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  • 26 March 2022

    $1,000,000 Group 2 UAE Derby Sponsored by Mubadala

    Japan’s grip on the best international races tightened further as Crown Pride ground out a classy victory in the UAE Derby Sponsored By Mubadala in the hands of Damian Lane for trainer Koichi Shintani and owner Teruya Yoshida.

    On a day when being close to the pace was important, it was local hope Summer Is Tomorrow who made the running and was travelling smoothly as the field entered the homestretch. Out a little wider, however, loomed Crown Pride and the pair singled out for a duel.

  • 26 March 2022

    $1,500,000 Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments

    A Case Of You, the horse nobody wanted, struck a memorable victory for Ireland in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint (sponsored by Azizi Developments) to spark emotional celebrations for his exultant connections.

    Predictions the race would unfold when it mattered down the grandstand rail proved accurate as A Case Of You, drawn closest to the near side in gate 16, raced handily under his regular rider Ronan Whelan.

  • 26 March 2022

    $1,000,000 Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors

    Stay Foolish capped a remarkable 35 minutes for Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi by completing a double on the card when getting up in the dying strides to deny the strongly fancied Manobo.

  • 26 March 2022

    $1,000,000 Group 2 Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Nakheel

    Bathrat Leon returned to his very best form, much of which had deserted him during his three-year-old year, by giving Japan its second success in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile (sponsored by Nakheel).

    The Yoshito Yahagi-trained four-year-old entered last year's classic season at home as one of their leading contenders but emerged with a battered reputation and had not finished closer than ninth in six starts since taking the Group 2 New Zealand Trophy (1600m) at Nakayama in April.

  • 26 March 2022

    $1,000,000 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Ithra Dubai

    Racing on Dubai World Cup day got underway in thrilling fashion with First Classs winning his match race against Kerless Del Roc in the PA Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Ithra Dubai over 2000m on the dirt at Meydan Racecourse.

  • 26 March 2022

    Sibling rivalries are no new aspect of the Dubai World Cup meeting, but this year could see history being made in two of the premier features – the Dubai World Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    The first Dubai World Cup meeting saw two sets of brothers in the Nad Al Sheba Mile (now the Godolphin Mile), with Pat and Paul Eddery joined by Michael and Richard Hills. The Hills twins in particular were regular fixtures at Nad Al Sheba and then Meydan, their best joint performance second and fourth in the 2011 Dubai Sheema Classic.

  • 26 March 2022

    Six Group 1 winners will clash in the G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (sponsored by Ithra Dubai), the traditional opening act on Dubai World Cup day affectionately known as the Purebred Arabians’ World Cup.

    They include 2021 winner Deryan, trained by Didier Guillemin, who will aim to join Madjani and Alanudd in taking this race on multiple occasions – although he would be the first at Meydan.

  • 25 March 2022

    The Dubai Gold Cup (sponsored by Al Tayer) may be the most recent addition to the Dubai World Cup card, joining the programme in 2012, but this year it has attracted one of the most exciting horses in its short history in the undefeated Manobo.

    Charlie Appleby’s four-year-old is five from five and warmed up for this assignment with a facile win in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy over 2800 metres last month.

  • 25 March 2022

    Developments) may change. The trainer will not. Charlie Appleby, winner of this race in 2018 and 2019, saddles three of the most logical winners in Creative Force, Man Of Promise and Naval Crown.

    While the race features four Group 1 winners, it is the horse with one lone Group 3 score to his name, Man Of Promise, that gets top billing. In his last race on Super Saturday, the five-year-old gelding was an eye-popping four and three-quarter length victor in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint up the stands side. That performance left Appleby thoroughly impressed.

  • 25 March 2022

    Horses from the United States, Uruguay, UAE, Russia and Japan will clash in a wide-open edition of the Group 2 UAE Derby (sponsored by Mubadala).

    With 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points on the table for the winner, the race is an important step for three-year-olds hoping to run for the roses on the first Saturday in May, something being considered by the Japanese contingent.

  • 25 March 2022

    Some of the fastest horses in the world will clash in the USD$2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen (sponsored by Atlantis Dubai), one of the most exciting races on the Dubai World Cup card.

    The 1200-metre dirt contest has been won for the last four years by horses trained in the United States and they send out a formidable team once again.
    Mark Glatt sends over his Grade 1 winner Dr. Schivel, a notable nose second in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November, while Saffie Joseph Jnr is represented by Drain The Clock, winner of the G1 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park in June.

  • 25 March 2022

    Since the first running back in 1996, no horse has won the Group 1 Dubai Turf (sponsored by DP World) more than once, so history is against British raider Lord North when he defends his crown on Saturday.

    Five other Group 1 winners lie in wait for John Gosden’s six-year-old, who was the impressive winner of the 1800-metre contest last year by three lengths from Vin De Garde, who takes him on again in 2022.

  • 24 March 2022

    Ray Dawson has come a long way in a short amount of time. From never having ridden in Dubai until October of last year, he now finds himself with two rides on the biggest night of all.

    Dawson, 28, will take the reins on Eastern World, who earned a spot in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (sponsored by Atlantis Dubai) with a superb first sprinting effort in the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal over course and distance. That was the crowning moment of a stellar first season for the jockey in Dubai in which he has ridden 21 winners, mostly for his main trainer, Ahmad Bin Harmash.

  • 24 March 2022

    William Muir is hopeful that last year’s Coronation Cup winner Pyledriver can produce another excellent performance at the top level when he takes his chance in the Group 1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic over a mile and a half.

    The five-year-old has gained fans around the world for his rags-to-riches success story, winning multiple Group contests for his breeders Roger Devlin and Guy and Hugh Leach, who retained the son of Harbour Watch after he failed to find a buyer at 10,000 guineas as a foal.

  • 24 March 2022

    The Group 1 Longines Sheema Classic is often billed as one of the best races in the world and the 2022 edition is no exception. Won in 2021 by Saudi Cup hero Mishriff, the 2410-metre contest has attracted seven Group or Grade 1 winners this time around.

    Japan went close in this race last year with second and third home, subsequent Group 1 winners Chrono Genesis and Loves Only You, and this time they have a third of the field with five of the 15 runners.