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  • 28 February 2019

    Thursday’s ninth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Nad Al Sheba Trophy sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G3), the key local prep for the $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G2) on Dubai World Cup night. Two other Listed stakes, the Meydan Classic for 3-year-olds on turf and Curlin Handicap for dirt route aficionados, added to an exciting penultimate night of the international showcase.

    $300,000 NAD AL SHEBA TROPHY (GROUP 3)

  • 28 February 2019

    (DWCCarnival Update Vol. 24) | News, Notes & Profiles | February 27, 2019

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    ROAD TO DUBAI WORLD CUP 2019 - VOL.1
    (DWCCarnival Update Vol. 24) | News, Notes & Profiles | February 27, 2019
    • · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Thunder Snow Ready for Return
    • · LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Cross Counter Under Consideration
    • · DUBAI TURF: Dream Castle On Point, Benbatl out
    • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Tato Key Continues to Impress

  • 27 February 2019

    Thursday’s ninth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the final Carnival fixture before next weekend’s Super Saturday card, is highlighted by the Group 3 $300,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (Race 4), the local prep for the Group 2 $1.5 million Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors on Dubai World Cup night—one of the world’s top races for stayers. Thursday’s card also features the Listed $160,000 Curlin Handicap (Race 5), which has been used as a prep by two Dubai World Cup winners.

  • 24 February 2019

    Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2018 moment in horseracing. The award will be given at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony on the evening of March 28, 2019, two days prior to the richest day in global horseracing, the $35 million Dubai World Cup card. Voting will take place through February 28, 2019.

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  • 23 February 2019

    The sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) season on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige highlight basically thrown away last year by ES Ajeeb, but 12 months later, won in style by the same horse.

  • 22 February 2019

    A quality meeting at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon, when they staged two of their biggest races of the season, was officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes and Montsarrat secured his place in UAE racing folklore by emulating Treble Jig in becoming the second dual winner of the contest inaugurated in 1993.

  • 22 February 2019

    It may only be February, but Saturday is the sixth and final meeting of the season at the Sharjah Equestrian Club, highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, the 1700m Prestige highlight in which ES Ajeeb threw away what appeared certain victory 12 months ago. With the race at his mercy and many lengths clear of toiling rivals, the horse, basically, refused to enter the home straight, instead careering across the course and depositing the unfortunate Sam Hitchcott on the dirt.

  • 22 February 2019

    A quality card at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is officially highlighted by the 1950m Listed Jebel Ali Stakes in which Montsarrat will bid to defend the title he won last year and emulate Treble Jig, the only previous dual winner of the race. Another much anticipated contest is the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint in which we are guaranteed a new name on the roll of honour.

  • 21 February 2019

    Six races filled with Thoroughbred stars from eight different nations allowed for a global affair on Thursday night at Meydan Racecourse, but it was locally based trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Godolphin who stole the show, with the latter landing four races and Appleby taking home a Group treble. Al Tayer Motors sponsored the evening, the eighth Dubai World Cup Carnival card of 2019, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was on hand.

    $250,000 ZABEEL MILE (GROUP 2)

  • 21 February 2019

    Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival is another truly global affair, filled with quality horseflesh representing France, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, USA, UK and UAE. Three Group affairs highlight the $1,105,000 card—the Zabeel Mile (G2), UAE Oaks (G3) and Dubai Millennium (G3)—supported by a triad of handicaps that could easily serve as preps for Dubai World Cup night fixtures with breakout performances. The evening’s six races are sponsored by Al Tayer Motors and the first race’s post time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

  • 20 February 2019

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    • · North vs. Thunder Rematch Delayed
    • · True Timber to Godolphin Mile
    • · Almond Eye Gets Back to Work
    • · Silva Still Improving for Brandt
    • · Century Dream Leads Crisford’s Thursday Team
    • · Lukas, Bravazo Ready for Dubai Debut
    • · Dubai World Cup Day Races Reordered

    NORTH VS. THUNDER REMATCH DELAYED

  • 18 February 2019

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday evening was completely dominated by owner and breeder Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda who, remarkably, was responsible for all five Purebred Arabian winners, four carrying his colours and trained by Ernst Oertel.

  • 16 February 2019

    The inaugural running of the GCC Cup was the highlight of Saturday afternoon’s race meeting at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) and the AED200,000 new initiative went to Saudi Arabia. Trainer Mutlaq bin Mashref saddling both first and second in a thrilling contest, with Mubasher Al Khalediah denying stable companion Nader Al Khalediah.

  • 16 February 2019

    A six-race fixture at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday concludes with the sole Thoroughbred race on the card, a wide open 2200m handicap in which the weights are headed by Brass Ring, a 2400m winner in the capital on his latest start nine weeks ago.

  • 16 February 2019

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by Round 2 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap won in determined fashion by Jeemi with Tadhg O’Shea demonstrating just why he is champion jockey with a polished performance in the saddle.