listed Al Bastakiya on Super Saturday and made a winning return this season at Meydan, in a 1600m conditions race in November.

  • 22 March 2018

    Photographers Briefing -Thursday, March 29, 2018; Approved Media Requested to Collect Media Credentials

    Dear Members of the Media

    We would like to remind all photographers about the Dubai World Cup 2018 photographers briefing scheduled for March 29 at 12 pm at the Meydan Grandstand ground floor media center.

  • 22 March 2018

    The final meeting of the UAE domestic season at Jebel Ali on Friday is highlighted by the second running of the 1400m Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee) sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the US arm of the breeding empire of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • 22 March 2018

    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: West Coast and Forever Unbridled Fire Warning Shots
    • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Cloth of Stars’ Time to Shine
    • DUBAI TURF: Lancaster Bomber Finally the Lead
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Mind Your Biscuits Flies in Final Drill
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brando out, Washington DC and Magical Memory in
    • UAE DERBY: Rayya Ready to Roll
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Watson Loads Up in Sharp Azteca Absence
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Godolphin Fleshes Out Full Field

  • 21 March 2018
  • 21 March 2018

    On Saturday, 3rd March 2018 the ERA Steering Committee accepted the appeal of Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer in regards to disqualification of the licence of the Trainer in Race 5 under ERA Rule of Racing 95AAA2 at Jebel Ali Racecourse on 26th January 2018.

    The ERA Appeal Panel heard the appeal of Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer on Sunday, 18th March 2018.

    On Monday, 19th March 2018, the Appeal Panel ordered that the Stewards’ Decision to disqualify Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer for 12-month period commencing on 3rd March 2018 and ending at midnight on 2nd March 2019 stands.

  • 17 March 2018

    The final card of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club season on Saturday was highlighted by the AED1million Group 1 Emirates Championship, won emphatically by Al Zahir, over the same 2200m as his HH The President Cup victory on his previous start five weeks ago. Trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, he has now won four of his seven UAE outings, including the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3 on this card last year.

  • 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.