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  • 06 March 2015

    Friday afternoon’s penultimate meeting of the Jebel Ali season was highlighted by the track’s third and final Stakes race of the season, the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint and, as expected it was won in style by Muarrab.

    Having his eighth start on the course since arriving in the UAE, the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum-owned six-year-old has only been beaten once on his favourite track.

    That was on his first visit in February 2013 and his only try at 1400m up the famous Jebel Ali hill.

  • 06 March 2015

    World Cup Stars in Action on Emirates-sponsored $1.8m Card

    Super Saturday, the official dress rehearsal for the March 28, 2015 Dubai World Cup takes place at Meydan Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday) and spectators will be treated to two Thoroughbred Group 1 contests on the card as well as a top-tier Purebred Arabian race.

    The tenth meeting of the Dubai World Cup Carnival is supported by the Dubai World Cup sponsor, Emirates.

    Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge, Dirt, 2000m

  • 06 March 2015

    Preps for Dubai World Cup Day Feature Seven Group Races

    Super Saturday is the final meeting before Dubai World Cup day and will be held at Meydan Racecourse this Saturday March 7, 2015 with Dubai World Cup sponsor, Emirates airline supporting the rich eight-race programme that will offer US$1.830m in prize money.

  • 06 March 2015

    Al Ain’s ninth meeting of the season on Friday afternoon featured the 1600m Al Ain Mile Prep and jockey Shane Karlsson double his UAE account with a hard fought success on the ultra game Najm Alemarat, winning for the fist time in almost two years.

    Settled in third behind early leader Zaffaan and Burj Khalifa, a stable companion of the eventual winner, Karlsson sent his mount to the front along way out. First Alameer and then RB Smokin Rich, like Najm Alemarat also trained by Salem Al Ketbi, loomed large as dangers but Karlsson’s mount would not be denied, running on very bravely.

  • 05 March 2015

    The winners of the 2014-15 UAE Owners’, Trainers’ and Jockeys’ Championships will be honoured during the Dubai World Cup Post Position Draw on Wednesday March 25, 2015.

    This year’s UAE Championships will include the Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings but for this year will not include the 2015 Dubai World Cup races.

    Results for the 2014-15 UAE Championship will be decided by the total number of wins only. In the event of a tie, there will be two winners. This year there will be no separate trophy presentations for the Dubai World Cup Carnival

  • 05 March 2015

    Jebel Ali’s penultimate meeting of the season, on Friday afternoon, is highlighted by the Listed Jebel Ali Sprint, a 1000m dash for which seven go to post including course specialist Muarrab.

    One of two runners in the race owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who sponsors the race through Shadwell Farm, Muarrab has won six of his seven visits to Jebel Ali.

    The only time he failed to win on the track was his very first effort, over 1400m, but he has subsequently won four times over 1200m and twice over the same 1000m course and distance as Friday’s feature.

  • 04 March 2015

    The 1600m Al Ain Mile Prep, originally scheduled to be run at Al Ain’s abandoned meeting just under a fortnight ago, is now the highlight of Thursday’s meeting at the UAE’s newest racecourse.

    Nine have been declared, including three by the very much in form Al Asayl-based Salem Al Ketbi, all owned by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Of the trio, stable jockey, Tadhg O’Shea, has elected to partner RB Smoking Rich with Shane Karlsson aboard Najm Alemarat and Richard Mullen on the yard’s third runner, Burj Khalifa.

  • 04 March 2015

    4 March 2015

    The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) today announced that Racing Victoria’s Chairman of Stewards Mr. Terry Bailey will officiate at the 20th Dubai World Cup meeting, the richest day in world racing, held at Meydan Racecourse on 28 March 2015.

    Mr. Bailey is one of the most respected and experienced Stipendiary Stewards in Australia. Mr Bailey recently officiated at the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club Longines International Jockeys' Championship and Longines Hong Kong International Race meetings.

  • 02 March 2015

    Sunday evening’s Abu Dhabi meeting was highlighted by the 1400m Group 1 Liwa Oasis and, for the third consecutive year, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his main trainer, Majed Al Jahouri, combined to supply first and second.

    This year it was Sha’Red who landed the spoils, denying last year’s winner Areem who was also second in 2013. Formerly trained by Yousef Al Bloushi, including when beating Areem in the 1000m Group 3 four weeks ago, the winner was having his first start for Al Jahouri.

  • 28 February 2015

    Paul Hanagan rode an impressive four winners for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Meydan’s Dubai World Cup Carnival on Saturday including victory in the featured Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy.

    The 2810m Group 3 turf feature, the official prep for the Dubai World Cup day Dubai Gold Cup, went to Almoonqith who is trained by Mike de Kock.

    Stepping up markedly in distance, Hanagan held his mount up in rear throughout the first half of the race, obviously travelling well within himself.

  • 28 February 2015

    Godolphin Seeks to Bid Domination of Turf Contest

    The Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy is the highlight of Meydan Racecourse’s ninth and penultimate meeting of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival with just Super Saturday to follow next week and then the US$30m Dubai World Cup fixture itself on Saturday 28th March.

    Eleven have been declared for the 2810m turf feature, including the last two winners, Ahzeemah, who won in 2013 and Cavalryman who landed the spoils 12 months ago.

  • 28 February 2015

    Nad Al Sheba Trophy G3 is the Highlight of the Race Card

    The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), a Meydan Pillar Partner, pays its second visit to the racecourse for this season on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

  • 26 February 2015

    The Group 2 Zabeel Mile was the official feature at the eighth meeting of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday and the 1600m turf feature was won by Godolphin’s Safety Check, ridden by William Buick for Charlie Appleby.

    Buick and Safety Check had won the 1400m Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort on their previous outing and were penalised here for that success but followed up in good style, setting a new track record in the process.

  • 26 February 2015

    Zabeel Mile and UAE Oaks Head All-Star Race Night at Meydan

    The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, a Meydan Pillar Partner, pays its second visit of the Dubai World Cup Carnival season to the racecourse this Thursday, February 26, 2015.

    The lucrative racecard will offer prizemoney of over $US1million and will feature the Group 2 Zabeel Mile on the turf and the Group 3 UAE Oaks at 1900m on the dirt. Both events will be valued at $250,000. Last year Mshawish used the Zabeel Mile as a prep for his start in Dubai World Cup’s Dubai Duty Free.

  • 25 February 2015

    Safety Check Seeks Third Win of the Season and Heads the G2 Zabeel Mile

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is arguably the best with three feature races, highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile.

    Eleven have been declared for the 1600m turf feature, including Godolphin’s Safety Check, trained by Charlie Appleby and seeking a third 2015 Carnival victory having won a 1400m handicap on his seasonal debut and the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over the same course and distance.