Latest News

  • 27 February 2018

    AGE: 5
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Nicconi (Bianconi)
    DAM: Alqwah (Danehill)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: Australia, UAE
    TRAINER: David Hayes & Ben Hayes
    OWNER: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    BREEDER: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd (AUS)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 2-1-1-0
    CAREER RECORD: 23-5-6-2
    EARNINGS: US$506,960
    NEXT RACE: Al Quoz Sprint (G1) (31st March)

  • 24 February 2018

    Saturday’s sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season featured their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m Prestige race and surely one of the most dramatic contests ever staged at the track.

  • 23 February 2018

    A cracking card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by two of their annual three big races. It was especially memorable for trainer Helal Al Alawi who saddled his biggest ever Thoroughbred winner, when Shillong ran on strongly to land the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint.

    A course specialist, who gets on particularly well with Pat Cosgrave, again in the saddle, he finished with a flourish to deny the favourite, High On Life, who tried to make all under Mickael Barzalona and was expected to complete the big race double on the afternoon for trainer Salem bin Ghadayer.

  • 23 February 2018

    Saturday is not only the sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season, but also the best. It features both the Sharjah Marathon and their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m Prestige race for which 13 have been declared.

  • 22 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts eighth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was a cracker, with no less than three turf features. The evening was topped by the Group 2 US$250,000 Zabeel Mile sponsored by District One Legacy and won, for a fourth time, by South African trainer Mike de Kock, who saddled winner Janoobi, as well as the third-placed Noah From Goa.

  • 22 February 2018

    Jebel Ali legend Treble Jig is both the only horse to have won the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes twice, as well as to have landed said event and Jebel Ali Mile. His achievement could be emulated on Friday when Farrier attempts to defend his crown, while Shamaal Nibras attempts to add this race to the Jebel Ali Mile he won a month ago.

  • 21 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts eighth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a high-quality one including three turf feature races, highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by District One Legacy. The race was won last year by Championship (post 10, Silvestre De Sousa) who is back to attempt to defend his crown.

  • 21 February 2018

    Forever Unbridled out to Make History; Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Ready for Dubai Debut; Drafted Delivering on Promise

    • Forever Unbridled out to Make History
    • Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Ready for Dubai Debut
    • Drafted Delivering on Promise
    • Quick Hits: Music Magnate, Imperial Hint, Vazirabad, Canndera, Holding Gold

    FOREVER UNBRIDLED OUT TO MAKE HISTORY

  • 18 February 2018

    Racing in the capital on Sunday was highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, one of three Prestige races over 1600m on the card and won, in a thriller, by Al Tiryaq. Only five may have gone to post, but all the quintet was virtually in a line at about the 250m pole with last year’s winner, Hamza, trying valiantly to hold on along the rail. AF Sanad had thrown down the first challenge early in the straight, soon followed by AF Yatroq and it was that pair Hamza saw off first.

  • 17 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts seventh meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

  • 17 February 2018

    The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, afforded Prestige status and over 1600m, is the official highlight on Sunday in the capital with just six declared for a race which was due to have been staged at a meeting which was postponed at the end of January. Six were also declared on that occasion, but of said sextet, only three are taking their chance on Sunday, headed by AF Al Hazer. Like half the field, he is to be saddled by Ernst Oertel for champion owner Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda.

  • 16 February 2018

    Friday’s meeting at Al Ain Racecourse was highlighted by Round 3 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap in which just six took their chance. Ultimately it turned into a procession by Ajjaj, under a masterful ride from Adrie de Vries.

  • 16 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts seventh meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Saturday’s seven-race card is the latter half of a 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival double header this weekend at Meydan Racecourse, highlighted by the Balanchine (G2) and Firebreak Stakes (G3). Each race is worth US$200,000 and respectively could have Dubai World Cup night implications.

  • 15 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts sixth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was highlighted by the Group 3 US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas sponsored by Al Tayer Motors. Over 1600m on dirt, the classic turned into a procession by Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby-trained Gold Town, who completed a treble on the card for the owners.

  • 15 February 2018

    Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon is highlighted by Round 3 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap and the final of the seven races on the card. The equivalent race was won last year by Balad Al Reef, trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables, whose vivid lime green silks will again be worn by Fernando Jara.