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  • 06 July 2015

    The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two senior Officials.

    Dr Martin Wainscott will join the ERA Veterinary Regulatory Department. Dr Wainscott, who graduated from Massey University New Zealand, has vast experience in racing veterinary regulation having worked in New Zealand, Australia and Macau.

    Prior to joining the ERA, Dr Wainscott was Head Veterinary Officer for Harness Racing New South Wales in Australia.

    Mr Neil Jennings will join the ERA Handicapping Department as Assistant Handicapper.

  • 01 June 2015

    • Season to include 62 programmes over five months
    • Dubai World Cup Carnival begins January 7
    United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, 1 June 2015: The dates for the 2015-16 UAE racing season have been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).

  • 23 April 2015

    Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) Summary of Equine Swabbing

    The ERA has posted on the ERA website the summary report of Equine Swabbing conducted during the 2014-15 racing season.

    The summary offers a six-year reference of swabbing tests conducted by the ERA, the 2009-10 season through to the 2014-15 season.

    Statistics are provided for the following:

    • Pre-race TCO2 (Total Carbon Dioxide)
    • Post-Race Swabbing
    • Non Race Day (Out of Competition) Swabbing
    • Elective Swabbing
    • Cobalt Swabbing

  • 12 April 2015

    ERA Stewards have concluded inquiries into reports received from the approved Laboratory that propoxyphene had been detected in the post-race urine and pre-race blood samples taken from THAKIF (FR) after it won Race 5 HH The President Cup (2200 metres) at Abu Dhabi on 15 February 2015 and the post-race urine sample taken from AREEM (FR) after it finished fifth (5th) in Race 1 the Bani Yas (1400 metres) at Meydan on 19 February 2015.

    These inquiries were conducted over two sittings – 17 March 2015 and 6 April 2015.

  • 06 April 2015

    The 2014-15 UAE Champion Trainer Musabah Al Muhairi and stable jockey Silvestre de Sousa topped off a highly successful season with victory in the Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines at Jinma Lake Racecourse, China today (Friday).

    Special Fighter beat off challenges from the Doug Watson-trained pair of Jutland and Henry Clay to triumph in the RMB1.5m (US$241,990) 2218m race. He was followed over the line by Counterglow, a 2.5 length second under Wayne Smith and the Richard Mullen-ridden Start Right.

  • 05 April 2015

    ERA Stewards have concluded an inquiry into the report received from the approved laboratory, that the prohibited substance orphenadrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from FORJATT (IRE) after it won Race 5, the Jebel Ai Mile (1600metres) at Jebel Ali on 20th February 2015.

  • 05 April 2015

    ERA Stewards have concluded an inquiry into the report received from the approved laboratory, that the prohibited substance orphenadrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from STORM BELT (USA) after it won Race 5, the District One(2000 metres) at Meydan on 19th February 2015.

  • 05 April 2015

    In response to the above article, the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) today confirmed that it is extremely unlikely that the case of strangles identified in one of Marco Botti’s horses stabled in Newmarket originated from the United Arab Emirates.

    The ERA can confirm that there has not been a case of strangles in the UAE Thoroughbred racing population for more than 10 years and there were no signs suggestive of strangles at any time in horses participating in the Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • 31 March 2015

    Erwan Charpy who trained Manark, the winner of the 2015 US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup day, met members of the Chinese media at Jinma Lake Racecourse today (Tuesday).

    Six UAE-based trainers will saddle runners at Friday’s Chengdu Dubai International Cup, now in its second year.

    Charpy, who trains at Dubai Racing Club’s Green Stables and Bhupat Seemar, assistant trainer to Satish Seemar of Zabeel Stables spoke to more than 50 assembled broadcast and print media members.

  • 29 March 2015

    With a huge crowd at Meydan cheering and jubilantly throwing their racing programmes in the air, Godolphin’s Prince Bishop (IRE) unleashed the run of his eight-year-old life to defeat American challengers California Chrome (USA) and Lea (USA) in the 20th anniversary renewal of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates.

    Running in the colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Prince Bishop represents the eighth Dubai World Cup winner trained by the Godolphin racing operation founded by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It was trainer Saeed bin Suroor’s seventh win.

  • 29 March 2015

    The Aga Khan’s Dolniya (FR), trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre and ridden by Christophe Soumillon, made it a memorable hour for France at Meydan when running out the easy winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic presented by Longines.

    In following on from the victory of Solow for Freddy Head and Maxime Guyon in the Dubai Turf, Dolniya also provided Soumillon with a double on the night after his win in the UAE Derby as she accounted for her high-class rivals in effortless style.

  • 29 March 2015

    Solow (GB) came home solo to provide legendary French jockey-turned-trainer Freddy Head with a first Meydan success in the $6m Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World.

    The veteran handler has a glittering roll of honour in the saddle and his ability to travel horses internationally has never been questionable with wonder filly Goldikova winning him three Breeders’ Cup Miles.

    Head had been brimming with confidence in the days building up to the 1800m event and that confidence was transformed into sheer equine brilliance as his grey forged clear under Maxime Guyon.

  • 29 March 2015

    Secret Circle (USA) reasserted American primacy in the Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News courtesy of a determined, front-running victory as a tenacious Hong Kong challenge fell just short.

    The winner, a dual Breeders’ Cup champion and runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November, was always prominent, vying for the lead out three-deep on the track for Victor Espinoza.

  • 29 March 2015

    Sole Power (GB) has been among Europe's leading sprinters for many seasons but he has never excelled in Dubai.

    All that changed at Meydan when the eight-year-old came with a beautifully timed run to win the Group 1 $1 million Al Quoz Spring Empowered by IPIC under Richard Hughes.

    It was the horse's 22nd run in a Group 1 race and his first victory in Dubai, which came at his ninth attempt.

  • 29 March 2015

    With an eye-opening win in the $2 million UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's three-year-old Mubtaahij (IRE) continued his charge towards the Kentucky Derby with a eight-length romp.

    Breaking from the rail post in the field of nine, the Mike De Kock-trainee raced in the pocket behind a wall of front runners into the final turn.

    He took over at the top of the stretch an increased his margin of victory to the wire. The timer stopped in 1:58.35 for 1900m on fast dirt.