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  • 01 March 2010

    The Satish Seemar-trained Terrific Challenge won the featured 1000m conditions race, kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud, at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon.

  • 25 February 2010

    Mike de Kock and Saeed bin Suroor continued their excellent 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival campaigns at the seventh meeting on Thursday evening.

    South African de Kock won the UAE Oaks, over 1900m, for the first time with Raihana who was given a confident ride by Christophe Soumillon to pass Kieren Fallon on Bikini Babe well inside the final 100m.

  • 25 February 2010

    Friday's Jebel Ali meeting is highlighted by a 1000m conditions race, kindly sponsored by the Shadwell organisation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    The maximum of 16 have been declared but only a handful would appear to hold realistic chances of winning. These include the two who head the weights and Impenetrable, a course and distance winner trained by Ali Rashid Al Raihe and to be ridden by Royston Ffrench, could be hard to beat. He shares top weight with Mannjal, trained on the course by Dhruba Selvaratnam but probably better over further.

  • 25 February 2010

    Thursday's seventh meeting of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival, which is an eight race all Thoroughbred affair, is kindly sponsored by Meydan and sees the Group Three Balanchine Stakes, the Listed UAE Oaks and the second running of the DRC Gold Cup.

  • 22 February 2010

    It was a memorable evening at Abu Dhabi on Sunday or trainer Bakhit Al Ketbi and jockey Wayne Smith who combined to register a treble, highlighted by the victory of Grp Baghdad in the featured 1600m handicap.

  • 20 February 2010

    A busy season on the Abu Dhabi turf continues on Sunday with a six race card highlighted by a 1600m Purebred Arabian handicap which has attracted a select field of seven.

  • 19 February 2010

    Bankable, trained by South African Herman Brown and ridden by Ryan Moore, was the game winner of a thrilling Group Two Al Fahidi Fort, the feature and only turf race at Meydan’s sixth meeting of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

    Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai, the race produced a three way photo with Bankable defeating Imbongi and Ibn Battuta in a bob of heads.

  • 18 February 2010

    The Shadwell organisation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsored Thursday’s fifth Meydan Dubai International Racing Carnival meeting and it was the sponsor’s Nirwan who won the opening 2200m Group One Purebred Arabian version of the second round of the Al Maktoum Challenge.

    Tadhg O’Shea was in the saddle on the Doug Watson-trained Nirwan and the trainer said: “It is great to win these races and we have done well in this race in the past.”

  • 18 February 2010

    Friday’s sixth card of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival at Meydan is another eight race card and kindly sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai. The night’s feature is on turf and a field of 11 have been declared for the Group Two Al Fahidi Fort over 1600m.

  • 18 February 2010

    With the card generously sponsored by his own Shadwell Estate, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum would have every chance of winning the Purebred Arabian Group One Maktoum Challenge which opens Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • 16 February 2010

    Dubai, UAE, 16 February 2010 – Meydan’s Thursday meeting, sponsored by Shadwell Estate starts an exciting two-day round of racing.

  • 15 February 2010

    The UAE Arabian Derby was the highlight of Sunday’s six race Abu Dhabi card and the 2200m feature was won in style by Seraphin Du Paon on his racecourse debut for Rod Simpson.

  • 13 February 2010

    Sunday's Abu Dhabi meeting is a six race card highlighted by both the UAE Arabian Derby and the Emirates Fillies' Classic.

  • 13 February 2010

    Satish Seemar and Ryan Moore were in double form at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon with Ibn Al Nafis taking

  • 11 February 2010

    War Artist was winner of the featured Group Three Al Shindagha Sprint on the fourth night of the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival, generously sponsored by Gulf News. The 1200m feature looked competitive but once Olivier Peslier kicked his mount, trained by James Eustace clear just inside the straight, he was never going to be caught.

    Eustace said: "We thought he would need the run but is a very talented and versatile sprinter. We will probably revert to the turf with him now."