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  • 25 January 2018

    Jebel Ali stages its biggest race of the season on Friday afternoon, the AED575, 000 Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile. News of a late pull-out of Long River, winner of last year’s Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3, means seven will run this race. This appears to be one of the strongest renewals of the 1600m feature, generously sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the US division of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s breeding empire.

  • 25 January 2018

    To: Horse Racing Clubs in the United Arab Amirates
    To: Horse Auctions Organizers in United Arab Emirates

    In accordance with Prime Minister Decision No. (1) Of 2013, all horse auctions, without exception are subject to oversight by the Emirates Racing Authority.

  • 24 January 2018

    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival is highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi and a cosmopolitan field of eight have been declared for the 1600m turf feature, restricted to fillies and mares. The meet boasts an eight race card after the main support event, the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial, was split into two divisions.

    First run in 2004, the Cape Verdi has been won on five occasions by horses owned by Godolphin, with four of them saddled by Saeed bin Suroor, including the previous two renewals. This year they rely on multiple Group 2 winner Promising Run (post 2).

  • 24 January 2018

    Champions Rey de Oro and Cracksman Eye Sheema; War Story Bookmarks Dubai World Cup; Opal Tiara After Cape Verdi Crown

    • Champions Rey de Oro and Cracksman Eye Sheema
    • War Story Bookmarks Dubai World Cup
    • Opal Tiara After Cape Verdi Crown
    • Zamaam No Stranger to Big Runs on Short Rest
    • Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Carnival-Bound
    • Quick Hits: X Y Jet, 1000 Guineas, Singapore, Moqarrab, Kimbear, Salsabeel, Silver Look

    CHAMPIONS REY DE ORO AND CRACKSMAN EYE SHEEMA

  • 22 January 2018

    FURIA CRUZADA
    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars

    AGE: 6
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Newfoundland (Storm Cat)
    DAM: Nuestra Machi (Hussonet)
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: Chile, Argentina, England, France, UAE
    TRAINER: Erwan Charpy
    OWNER: Avaz Ismoilov
    BREEDER: Haras Dadinco (Chile)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 3-1-0-1
    CAREER RECORD: 30-7-4-5
    EARNINGS: US$504,036

    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) (8th February)

  • 21 January 2018

    On a blustery evening in the capital, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted a six race card on Sunday, featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the AED2,500,000 Group One feature itself, in three weeks time.

    It was won in determined fashion by Sniper De Monlau, stable star for Helal Al Alawi and owners, The Byerley Team. The six year old horse was winning for a fourth time but, in the past, had at least twice compromised his chances, by hanging badly in races he arguably should have won.

  • 20 January 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with a 4pm start time, was highlighted by a 1200m turf handicap –the Al Naboodah Electrical– contested by a competitive field of 15 and won impressively by Ejaaby.

  • 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

    MIND YOUR BISCUITS READY TO RISE AGAIN

  • 15 January 2018

    CANDY BOY (USA)
    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
    COUNTRIES TRAINED: USA, UAE
    POSSIBLE NEXT RACE: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1) (10th March)