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  • 09 February 2020

    Racing in the capital on Sunday evening, one of the most prestigious meetings staged throughout the season at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, was highlighted by the AED 5 million 2200m Group 1 HH The President Cup won in thrilling fashion by Rmmas and Tadhg O’Shea, the jockey completing a double on the card after four races.

  • 08 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 8, 2020)—There is only one week remaining to vote for one of Dubai Racing Club’s four finalists for People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing. The award will be bestowed during the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards and Dubai World Cup Reception on March 26—two days prior to the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, the globe’s richest day of horseracing.

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    2020 FINALISTS

  • 08 February 2020

    Sunday is the eagerly awaited HH The President Cup meeting in the capital with the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosting a six-race card, which is officially highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup with two-time defending champion Al Zahir seeking a hat-trick.

  • 08 February 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was officially highlighted by a 1950m handicap which, with the maximum field allowed, 16, facing the starter looked ultra-competitive on paper but was turned into a procession by Conclusion.

  • 06 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 6, 2020)—Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, a seven-race $1.38 million card, was highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (G2), UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Dubai Sprint (Listed). Otherwise, a trio of handicaps and the conditioned Meydan Classic Trial gave us even deeper glimpses of the kind of star-power in store for the Dubai World Cup meeting in just over seven weeks.

  • 06 February 2020

    Racing returns to Jebel Ali on Friday, the second meeting this year and since the surface was refurbished. A seven-race card is highlighted by a 1950m handicap for which the maximum allowed field of 16 has been declared and the weights headed by Tried and True.

  • 06 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 6, 2020)—The sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is an expanded seven-race card worth $1.38 million and sponsored by pillar partner Mubadala. It is highlighted by the Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2, as well as the Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas, Listed $175,000 Dubai Sprint, Meydan Classic Trial and a trio of turf handicaps with possible Dubai World Cup night implications. First post is 6:30 p.m.

    Race 1 (6:30 p.m.)—$100,000 Meydan Classic Trial (1400mT, 3YOs)
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  • 04 February 2020

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    • BENBATL SET FOR DIRT TEST IN ROUND 2
    • FORE LEFT REPS USA IN UAE 2000 GUINEAS
    • KIMBEAR, EKHTIYAAR & LIAM’S LEGEND PRIMED FOR WATSON
    • COMICAS COMEBACK COMMENCES ON TURF

    BENBATL SET FOR DIRT TEST IN ROUND 2

  • 02 February 2020

    Racing in the capital at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the six-race card, a 2200m handicap and the meeting’s final event, won relatively comfortably by Mudaarab, confidently ridden by Jim Crowley for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and trained by Erwan Charpy whose horses have been in good form all season.

  • 01 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 1, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a matinee meeting comprised of six races and a rarity in that all contested in the shine of the sun, was officially highlighted by a pair of handicaps—one over 1200m on turf named the Emirates NBD Personal Banking and the other over 1600m on dirt titled the Emirates NBD Wholesale Banking. Each produced impressive performances that could have Dubai World Cup Carnival implications.

  • 01 February 2020

    Racing on Sunday at the Abu Dhbi Equestrian Club, a six-race card, is highlighted by the finale and only Thoroughbred race on the card, a 2200m handicap. The rail is eight metres out, so only 12 are allowed to run, headed by Recordman, a course winner on his only previous visit to the capital. That, his second appearance in the UAE and over a similar trip of 2400m. From a pair of Seemar runners, this 5-year-old Dubawi gelding, is the choice of Richard Mullen.

  • 31 January 2020

    A seven-race card at Al Ain on Friday evening was highlighted by the First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap. Despite the extreme distance, the first three home were separated by just a fraction more than a length, with Sufyan clinging on by a fast diminishing head under Antonio Fresu to deny Hareer Al Reef who was closing relentlessly in the final 100m.

  • 31 January 2020

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not be a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, but does feature a pair of handicaps and an eye-catching 3-year-old maiden to be contested by horses whose connections will still harbour aspirations of qualifying for the ultra-valuable international showcase for which a handicap mark of 90 is the requisite.

  • 30 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 30, 2020)—Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Al Rashidiya over 1800m on turf and Group 3 $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint over 1200m on dirt. Sponsored by Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, the Al Rashidiya, a course and distance prep for the $6 million Dubai Turf (G1), was won stylishly by Godolphin’s 2017 Royal Ascot victor Barney Roy. Meanwhile Gladiator King claimed his third lifetime G3 in the Al Shindagha against the best local sprinters.

  • 30 January 2020

    A seven-race programme is on tap for Al Ain on Friday evening, including six for Purebred Arabians and one for Thoroughbreds. The best is saved for last, the featured First Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap with 13 declared, including last year’s winner Hareer Al Reef. Trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables, the 7-year-old entire was then third and second in the 4100m Round 2 and the 5100m Final Round, respectively. He has had just one outing this season, never threatening to land a blow over an inadequate 1600m in the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 at Meydan.