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  • 12 February 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, sponsored by Pillar Partner Longines, is undoubtedly highlighted by a crackerjack 1800m turf handicap which would be well worth Dubai World Cup Carnival status, such is the quality of the field.

    In fact, of the 16 likely runners, all bar three actually have the magic qualification official rating of 90, with the weights headed by a pair of Doug Watson contenders who own a lofty mark of 98.

  • 11 February 2021

    Thursday evening’s fourth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Emirates Airlines and Bahraini Fawzi Nass saddled the winner, Salute The Soldier, under a majestic ride from Adrie de Vries.

    Group 2 $293,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (1900m D)
    Capezzano and Mickael Barzalona set out to try and make every post a winning one, but with De Vries never too far away before closing to within hailing distance leaving the back straight.

  • 11 February 2021

    MAZRAT AL RUWAYAH (GROUP 2)
    $36,000 | 1600m (dirt) | PA
    Winner: RB MONEY TO BURN (US)
    Pedigree: Majid Al Arab (GB) - RB Burn Baby Burn (US) by TH Richie (US)
    Owner: Shkha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan
    Trainer: E Lemartinel
    Jockey: Tadhg O'Shea
    Official Time: 01:46:56
    Track Record: 01:45:55 - AF MATHMOON - 2017
    Margin of Victory: 2 Lengths

  • 11 February 2021

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday is officially highlighted by a 2000m Purebred Arabian conditions race, for horses who have not won twice, in which Mujahid appears to hold leading claims, at least on official ratings as he holds a lofty perch of 77.

  • 10 February 2021

    The fourth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening, six races sponsored by Pillar Partners Emirates, is highlighted by the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1, Group 2 Al Rashidiya and, the only Purebred Arabian contest, the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah.

    Group 2 $293,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (1900m D)
    Ten have been declared for a fascinating renewal of the 1900m dirt Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Emirates Airline with much interest in British raider Dubai Warrior.

  • 06 February 2021

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday is highlighted by the Listed Arabian Triple Crown R1, a 1600m feature restricted to 4-year-olds, which has attracted a field of ten after the late defection of Fahd Al Wathba.

  • 05 February 2021

    Dual Listed features at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon and the speedsters were first up in the 1000m Jebel Ali Sprint which proved a memorable event for trainer Doug Watson who not only saddled the winner, Al Tariq, but provided runner-up Fanaar for good measure.

    Quickly away, Pat Dobbs soon took the winner to the head of affairs, but at halfway, last year’s winner Alkaraama and Leading Spirit, third 12 months ago, loomed as dangerous challengers.

  • 04 February 2021

    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, at Meydan, was officially highlighted by the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes sponsored by DP World UAE Region, and it was third time lucky for Secret Ambition, runner-up in the two previous renewals, who turned the race into a procession.

    Group 3 $130,000 Firebreak Stakes (1600m D)

  • 04 February 2021

    A good card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a pair of Listed races, one at either end of the track’s distant ranges, with the 1000m Jebel Ali Sprint and the 1950m Jebel Ali Stakes.

    The Listed Jebel Ali Sprint, sponsored by Shadwell, has been a happy hunting ground for the sponsor, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose world famous blue and white silks have been carried to victory in each of the last two seasons, most recently 12 months ago by Alkaraama.

  • 03 February 2021

    The third meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening, six races sponsored by Pillar Partners DP World, is highlighted by the Group 3 Firebreak Stakes and the second Classic of the season, the UAE 2000 Guineas.

    Group 3 $130,000 Firebreak Stakes (1600m D)

  • 02 February 2021

    Thoroughbred racing’s top stars have been nominated for the highly anticipated 25th running of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Meydan Racecourse. Among the global stars highlighting the nominations are Knicks Go, Charlatan, Bivouac, Chrono Genesis, Addeybb and Mogul. A total of 1,511 nominations were accepted from 762 horses trained in 19 countries.

  • 30 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by three quality handicaps, the official feature being the Gulf News, over 1600m on turf, in which turf debutant Mystery Land clearly relished the switch of surface, flying home under Pat Cosgrave to lead in the final 50m.

  • 29 January 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, sponsored by Pillar Partners Gulf News, is highlighted by a trio of handicaps providing horses on the cusp of Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) eligibility the opportunity to qualify for the international extravaganza.

    The first such opportunity, a 1600m turf handicap, has attracted a capacity field of 16 and, predictably given the numbers, looks absolutely wide open.

  • 28 January 2021

    Thursday’s second meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was officially highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi presented by Longines and Godolphin’s Althiqa showed impressive acceleration to land the spoils.

    Group 2 $163,000 Cape Verdi (fillies & mares 1600m T)
    The 1600m turf feature, restricted to fillies and mares, was won impressively by the Godolphin filly Althiqa, supplying both trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey James Doyle a fourth success in the race, a third in combination.

  • 28 January 2021

    AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE R2 (GROUP 1)
    $49,000 | 1900m (dirt) | PA
    Winner: RB FRYNCHH DUDE (USA)
    Pedigree: Baseq Al Khalediah (SA) - Rb Frynch Broad (US)
    Owner: Byerley Racing
    Trainer: Helal Alalawi
    Jockey: Patrick Cosgrave
    Official Time: 2:07:07 (Track Record)
    Old Track Record: 02:07:66 - AATEBAT AL KHALEDIAH - 2019
    Margin of Victory: 2 ½ Length