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  • 22 March 2019

    The ultimate machiine. he ultimate machine. Speed, size and imposing presence. North America has become as big as his name implies in 2019 in just two starts and is now the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) favourite.

    The son of stellar stallion Dubawi has made a procession of things so far, winning both the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2) and Round 2 (G2) with ease. Going directly to the front, he has shown no mercy to his foes, winning by open lengths under a confident Richard Mullen.

  • 21 March 2019

    Having kicked off the UAE season in late October, Jebel Ali race for the 11th and final time this season on Friday when a seven-race card is highlighted by the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a 1400m conditions race inaugurated in 2017 when won by Shamaal Nibras. Trained by Doug Watson, as was 2018 winner Cosmo Charlie, Shamaal Nibras did not defend his crown last year, instead contesting the following week’s Group 2 Godolphin Mile.

  • 19 March 2019

    DUBAI (March 19, 2019)—Please find below the fields for the nine races of Dubai World Cup Day 2019.


  • 18 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 27) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 18, 2019


    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Seeking the Soul, Stewart Set Sail
    • DUBAI TURF: Southern Legend Well-Suited
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Call the Wind Full of Promise
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: G1 Winner Nonkono Yume Brings Class


    Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk.

  • 16 March 2019

    A 5100m Prestige handicap, the final round of the Al Ain Marathon Series was the official feature at Al Ain on Saturday and won for a third time in four years by Balad Al Reef, saddled by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables, the pairing also responsible for runner-up, Hareer Al Reef. First contested in 2015, Balad Al Reef landed the severe stamina test in both 2016 and 2017 before disappointing when only fourth last year when the race was won by Ajjaj, third here having found conceding lumps of weight to his ten rivals a bridge too far.

  • 15 March 2019

    Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both races were over 2200m on turf.

  • 14 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by a quality 1600m handicap, the CNN Travel, in which Doug Watson-trained Thegreatcollection, despite conceding weight to his 10 rivals, was able to take full advantage of a drop in class to win easily. One race earlier, the defending UAE champion trainer won the other co-feature in impressive fashion with Lytham St Annes.

  • 14 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 26) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 14, 2019


    • · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out
    • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus
    • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray
    • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player


  • 14 March 2019

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is on Friday this week for what is arguably the biggest meeting of the season in the Capital. The six-race card is highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship, as well as the biggest Thoroughbred race of the campaign, the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship over the same 2200m.

  • 13 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday, the final meeting on the course before the Dubai World Cup in just over two weeks, is highlighted by a pair of AED 190,000 handicaps, including a 1600m fixture in which the weights are headed by the Doug Watson-trained Thegreatcollection and Pillar of Society. All seven races on the CNN-sponsored night are on the Meydan dirt surface, with the traditional Thursday first race time of 6:30 p.m.

  • 10 March 2019

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was officially highlighted by the concluding 1600m handicap, the only Thoroughbred race on the card won stylishly by Treasured Times. This card will also be remembered as the meeting at which Tadhg O’Shea drew level with Richard Hills at the top of the all-time UAE jockeys’ statistics.

  • 09 March 2019

    Super Saturday, an evening sponsored by pillar partner Emirates, lived up to its name at Meydan Racecourse. The dress rehearsal for the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup card, boasted seven races worth $2.65 million, including two Group 1 affairs, a Group 2, triad of Group 3s and a wide-open Listed event—all course and distance preps for corresponding Dubai World Cup night fixtures.

  • 09 March 2019

    Course and Distance Prep for $6 million Dubai Turf (G1)

    Winner: DREAM CASTLE
    Owner: Godolphin
    Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor
    Jockey: Christophe Soumillon
    Official Time: 1:48.17 (1800mT, Track Record: 1:45.52 – Just A Way, 2014)
    Margin of Victory: 1¼ Lengths

    Saeed bin Suroor, Trainer, DREAM CASTLE (1st)—“The trip (and the gelding) really helped him. Last year, we thought maybe he could be a sprinter, but I believe he’s a nine furlongs-plus horse. This year he has shown he’s a class, Group 1 horse.”

  • 09 March 2019

    Course and Distance Prep for $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1)

    Winner: CAPEZANNO
    Owner: Sultan Ali
    Trainer: Salem bin Ghadayer
    Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
    Official Time: 2:05.02 (2000m, Track Record: 2:01.39 – Thunder Snow, 2016)
    Margin of Victory: 9½ Lengths

  • 09 March 2019

    Course and Distance Prep for $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

    Winner: OLD PERSIAN
    Owner: Godolphin
    Trainer: Charlie Appleby
    Jockey: William Buick
    Official Time: 2:32.68 (2410mT, Track Record: 2:26.85 – Hawkbill, 2018)
    Margin of Victory: Short Head (Nose)