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  • 05 February 2011

    Al Basti Equiworld sponsors Saturday's Meydan meeting, the second of three Spring Meets introduced this year to give local owners and trainers more options on the Meydan All-Weather.

  • 03 February 2011

    Dubai, UAE, February 3, 2011 – United Arab Emirates telecommunications giant Etisalat has linked with the Dubai Racing Club to sponsor Thursday’s eight race meeting at Meydan, the fourth fixture of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • 02 February 2011

    Etisalat sponsors Thursday's fourth meeting of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival displaying the best night's racing of the season so far. With four feature races, all on the All-Weather and highlighted by the middle rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge, it is a great start to four consecutive days of racing in the UAE.

  • 30 January 2011

    Dubai International Racing Carnival regular Presvis returned to his very best as he made a winning return in the Group Two Al Rashidiya, the 1800m Turf feature at Meydan's Gulf News-sponsored third meeting of the 2011 Carnival.

  • 27 January 2011

    Friday's Jebel Ali card is highlighted by a quality renewal of the 1600m Listed Jebel Ali Mile, kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Shadwell Farm.

    The sponsor also owns one of the leading fancies for the race in Snaafy, who won over course and distance in 2008 and the following year won the Group Three Burj Nahaar during the Dubai International Racing Carnival on the Nad Al Sheba dirt.

  • 26 January 2011

    Gulf News sponsor Thursday's third meeting of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival and their headline writers are likely to be given plenty of ammunition with both Saeed bin Suroor and Mike De Kock one winner away from milestones.

  • 24 January 2011

    Abu Dhabi's Sunday evening card was highlighted by a 2200m handicap, one of three on the card and Champion Jockey Tadhg O'Shea landed the spoils on Takaamul in the colours of his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

  • 22 January 2011

    It is a busy evening in store for racegoers at Abu Dhabi this Sunday with a seven race card starting as normal at 5pm.

    The card opens with three 1600m maidens with very little form on offer.

  • 22 January 2011

    Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa were the generous sponsors of Thursday's second meeting of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival and it was a big night for Godolphin.

    Trainer Saeed bin Suroor and jockey Frankie Dettori combined to land a memorable double with Aspectoflove completing the brace when scoring in the featured Group Two Cape Verdi.

  • 20 January 2011

    Meydan Racecourse sees Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa as the sponsor of Thursday's second meeting of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival, highlighted by the Cape Verdi, a Group Two 1600m contest for fillies and mares. It is the penultimate event on the all Thoroughbred seven race card and has attracted a quality field of 11.

    Deem won this in 2009, at Nad Al Sheba, for Saudi Arabia and was also a Meydan winner in 2010.

  • 15 January 2011

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud were the generous sponsors of Friday's Listed Jebel Ali Stakes but the owner's famous blue and white silks were denied victory when his Haatheq was caught close home.

  • 14 January 2011

    The first Dubai International Carnival meeting, sponsored by Longines, saw the Group Three Thoroughbred Al Maktoum Challenge Round I won in scintillating fashion by Mendip.

    Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the winner was partnered by Frankie Dettori in the 1600m All-Weather feature and the pair always looked likely to prevail. Dettori was delighted: "That was a really nice effort in a good contest; he travelled so strongly and quickened very well. We will bring him back for Round II."

  • 13 January 2011

    Derrinstown Stud, the Irish arm of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Shadwell organization, are the generous sponsors of Friday's Listed Jebel Ali Stakes.

  • 12 January 2011

    The eyes of the racing world will be fixed firmly on Meydan this evening for the highly-anticipated opening meeting of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival. An eight race card, sponsored by Longines, is highlighted by the opening rounds of the prestigious Al Maktoum Challenge with both Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred races over 1600m on the All-Weather surface.

  • 12 January 2011

    A record number of international horses will be arriving in Dubai in the coming days as the countdown continues to the start of the richest horseracing carnival in the world - the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival.