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  • 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.

  • 16 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 16, 2020)—Thursday’s third meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, which was sponsored by Azizi Developments, was highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi, a 1600m turf feature for fillies and mares, as well as the $175,000 Zabeel Turf (Listed).

  • 16 January 2020

    In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands (pictured below) won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial. The milestone comes 10 weeks after Watson made history by sweeping an entire card of six races—the first trainer to either sweep a card or win six races on one card in the UAE—on Nov. 7. Midnight Sands, admittedly one of Watson’s favourite horses, won his fourth race from five UAE starts and appears a star on the rise.

  • 16 January 2020

    Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap which. Said event, like each of the six Purebred Arabian races, has attracted the maximum allowed field of 15.

  • 16 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 16, 2020)—Thursday’s six-race, $1.05 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse is highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi, a 1600m filly and mare grass affair named after Godolphin’s champion and 1000 Guineas (G1) winner. Thursday also features the inaugural running of the $175,000 Zabeel Turf (Listed), as well as a stellar 1600m dirt handicap with a global field, a 1600m turf handicap attracting Group 1 winners and a pair of sprint handicaps that may have Dubai World Cup night implications.

  • 15 January 2020

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    • MAGIC LILY READY TO BLOOM IN CAPE VERDI
    • SIMSIR, SURROUNDING LEAD HALFORD HORSES
    • GLADIATOR KING, KIMBEAR OUTLINE PLANS

    MAGIC LILY READY TO BLOOM IN CAPE VERDI

  • 14 January 2020

    On Monday 6 January, 2020 the Emirates Racing Authority Stewards inquired into reports received from the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit, that the prohibited substance cobalt, above the permitted threshold, was detected in post-race urine samples taken from AF SOLF (AE) at Al Ain racecourse on Friday 22 November, 2019 after finishing 7th in the Wathba Stallions Cup (1600m) and LA ATAB (AE) at Abu Dhabi racecourse on Sunday 8 December, 2019 after finishing 13th in the Al Ajban Maiden (1200m).