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  • 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.

  • 30 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 30, 2020)—Thursday evening’s fifth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a mouth-watering seven-race card carrying total prize money of $1,145,000 and sponsored by pillar partner DP World. The evening is highlighted by a pair of Group affairs, the Group 2 Al Rashidiya for $6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) aspirants and the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint for those with $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1) dreams.

  • 29 January 2020

    DUBAI (January, 29, 2020)--Students from 15 Dubai schools who have participated in the current season of the Meydan Equine Education Programme (MEEP) have been invited to the Children’s Fun Day on Feb. 1 (Saturday) at Meydan Racecourse. Horseracing leads an action-packed agenda for the afternoon, with special complementary activities including an art competition, a story-telling competition and the ever-popular live talent show. Food and beverages will also be offered to the children and their families.

  • 29 January 2020

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    • BARNEY ROY RETURNS IN AL RASHIDIYA
    • DRAFTED SET TO DEFEND AL SHINDAGHA
    • DEE EX BEE JETS INTO MEYDAN CUP
    • FIGHT ON LEADS THURSDAY O’NEILL TRIO

    BARNEY ROY RETURNS IN AL RASHIDIYA

  • 26 January 2020

    Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf Sunday evening was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. Only one really mattered with RB Lam Tara posting a smooth success representing the same connections as last year’s winner, RB Money To Burn, subsequently winner of this year’s 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 on the Meydan dirt surface.

  • 26 January 2020

    A six-race race card on the turf at Abu Dhabi on Sunday is highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais for which 12 have been declared including Wadeeaa and ES Ajeeb, second and third last year behind this year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 heroine RB Money To Burn.

  • 24 January 2020

    Having been forced to postpone their three previous planned fixtures, racing returned to Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon after the track surface had been refurbished (since last raced on at the end of November). Friday was the biggest meeting of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, which was won stylishly by Chiefdom, arguably the most progressive horse of the domestic season to date.

  • 23 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 23, 2020)—The fourth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening was highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort sponsored by DP World—UAE Region. The 1400m turf feature was dominated by trainer Charlie Appleby, who swept the top three with his trio of performers, providing a first winner in the UAE for owner HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing with Glorious Journey.

  • 23 January 2020

    Having been forced to postpone three meetings due to concerns regarding the racecourse surface, racing returns to Jebel Ali on Friday after a successful trial involving 13 horses on Tuesday morning. This will be the first race meeting at the venue since the end of November and just in time for the track’s biggest race of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile.

  • 23 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 23, 2020)—A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck, Beauty Generation, Nature Strip, Star Catcher and Benbatl headline the nominations for the US$35-million day, the world’s richest day in horseracing. A total of 1,774 nominations were accepted from 902 horses trained in 21 countries. Tickets are available at store.meydan.ae.