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  • 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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  • 18 February 2021

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by the Pat Smullen Conditions Stakes, a race sponsored by the racecourse itself and named in honour of the former Jebel Ali Stables’ and multiple Irish Champion Jockey who sadly succumbed to cancer last year.

    A 1600m conditions race restricted to 4-year-olds, the feature has attracted a field of 13, but is probably less competitive than the numbers would suggest with several appearing to hold little realistic chance.

  • 17 February 2021

    The fifth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening is a quality seven races, all sponsored by Pillar Partners Al Tayer Motors, officially highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile, but also featuring the Group 2 Balanchine, Group 2 Meydan Sprint and Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint, not to mention the second fillies’ Classic of the season, the Group 3 UAE Oaks.

    Group 2 $163,000 Zabeel Mile (1600m T)

  • 14 February 2021

    The Abu Dhabi turf played host to six races on Sunday and UAE Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea landed four consecutive races for a memorable four-timer, including doubles for both Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and Ernst Oertel.

  • 13 February 2021

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by a quality 1800m turf handicap, the Longines Spirit Collection Stakes, which would certainly not have been out of place at the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, looked ultra-competitive on paper, but in reality proved a fairly straightforward assignment for Eastern World who demolished his 15, mostly toiling, rivals.

  • 13 February 2021

    Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, at least in terms of prize money, is highlighted by a pair of handicaps, the first over 1600m, the second over 1200m. More about them later.

    The only Thoroughbred contest, the concluding 1600m maiden for 4-year-olds only, looks a reasonable event for a race of its ilk with several promising, though obviously thus far winless, types joined by fascinating debutant Waathig.