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  • 05 November 2016

    Racing returns to the Abu Dhabi turf on Sunday evening and all eyes will be on American challenger, Paddy’s Day.

    The Scott Powell-trained Purebred Arabian faces 11 rivals in the featured AED125,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Prep for Purebred Arabians.

    This is a 1600m conditions contest, which runs over the same course and distance as the world’s richest Purebred Arabian race, the €1.2million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, set to be staged a week later.

  • 03 November 2016

    Emirates Sponsors Opening Meydan Meeting

    With the new UAE racing season now in full swing, the action returned to Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening with a cracking seven race card, highlighted by the 2000m Emirates Airline Handicap won for the second year running by Etijaah.

    One of four in the race for UAE Champion Trainer, Doug Watson, he was always well positioned just behind the early speed under Dane O’Neill, riding for his main employer, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose horses claimed three races on the night.

  • 02 November 2016

    Meydan Pillar Partner Backs Opening Meeting

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its first meeting of the new season tomorrow (Thursday) with a valuable Emirates-sponsored card worth AED1,155,000 in prize money across seven races.

    The UAE racing fraternity returns to Meydan for the first time since US superstar, California Chrome claimed the US $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup on March 26, 2016.

  • 30 October 2016

    The most valuable race on Saturday's Sharjah Racecourse card was the concluding 2000m handicap which saw UAE Champion Jockey, Tadhg O’Shea at his strongest to land the spoils aboard Purebred Arabian, Men Alemarat.

    Four of the eight runners held every chance as they entered the final 200m of the race, but it was O’Shea aboard the Eric Lemartinel-trained Men Alemarat who prevailed in a thrilling closing stages battle with Ajjaj.

  • 29 October 2016

    Racing returned to the UAE on Friday afternoon with Jebel Ali staging a six-race card, highlighted by a 1000m handicap, sponsored by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum via his US breeding base, Shadwell Farm.

    Responsible for three of the 12 runners, it was his blue and white colours worn by apprentice, George Buckell that were carried to victory by Mushir. Mushir was recording a first local success at the 12th attempt.

    Riding for his main employer, Musabbeh Al Mheiri, Buckell was happy to stalk the pace until committing for home just after halfway.

  • 26 October 2016

    2016-17 UAE Racing Season Gets Underway Friday

    Racing returns to the UAE on Friday afternoon with a six race Jebel Ali card, highlighted by a 1000m handicap before racing moves on to Sharjah on Saturday.

    Thirteen are declared for the Jebel Ali feature, including Trinity Force ridden by Champion Jockey, Tadhg O’Shea.

    O’Shea has been booked for all 12 races scheduled between Jebel Ali and Sharjah.

  • 02 October 2016

    Prize Money Hike Sees Minimum Dubai World Cup Carnival Purse Rise to US$100,000

    • Meydan Group releases the 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme of Races

    Sunday October 2, 2016, UAE, Dubai: The Dubai World Cup day Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint has been increased in distance from 1000m to 1200m on the turf creating dual turf and dirt 1200m sprint divisions across the Dubai World Cup Carnival and Dubai World Cup.

  • 25 September 2016

    The accreditation process for the 2016-17 racing season is now open. Please click on the link below to begin the application process.

    Please note that accreditation is available to working members of the media only and does not grant access to hospitality areas of any of the racecourses.

    Accreditation link

    The 2017 Dubai World Cup accreditation will open in December 2016.

  • 30 May 2016

    May 30, 2016 - The fixture list for the 2016-17 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    A total of 62 race meetings, held across five race tracks in the UAE, will be staged in what promises to be a highly competitive and exciting 2016-17 racing season.

  • 21 April 2016

    Orphaned Youngsters Visit Meydan’s Oasis Stables

    Children under the protection of Dubai Minors’ Affaires Office were treated to a special stable tour at the yard of Dubai Golden Shaheen and Kahayla Classic-winning trainer, Musabah Al Muhairi on Thursday.

    Twenty orphaned youngsters from the Second of December School aged between 7 and 8 attended the tour, offered through the Meydan Equine Education Programme in conjunction with Dubai Media Incorporated.

  • 10 April 2016

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 6 April 2016

    ERA Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Laboratory, that the prohibited substance butorphanol was detected in the post-race urine sample taken from HAANOOF (FR) after it ran 3RD in the Emirates Championship (2200 metres) at Abu Dhabi on Sunday 20 March 2016.

  • 10 April 2016

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 6 April 2016

    ERA Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Laboratory, that the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide was detected in the post-race urine sample taken from ATAYYAN (AE) after it ran 11TH in the Al Wataniya Cup (2000 metres) at Al Ain on Thursday 17 March 2016.

  • 05 April 2016

    It was a case of third time lucky for the Zabeel Stables team at Jinma Lake Racecourse on Saturday when Richard Mullen piloted Start Right to feature race victory in the 2218m Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines.

    The Satish Seemar-trained nine-year-old recorded a one length victory over Doug Watson’s Jutland under Sam Hitchcott with Seemar’s Layali Al Andalus running on for third a short head further back.

  • 05 April 2016

    Jinma Lake Racecourse Hosts Third International Raceday Saturday April 2

    The trainers and jockeys of the third Chengdu Dubai International Cup members of the Chinese media and a group of Chinese jockeys today (Wednesday) at a press conference and luncheon held in advance of Saturday’s race meeting.

  • 05 April 2016

    Meydan Group Renews China Ties with Chengdu Return

    Meydan Group will pay a third visit to Chengdu in China on Saturday April 2, 2016 when the Chengdu Dubai International Cup returns to the Jinma Lake Racecourse.

    The event, which was staged for the first time in 2014 consists of five turf races and is highlighted by the featured RMB1.5m Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines and run over 2218m. Computer giant, Dell has also come on board as an event sponsor.