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  • 01 November 2019

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    COAL FRONT BURNING FOR MORE MILE GLORY

  • 31 October 2019

    Jebel Ali Racecourse stages its first meeting of the season on Friday afternoon, the third fixture of the new 2019/20 UAE campaign and highlighted by a competitive 1400m handicap. A field of 13 have been declared for this race, including High On Life and Riflescope, first and second in the equivalent race last year.

  • 31 October 2019

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    OLD PERSIAN CHASES HISTORY IN BREEDERS' CUP TURF

    Dubai World Cup Carnival and Dubai World Cup night star Old Persian will attempt to take his place among the world’s best middle-distance grass horses when the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) winner lines up this Saturday in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • 25 October 2019

    The second meeting of the new UAE season was on the Abu Dhabi turf on Friday, highlighted by the inaugural running of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a rated conditions contest over the same 1600m as the AED 5 million big race itself, and won by RB Torch who was chased home by stable companion Darius Du Paon.

  • 24 October 2019

    DUBAI (October 24, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the very first time the world-famous racecourse has staged the initial meeting of a new UAE season, began with a 1200m maiden, the Emirates Holidays, contested by seven previously unraced 2-year-olds and Barack Beach made the perfect start to his career and the season for Satish Seemar and Richard Mullen.

  • 24 October 2019

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stage the second meeting of the 2019-20 UAE racing season on Friday afternoon with a six-race card. Highlighting the meet is the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, a rated conditions contest over the same 1600m as the AED 5 million big race itself, which takes place in just over a month. Introduced to provide local horses a chance to race before the big day and compete against race-fit rivals from mainly Europe and America, officials have been rewarded with a strong first edition. Six of the sixteen horses declared are rated 110 or more.

  • 23 October 2019

    DUBAI (October 23, 2019)—Racing at Meydan returns on Thursday evening when, for the very first time, the world-famous racecourse hosts the initial meeting of the UAE season, kicking off the 2019-20 campaign with a six-race card. The entire sextet will be contested over the same dirt surface as March’s Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, which is also the sponsor of the entirety of the opening night meeting.

  • 23 October 2019

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    PHOENIX GEARS UP FOR STRONG UAE SEASON; DECEMBER MEYDAN RETURN FOR GRONKOWSKI

    Performing in Group/Grade 1 company on four continents amid its ever-prevalent presence, the growing empire of Phoenix Thoroughbreds with its subsidiary Phoenix Ladies’ Syndicate is primed to bring the action back home to its Dubai base of operations for the 2019-20 UAE racing season—starting with opening day at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, October 24.

  • 22 October 2019

    Media accreditation passes for the UAE 2019-20 racing season are ready to be picked up for members of media whose accreditation applications have been approved. Said media members are requested to please collect their credential cards and car park passes from the Meydan media relations team. All editors have been notified of the status of each applicant. Please check with your respective editors for confirmation of approval.

    PLEASE NOTE: one car park pass per media member.

  • 22 October 2019

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    UAE CHAMPION JOCKEY O'SHEA JOINS JEBEL ALI STABLES

    Seven-time UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea (pictured above) will be joining a new team when the new season commences on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse. The fan favourite will start his 2019-20 tenure wearing the predominately yellow silks of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and receiving a leg-up from the master of Jebel Ali Stables, trainer Nicholas Bachalard.

  • 17 October 2019

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    Zalim Bifov’s UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) winner Silva will take another step in her next start, according to conditioner Pia Brandt. The Group 3-winning bay filly will head to the Southern California for a two-race campaign that will include either the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2000m, Nov. 2) or Grade 2 Goldikova Stakes (1600m, Nov 3) at Santa Anita Park before a tilt at the Grade 1 Matriarch (1600m, Dec. 1) at Del Mar Racetrack.

  • 16 October 2019

    A reminder that media accreditation for the 2019-2020 UAE racing season is open. With racing set to commence in nine days on October 24, 2019, all interested in covering race meetings are encouraged to apply at the earliest.

    The link below can be used by media members who are planning to cover meetings at Meydan Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Racecourse, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Sharjah Longines Racecourse and Al Ain Racecourse.

    This accreditation does not cover Dubai World Cup, but does accredit through April 10, 2020, including Super Saturday (March 7, 2020).

  • 13 October 2019
  • 07 October 2019

    At the completion of the 2018/19 racing season the ERA reviewed safety field sizes at all the UAE Tracks. After consultation with the Clubs and Jockeys, the following changes have been made to the safety field sizes:

    Meydan
    1400 metres on the dirt has been increased from 14 to 16.

    Jebel Ali
    1600 metres has been decreased from 16 to 14.

    Abu Dhabi
    Previously Abu Dhabi has had different safety field limits depending on the breed of the horse. As per all other tracks in the UAE, the new safety field limit will be the same for both Purebred Arabians and Thoroughbreds.

  • 07 October 2019

    On 1 October 2019, the ERA Appeal Panel adjudicated on the appeal lodged by Mr. Rashed Bouresly against the decision of the Stewards from the inquiry held on the 29 August 2019, namely;
    (a) The decision made (decision 1), pursuant to the Rules, to find Mr. Bouresly guilty, pursuant to Rule 95(c)(i) of the Rules, of an offence; and
    (b) The decision made (decision 2), pursuant to the Rules, to impose on Mr. Bouresly a penalty of AED 50,000.