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  • 02 November 2018

    MIND YOUR BISCUITS a Tough Cookie in Classic; UAE Derby Champ MENDELSSOHN Ready to Pour It On; WEST COAST Gets Second Shot at THUNDER SNOW

    Follow Meydan's stars around the globe with the Dubai World Cup Carnival Update:

    • MIND YOUR BISCUITS a Tough Cookie in the Classic
    • UAE Derby Champ MENDELSSOHN Ready to Pour It On
    • Miller’s Dubai Quartet Takes on Breeders’ Cup
    • WEST COAST Gets Second Shot at THUNDER SNOW

  • 02 November 2018

    Racing returns to the UAE capital on Saturday with a six-race card on the turf at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club with the first contest due off at 5pm.

    The official feature, over 1600m, is the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup Prep. Last year’s first and second in that race, RB Torch and Darius Du Paon, who led home a 1-2-3 for Al Asayl-based trainer Eric Lemartinel and his main patron, reigning champion owner Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, are back in action.

  • 01 November 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its first meeting of the 2018-19 season
    Dubai, UAE (November 1, 2018)—Racing at Meydan returned on Thursday evening with a seven-race card, all on the dirt surface, highlighted by the, a handicap over the same 2000m dirt course and distance as the world’s most valuable horse race, the US$12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airlines, and won by New Trails on his local bow.

  • 01 November 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its first meeting of the 2018-19 season

  • 31 October 2018

    Louisville, Kentucky, USA (October 31, 2018) – Which Thunder Snow will the world see? The question beckons and global racing seeks an answer as the bay 4-year-old colt attempts history on Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup. A Godolphin/Darley homebred, Thunder Snow has shown downright dominance and perplexing volatility in a career that has garnered him seven victories and 15 top-three finishes from 20 efforts.

  • 26 October 2018

    Racing returned to the UAE on Friday afternoon with a seven-race card at Jebel Ali Racecourse. The highlight was a 1400m handicap that appeared to be very competitive, at least on paper. In the end though it was won reasonably comfortably by High On Life who was able to concede weight to his 11 rivals and was probably never headed under Royston Ffrench.

  • 25 October 2018

    UAE racing returns on Friday with a seven-race card at Jebel Ali Racecourse; the first of 11 they will host among the 67 cards to be staged across the five UAE tracks through April 12.

  • 08 October 2018

    Media accreditation for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has opened.

    The link below can be used by media members who are planning to cover meetings at Meydan Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Racecourse, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Sharjah Racecourse and Al Ain Racecourse.

    This accreditation does not cover Dubai World Cup, but does accredit through Super Saturday, March 9, 2019.


    Accreditation link

  • 30 July 2018

    Dubai, UAE (July 30, 2018) – Meydan Racecourse’s 2018-19 domestic Racing at Meydan season has received a 9% increase in purses. The boost comes on the heels of announced increases to both the Dubai World Cup card and Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, creating an all-around exciting and progressive upcoming Dubai racing season.

  • 30 July 2018

    The 15th Dubai World Cup Carnival will be one of historic proportions in 2019, with record purses during the course of its 10 meetings at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prize money will be boosted 12%, totalling US $12,670,000, and the Dubai World Carnival will take place on Thursdays from January 3 through February 28 for its first nine meetings. Its 10th and final will be Super Saturday, March 9.

  • 25 July 2018

    On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US $30 million to $35 million. Its namesake race, the Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, receives a $2 million boost to $12 million and boasts a $7.2 million purse to the winner; the highest first-place prize in global thoroughbred racing.

  • 29 May 2018

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 19th February 2018, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit of two samples returning an irregularity to the prohibited substance Cobalt, from the Mr. Ibrahim Al Hadhrami trained AL MOBHER (OM) and AMEED (AE) from the following race meetings;
    • AL MOBHER (OM); Al Ain on Friday 5th January 2018 - Race 5 “Shabyat Al Rawdah Maiden” (1600 metres). Found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine in its post-race urine sample.

  • 04 May 2018

    UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate Mendelssohn made his first appearance on the track on Thursday morning after clearing quarantine at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He did so again on Friday morning, again drawing a sizable crowd, as he prepares for Saturday’s US $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1). The son of Scat Daddy is the 5-1 morning-line second choice in the 2000m American classic behind Justify, who is trained by three-time Dubai World Cup winner and four-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert.

  • 03 May 2018

    UAE Oaks sponsored by Al Naboodah Construction Group (G2) winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Considered the top Thoroughbred 3-year-old based in Dubai this winter, she won two of her four races, including the aforementioned 1900m Oaks and a 1400m maiden event on the 7th of December. In a bit of a homecoming, she returns to her state of birth and takes on the best 3-year-old dirt fillies in the world in said 1800m event.

  • 01 May 2018

    A record fixture list for the 2018-19 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 Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    The season will offer an unprecedented 67 race dates, five more than 2017-18, and opens at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, October 26, 2018. Meydan Racecourse and Abu Dhabi Racecourse will kick off their seasons the following week on Thursday, November 1, and Saturday, November 3, respectively.