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  • 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).

  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 9, 2020)—Thursday’s second meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was presented by pillar partner Longines and officially highlighted by the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 over 1600m on the dirt track and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes over 1800m on turf. While the latter was a procession by heavily favoured Benbatl, the Maktoum Challenge was an absolute thriller in which three horses—North America on the inside, Kimbear between and Secret Ambition outside—hit the finish line together.

  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 8, 2020)—Thursday’s eight-race, $1.31 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse features the most exciting matchup of the UAE season thus far, as well as the return of one of the top-rated turf horses in the world. Two Group 2 affairs top the night, while the classic generation on both surfaces will get its chance to shine and Group 1 Purebred Arabians clash to kick off the evening. A trio of super-competitive handicaps add depth to the night and the entirety of the meeting is sponsored by pillar partner Longines.

  • 08 January 2020

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    • THE REMATCH: MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA
    • BENBATL AND DREAM CASTLE RETURN
    • COMMANDING, FAR SKY SHOOTING HIGH
    • SECRET AMBITION, KIMBEAR, THEGREATCOLLECTION NO ‘SECOND STRING’

    THE REMATCH:
    MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA

  • 06 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 5, 2020)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2020 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day—the richest in the world—will take place on Saturday, March 28, at Meydan Racecourse and marks the historic 25th edition. Early applications encouraged.

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    Applicants should upload 1MB jpg scans of their passport photo page and a photograph. UAE residents will also require 1MB jpg scans of their Emirates ID (front and back) and valid UAE visa scans.

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  • 05 January 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 17th of December 2019, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substances Acepromazine and 2-(1-Hydroxyethyl) Promazine Sulphoxide had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from CACHAO (GB), after it raced in, Race 2 “Gulfnews.com Handicap” over 1600m at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 7th of November 2019.

  • 04 January 2020

    Treble for Satish Seemar; Doubles for Mickael Barzalona and Tadhg O'Shea

    DUBAI (January 4, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not have been a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, but it was surely full of DWC Carnival aspirants and winners worth following into the ultra-valuable international extravaganza (night two of the DWC Carnival is Thursday, Jan. 9). Four handicaps open to horses just below the required handicap mark of 90 were among the seven fixtures, highlighted by the District One Villa Award handicap.