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  • 14 November 2019

    Jebel Ali Racecourse stages its second meeting of the new season on Friday afternoon with a seven-race card that is highlighted by a quality 1400m conditions race worth AED125,000 (about $34,000). Topping said event is Phoenix Ladies Syndicate’s 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival winner Golden Jaguar, from the yard of Ahmad bin Harmash. A flashy 3-year-old Animal Kingdom colt, he made a winning racecourse debut over 1000m at Jebel Ali before landing the 1400m Meydan Classic Trial on the turf at Meydan.

  • 13 November 2019

    The last of the five UAE racecourses to host a fixture this season, Al Ain stages the first of its 12 2019-20 meetings on Thursday with a seven-race card, including just one Thoroughbred contest, a wide-open 1000m handicap slated as the day’s second race and a post time of 5:30 p.m.

    The maximum allowed field of 15 declared is led by Rich and Famous, who will be saddled by Salem bin Ghadayer for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Jockey Royston Ffrench will be in the saddle after having been injured at Abu Dhabi last Friday and subsequently missing Saturday’s meeting at Sharjah.

  • 10 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 10, 2019)—Stable applications for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival close on November 11 for its $12.74 million programme. The international showcase opens on January 2 and runs for ten weeks, including nine consecutive Thursdays through February 27. The final night will be Super Saturday, March 7, 2020, a seven-race, $2.7 million dress rehearsal meeting for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28, 2020.

  • 10 November 2019

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse staged its second meeting of the new UAE season on Saturday afternoon, a six-race card highlighted by the fixture’s sole Thoroughbred race, a 1700m handicap, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup. The AED 200,000 race was won by Philosopher, a spare ride for champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea, replacing Royston Ffrench who was injured at Abu Dhabi on Friday.

  • 08 November 2019

    Abu Dhabi’s second meeting of the new season on Friday was highlighted by the sole Thoroughbred race on the six race-card and, is so often the case on the turf in the capital, they produced a thriller in a 1600m rated conditions stakes, won in dramatic fashion by local debutant Mukalal.

  • 08 November 2019

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse’s second meeting of the new campaign is undoubtedly highlighted by the only Thoroughbred fixture on the six-race card, the first renewal of the AED 200,000 HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup presented by Longines. Moqarrar heads the weights in the 1700m handicap for which eight have been declared.

  • 08 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 7, 2019)—Trainer Doug Watson made history at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday night, becoming the first trainer to win six races and sweep an entire card at the renowned Dubai venue. After going 1-for-10 on opening night at Meydan on Oct. 24, his Red Stables roared back on Nov. 7, firing with everything from a 2-year-old first-time starter to an established 7-year-old handicapper, while boasting the breadth of its clientele with five victorious owners. The card was sponsored by Meydan pillar partner Gulf News and Watson surely gave them a proper headline.

  • 07 November 2019

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Friday when their sole race, a 1600m rated conditions stakes and final of six races, has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14. Leading the charge is Shamaal Nibras, winner of the equivalent race, considered by many a prep for the Sheikh Zultan bin Sayed Al Nahyan National Day Cup over the same course and distance, in both 2016 and 2017.

  • 06 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 6, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday, a six-race Gulf News-sponsored card on the same dirt surface as the $12 million Dubai World Cup, is highlighted by a pair of AED 210,000 handicaps, as well as an intriguing 2-year-old affair.

  • 06 November 2019

    Nominations for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival close on November 11 for its $12.74 million programme. The international showcase opens on January 2 and runs for ten weeks, including nine consecutive Thursdays through February 27. The final night will be Super Saturday, March 7, 2020, a seven-race, $2.7 million dress rehearsal meeting for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28, 2020.

  • 05 November 2019

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    PRINCE OF ARRAN AND CROSS COUNTER CARRY DUBAI TORCH IN MELBOURNE CUP

  • 02 November 2019

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse staged its first meeting of the new season on Saturday afternoon when the best of the Purebred Arabian races, a 1200m handicap for horses bred locally, was dominated by the two horses saddled by Champion Trainer Ernst Oertel for Champion Owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda.

  • 01 November 2019

    Jebel Ali Racecourse staged its first race of the new season on Friday afternoon with the seven races highlighted by a 1400m handicap won stylishly by Mystique Moon, partnered by Sam Hitchcott, opening his account for the campaign for Doug Watson.

  • 01 November 2019

    Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club with its new title of Sharjah Longines Racecourse, stages its first meeting of the season on Saturday afternoon. The fourth fixture of the new 2019/20 UAE campaign, it features just one Thoroughbred contest, a 1000m handicap, among the six races and in which the weights are headed by Bedaveeya, winner of the equivalent race last year.

  • 01 November 2019

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    COAL FRONT BURNING FOR MORE MILE GLORY