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  • 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.

  • 23 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 23, 2020)—Thursday evening’s Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse, worth $1,045,000 over six fixtures, is topped by the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over 1400m on turf. The evening also has the first classic of the season, the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas, as well as the Listed Dubai Dash for turf sprinters, Al Bastakiya Trial for sophomore colts looking to stretch out in trip and a pair of long-distance handicaps—one on each surface.

  • 21 January 2020

    Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing and part of the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards. In its inaugural bestowing in 2017, the award went to Kei Chiong Ka-kei, who set the standard for female jockeys across the world by winning an unprecedented four races in one day in one of the world’s toughest riding environments, Hong Kong.

  • 21 January 2020

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    • DOWN DOUG O’NEILL’S DUBAI SHEDROW
    • FITTER RIO ANGIE GEARS UP FOR GUINEAS
    • HEY DOC HAS AL QUOZ APPOINTMENT
    • WAADY TAKES ANOTHER SPIN ON THE SOD
    • IN BRIEF: BEAUTY GENERATION, ALMOND EYE & MORE

    DOWN DOUG O’NEILL’S DUBAI SHEDROW

  • 20 January 2020

    On Monday 20th January, 2020, the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) conducted an inspection of the track surface with a delegation of Jockeys and a representative from of Jebel Ali Racecourse. Utilising 13 horses to assess the safety and kickback of the track, the surface was passed suitable for racing at the programmed race-meeting on Friday 24th January, 2020.

  • 19 January 2020

    Having been forced to postpone a meeting after the bad weather of last week, racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the first meeting of 2020 in the capital, a six-race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, won in thrilling fashion by Tadhg O’Shea aboard Rmmas.

  • 18 January 2020

    Doubles for Musabbeh Al Mheiri, Satish Seemar and Tadhg O'Shea

    DUBAI (January 18, 2020)—A six-race Saturday of 'Racing at Meydan' featured four races contested by horses with Dubai World Cup Carnival ambitions and was a meeting filled with dominant performances by those looking to imminently land a place in the international showcase.

  • 18 January 2020

    Four consecutive days of racing in the UAE conclude at Abu Dhabi on Sunday with a six-race card highlighted by the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m as the Group 1 highlight itself and won last year by Jaser for Ibrahim Al Hadhrami. The 7-year-old entire is back to attempt a repeat, but will be ridden by apprentice Abdul Aziz Al Balushi with stable jockey Szczepan Mazur, in the saddle last year, deserting him in favour of stable companion BF Mughader.

  • 17 January 2020

    Seven races at Al Ain on Friday, all originally attracting maximum fields of 15, were officially highlighted by the finale, a 1000m conditions contest for Purebred Arabians, won impressively by Rawaa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richie Mullen and trainer Eva Mendez while maintaining her unbeaten record in the process. A 5-year-old mare, she became the first winner to carry the colours of Al Wathba Racing having won her debut, a 1200m Sharjah maiden at the beginning of November, in the silks of her breeder, Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

  • 17 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 17, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a six-race card sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, features four handicaps all to be contested by horses on the cusp of qualification for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival. To compete at the international showcase, a handicap mark of 90 is required. First post time is 5:30 p.m.