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  • 10 November 2022

    Racing at Meydan on Friday, the track’s second fixture of the new season, features a high quality 1400m handicap, as well as the first major Purebred Arabian contest of the fledgling UAE campaign.

    The latter, the Group 2 Bani Yas is also 1400m and has attracted a field of 14, the weights headed by AF Alajaj, penalised for his victory in the 1600m Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, on this dirt surface, in February.

  • 09 November 2022

    The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club race for the first time this season on Thursday, a six race card officially highlighted by the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Prep, over the same 2200m as the big race itself.

    The capacity field of 14 have been declared with the lime green silks of Al Ajban Stables to be well represented with three runners, including Kerless Del Roc, beaten just a head in the Group 1 Kahayla Classic when last seen in late March.

  • 07 November 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Wednesday 2nd November 2022, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Clenbuterol being detected in a blood clearance sample taken from ES JALMUD (AE) at Meydan Track on Wednesday 21st September 2022.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Ibrahim Aseel (Trainer of ES JALMUD (AE)) and Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian). The following matters were established during the inquiry;

  • 05 November 2022

    A pair of handicaps shared the spotlight at Jebel Ali on Saturday afternoon, the first over 1600m, was won in gutsy fashion by Tenbury Wells, hard ridden to lead in the early stages by Royston Ffrench and then never headed in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum for Salem bin Ghadayer.

    A gelded son of Medaglia D’Oro, it was a fourth career success for the 5yo and second in the UAE, both over this 1600m Jebel Ali track and trip, the first registered at the end of February.

  • 04 November 2022

    Racing at Meydan returned on Friday as the 2022/23 UAE season builds up momentum, a seven-race card with joint handicap highlights, the first over 1600m producing a fantastic duel between Pitcher’s Point and Al Maroom, both saddled by Bhupat Seemar for Al Rashid Stables.

    The former and Tadhg O’Shea prevailed, the pair regaining the initiative right on the line having been headed with about 25m remaining. Connections were celebrating a quick double having also won the preceding 1400m handicap.

  • 04 November 2022

    Jebel Ali stage racing for the second consecutive Saturday, this week’s card highlighted by a pair of quality handicaps, the first over 1600m and for which seven have been declared.

    The weights are headed by Tenbury Wells, to be ridden by Royston Ffrench for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Salem bin Ghadayer.

    A 5yo gelded son of Medaglia D’Oro, Ffrench’s mount was generally consistent last season, his first in the UAE, highlighted by a victory over this course and distance in late February, his penultimate outing of the campaign.

  • 03 November 2022

    Racing at Meydan returns on Friday evening with an Emirates-sponsored seven-race card which boasts joint highlights, the first of which is a 1600m handicap which has attracted a field of 10, including Down On Da Bayou, heroine of the 2020 Group 3 UAE Oaks, the highlight of her four career victories for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Salem bin Ghadayer.
    The 5yo mare failed to score during the following campaign but bounced back to win twice, at Jebel Ali, last season during which she was mostly in good form throughout. Royston Ffrench rides.

  • 31 October 2022

    Sharjah Longines Racecourse concluded a busy first three days of the new UAE 2022/23 season with six races on Sunday, highlighted by a 2000m handicap, the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup won in determined fashion by Hakaam, a third winner on the card for Al Wathba Racing and completing doubles for trainer Jean de Roualle and jockey Dane O’Neill who would later complete a treble.

    O’Neill always looked confident aboard the 4yo who actually made a winning debut on this weekend last year at Al Ain.

  • 30 October 2022

    The second fixture of the new UAE racing season was staged at Jebel Ali on Saturday, officially featuring a good quality 1200m handicap with the ‘home runner’ Mouheeb scoring most impressively for racecourse patron Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoun and both his new trainer and stable jockey, Michael Costa and Jean Van Overmeire respectively.

  • 29 October 2022

    The new UAE racing season continues at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Sunday, the third fixture of the embryonic 2022/23 campaign, highlighted by the the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a 2000m handicap worth AED100,000.

    Unsurprisingly given the prize fund on offer, it has attracted a capacity field of 16 and appears ultra competitive.

  • 29 October 2022

    The 2022/23 UAE racing season kicked off at Al Ain on Saturday, the card opening with a 1400m maiden for horses in private ownership, Qased SB ensuring a perfect start to the campaign under Abdul Aziz Al Balushi, in the colours of Naser Askar, for trainer Ahmed Al Mehairbi.

    Never far off the pace, the winner hit the front at about the 650m point and had the race in safekeeping halfway up the long Al Ain home straight.

  • 28 October 2022

    Plenty of new faces on show as racing returns to Jebel Ali

    The second meeting of the new UAE racing season is a six-race card at Jebel Ali on Saturday, highlighted by a good quality 1200m handicap for which 11 have been declared, including Mouheeb for Michael Costa.

    Costa has taken over at the adjacent Jebel Ali Stables for Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also patron of the racecourse, and will be hoping to make a quick start in his new post and is saddling his first UAE runners (four in total) during the afternoon.

  • 28 October 2022

    Al Ain to stage Friday’s season opener

    Racing returns to the UAE on Friday when Al Ain stage the initial fixture of the 2022/23 racing season, a seven-race card highlighted by the finale, a 1000m conditions contest for which 13 have been declared.

  • 03 October 2022

    Media Accreditation Open for 2022/23 UAE Racing Season

    Media accreditation for the forthcoming UAE racing season, commencing on Friday, October 28th, is now open.

    The link below can be used by media members who are planning to cover meetings at Meydan Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Racecourse, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Sharjah Racecourse and Al Ain Racecourse.

    Link here:

  • 01 September 2022