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  • 19 August 2022

    As excitement grows to the commencement of the 2022/23 UAE racing season, which is due to commence on October 28, the future equine stars of the Middle East will go under the hammer at the prestigious Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, September 17. The Racing in Dubai September Sale will again be conducted by the Emirates Racing Authority in conjunction with Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneers. The sale will commence at 6:45 p.m. within Meydan Quarantine (NOFA Stables), with the spectacular Meydan Grandstand as the backdrop.

  • 12 July 2022

    The UAE’s flagship racecourse, Meydan, will commence its 2022/2023 season on Friday, 4 November with the first of 21 fixtures, the Dubai Racing Cub has announced.

    Events at Meydan Racecourse will culminate in the 2023 edition of the $30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting, one of the world’s biggest horse racing tournaments, set to be held on Saturday, 25 March.

  • 30 June 2022

    The season kicks-off from Al Ain on Oct 28th, DWC day coincides with Ramadan

    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has endorsed the fixture list of the UAE racing season 2022-2023.

  • 18 April 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Friday 8th April 2022, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Arsenic being detected in a post-race urine sample taken from MAKASHI (FR), after it raced in Race 2 the “Now Or Never Maiden” over 1600 metres at Meydan Racecourse on Sunday 6th February 2022.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Erwan Charpy (Trainer of MAKASHI (FR)), Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) and Dr. Michael Subhahar (Chief Analyst – Dubai Equine Forensic Unit). The following matters were established during the inquiry;

  • 15 April 2022

    On Tuesday 5 April 2022 the ERA Stewards inquired into a notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit that the pre-race urine sample taken from PERSIAN EMPIRE (IRE), before competing at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Saturday 29 January 2022 in the “Dubai Real Estate Centre” Maiden over 1200m, had detected the prohibited substance Heptaminol.

  • 14 April 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Thursday 31st March 2022, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Levamisole being detected in a post-race urine sample taken from AUGUSTUS CAESAR (USA), after it raced in Race 3 the “Dubai Real Estate Centre Handicap” over 1200 metres at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Saturday 12th February 2022.

  • 04 April 2022

    4 April 2022

    ‘Racing Oscar Awards’

    In January 2022, the Emirates Racing Authority announced the launch of the ‘Racing Oscar Awards” to recognise the outstanding achievements in the country’s horse racing industry.

    The “Racing Oscar Awards’ were scheduled to take place on April 9, 2022, however due to multiple circumstances the Organising Committee have made the decision to re-schedule the event to October 2022. This will ensure full participation from all award winners and allow for a promotion of the event for the benefit of the entire UAE Racing Industry.

  • 02 April 2022

    The very final meeting of the 2021/22 season at Al Ain on Friday evening was highlighted by the Al Ain Cup, a 2000m Prestige condition contest in which class prevailed, Group One winner RB Frynch Dude turning the race into a procession under Omani Abdul Aziz Al Balushi, sporting the silks of Byerley Racing for Helal Alalawi who trains nearby.

    From the moment the pair hit the front on the home turn, with about 850m remaining, the result was never in any real doubt and they stormed clear early in the straight to win unchallenged.

  • 01 April 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 15th March 2022, into the notification by the Dubai Equine Forensic Unit (EFU) regarding the presence of Omeprazole being detected in a blood clearance sample taken from KHUZAAM (USA) at Metropolitan Track on Monday 31st January 2022.

    Evidence was taken from Mr. Doug Watson (Trainer of KHUZAAM (USA)), Dr. Kieran Finn (ERA Regulatory Veterinarian) and Dr. Michael Subhahar (Chief Analyst – Dubai Equine Forensic Unit). The following matters were established during the inquiry;

  • 31 March 2022

    Abu Dhabi staged their final and the penultimate fixture of the UAE season on Thursday, highlighted by the 2400m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3, won easily by Izadi Star, he and Bernardo Pinheiro adding this big race prize to their 2200m second round victory just over a fortnight ago.’

    The third and final round of the series for 4yos, the stamina test clearly played into the hands of the colt prepared by Helal Alalawi in the ownership of The National Stables from which he trains in Al Ain.

  • 31 March 2022

    Friday evening’s race meeting at Al Ain is the very final one of the UAE season and highlighted by the Al Ain Cup, a 2000m Prestige condition contest in which, at least on official ratings, RB Frynch Dude looks the one to beat.

    Trained locally by Helal Alalawi, the 6yo entire was last victorious in late January 2021 when landing the 1900m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 on the dirt at Meydan.

  • 30 March 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 8 March 2022, 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 FARHAT MARAWAN (AE) above the mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine, before it competed in Race 2, the “Al Shamkha Fillies Maiden” over 1200 metres at Abu Dhabi Racecourse on Monday 10 January 2022.

  • 30 March 2022

    The penultimate fixture of the UAE season and final one in Abu Dhabi, Thursday’s card is highlighted by the Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3, the third and final round of the series for 4yos and over 2400m.

    Victorious in the 2200m Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R2, Izadi Star was making a winning local debut, shedding his maiden tag at the fourth attempt in the process, chased home by stable companion Kalifano De Ghazal who is again

    Both are trained by Helal Alalawi for the National Stables from which the handler trains in Al Ain.

  • 28 March 2022

    The ERA Stewards opened an inquiry on Tuesday 1st March 2022, 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 SEA SKIMMER (GB) above the mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine, before it raced in Race 7 “Al Saad Handicap” over 2000 metres at Al Ain Racecourse on Saturday 8th January 2022.

  • 26 March 2022

    $12,000,000 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline

    It was a fourth victory in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup for for both trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Frankie Dettori, with the latter timing his ride to perfection aboard the game Country Grammer. The Saudi Cup runner-up hunted down longtime leader Life Is Good in the final furlong of the 2000-metre dirt contest to win by a length and three-quarters.