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Latest News

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 16th June 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Cobalt being detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from RESIG (USA) above the mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine, before it raced in Race 3 “Dubai Real Estate Centre Maiden” over 1600 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 8th January 2021.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 15th June 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Cobalt being detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from PINTER (GB) above the mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine, before it raced in Race 4 “Gulf News Handicap” over 1600 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday 30th January 2021.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 14 June 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Hydrochlorothiazide had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from AF METAWED (AE), subsequent to it racing in the “Crown Prince of Sharjah Prestige” over 1200 metres at Sharjah Racecourse on Saturday 19 December, 2020.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Sunday 6th June 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Cobalt being detected in a pre-race blood sample taken from SHE’RIS (QA) above the mass concentration of 25 micrograms per litre in plasma, before it raced in Race 6 “Emirates Championship” over 2200 metres at Abu Dhabi Racecourse on Sunday 21st March 2021.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 3rd June 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Diisopropylamine had been detected in the pre-race urine sample taken from BEDOUINS BOY (IRE), before it raced in Race 1 “Emirates Holidays Maiden” over 1900 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 5th November 2020.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 2 June, 2021 into reports from the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that out-of-competition blood and urine samples taken from STORYBOARD (USA), trained by licenced Trainer Mr Mujeeb Rahman’s at “ARMS Racing Stables” had returned positive results to Stanozolol, and/or its metabolite 16-Beta Hydroxystanozolol, and that medical records obtained from Mr Rahman identified an intra-articular injection irregularity during the 2019/20 racing season.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 31st May 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Cobalt being detected in MATWOG (AE) above the mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine, before it raced in Race 1 “Longines La Grande Classique Maiden” over 1200 metres at Longines Sharjah Racecourse on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 26 May, 2021 into the medical records and treatment of horses trained by Mr Salem bin Ghadayer during the 2019/20 ERA racing season.

    Evidence was taken from Mr Salem bin Ghadayer (Trainer at Fazza Stables), Dr Ignacio Amusquibar (Veterinarian at Fazza Stables) and Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) with the following matters established;
    1. On Monday 30 March 2020, Mr Ghadayer was requested by the ERA Stewards to provide all medical records relating to horses trained by himself for the previous 2019/20 ERA racing season.

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 27th May 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) that the prohibited substance Orphenadrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from GANESH D’AILLAS (FR), after it raced in Race 3 “Al Masoudi Handicap” over 1000m at Al Ain Racecourse on the 28th February 2020.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Mohamed Ramadan (Trainer of GANESH D’AILLAS (FR)), Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) and Dr. Michael Subhahar (Chief Analyst – EFU). The following matters were established during the inquiry;

  • 23 June 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened inquiries on Sunday 23rd May 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding prohibited substances detected in the following samples;
    • Inquiry 1 – ZF HAKEEMAH (OM) with the presence of Cobalt being detected in the pre-race urine sample before it raced in Race 3 “Remah Maiden” over 1800 metres at Al Ain Racecourse on Saturday 23rd January 2021.

  • 06 May 2021

    The fixture list of the 2021-2022 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, “We are happy to launch the 2021-2022 racing program, which provides trainers, owners and horse fans with an integrated season on the UAE 5 racecourses.”

    His Highness added, “through this fixture, we offer Local and International races for the Thoroughbred and Arabian horses.”

  • 04 May 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 3 May, 2021 into the medical records and treatment of TOBRAVE (IRE) trained by Mr Nicholas Bachalard.

    Evidence was taken from Mr Nicholas Bachalard (Trainer) and Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) with the following matters established;
    1. On Sunday 19 April 2020, Mr Bachalard was requested by the ERA Stewards to provide all medical records relating to horses trained by himself, for the previous 2019/20 ERA racing season.

  • 04 May 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 28 April, 2021 into the medical records and treatment of DABER W’RSAN (AE) trained by Ms Jaci Wickham.

    Evidence was taken from Ms Jaci Wickham (Trainer) and Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) with the following matters established;
    1. On Wednesday 20 May 2020, Ms Wickham was requested by the ERA Stewards to provide all medical records relating to horses trained by herself, for the previous 2019/20 ERA racing season.

  • 04 May 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Monday 26th April 2021, into the medical records and treatment of DANGEROUS THOUGHT (USA) and 43 other horses in the care of licensed ERA Trainer Mr. D Watson between 1st February 2020 and 20th March 2020.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. D Watson (Trainer), Dr. Simon Abbott (Dubai Equine Hospital Veterinarian and stable Veterinarian) and Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) with the following matters established:

  • 04 May 2021

    The ERA Stewards opened inquiries on Thursday 22nd April 2021, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding prohibited substances detected in the following samples;
    • Inquiry 1 – SA’ADA (USA) with the presence of Minoxidil being detected in the post-race urine sample after it raced in Race 6 “Dubai Real Estate Centre Handicap” over 1950 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday 27th November 2020.