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  • 01 March 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts ninth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

  • 01 March 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with eight races, is highlighted by a 1600m turf handicap, which has attracted the maximum field allowed of 14. Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer is enjoying a fantastic season, both at the Dubai World Cup Carnival and Jebel Ali and has declared Mailshot, Hyde Park and Mind That Boy, clearly merit the utmost respect in a wide open contest.

  • 01 March 2018

    Al Ain Racecourse stages a seven race card on Friday, highlighted by the Al Ain Mile, a Prestige contest for which nine have been declared, including last year’s winner Aslaan. Trained locally by Helal Al Alawi for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Aslaan has not won since in three subsequent outings, but will be having just his third start this season. His most recent appearance six weeks ago was over 3200m, a trip he did not appear to stay. Stepping back to 1600m, a distance over which he has won twice would appear in his favour.

  • 01 March 2018

    ERA Stewards concluded an inquiry on Sunday 25th February 2018, into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit regarding the following sample;
    • A post-race urine sample taken from AS ADAID (AE) after it finished 13th in Race 6 “Al Hili Handicap” (1400 metres) at Al Ain on Saturday 27th January 2018, was found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Mohamed Daggash (Trainer), Dr. Belinda Rose (ERA Veterinarian) and Mr. Peter Albert (Chief Analyst – Dubai Equine Forensic Unit).

  • 28 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts ninth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s ninth and penultimate meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival is all about quality with no less than four Thoroughbred Stakes races, as well as the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 for the Purebred Arabians.

  • 28 February 2018

    DUBAI WORLD CUP: Sano ‘So Proud’ of Gunnevera; DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Rey de Oro on the Rise; DUBAI GOLD CUP: Vazirabad Brings Backup

    • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Sano ‘So Proud’ of Gunnevera
    • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Rey de Oro on the Rise
    • DUBAI TURF: Japan in Droves
    • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Takaful Takes the Stage
    • AL QUOZ SPRINT: The World is Blue Point’s Oyster
    • UAE DERBY: The Oaks Could Prove Key
    • GODOLPHIN MILE: Sharp Azteca Has the Edge
    • DUBAI GOLD CUP: Vazirabad Brings Backup in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

  • 27 February 2018

    AGE: 5
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Nicconi (Bianconi)
    DAM: Alqwah (Danehill)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: Australia, UAE
    TRAINER: David Hayes & Ben Hayes
    OWNER: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    BREEDER: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd (AUS)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 2-1-1-0
    CAREER RECORD: 23-5-6-2
    EARNINGS: US$506,960
    NEXT RACE: Al Quoz Sprint (G1) (31st March)

  • 24 February 2018

    Saturday’s sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season featured their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m Prestige race and surely one of the most dramatic contests ever staged at the track.

  • 23 February 2018

    A cracking card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by two of their annual three big races. It was especially memorable for trainer Helal Al Alawi who saddled his biggest ever Thoroughbred winner, when Shillong ran on strongly to land the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint.

    A course specialist, who gets on particularly well with Pat Cosgrave, again in the saddle, he finished with a flourish to deny the favourite, High On Life, who tried to make all under Mickael Barzalona and was expected to complete the big race double on the afternoon for trainer Salem bin Ghadayer.

  • 23 February 2018

    Saturday is not only the sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season, but also the best. It features both the Sharjah Marathon and their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m Prestige race for which 13 have been declared.

  • 22 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts eighth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was a cracker, with no less than three turf features. The evening was topped by the Group 2 US$250,000 Zabeel Mile sponsored by District One Legacy and won, for a fourth time, by South African trainer Mike de Kock, who saddled winner Janoobi, as well as the third-placed Noah From Goa.

  • 22 February 2018

    Jebel Ali legend Treble Jig is both the only horse to have won the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes twice, as well as to have landed said event and Jebel Ali Mile. His achievement could be emulated on Friday when Farrier attempts to defend his crown, while Shamaal Nibras attempts to add this race to the Jebel Ali Mile he won a month ago.

  • 21 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts eighth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a high-quality one including three turf feature races, highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by District One Legacy. The race was won last year by Championship (post 10, Silvestre De Sousa) who is back to attempt to defend his crown.

  • 21 February 2018

    Forever Unbridled out to Make History; Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Ready for Dubai Debut; Drafted Delivering on Promise

    • Forever Unbridled out to Make History
    • Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Ready for Dubai Debut
    • Drafted Delivering on Promise
    • Quick Hits: Music Magnate, Imperial Hint, Vazirabad, Canndera, Holding Gold

    FOREVER UNBRIDLED OUT TO MAKE HISTORY

  • 18 February 2018

    Racing in the capital on Sunday was highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, one of three Prestige races over 1600m on the card and won, in a thriller, by Al Tiryaq. Only five may have gone to post, but all the quintet was virtually in a line at about the 250m pole with last year’s winner, Hamza, trying valiantly to hold on along the rail. AF Sanad had thrown down the first challenge early in the straight, soon followed by AF Yatroq and it was that pair Hamza saw off first.