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  • 16 January 2020

    Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap which. Said event, like each of the six Purebred Arabian races, has attracted the maximum allowed field of 15.

  • 16 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 16, 2020)—Thursday’s six-race, $1.05 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse is highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi, a 1600m filly and mare grass affair named after Godolphin’s champion and 1000 Guineas (G1) winner. Thursday also features the inaugural running of the $175,000 Zabeel Turf (Listed), as well as a stellar 1600m dirt handicap with a global field, a 1600m turf handicap attracting Group 1 winners and a pair of sprint handicaps that may have Dubai World Cup night implications.

  • 15 January 2020

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    • MAGIC LILY READY TO BLOOM IN CAPE VERDI
    • SIMSIR, SURROUNDING LEAD HALFORD HORSES
    • GLADIATOR KING, KIMBEAR OUTLINE PLANS

    MAGIC LILY READY TO BLOOM IN CAPE VERDI

  • 14 January 2020

    On Monday 6 January, 2020 the Emirates Racing Authority Stewards inquired into reports received from the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit, that the prohibited substance cobalt, above the permitted threshold, was detected in post-race urine samples taken from AF SOLF (AE) at Al Ain racecourse on Friday 22 November, 2019 after finishing 7th in the Wathba Stallions Cup (1600m) and LA ATAB (AE) at Abu Dhabi racecourse on Sunday 8 December, 2019 after finishing 13th in the Al Ajban Maiden (1200m).

  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 9, 2020)—Thursday’s second meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was presented by pillar partner Longines and officially highlighted by the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 over 1600m on the dirt track and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes over 1800m on turf. While the latter was a procession by heavily favoured Benbatl, the Maktoum Challenge was an absolute thriller in which three horses—North America on the inside, Kimbear between and Secret Ambition outside—hit the finish line together.

  • 09 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 8, 2020)—Thursday’s eight-race, $1.31 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse features the most exciting matchup of the UAE season thus far, as well as the return of one of the top-rated turf horses in the world. Two Group 2 affairs top the night, while the classic generation on both surfaces will get its chance to shine and Group 1 Purebred Arabians clash to kick off the evening. A trio of super-competitive handicaps add depth to the night and the entirety of the meeting is sponsored by pillar partner Longines.

  • 08 January 2020

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    • THE REMATCH: MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA
    • BENBATL AND DREAM CASTLE RETURN
    • COMMANDING, FAR SKY SHOOTING HIGH
    • SECRET AMBITION, KIMBEAR, THEGREATCOLLECTION NO ‘SECOND STRING’

    THE REMATCH:
    MUNTAZAH VS NORTH AMERICA

  • 06 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 5, 2020)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2020 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day—the richest in the world—will take place on Saturday, March 28, at Meydan Racecourse and marks the historic 25th edition. Early applications encouraged.

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  • 05 January 2020

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 17th of December 2019, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substances Acepromazine and 2-(1-Hydroxyethyl) Promazine Sulphoxide had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from CACHAO (GB), after it raced in, Race 2 “Gulfnews.com Handicap” over 1600m at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 7th of November 2019.

  • 04 January 2020

    Treble for Satish Seemar; Doubles for Mickael Barzalona and Tadhg O'Shea

    DUBAI (January 4, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not have been a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, but it was surely full of DWC Carnival aspirants and winners worth following into the ultra-valuable international extravaganza (night two of the DWC Carnival is Thursday, Jan. 9). Four handicaps open to horses just below the required handicap mark of 90 were among the seven fixtures, highlighted by the District One Villa Award handicap.

  • 03 January 2020

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the best of six Purebred Arabian contests on a seven-race card. Said event turned into something of a South America affair with Argentine trainer Ana Mendez saddling the winner, Saarookh, under Brazilian jockey Jesus Rosales. Owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 5-year-old entire has only ever raced in the UAE, his one previous victory having been recorded in a 2200m handicap on the Abu Dhabi turf last October.

  • 03 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 3, 2020)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not be a Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, but does feature numerous DWC Carnival aspirants throughout the seven-race card. The evening is sponsored in its entirety by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City—District One. Four of the handicaps, three on turf, are open to horses rated 89, which is one pound below the required mark for the carnival. The fifth race, a 2000m turf handicap (District One Villa Award), is arguably the highlight on what really is a cracking card.

  • 02 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 2, 2020)—Thursday’s first meeting of Meydan Racecourse’s eagerly awaited 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Group 3 $200,000 Dubawi Stakes sponsored by Emirates NBD Private Banking. Over 1200m on the dirt track, the prep for the $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News was won in gritty fashion by G3 Hutcheson Stakes-winning American import Gladiator King, who gave trainer Satish Seemar an unprecedented sixth win in the race, which was inaugurated in 2011.

  • 02 January 2020

    Al Ain hosts a busy meeting on Friday with, as always, lots of runners on a seven-race card, including six for Purebred Arabians and highlighted by a quality 2000m handicap.

  • 02 January 2020

    DUBAI (January 1, 2020)—The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival commences Thursday with a flourish of top-class horses from around the globe. A total of $960,000 in prize money will be up for grabs and Dubai World Cup implications will be aplenty, including the featured the Dubawi Stakes (G3) for Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1) aspirants. A pair of Listed turf affairs, the Meydan Challenge over 1400m and Dubai Racing Club Classic over 2410m, have attracted serious European interest, while the 3-year-old fillies will audition for the classics in the 1400m UAE 1000 Guineas Trial.