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  • 08 January 2021

    Inaugurated as recently as 2019, the GCC Cup, a 1700m prestige conditions race, is the undoubted highlight of Saturday’s card at Sharjah Longines Racecourse and has attracted a competitive capacity field of 16, arguably headed by Saudi Arabia’s Shareq Al Khalediah.

  • 07 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE fixture of 2021, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines and won in determined fashion by Brraq.

  • 07 January 2021

    Thursday January 7, 2021
    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is officially highlighted by a handicap over 1800m in which Tailor’s Row is seeking a third consecutive victory, as well as a fourth career success up the famous Jebel Ali hill.

  • 07 January 2021

    DUBAI (January 6, 2021)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE race meeting of 2021, is a six-race card sponsored by pillar partner Longines. The two features for the night are the opening round of the Purebred Arabian Maktoum Challenge and the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial for 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies.

  • 26 December 2020

    DUBAI (Dec 26, 2020)— Dubai Racing Club has announced that the Dubai World Cup Purse has been retained at US$12Million and that the deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup has been extended until January 20, 2021. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day of racing boasts an impressive six G1 and three G2 races, reflective of the elite standard of competition, hosted at the iconic Meydan Racecourse. Last year a total of 1,774 nominations were accepted from 902 horses trained in 21 countries.

  • 20 December 2020

    Sunday December 20, 2020
    The final UAE race meeting of 2020 was at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, highlighted by the Listed 1600m Abu Dhabi Championship, restricted to 3-year-olds and won relatively comfortably by Mujeeb under Fabrice Veron.

  • 19 December 2020

    Saturday December 19, 2020
    Sharjah Longines Racecourse staged its final meeting of 2020 on Saturday afternoon, saving the best to last, the only Thoroughbred contest, the HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, concluding the card.

  • 19 December 2020

    Saturday December 19, 2020
    The very final UAE meeting of 2020 is to be staged at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Championship, but also including two Thoroughbred races.

    For 3-year-olds, the 1600m Listed Abu Dhabi Championship carries a healthy prize purse of AED180, 000 and, unsurprisingly, will be contested by a capacity field of 14, with two making their debuts.

  • 18 December 2020

    Friday December 18, 2020
    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, the track’s final meeting of 2020, was officially highlighted by a 1200m conditions race for 3-year-olds and dirt debutant Dark Silver demolished his seven rivals to post a very impressive success.

  • 18 December 2020

    Friday December 18, 2020
    Sharjah Longines Racecourse stages its final meeting of 2020 on Saturday afternoon and it is an early Christmas Cracker with a AED200, 000 race apiece for both Purebred Arabians and Thoroughbreds the obvious highlights.

  • 17 December 2020

    DUBAI (Dec17, 2020)— Dubai Racing Club has released the list of horses accepted for the 7-meeting 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which runs for six consecutive Thursdays (Jan 21 - Feb. 25) before culminating with Super Saturday (Mar. 6), the official dress rehearsal for the historic 25th running of the Dubai World Cup card (Mar. 27). (Dubai World Cup 2020 was postponed this year as a result of Covid-19).

  • 17 December 2020

    DUBAI (Dec17, 2020)— Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening was officially highlighted by the Dubai Creek Mile presented by Longines, a 1600m Listed contest which provided a finish meriting its status with Thegreatcollection landing the spoils and probably the fourth horse to lead in the final 200m.

  • 17 December 2020

    Jebel Ali host a meeting for the second consecutive Friday afternoon, the final fixture ‘up the hill’ of 2020, a six race card sponsored by Emirates Airline, and highlighted by a 1200m conditions race restricted to 3-year-olds.

  • 16 December 2020

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the track’s final meeting of 2020 is presented by pillar partner Longines and features the Group 2 Madjani Stakes, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, as well as the Listed Dubai Creek Mile, the Thoroughbred highlight.

  • 13 December 2020

    Sunday December 13, 2020
    Sunday evening’s racing on the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club turf featured joint highlights, the Abu Dhabi Fillies Classic and Abu Dhabi Colts Classic, both restricted to 3-year-olds.