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  • 06 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 25) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 6, 2019

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    • · LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Magical Leads Ballydoyle Brigade
    • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Viddora Brings Top Class from Down Under
    • · UAE DERBY: Plus Que Parfait the Perfect Possible
    • · DUBAI GOLD CUP: Weekender On Schedule for Gold Cup

    MAGICAL LEADS BALLYDOYLE BRIGADE

  • 03 March 2019

    A good Abu Dhabi card on Sunday is highlighted by the Group 2 Liwa Oasis, but also features the Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R2.

  • 02 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by what appeared to be a wide-open competitive 1800m turf handicap, the DP World UAE region. That idea was turned upside-down when Rashed Bouresly’s Ajwad stole away under a brilliant front-running ride from Bernardo Pinheiro, leading gate-to-wire and winning his third race from 26 tries. The son of Rock of Gibraltar was exciting an 11th at Jebel Ali on Jan. 11, but appeared to appreciate the return to the turf, winning for the second time in his last four starts.

  • 01 March 2019

    Al Ain staged their biggest race of the season on Friday and it was a thriller with Amwaj landing the Listed Al Ain Mile by a flared nostril to provide His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Eric Lemartinel a third consecutive winner on the card, as well as completing a double for jockey Fabrice Veron.

  • 01 March 2019

    DUBAI (March 1, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a matinee meeting sponsored by DP World is highlighted by a quality turf handicap over 1600m in which the weights are headed by Hornsby.

    Trained by Sandeep Jadhav for Majed Ali Almarzooqui, the 6-year-old gelded son of Dubawi has been running mainly in Dubai World Cup Carnival races since arriving in the UAE. However, his only local victory was registered in non-Carnival company, a 1400m handicap at the beginning of January 2018 and Saturday’s assignment appears his easiest task since that victory.

  • 01 March 2019

    Al Ain stage the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Listed Al Ain Mile, on Friday afternoon with a dozen runners declared for the AED300,000 feature including Brraq, trained on the track by Jean de Roualle and seeking to win for the second consecutive weekend.

  • 28 February 2019

    Thursday’s ninth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Nad Al Sheba Trophy sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G3), the key local prep for the $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G2) on Dubai World Cup night. Two other Listed stakes, the Meydan Classic for 3-year-olds on turf and Curlin Handicap for dirt route aficionados, added to an exciting penultimate night of the international showcase.

    $300,000 NAD AL SHEBA TROPHY (GROUP 3)

  • 28 February 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol. 24) | News, Notes & Profiles | February 27, 2019

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    ROAD TO DUBAI WORLD CUP 2019 - VOL.1
    (DWCCarnival Update Vol. 24) | News, Notes & Profiles | February 27, 2019
    • · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Thunder Snow Ready for Return
    • · LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Cross Counter Under Consideration
    • · DUBAI TURF: Dream Castle On Point, Benbatl out
    • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Tato Key Continues to Impress

  • 27 February 2019

    Thursday’s ninth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the final Carnival fixture before next weekend’s Super Saturday card, is highlighted by the Group 3 $300,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (Race 4), the local prep for the Group 2 $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors on Dubai World Cup night—one of the world’s top races for stayers. Thursday’s card also features the Listed $160,000 Curlin Handicap (Race 5), which has been used as a prep by two Dubai World Cup winners.

  • 24 February 2019

    Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2018 moment in horseracing. The award will be given at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony on the evening of March 28, 2019, two days prior to the richest day in global horseracing, the $35 million Dubai World Cup card. Voting will take place through February 28, 2019.

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  • 23 February 2019

    The sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) season on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige highlight basically thrown away last year by ES Ajeeb, but 12 months later, won in style by the same horse.

  • 22 February 2019

    A quality meeting at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, when they staged two of their biggest races of the season, was officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes and Montsarrat secured his place in UAE racing folklore by emulating Treble Jig in becoming the second dual winner of the contest inaugurated in 1993.

  • 22 February 2019

    It may only be February, but Saturday is the sixth and final meeting of the season at the Sharjah Equestrian Club, highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, the 1700m Prestige highlight in which ES Ajeeb threw away what appeared certain victory 12 months ago. With the race at his mercy and many lengths clear of toiling rivals, the horse, basically, refused to enter the home straight, instead careering across the course and depositing the unfortunate Sam Hitchcott on the dirt.

  • 22 February 2019

    A quality card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes in which Montsarrat will bid to defend the title he won last year and emulate Treble Jig, the only previous dual winner of the race. Another much anticipated contest is the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint in which we are guaranteed a new name on the roll of honour.

  • 21 February 2019

    Six races filled with Thoroughbred stars from eight different nations allowed for a global affair on Thursday night at Meydan Racecourse, but it was locally based trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Godolphin who stole the show, with the latter landing four races and Appleby taking home a Group treble. Al Tayer Motors sponsored the evening, the eighth Dubai World Cup Carnival card of 2019, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was on hand.

    $250,000 ZABEEL MILE (GROUP 2)