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  • 31 January 2018

    Talismanic On Target for Dubai World Cup; Ertijaal Sharp at Seven; Championship Ready to Defend His Fort
    • Talismanic On Target for Dubai World Cup
    • Championship Ready to Defend His Fort
    • Ertijaal Sharp at Seven
    • D B Pin Eyes Shaheen; Classic Emperor to Handicap
    • Improving Janszoon Stretches Back Out
    • Quick Hits: Cloth of Stars, Gunnevera, Real Steel, Takaful, Richard’s Boy


  • 29 January 2018

    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 7
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Oasis Dream (Green Desert)
    DAM: Shabiba (Seeking the Gold)
    TRAINER: Ali Rashid Al Rayhi
    OWNER: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    BREEDER: Shadwell Estate (Ireland)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 11-6-1-1
    CAREER RECORD: 20-10-2-2
    EARNINGS: US$1,129,954
    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Meydan Sprint (G2) (22nd February

  • 27 January 2018

    Champion Jockey, Richard Mullen, was the man to follow at Al Ain on Saturday evening, riding a treble, including landing the featured 1000m handicap, the final race of seven, on Extra Hope. Sporting the colours of the ever popular Ali Haddad, Mullen was content to take a lead from Joori until just past halfway when he sent his willing mount for home. She responded well, soon putting daylight between herself and nine toiling rivals, adding to her course and distance victory in November, her first career success, which she followed with a 1200m win at Abu Dhabi.

  • 27 January 2018

    The sprinters get the chance to shine at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday with eight declared for the 1200m Al Ruwais (G3) being contested over the trip for the first time having traditionally been a 1000m race.

  • 27 January 2018

    Friday’s Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, the biggest race of the entire Jebel Ali season, was fought out by the same two horses as in 2017 when Forjatt, who became the third dual winner of the 1600m feature last year, denied Shamaal Nibras by just over a length. This year, the pair had the race between themselves from about 400m out when Forjatt and Colm O’Donoghue gained the initiative from Farrier, winner of last year’s 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes, with Pat Dobbs edging closer aboard Shamaal Nibras.

  • 27 January 2018

    ERA Stewards concluded an inquiry on Wednesday 24th January 2018, into a report received from the Equine Forensic Laboratory, that the prohibited substance Sildenafil had been detected in four post-race urine sample taken from;
    • NAJJLAA (FR) after it finished eleventh (11th) in Race 3 the “Al Masoudi Maiden” (1800 metres) at Al Ain on Friday 8th December 2017
    • AJJAJ (FR) after it won (1st) in Race 5 the “Al Jimi Handicap 0-70” (1800 metres) at Al Ain on Friday 8th December 2017

  • 26 January 2018

    Another busy weekend of racing in the UAE continues at Al Ain on Saturday with a seven race card, highlighted by a 1000m handicap in which AF Ssayeb is bidding for a quick return to the winner’s enclosure having won over 1200m on the Abu Dhabi turf just last Sunday. Homebred by Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, and trained by Ernst Oertel, he was never headed on that occasion under Silvestre de Sousa who is again in the saddle on Saturday.

  • 25 January 2018

    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi sponsored by Emirates Global Aluminum, and won comfortably by Promising Run, a third winner of an eventual four on the card for Godolphin. Restricted to fillies and mares over 1600m on turf, it attracted a field of eight, but very few were able to get competitive with Pat Cosgrave settling Promising Run in behind early leader Rehana.

  • 25 January 2018

    Jebel Ali stages its biggest race of the season on Friday afternoon, the AED575, 000 Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile. News of a late pull-out of Long River, winner of last year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3, means seven will run this race. This appears to be one of the strongest renewals of the 1600m feature, generously sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the US division of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s breeding empire.

  • 25 January 2018

    To: Horse Racing Clubs in the United Arab Amirates
    To: Horse Auctions Organizers in United Arab Emirates

    In accordance with Prime Minister Decision No. (1) Of 2013, all horse auctions, without exception are subject to oversight by the Emirates Racing Authority.

  • 24 January 2018

    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival is highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi and a cosmopolitan field of eight have been declared for the 1600m turf feature, restricted to fillies and mares. The meet boasts an eight race card after the main support event, the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial, was split into two divisions.

    First run in 2004, the Cape Verdi has been won on five occasions by horses owned by Godolphin, with four of them saddled by Saeed bin Suroor, including the previous two renewals. This year they rely on multiple Group 2 winner Promising Run (post 2).

  • 24 January 2018

    Champions Rey de Oro and Cracksman Eye Sheema; War Story Bookmarks Dubai World Cup; Opal Tiara After Cape Verdi Crown

    • Champions Rey de Oro and Cracksman Eye Sheema
    • War Story Bookmarks Dubai World Cup
    • Opal Tiara After Cape Verdi Crown
    • Zamaam No Stranger to Big Runs on Short Rest
    • Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Carnival-Bound
    • Quick Hits: X Y Jet, 1000 Guineas, Singapore, Moqarrab, Kimbear, Salsabeel, Silver Look


  • 22 January 2018

    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 6
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Newfoundland (Storm Cat)
    DAM: Nuestra Machi (Hussonet)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: Chile, Argentina, England, France, UAE
    TRAINER: Erwan Charpy
    OWNER: Avaz Ismoilov
    BREEDER: Haras Dadinco (Chile)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 3-1-0-1
    CAREER RECORD: 30-7-4-5
    EARNINGS: US$504,036

    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) (8th February)

  • 21 January 2018

    On a blustery evening in the capital, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted a six race card on Sunday, featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the AED2,500,000 Group One feature itself, in three weeks time.

    It was won in determined fashion by Sniper De Monlau, stable star for Helal Al Alawi and owners, The Byerley Team. The six year old horse was winning for a fourth time but, in the past, had at least twice compromised his chances, by hanging badly in races he arguably should have won.

  • 20 January 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with a 4pm start time, was highlighted by a 1200m turf handicap –the Al Naboodah Electrical– contested by a competitive field of 15 and won impressively by Ejaaby.