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  • 09 March 2019

    Course and Distance Prep for $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2)

    Winner: DIVINE IMAGE
    Owner: Godolphin
    Trainer: Charlie Appleby
    Jockey: Brett Doyle
    Official Time: 1:59.07 (1900m, Track Record: 1:55.18 – Mendelssohn, 2018)
    Margin of Victory: 7¼ Lengths

  • 09 March 2019

    Course and Distance Prep for $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)

    Winner: DRAFTED
    Owner: Misty Hollow Farm
    Trainer: Doug Watson
    Jockey: Pat Dobbs
    Official Time: 1:11.66 (1200m, Track Record: 1:10.12 – Mind Your Biscuits, 2018)
    Margin of Victory: Neck

  • 09 March 2019

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday is highlighted by the finale and only Thoroughbred race on the card, a 1600m handicap. The contest has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14, including Almushref, who will be having his third local outing, but first on turf since joining Musabbeh Al Mheiri.

  • 08 March 2019

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which a select field of five went to post but only one of them ever led, Claim the Roses, who was sent straight to the front by Xavier Ziani. The 8-year-old gelded son of Speightstown, owned by Hamad Rashed bin Ghadayer, was a first winner for trainer Salem bin Ghadayer since returning from suspension and saddling his first runners for a year.

  • 08 March 2019

    As the heat starts to turn up for the world’s richest ($35 million) race meeting in the Dubai World Cup night three weeks from now, Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse is set to stage a top-quality dress rehearsal, including a pair of Group 1 affairs and a total of seven stakes worth $2.65 million. Each of the seven is a course and distance copy of a Dubai World Cup card feature and is sponsored by pillar partner Emirates.

  • 07 March 2019

    Some of his faithful have even gone as far as calling him ‘great’ because of such. While one can argue the blurred lines and various criteria of greatness, one thing is sharply in focus about the son of Helmet: he is absolutely adored.

    The Meydan media & publicity team had the pleasure of spending a morning at Godolphin's Al Quoz training centre with the enigmatic luminary last week. Many thanks to Godolphin and Saeed bin Suroor for their gracious welcome. Check out some of the photos, courtesy of Dubai Racing Club’s Naomi Tukker.

  • 07 March 2019

    Jebel Ali’s penultimate meeting of the current campaign is highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which just five have been declared. They include Mudallel, who showed plenty of promise on his dirt debut for trainer Ahmad bin Harmash. Owned by Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah, the 5-year-old gelding won three times in Britain for Ed Dunlop on the all-weather, with his first run in the UAE coming at Jebel Ali two weeks ago finishing fifth of 16 over the same distance as Friday’s race.

  • 07 March 2019

    Media Accreditation closes in just two days (Super Saturday, March 9) for the 24th Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse (March 30), the world’s richest day of horseracing.

    Please apply at the soonest, as no requests will be accepted after Saturday.


    If any issues arise with the link above, go to and click on the Media tab at the top to find the DWC Accreditation 2019 link in blue.

  • 06 March 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol 25) | News, Notes & Profiles | March 6, 2019


    • · LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Magical Leads Ballydoyle Brigade
    • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Viddora Brings Top Class from Down Under
    • · UAE DERBY: Plus Que Parfait the Perfect Possible
    • · DUBAI GOLD CUP: Weekender On Schedule for Gold Cup


  • 03 March 2019

    A good Abu Dhabi card on Sunday is highlighted by the Group 2 Liwa Oasis, but also features the Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R2.

  • 02 March 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by what appeared to be a wide-open competitive 1800m turf handicap, the DP World UAE region. That idea was turned upside-down when Rashed Bouresly’s Ajwad stole away under a brilliant front-running ride from Bernardo Pinheiro, leading gate-to-wire and winning his third race from 26 tries. The son of Rock of Gibraltar was exciting an 11th at Jebel Ali on Jan. 11, but appeared to appreciate the return to the turf, winning for the second time in his last four starts.

  • 01 March 2019

    Al Ain staged their biggest race of the season on Friday and it was a thriller with Amwaj landing the Listed Al Ain Mile by a flared nostril to provide His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Eric Lemartinel a third consecutive winner on the card, as well as completing a double for jockey Fabrice Veron.

  • 01 March 2019

    DUBAI (March 1, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a matinee meeting sponsored by DP World is highlighted by a quality turf handicap over 1600m in which the weights are headed by Hornsby.

    Trained by Sandeep Jadhav for Majed Ali Almarzooqui, the 6-year-old gelded son of Dubawi has been running mainly in Dubai World Cup Carnival races since arriving in the UAE. However, his only local victory was registered in non-Carnival company, a 1400m handicap at the beginning of January 2018 and Saturday’s assignment appears his easiest task since that victory.

  • 01 March 2019

    Al Ain stage the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Listed Al Ain Mile, on Friday afternoon with a dozen runners declared for the AED300,000 feature including Brraq, trained on the track by Jean de Roualle and seeking to win for the second consecutive weekend.

  • 28 February 2019

    Thursday’s ninth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Nad Al Sheba Trophy sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G3), the key local prep for the $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G2) on Dubai World Cup night. Two other Listed stakes, the Meydan Classic for 3-year-olds on turf and Curlin Handicap for dirt route aficionados, added to an exciting penultimate night of the international showcase.

    $300,000 NAD AL SHEBA TROPHY (GROUP 3)