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  • 30 May 2016

    May 30, 2016 - The fixture list for the 2016-17 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    A total of 62 race meetings, held across five race tracks in the UAE, will be staged in what promises to be a highly competitive and exciting 2016-17 racing season.

  • 21 April 2016

    Orphaned Youngsters Visit Meydan’s Oasis Stables

    Children under the protection of Dubai Minors’ Affaires Office were treated to a special stable tour at the yard of Dubai Golden Shaheen and Kahayla Classic-winning trainer, Musabah Al Muhairi on Thursday.

    Twenty orphaned youngsters from the Second of December School aged between 7 and 8 attended the tour, offered through the Meydan Equine Education Programme in conjunction with Dubai Media Incorporated.

  • 10 April 2016

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 6 April 2016

    ERA Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Laboratory, that the prohibited substance butorphanol was detected in the post-race urine sample taken from HAANOOF (FR) after it ran 3RD in the Emirates Championship (2200 metres) at Abu Dhabi on Sunday 20 March 2016.

  • 10 April 2016

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 6 April 2016

    ERA Stewards today concluded an inquiry into a report received from the Equine Forensic Laboratory, that the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide was detected in the post-race urine sample taken from ATAYYAN (AE) after it ran 11TH in the Al Wataniya Cup (2000 metres) at Al Ain on Thursday 17 March 2016.

  • 05 April 2016

    It was a case of third time lucky for the Zabeel Stables team at Jinma Lake Racecourse on Saturday when Richard Mullen piloted Start Right to feature race victory in the 2218m Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines.

    The Satish Seemar-trained nine-year-old recorded a one length victory over Doug Watson’s Jutland under Sam Hitchcott with Seemar’s Layali Al Andalus running on for third a short head further back.

  • 05 April 2016

    Jinma Lake Racecourse Hosts Third International Raceday Saturday April 2

    The trainers and jockeys of the third Chengdu Dubai International Cup members of the Chinese media and a group of Chinese jockeys today (Wednesday) at a press conference and luncheon held in advance of Saturday’s race meeting.

  • 05 April 2016

    Meydan Group Renews China Ties with Chengdu Return

    Meydan Group will pay a third visit to Chengdu in China on Saturday April 2, 2016 when the Chengdu Dubai International Cup returns to the Jinma Lake Racecourse.

    The event, which was staged for the first time in 2014 consists of five turf races and is highlighted by the featured RMB1.5m Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines and run over 2218m. Computer giant, Dell has also come on board as an event sponsor.

  • 30 March 2016

    Third Chengdu Dubai International Cup Takes Place Saturday

    Some of the jockeys and trainers who took part in the US$30m Dubai World Cup day last weekend were on hand to meet members of the Chinese media this morning (Wednesday) ahead of the third Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day, which will be held on Saturday.

    The Jinma Lake Racecourse in the Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan was the venue for a meet and greet which featured Dubai Kahayla Classic and Golden Shaheen-winning trainer, Musabah Al Muhairi, French trainer Erwan Charpy and jockeys Jesus Rosales and Marc Monaghan.

  • 26 March 2016

    By Joe Kristufek

    In a dominant, track-record setting performance compromised by the slippage of his saddle during the race, California Chrome (USA) avenged last year's second place performance by winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. In the process, he became the all-time leading money earner in North American racing history.

    Leaving from post position 11 in the field of 12, the five-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit established a clear stalking position but, while three-wide, the saddle slipped and made jockey Victor Espinoza's job a bit more tricky.

  • 26 March 2016

    Victor Espinoza (jockey, California Chrome, 1st) - “I'm just trying to keep my balance and not move my body. I wasn't that concerned about it (the slipped saddle), I just kept looking forward and thinking 'where's the wire'. It was not coming fast enough. I felt like if I could hit the turn three or four wide I'll be in good shape. Today it proves how he can run when he's 100 per cent. The prep he felt strong. He won easy. I didn't want to override him because I knew he was going to have a tough race today. My goal after winning the Triple Crown was to win the Dubai World Cup.

  • 26 March 2016

    Roger Varian landed a first Dubai World Cup night success as Postponed (IRE) oozed class to strike under birthday boy Andrea Atzeni in the Dubai Sheema Classic presented by Longines.

    The Sicilian-born jockey turned 25 today and was always travelling sweetly aboard the late-maturing five-year-old.

    After swinging wide into the straight he was soon in control and stretched away from Japan’s Duramente (JPN) to record a thumping two-length victory in a track-record time of 2mins 26.97 seconds.

  • 26 March 2016

    Andrea Atzeni, (jockey, Postponed (IRE), 1st) - “It was very straight-forward, he travelled brilliantly and was in a nice position all the way. I knew it would take a good horse to beat him today. It’s great for my boss Sheikh Obaid, everyone has done a really good job with him. It means a lot, it’s what racing’s all about.”

  • 26 March 2016

    There was a second Japanese success on Dubai World Cup night when Ryan Moore came with a well-timed run to take the $6m Group 1 Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World on Real Steel (JPN).

    The son of Japanese super-sire Deep Impact paid a compliment to subsequent Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by Longines runner-up Duramente with the victory. Real Steel had finished second to that rival in last season’s Japanese 2000 Guineas and fourth to him in the Japanese Derby.

    Real Steel came closest to bagging a Classic success when going down a neck in the Japanese St Leger last October.

  • 26 March 2016

    Ryan Moore (jockey, Real Steel (JPN), 1st) - “He’s a beautiful horse, he’s got lots of quality. It was a big effort from the horse, he had a tough trip and was out wide but has toughed it out. He never runs a bad race. He’s a very brave horse and has had to do it the hard way.”

  • 26 March 2016

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Muarrab (GB) battled with American raider X Y Jet (USA) down much of the Meydan stretch in a duel for the ages in the $2m Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News.

    Both horses gave their all and ran winning races, with the final margin of victory a neck.

    “Those last 200m felt like a long way, to be honest,” said winning jockey Paul Hanagan. “Every time I kind of got his head in front, the second horse kept battling back with me.