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  • 01 March 2020

    Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis in which the exciting AF Alwajel recorded a career best and first win on turf to deny this year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 heroine RB Money To Burn, who led for the majority of the race, but could not withstand the determined challenge of the winner.

  • 29 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 29, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card, featured six competitive handicaps, including five contested by horses with 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival aspirations. The meet was arguably highlighted by The Mina, a 1200m dirt handicap and most valuable race on the card, won almost effortlessly by Important Mission.

  • 29 February 2020

    Racing on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday is highlighted by a fascinating renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 9-year-old entire has not been seen in public since well beaten when attempting to defend his Kahayla Classic crown in 2017, so is returning from a massive 1072 days off the track.

  • 28 February 2020

    The Second Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, was the highlight of the meeting in Al Ain on Friday and emphatic winner Balad Al Reef, who was almost 11 lengths clear of runner-up Sufyan crossing the line, also breaking the track record set in the same race last year by Jeemi, who was 20 lengths back in fourth this time.

  • 28 February 2020

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card with a first race time of 5:30 p.m., includes five handicaps to be contested by horses whose connections hope they can advertise claims for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

  • 27 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 27, 2020)—Thursday’s eight-race Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, the ninth of 2020 and worth more than $1.3 million, was a thriller of global proportions. While Godolphin was potent, per usual, the internationals struck well in other races, with Ireland, USA, Sweden, North Korea and UK all showing up in a big way in multiple races.

  • 27 February 2020

    The second leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, is the official highlight at Al Ain on Friday with 10 declared, including last year’s winner Jeemi, who is trained by Eric Lemartinel for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A 7-year-old gelding, he has not won since, but as was the case 12 months ago, has the assistance of Tadhg O’Shea. Yard rider Fabrice Veron appears to prefer the claims of stable companion Arjan. A 5-year-old mare, she has won once, from just seven starts, but not on dirt, after five attempts and she is trying this kind of staying test for the first time.

  • 27 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 26, 2020)—The ninth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is a bumper eight-race card sponsored by pillar partner Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One and highlighted by the $300,000 Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy, $100,000 Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 for the Purebred Arabians and a pair of Listed races.

  • 25 February 2020

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  • 22 February 2020

    The final meeting of the current season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest turned into a procession by AF Kal Noor and jockey Tadhg O’Shea.

  • 21 February 2020

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, an eight-race card, featured a pair of AED500,000 (about $136,000) Listed contests that were won by half-brothers. First was the 1950m Jebel Ali Stakes in which Pat Cosgrave-piloted Mark Of Approval surged fast and late to snatch the spoils from Team Decision and Chiefdom.

  • 21 February 2020

    Saturday is the sixth and final meeting of the season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse, highlighted by the AED250,000 HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, but also featuring the Sharjah Marathon. A 1700m Prestige contest, the HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup has attracted a select field of eight with the weights headed by AF Al Aassi and AF Kal Noor, both to be saddled by Ernst Oertel for Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda.

  • 20 February 2020

    HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Wins 900th UAE Race
    Doubles for Doug Watson, Charlie Appleby and James Doyle

    DUBAI (February 20, 2020)—Thursday’s seven-race Dubai World Cup Carnival card, the eighth of 2020, was worth $1,355,000 and lived up to its billing as one of the most highly anticipated race days thus far this season. The evening was topped by four Group stakes and included three highly competitive handicaps, while also providing numerous clues toward the world’s richest race day, Dubai World Cup on March 28.

    DUBAI MILLENNIUM (GROUP 3)
    $200,000 | 2000m (turf)

  • 20 February 2020

    Two Listed races, the Jebel Ali Sprint and Jebel Ali Stakes, highlight a busy eight-race Jebel Ali Racecourse card on Friday.

    Trained by Salem bin Ghadayer for Ahmad Ghalita Almheiri, Montsarrat seeks history in the Jebel Ali Stakes when he competes for an unprecedented third consecutive victory in a 1950m contest only he and Treble Jig (2012/2013) have won more than once. He has not won since landing this 12 months ago, but was in the same position then having failed to score in between that and his 2018 victory.

  • 19 February 2020

    DUBAI (February 19, 2020)—Thursday’s seven-race, $1,355,000 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting is sponsored by pillar partner Al Tayer Motors and features a stakes-heavy, star-studded line-up. Four group stakes will be contested and a trio of handicaps that will surely have bearing on the upcoming Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup meetings.

    Race 1 (6:30 p.m.)
    Group 3 $200,000 Dubai Millennium (2000mT) Sponsored by Jaguar