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  • 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)

  • 03 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts 1st Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
    Official Time (1800m Turf): 1:49.40
    Margin of Victory: 1.5 Lengths

  • 03 January 2019

    Official quotes from the $200,000 Dubawi Stakes (G3)
    Final Time : 1:11.68
    Margin of Victory: 1.75 Lengths

  • 03 January 2019

    In-depth looks at trainers Crisford, Marnane & Seemar, as well as Thursday runners RAVEN'S CORNER, FREESCAPE, BASATEEN, EKHTIYAAR + DWC news
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    • · A ‘Second Home’-coming for Crisford
    • · Raven’s Corner Leads Seemar Army
    • · Freescape Down in Trip, Up in Class
    • · Watson Sleepers: Basateen, Ekhtiyaar
    • · Vivlos Reverses Course, to Dubai Turf
    • · Stormy Liberal on Quest for Al Quoz

  • 03 January 2019

    Early Applications Encouraged

    DUBAI (January 3, 2019)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2019 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day will take place on Saturday, March 30, at Meydan Racecourse.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    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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  • 02 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its first 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

  • 29 December 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) staged the final UAE race meeting of 2018 on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by the second running of the AED 200,000 HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup over 1700m. The lone Thoroughbred contest (handicap) on the six-race card was dominated by trainer Doug Watson, whose pair of pupils—Pillar of Society and Mystique Moon—had the race between themselves throughout the final 250m.

  • 28 December 2018

    Friday’s penultimate 2018 race meeting in the UAE was held at Jebel Ali and was highlighted by the Jebel Ali Mile Prep over said distance, which was won in thrilling fashion by Rocket Power after a thrilling battle over the final 100m between said eventual victor and the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum-owned duo of Zainhom and Takatul.

    Owned by Mohd Khalifa Al Basti and trained by Ahmad bin Harmash, Rocket Power has one won all three Jebel Ali starts this season after two lacklustre appearances at Meydan in November. Connor Beasley was in the saddle.

  • 28 December 2018

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) have the honour of staging the final UAE race meeting of 2018 on Saturday afternoon and have excelled themselves with a cracking card featuring two AED 200,000 races highlighted by the second running of the HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap and sole Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card.

  • 27 December 2018

    The fixture list for the 2019-20 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

  • 27 December 2018

    The penultimate race meeting of 2018 in the UAE is at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon and highlighted by a fascinating 1600m rated conditions stakes, the Jebel Ali Mile Prep, which attracted a field of seven with the weights headed by Doug Watson-trained course specialist Just a Penny. Making his seasonal reappearance, the 6-year-old gelded son of Kodiac has seven career victories to his credit, all at Jebel Ali over trips ranging from 1200m to 1950m.

  • 27 December 2018

    McGettigan's Settle for Bay on Tap; Hit the Bid Hits Ground Running; Drafted Leads The Doug Delegation; Degas, Above the Rest Impress + more
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    Notes, News & Features on Meydan's stars around the globe

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    • McGettigan's SETTLE FOR BAY on Tap
    • HIT THE BID Hits Ground Running
    • DRAFTED Leads The Doug Delegation
    • DEGAS, ABOVE THE REST Impress in A.M.
    • Quick Hits: YULONG WARRIOR, AXELROD + more!

  • 24 December 2018

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race, a competitive 1600m handicap in which the maximum allowed field of 16 went to post and produced one of several thrilling finishes enjoyed throughout the six-race pre-holiday card. It proved to be a landmark occasion for young Irishman Ronan Whelan, in his first whose season in the UAE and with Ali Rashid Al Rayhi at Grandstand Stables, was brought to a shuddering half after a horrible Meydan fall at the beginning of November.

  • 22 December 2018

    The final UAE racing fixture before Christmas is at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, a six-race card highlighted by the finale, the only Thoroughbred race, an ultra-competitive 1600m handicap in which the maximum allowed field of 16 will face the starter.