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  • 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.

  • 03 March 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts eighth Racing at Meydan Meeting 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday was highlighted by DP World, UAE Region, a 1600m turf handicap in which the maximum allowed field of 14 went to post. The AED 190,000 event was won in style by Mailshot, who is trained by Salem bin Ghadayer for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

  • 03 March 2018

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

    The ERA Steering Committee accepted the appeal and granted him a stay of proceedings.

    Emirates Racing Authority

  • 03 March 2018

    ERA Stewards concluded an inquiry on Saturday 3rd March 2018, into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substance Ketamine, Norketamine and Dehydronorketamine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from HIGH ON LIFE (GB), after it raced in and won, Race 5 “Derrinstown Stud Conditions” (1000 metres) at Jebel Ali on Friday 26th January 2018.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Salem bin Ghadayer (Trainer), Dr. David Craig (ERA Veterinarian) and Mr. Peter Albert (Chief Analyst – Dubai Equine Forensic Unit).

  • 03 March 2018

    One of the three Thoroughbred features staged annually in the capital, the 1400m AED380,000 HH The President Cup (Listed) is the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday and has attracted a competitive field of 13. Three horses have won Abu Dhabi’s 1600m Listed National Day Cup and followed up in this, something Hawkesbury will aim to emulate with Richard Mullen riding for Satish Seemar.

  • 02 March 2018

    Friday’s penultimate Al Ain fixture of the current campaign was highlighted by the Al Ain Mile and won in style by Cakouet De Bozouls, confidently ridden by Silvestre de Sousa for Ahmed Al Mehairbi.

  • 01 March 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts ninth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

  • 01 March 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with eight races, is highlighted by a 1600m turf handicap, which has attracted the maximum field allowed of 14. Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer is enjoying a fantastic season, both at the Dubai World Cup Carnival and Jebel Ali and has declared Mailshot, Hyde Park and Mind That Boy, clearly merit the utmost respect in a wide open contest.

  • 01 March 2018

    Al Ain Racecourse stages a seven race card on Friday, highlighted by the Al Ain Mile, a Prestige contest for which nine have been declared, including last year’s winner Aslaan. Trained locally by Helal Al Alawi for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Aslaan has not won since in three subsequent outings, but will be having just his third start this season. His most recent appearance six weeks ago was over 3200m, a trip he did not appear to stay. Stepping back to 1600m, a distance over which he has won twice would appear in his favour.