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  • 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:

    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.

  • 02 October 2019

    The 2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse gets underway in just a few weeks on Thursday, October 24, and online sales of tickets for the ‘Racing at Meydan’ programmes and concurrent Dubai World Cup Carnival are available to racegoers. Tickets and packages can be purchased here:

  • 01 October 2019



  • 24 September 2019

    Media accreditation for the 2019-20 UAE racing season has opened and racing will commence one month from today, October 24, 2019. 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).

    Click here to access the accreditation page

  • 09 September 2019

    DUBAI (September 9, 2019)—As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches with haste on October 24, the Racing in Dubai September 2019 Sale is set for Monday, September 16. The sale will take place within the Saddling Enclosure of Meydan Racecourse at 6:45 p.m. Viewing of the 60 lots will take place September 14 and 15, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m. on each day, at Meydan Quarantine (NOFA Stables).

  • 05 September 2019

    DWC Carnival Update Vol. 31 | News, Notes & Profiles | September 5, 2019


    Godolphin’s Best Solution (above) is set to make his comeback after a long break from racing, per trainer Saeed bin Suroor. The son of Kodiak was crowned ‘Best Horse’ at the 2019 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards on the merits of a 2018 season that saw him win multiple Group 1 affairs.

  • 04 September 2019

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 29th August 2019, in relation to a stable inspection at the Ras Al Khaimah Stables of licensed ERA Trainer Mr. Rashed Bouresly, where a treatment called Ostarine MK-2866 was confiscated. Evidence was taken from Mr. Bouresly, Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) and Mr. Jahfar Nalakath (Chief Analyst –Equine Forensic Unit). The following matters were established during the inquiry;

  • 25 July 2019

    DUBAI (July 24, 2019)—The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme has been announced by Dubai Racing Club and will take place at Meydan Racecourse over 10 weeks, including nine consecutive Thursday evenings, January 2—February 27, before culminating with the Super Saturday card on March 7. A dress rehearsal for the $35 million Dubai World Cup meeting—the world’s richest race day—Super Saturday will feature seven course and distance preps.

  • 25 July 2019

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    Two-time Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Thunder Snow has been confirmed to start in the Whitney Handicap (G1) on Saturday, August 3, at Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. The Whitney is the most prestigious summer race for dirt horses, 3-year-olds and upward, in America and carries a purse of $1 million.

  • 07 July 2019

    On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, the ERA Appeal Panel adjudicated on the appeal lodged by Mr. Ali Jan in regards to the severity of penalty given by the Stewards for the following breaches;

  • 17 June 2019

    Lord Glitters, Blue Point Top 11 Meydan Runners On Royal Ascot Day One

  • 14 May 2019

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Sunday 12th May 2019, into the care of the racehorse PREDILECTION (USA). Evidence was taken from Mr. Ali Jan (ERA Trainer), Dr. Simon Abbott (DEH Veterinarian), Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) and Mr. Jahfar Nalakath (Chief Analyst –Equine Forensic Unit). The following matters were established during the inquiry;
    1. On Monday 18th March 2019, Mr. A Jan instructed his staff to “blister” both forelegs of PREDILECTION (USA), as the horse had a pre-existing tendon injury.

  • 14 May 2019

    On Monday 22 April, 2019 the Emirates Racing Authority Stewards inquired into a report received from the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit, that the prohibited substance cobalt, above the permitted threshold, was detected in a post-race urine sample taken from NICE FUTURE (IRE) at Al Ain racecourse on Saturday 16 March, 2019 after finishing 12th in race 2, Al Muwaiji Handicap (2600m).

    Evidence was taken from Mr Ahmed Al Shamsi (Trainer of NICE FUTURE (IRE)), Dr David Craig (ERA Veterinarian) and Mr Jahfar Nalakath (Chief Analyst - Dubai Equine Forensic Unit).

    It was established: