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  • 22 February 2017

    Sheikhzayedroad will face eight rivals at Meydan Racecourse as he seeks to defend his crown in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah-VDL...

    Sheikhzayedroad will face eight rivals at Meydan Racecourse as he seeks to defend his crown in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah-VDL Buses at the ninth meeting of the 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday evening.

  • 20 February 2017

    ERA Stewards concluded an inquiry on Sunday 19th February 2017, into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit that the post-race sample taken from VIVERNUS (USA) after it won in Race 3 “Selva Middle East Trophy Maiden” (1900 metres) at Meydan on Saturday 14th January 2017, was found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

  • 20 February 2017

    ERA Stewards concluded an inquiry on the 14th February 2017, into a report received from the Equine Forensic Unit that the post-race samples taken from SALMEEN (US), after it competed in Race 1 “Wathba Stud Farm Cup (For Private Owners Only)” (1000 metres) at Al Ain on Friday 18th November 2016 and AF RAJES (AE), after it competed in Race 6 “Longines UAE Bred Handicap” (1200 metres) at Sharjah on Saturday 19th November 2016, were both found to have a concentration of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per litre in urine.

  • 17 February 2017

    Thirteen may have gone to post for the Listed Jebel Ali Sprint on Friday afternoon but, from just after halfway, the race had developed into a duel with Morawij ultimately repeating his victory of 2016 in the 1000m dash.

    The contest virtually mirrored a course and distance conditions race run four weeks ago when Morawij, trained on the Jebel Ali track for racecourse patron, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, clashed with Mushir.

  • 16 February 2017

    Two turf records fell in the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday evening as Championship, Ertijaal and Zarak prepped for Dubai World Cup day in breathtaking style.

    Meydan Racecourse staged four high-class Group races in the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday, headlined by the 1600m Group 2 Zabeel Mile in which Championship won going away in a course record time.

  • 16 February 2017

    The inaugural winners of the new His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Thursday March 23, 2017, two days before the 2017 renewal of the Dubai World Cup.

  • 16 February 2017

    Friday afternoon at Jebel Ali is highlighted by the 1000m Jebel Ali Sprint and 1950m Jebel Ali Stakes, which are both Listed races. A key player in the sprint is Morawij who will attempt to defend his crown.

    Trained on the track by Dhruba Selvaratnam for racecourse patron, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Morawij will attempt to become the third horse to win the race, first run in 1994, in consecutive years.

    That feat was achieved by Russian Rock, in 2012 and 2013 and by Selvaratnam with Try Prospect in 1996 and 1997.

  • 15 February 2017

    Championship hunts a second Group 2 victory at Meydan Racecourse in the featured US$250,000 Zabeel Mile on Thursday evening.

    The Ahmed Bin Harmash-trained six-year-old appears on a Dubai World Cup Carnival card bristling with no less than four Group races and seeks to follow up on his Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort victory of four weeks ago.

    He faces six rivals in Thursday’s 1600m contest having won the 1400m Al Fahidi Fort by an impressive three and a half lengths.

  • 12 February 2017

    Jockey, Richard Mullen enjoyed a great night at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, winning four races, including both versions of HH The President Cup, highlighted by the AED3 million Purebred Arabian version, over 2200m, aboard the Jean De Roaulle-trained Loraa.

    Third in the course and distance prep three weeks ago, Loraa had arrived in the UAE as a Group 1 winner in France but, reportedly, has not enjoyed a smooth transition.

    Settled in midfield by Mullen, Loraa made easy progress 800m from home and, at the top of the straight, hit the front with the race essentially over as a contest.

  • 12 February 2017

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stages one of its biggest meetings of the season on Sunday when it is HH The President Cup day with the Purebred Arabian version a 2200m Group 1 contest worth three million dirhams.

    Five of the dozen declared runners are trained by Eric Lemartinel for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Champion Jockey, Tadhg O’Shea, electing to ride Mahbooba, winner of the course and distance prep three weeks ago.

  • 11 February 2017

    Saturday February 11, 2017, Meydan Racecourse: Group 1 winner, Thunder Snow ran away with UAE 2000 Guineas sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One over 1600m on dirt to give the Godolphin racing operation one of four winners on the night and a total of seven over the Dubai World Cup Carnival double-header weekend.

    Class prevailed in the 2000 Guineas with Thunder Snow, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and victorious on his previous outing in the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint Cloud at the end of October, making short change of the opposition.

  • 10 February 2017

    The Al Ain Stayers’ Trophy, a handicap over 4100m and the third round of the Al Ain Marathon Series, was the feature on Saturday afternoon’s Al Ain card and round two winner, Balad Al Reef, landed the spoils in style.

    Ridded by Fernando Jara for trainer Abdallah Al Hammadi, the winner made smooth progress entering the final 1200m and, once hitting the front fully 900m from home, always looked the likely winner, despite drifting markedly in the final 300m.

    “I was very confident before the race,” said Jara. “This horse is better the further he goes and stamina is his forte."

  • 10 February 2017

    Confrontation bids to win a second consecutive G3 Firebreak Stakes in the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse on Sat Feb 11, 2017

    Meydan Racecourse Preview, February 10, 2017: Meydan Racecourse is set to host a sterling renewal of the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Saturday with Group 3 contests, the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by District One Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City and the Firebreak Stakes Sponsored by Meydan One Mall highlighting the card.

  • 10 February 2017

    The UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, a 1600m Listed race for three-year-old fillies was the highlight at Meydan’s sixth meeting of the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday evening and went to Saudi Arabia, courtesy of Nashmiah.

    Trained by Nicholas Bachalard, the filly arrived in Dubai unbeaten after three starts in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, where she was bred, but was, seemingly, facing a far stiffer task here.

  • 08 February 2017

    Wednesday February 2, 2017, Meydan Racecourse: The first classic of the season will be staged at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday night when 11 fillies go to post for the UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, a Listed race over 1600m.

    First contested in 2001, the race has been a happy hunting ground for Godolphin and its trainers, especially Saeed bin Suroor who can boast nine victories and looks to hold strong claims of making it ten.