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  • 05 December 2019

    DUBAI (December 5, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by The Entisar sponsored by DP World UAE Region (Listed) and Garhoud Sprint (Listed), with the former over the same 2000m as the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Both races were won by the 2014-15 champion trainer Mussabeh Al Mheiri in dominant fashion.

  • 05 December 2019

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday, a seven-race card, is highlighted by a competitive 1400m handicap which will be contested by the maximum allowed field of 15, including Jayide Al Boraq who has only run three times, all at Al Ain. Winning his 1600m debut in March before disappointing three weeks later in a handicap over 1800m, Jayide Al Boraq made a successful return to action a fortnight ago in a 1000m handicap and should be thereabouts under regular pilot Bernardo Pinheiro for trainer Khalifa Al Neyadi and owners Al Rahmani Racing.

  • 04 December 2019

    DUBAI (December 4, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday, Dec. 5, promises to be the best meeting of the season to date, with the seven races sponsored by pillar partner DP World and highlighted by the first two Thoroughbred Listed races of the new campaign. This year’s $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) runner-up Gronkowski returns to action and leads a start-studded line-up that is sure to set the stage for the Dubai World Cup Carnival in four weeks’ time.

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  • 29 November 2019

    Racing at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday afternoon was officially highlighted by a quality 1200m handicap, won determinedly by Au Coeur, a first UAE winner for talented apprentice jockey Sean Kirrane, who was riding for Satish Seemar and wearing the silks of syndicate Touch Gold Racing. Always prominent from the outset, the 5-year-old gelded son of Invincible Spirit hit the front with about 400m remaining, kicked clear when asked and held off a strong rally from Pennsylvania Dutch and yard-mate Above Normal.

  • 28 November 2019

    National Day weekend features just one race meeting in the UAE, which is at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday afternoon. The seven-race card has attracted plenty of course regulars in competitive handicaps, but for many, the first juvenile race of the campaign up the renowned Jebel Ali hill is the most interesting race.

  • 28 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 28, 2019)—Dubai Racing Club has released the list of horses accepted for the 10-meeting 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which runs for nine consecutive Thursdays (Jan. 2-Feb. 27) before culminating with Super Saturday (Mar. 7), the official dress rehearsal for the historic 25th edition of the world-leading $35 million Dubai World Cup card (Mar. 28—four months from today). The 2019 renewal of Super Saturday produced three of the nine Dubai World Cup night winners.

  • 27 November 2019

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Sunday 17th November, 2019 into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the prohibited substances Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenylbutazone had been detected in the pre-trial blood sample taken from ALABER (AE), before it trialed in Trial 4 over 1000 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Wednesday 30th October 2019.

  • 26 November 2019

    DRC Notes Vol. 42 | Dubai Racing Club News & Features | November 26, 2019


  • 24 November 2019

    Sunday’s card at Abu Dhabi was highlighted by the most valuable race of the season staged in the capital, the Group 1 AED 5,000,000 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown. Over 1600m on turf, it was won by Mashhur Al Khalediah, who was providing a truly cosmopolitan result as he snared the prize in style.

    Trained in Newmarket by an Englishman Phillip Collington the 5-year-old horse was ridden by Frenchman Jean-Bernard Eyquem for Saudi Arabian owners Athbah Racing. It was a sixth career victory for the horse in what was his local debut.

  • 23 November 2019

    The Purebred Arabians undoubtedly take centre stage in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Nov. 24, with the highly anticipated AED 5,000,000 (approximately $1.36 million) Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown. Topping the quality field of 14 are last years’s winner, Al Shamoos, who takes on a tough field, including top-rated Saudi runner Mashhur Al Khalediah.

  • 22 November 2019

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 1400m Purebred Arabian handicap in which Royston Ffrench found a very willing partner in the shape of Jap Yajoud, who seemingly pulled himself to the front early on, and had plenty left to see off those who chased the early fractions he dictated.

    It was left to Somoud to throw down the final challenge, but Richard Mullen’s mount could not get past and the winner was pulling away again at the line to register his fourth career victory, three of which have been achieved at Al Ain, the first in January 2018 at Sharjah.

  • 21 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 21, 2019)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday kicked off with the first Purebred Arabian contest at the course this season, the 1400m Group 2 Bani Yas presented by Longines Hydroconquest. As it was last year, it was won in smart style by Sheikh Abdulla bin Majed Al Qassem’s Ibrahim Aseeli-trained ES Ajeeb, who was never headed under regular pilot Sam Hitchcott. Well away, the pair were soon able to get across to the rail and clear at halfway never looked likely to be caught although, understandably, tiring in the final 150m.

  • 21 November 2019

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday evening is highlighted by a Purebred Arabian handicap for which 13 have been declared. The 1400m affair is headed by Al Mobher and JAP Yajoud, who share the burden of top weight in what appears a very competitive contest.

  • 20 November 2019

    DUBAI (November 20, 2019)—Racing at Meydan’s seven-race card on Thursday, Nov. 21, is sponsored by pillar partner Longines and is highlighted by three exciting contests with Dubai World Cup Carnival implications. The highest-rated race of the evening is the Group 2 Bani Yas presented by Longines (Race 1) over 1400m—the lone Purebred Arabian contest of the meeting. Possible Thoroughbred stars of tomorrow will be on display in the third juvenile maiden race of the season, also over 1400m, the Longines Conquest V H P (Race 3).