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  • 27 February 2021

    Racing at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon featured the track’s traditional annual highlight, the HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup. a 1700m conditions race afforded Prestige status, where class prevailed with Jawaal delivering a workmanlike, rather than spectacular, performance to win the prestigious prize.

  • 26 February 2021

    The traditional seven races at Al Ain on Friday evening, a meeting highlighted by the 1800m Al Ain Derby, a Prestige contest for 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE and won in determined fashion by AF Mahzamy under a positive Tadhg O’Shea for his main employer, Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and trainer Ernst Oertel.

    Inaugurated in 2016, the owner and trainer became the first dual winners of the prize they also landed in 2017 with AF Taraha, partnered by Antonio Fresu.

  • 26 February 2021

    Racing at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, a traditional six-race card, is highlighted by the 1700m HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup, a Prestige contest for horses foaled in the UAE won in 2018 by AF Maher, subsequent winner of the 2019 Group 1 Kahayla Classic on the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan.

  • 25 February 2021

    Thursday’s sixth Meydan meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival officially featured the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy sponsored by Gulf News.

    Group 3 $195,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (2810m T)
    Godolphin supplied half of the eight runners and promptly delivered the first four home, Frankie Dettori and Volcanic Sky leading home the quartet for Saeed bin Suroor. Fully 800m out, the Italian had a cheeky look, to see how those behind him were travelling, before grasping the initiative about 100m later, sweeping past early leader Corsen before the field swung into the long home straight.

  • 25 February 2021

    AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE R3 (GROUP 1)
    $65,000 | 2000m (dirt) | PA
    Winner: BRRAQ (FR)
    Pedigree: Mahabb (AE) - Fattana (FR) by Njewman (FR)
    Owner: Yas Racing
    Trainer: J C Pecout
    Jockey: Ryan Curatolo
    Official Time: 02:13:58 (New track record)
    Old Track Record: 02:13:68 - TALLAAB AL KHALEDIAH - 2018
    Margin of Victory: 1 1/2 Lengths

  • 25 February 2021

    The traditional seven races at Al Ain on Friday, undoubtedly highlighted by the Al Ain Derby, a 1800m Prestige feature for 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE for which 13 have been declared, including a quartet to be saddled by Abdallah Al Hammadi for Al Ajban Stables.

  • 24 February 2021

    The sixth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening comprises six races, all sponsored by Pillar Partners Gulf News, officially highlighted by the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy but also featuring the Group 3 Dubai Millennium Stakes with all five Thoroughbred contests on the much lauded turf track.

    Group 3 $195,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (2810m T)

  • 22 February 2021

    Dubai Racing Club has announced the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, and as the name suggests, fans will vote to decide the winner of this accolade which recognises the most compelling moment in horseracing worldwide since the 2019 Dubai World Cup. It is a part of the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards, inaugurated in 2017, with Hong Kong female jockey Kei Chiong Ka-kei, winning the first award in this category for her record four race wins on one day.

  • 21 February 2021

    The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club staged one of the biggest meetings of the capital racetrack’s season on Sunday, highlighted by the 2200m Purebred Arabian Group 1 HH The President Cup, won stylishly by Somoud under a polished ride from Richard Mullen.

  • 20 February 2021

    Racing at Al Ain on Saturday was highlighted by the Second Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap in which just five went to post, but it produced a dramatic conclusion with Richard Mullen and Ajjaj thwarting RB Grynade, the mount of Fabrice Veron, in the final 25m.

  • 19 February 2021

    Just six races at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, officially highlighted by the Pat Smullen Condition Stakes, a 1600m contest restricted to 4-year-olds and there could not have been a more appropriate winner with Shamikh and Ryan Curatolo scoring a poignant success in the colours of racecourse patron Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    A former stable jockey at the adjacent Jebel Ali Stables, where Shamikh is trained by Nicholas Bachalard, and a multiple champion in his native Ireland, this race in Pat Smullen’s honour and was sponsored by Jebel Ali Racecourse.

  • 19 February 2021

    Seven races at Al Ain on Saturday, highlighted by the Second Leg of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap for which just five have been declared, the weights headed by Balad Al Reef, a veteran of these races in the Garden City.

  • 18 February 2021

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was a high quality one, officially highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.

    Group 2 $163,000 Zabeel Mile (1600m T)
    The contest turned out to be a thriller with D’Bai produced to lead in the dying strides by William Buick to snatch the spoils for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby.

  • 18 February 2021

    NEW JAGUAR XF (HANDICAP)
    $68,000 | 1600m (dirt) | TB
    Winner: HYPOTHETICAL (IRE)
    Pedigree: Lope de Vega (IRE) - Peut Etre (IRE) by Whipper (USA)
    Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Mohd Al Maktoum
    Trainer: S bin Ghadayer
    Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
    Official Time: 1:35.95
    Track Record: 01:34:99 - MUNTAZAH - 2019
    Margin of Victory: 3/4 Length

  • 18 February 2021

    Dubai Racing Club would like to remind members of the media who are interested in applying for 2021 Dubai World Cup accreditation to do so urgently. Applications close on Super Saturday, March 6, 2021, and we will not be able to entertain any late requests. Scheduled for Saturday, March 27, at Meydan Racecourse, this edition marks the historic 25th of the highly anticipated Dubai World Cup. Please apply at the earliest.

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