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  • 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.

  • 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.