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  • 20 January 2018

    Another busy UAE weekend concludes on Sunday in the capital when the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosts a six race card featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the Group One feature, scheduled to be run in three weeks. Worth AED2,500,000, the HH The President Cup has, in the past, been the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian race but no longer holds that mantle, held by the €1.2 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, also at Abu Dhabi.

  • 19 January 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven went post and proved to be a career landmark 400th UAE winner for reigning champion jockey Richard Mullen.

  • 19 January 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday is highlighted by a fascinating 1200m turf handicap, the Al Naboodah Electrical, in which the main protagonists will be hoping to advertise their 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival claims.

    Satish Seemar saddles four of the 15 runners with stable jockey Richard Mullen electing to partner Riflescope, who was an excellent second over this course and distance last February. Fourth over 1400m at Meydan two weeks ago, they are his only two turf outings since joining Seemar and he has always looked a sprinter of great potential.

  • 19 January 2018

    The second night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday was highlighted by the Group 3 Dubawi Stakes sponsored by Borealis. The 1200m dirt sprint was won in scintillating fashion by Godolphin’s Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) runner-up Comicas under William Buick for trainer Charlie Appleby. Upgraded this year from Listed status, having been inaugurated in 2010, the Dubawi Stakes had been one of the few feature races in the UAE to allude Godolphin, but Comicas remedied that in style.

  • 18 January 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday is highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven have been declared, including two previous winners of the stamina sapping contest and the first three home from last year’s renewal.

  • 18 January 2018

    Reynaldothewizard looks to win upgraded Dubawi Stakes (G3) for fifth time

    Local legend Reynaldothewizard takes centre stage in Thursday’s second Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting at Meydan Racecourse. He faces six rivals in an attempt to win the upgraded Dubawi Stakes (Group 3) Sponsored By Borealis for a remarkable fifth time.

  • 16 January 2018

    • Mind Your Biscuits Ready to Rise Again
    • Australia’s Faatinah Fit for Dubai Debut
    • Kimbear Out of Hibernation
    • De Kock High on Al Sahem
    • Second Summer Gets Equipment Change
    • Roy H Revving Up for Dubai
    • Dubai World Cup Night Stars Among Eclipse Finalists
    • Quick Hits: The Right Man, Hawkbill, D’bai, Candy Boy, Barzalona, Soumillon


  • 15 January 2018

    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 7
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Candy Ride
    DAM: She’s An Eleven (In Excess)
    TRAINER: Doug Watson
    OWNER: Ramzan Kadyrov
    BREEDER: Lee & Susan Searing (Kentucky, USA)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 3-0-0-0
    CAREER RECORD: 15-2-4-2
    EARNINGS: US$1,286,800
    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1) (10th March)

  • 15 January 2018

    Media Accreditation for Dubai World Cup 2018 Goes LIVE

    Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2018 Dubai World Cup accreditation via the online link:

    DWC 2018 Accreditation link

    The 2018 Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday March 31 at Meydan Racecourse.

    Applicants should upload 1MB jpg scans of their passport photo page and a passport photograph.

    UAE residents will also require 1MB jpg scans of their Emirates ID (front and back) and valid UAE visa scans.

  • 14 January 2018

    Champion Owner, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and his main trainer, Ernst Oertel, not only combined to win both the first two races at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, but also supplied the second on each occasion. Their success including victory in the featured 1400m handicap with AF Maher, ridden by Silvestre de Sousa.

  • 13 January 2018

    Racing at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred race on the card, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap won comfortably by Still Life.

    Previously a maiden after nine starts, he had one start in Ireland for Godolphin and Mick Halford before joining Ali Rashid Al Rayhi, for whom he had finished third on three occasions. That is including his most recent outing over this course and distance three weeks ago.

  • 13 January 2018

    Racing returns to the capital after a four week hiatus on Sunday when the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club host a six race card, highlighted by a fascinating 1400m handicap for which eight have been declared with the weights headed by Al Tiryaq. The mount of Sam Hitchcott, he is trained by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables and arrives here having won his two most recent starts after finishing well beaten on his seasonal debut at the first Abu Dhabi fixture of the campaign in November.

  • 12 January 2018

    Debutants winning feature races are a rarity but that is exactly what happened at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon when The New Maharaja was probably never headed under Tadhg O’Shea in the 1000m conditions race for three-year-olds, the official highlight on the card.

  • 12 January 2018

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at Sharjah on Saturday with the maximum field of 16 declared for the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap. Champion Trainer, Doug Watson, saddles both Dangerous Thought and Ballad Singer; the latter being the choice of Pat Dobbs, and a course winner in a 2000m handicap, on his most recent outing in the middle of November. That was actually his first career victory but he clearly appreciates the Sharjah surface because he was second on his only previous run there, in this very race, last season when it was contested on Christmas Eve.

  • 12 January 2018

    Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G2), presented by Longines Gents Master Collection, over 1600m on dirt and won emphatically by Heavy Metal, a second winner on the card for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who was present.