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  • 11 February 2018

    HH The President Cup, which is worth AED2,500,000 and thus one of the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contests, is the highlight of a seven race card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday which also includes the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais, originally scheduled to have been run two weeks ago when racing in the capital was postponed.

    Over 2200m, the Group 1 HH The President Cup has attracted the maximum allowed field of 16, including two previous winners and the first eight home from the course and distance prep race staged three weeks ago.

  • 10 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a 1600m handicap which, on paper, looked competitive but from little after halfway involved only one horse, Just A Penny, five times a course winner previously, all his career victories. Sent straight to the front by Pat Dobbs, sporting the colours of Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, Just A Penny always looked happy, bowling along in a steady rhythm and, before the ten runners had even turned for home, it was clear most of his nine rivals were in big trouble.

  • 08 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts fifth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Gulf News (G2) over 1900m on the dirt. Won by Godolphin’s multiple G1 winner Thunder Snow, whose appropriately named half-sister Winter Lightning had landed the UAE 1000 Guineas earlier in the evening.

  • 08 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a fascinating 1600m handicap for which ten have been declared. All eyes will be on Godolphin’s Reach High, victorious in two of his three career starts to date, but making both his local and dirt debut here. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the 4-year-old homebred son of Distorted Humor was narrowly beaten on debut before winning his second juvenile outing at Ascot, in May 2016, beating no less than subsequent dual Group 1 winner Harry Angel, the world’s top-rated sprinter of 2017.

  • 07 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts fifth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor has won no less than ten times, including in 2003 with subsequent Dubai World Cup (G1) hero Moon Ballad.

  • 07 February 2018

    Juddmonte Reflects on Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup; Zaman and Comicas Ripe and Ready for Appleby; All Eyes on World Approval
    • Juddmonte Reflects on Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup
    • Zaman and Comicas Ripe and Ready for Appleby
    • All Eyes on World Approval
    • Freshly Crowned Roy H Regal in Return
    • Quick Hits: Forever Unbridled, Hoppertunity, UAE 1000 Guineas, Maktoum Challenge Round 2, Gilt Complex

    JUDDMONTE REFLECTS ON ARROGATE’S DUBAI WORLD CUP

  • 06 February 2018

    REYNALDOTHEWIZARD
    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars
    AGE: 12
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Speightstown (Gone West)
    DAM: Holiday Runner (Meadowlake)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: USA, UAE
    TRAINER: Satish Seemar
    OWNER: Zabeel Racing International
    BREEDER: Gibraltar Group (Kentucky, USA)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 23-10-2-2
    CAREER RECORD: 29-11-2-4
    EARNINGS: US$2,190,790
    NEXT RACE: Al Shindagha Sprint (G3) (8th Feb)

  • 06 February 2018

    Nominations for the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) closed on January 11th with 136 of the globe’s premier Thoroughbreds. Scheduled for March 31st, 2018, the 2000m dirt fixture has been won by such superstar champions as Cigar, Dubai Millennium, Invasor, Curlin, California Chrome and Arrogate.

  • 04 February 2018

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest, a 1600m handicap, won stylishly by Galesburg under confident piloting by Richard Mullen for his main employer, trainer Satish Seemar.

  • 03 February 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday was highlighted by an impressive performance by promising 3-year-old Yulong Warrior, as well as the Zayed Sports City Trophy, an ultra-competitive 1400m turf handicap, and it did not disappoint with three runners in a line with just 50m remaining before Ejaaby swept clear to land the spoils in style.

  • 02 February 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which seven went to post but only three ever managed to challenge with AF Al Jahed leading the whole way, seeing off RB Goliath early in the straight, only to be denied right on the line by an old rival in Mahfouz.

  • 02 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts a matinee meeting on Saturday with the first of eight races due off at 4 p.m. The afternoon is highlighted by the Zayed Sports City Trophy, a 1400m turf handicap with the maximum allowed field of 16 declared.

  • 01 February 2018

    Thursday’s fourth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by DP World-UAE Region (G2) and the 1400m turf contest was won decisively by Jungle Cat, completing a quick treble for Godolphin. Trained by Charlie Appleby, he was ridden by James Doyle and the pair were always prominent, tracking early leader Janoobi until committing for home halfway down the straight. After brief resistance from said game Mike De Kock-trained foe, Jungle Cat scratched his way to a gritty victory.

  • 01 February 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday is highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which just seven have been declared but, looks ultra-competitive nonetheless.

    Helal Al Alawi has his team in resurgent form following a quiet spell after a great start to the campaign. His RB Goliath, the mount of Pat Cosgrave, who has forged a powerful alliance with the trainer this season, could be the one to beat. Out of luck in three starts this season, he has won four times at Al Ain, twice over this 1600m course and distance and was also runner-up in the Al Ain Mile last March.

  • 31 January 2018

    Thursday’s fourth Meydan Racecourse fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival is undoubtedly the best so far, with not only a pair of Group 2 Thoroughbred turf features to savour, but also the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 on the dirt for the Purebred Arabians.