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  • 01 December 2015

    Official Timekeeper Presents Six-Race Card on Thursday

    Luxury Swiss watchmaker and Meydan Pillar Partner, Longines makes a return to Meydan Racecourse this Thursday (December 3, 2015) for the third race meeting of the new season.

    The brand presents a six-race card, worth AED880,000 in prize money and sees Purebred Arabians make a seasonal debut at Meydan with the AED160,000 Mazrat Al Ruwayyah Prep race held over a mile kicking off the evening.

    The Thoroughbred races are highlighted by the featured Longines Master Collection also held over the mile and worth AED170,000.

  • 01 December 2015

    United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi:

    His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), has launched the ERA’s App for smart phones where racing fans can live the thrills of racing almost instantly during the racing season 2015 – 2016.

    The app is easily downloadable from the ERA website, Fans can also download the App from Apple App Store for iPhone users, or Google Play Store for Android users.

  • 29 November 2015

    Satish Seemar saddled the 1-2 in the official feature, an 1800m conditions race, at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, with stable jockey, Richard Mullen, leading close home on Farrier, denying Mawhub who tried gallantly to make all under apprentice Hector Crouch.

    For Farrier, it was a third consecutive appearance in the feature at Jebel Ali’s third meeting of the season, although in each of the last two years it was contested over 1950m, the same trip as the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes.

  • 26 November 2015

    High quality fields are on offer at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon with two cracking conditions races having attracted a select 11 runners between them and include the winners of both last season’s Jebel Ali Stakes and Jebel Ali Sprint. The first race is scheduled for 13:50.

    Trainer Musabah Al Muhairi has a habit of creating Jebel Ali legends; Treble Jig (six course runs, six wins, including two Jebel Ali Miles and two Jebel Ali Stakes) and Russian Rock (seven wins, two Jebel Ali Sprints) springing immediately to mind.

  • 25 November 2015

    Date: Monday December 28, 2015

    Time: 5pm

    Venue: Saddling Enclosure, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE

    Viewing of horses will be available on Sunday December 27, 2015 between 9am and 4pm and Monday December 28, 2015 from 9am and 3pm.

    Horses will be stabled at the Meydan Receiving Barns.

    Any horse purchased at the sale and wins in the UAE will receive a AED 15,000 bonus for its first win.

    Sale Catalogues will be available shortly.

    Sale Entries

  • 23 November 2015

    Sunday’s third meeting of the season at Abu Dhabi was highlighted by a 2200m handicap, the only Thoroughbred race on the card and a memorable one for young jockey Hector Crouch.

    Stable apprentice for Satish Seemar, he partnered the yard’s Moonlight Dash to a comfortable victory, the pair surging clear just before entering the home straight.

    In a matter of strides they were clear, leaving 13 rivals in their wake, and, despite tiring close home, crossing the line with sufficient in hand.

  • 22 November 2015

    Trainer Lands Thoroughbred Contest for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid

    Sharjah are halfway through their season already after Saturday’s third fixture of the campaign, which was highlighted by a 2000m Purebred Arabian handicap, won in style by the Doug Watson-trained The Secret.

    Owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose retained jockey, Dane O’Neill was in the saddle, The Secret had won over the same course and distance a fortnight ago when he led right on the line.

  • 21 November 2015

    Jockey Builds on Meydan Three Timer while O'Shea Rides Treble

    Al Ain Racecourse kicked off their season on Saturday afternoon with Pat Dobbs continuing his prolific weekend with victory in the official highlight, a 1600m handicap, aboard Haajeb.

    Having secured a Meydan treble less than 24 hours earlier, including the two most valuable races on the card, Dobbs added this feature to his haul having stalked early leader Zaffaan until the home turn.

  • 20 November 2015

    Wintergreen and Counterglow Run in Sole Thoroughbred Contest

    The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, their only race, a 2200m handicap, being the most valuable on the card and the maximum field of 14 have been declared.

    Trainer Ismail Mohammed opened his seasonal account with a double at Meydan on Thursday evening and saddles two, Wintergreen and Counterglow.

    Stable jockey, Wayne Smith was suspended on Thursday but is back in action and elects to ride Wintergreen with Chris Hayes, who won on Mohammed’s Respect Me at Meydan, aboard seasonal debutant, Counterglow.

  • 20 November 2015

    Ffrench Takes Ride in 2000m Meeting Highlight

    Sharjah Racecourse stages the third of six fixtures held throughout the season on Saturday afternoon with a six race card, highlighted by a 2000m handicap for which just seven have been declared.

    The weights are headed by Major, to be ridden by Royston Ffrench for Tony Manuel who has a good record with his runners at Sharjah.

    Winner of a 2200m maiden on the Abu Dhabi turf in February, it remains his only career victory after 19 starts but he has run with credit on his two previous dirt outings, both times at Al Ain.

  • 19 November 2015

    Jockey Dobbs Rides Winning Treble at Second Meeting of Season

    Trainer Doug Watson had been pretty bullish about the prospects of My Catch in the run-up to racing at Meydan on Thursday and his confidence proved more than justified as that horse and his stable companion combined to land the two richest races of the night.

  • 19 November 2015

    Manuel Seeks First-up Win With Ain Jaloot

    On Friday, Al Ain becomes the fifth and final UAE racecourse to stage their first meeting of the new season, with a seven race card featuring a 1600m handicap.

    Tony Manuel saddles his first runner from his new base at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and will be hoping to make a flying start in the day’s big race with Ain Jaloot.

    A revelation last season when trained by Eric Lemartinel, Manuel’s new charge raced 11 times, winning on six occasions.

  • 19 November 2015

    Course and Distance Winner Seeks to Build on First Meeting Victory

    Dubai Racing Club stages its second meeting of the season at Meydan tomorrow (Thursday) and a pair of AED165,000 handicaps, the first over 1200m and a later one over 1600m, share feature status.

    A select field of six have been declared for the 1200m handicap and a case can be made for each member of the sextet, half of whom are owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

  • 17 November 2015

    Six-race Thoroughbred Card Worth AED875,000

    Gulf News will make a welcome return to Meydan Racecourse this Thursday, November 19 for the second meeting of the new term.

    A long-term Meydan Pillar Partner, Gulf News has been associated with horse racing since the early days of racing under rules in the UAE and was one of the sponsors at the first Dubai World Cup in 1996.

  • 16 November 2015

    Class prevailed at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening with Forjatt giving weight and a beating to his 13 rivals in the 1600m National Day Prep, the only Thoroughbred contest on the card. Winner of the Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile in 2014 and subsequently disqualified after finishing first past the post in the same race last season, he was having his first run since contesting the Godolphin Mile at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night in March.