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  • 24 January 2019

    Jebel Ali stage the biggest race of their season on Friday afternoon when nine runners go to post in the Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile, including old rivals Forjatt and Shamaal Nibras, the two most recent winners of the 1600m contest when beating one another.

  • 24 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 24, 2019)—Thursday’s fourth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival is a quality one highlighted by a pair of Group 2, $250,000 turf features, the Al Fahidi Fort (Race 5) and Al Rashidiya (Race 3), which each produced subsequent winners on Dubai World Cup night in 2018. A new race, the $100,000 Al Bastakiya Trial (Race 2) for 3-year-olds hoping to make it to the UAE Derby (G2) over the same course and distance, adds significant depth to the evening.

  • 24 January 2019

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    DWC CARNIVAL UPDATE | January 23, 2019 (Vol. 19) | News, Notes & Features
    • · Chris Waller Makes Dubai Debut with COMIN’ THROUGH
    • · DEAUVILLE Gets Do-Over in Rashidiya
    • · WITHOUT PAROLE Eyes Dubai Turf
    • · RAVEN’S CORNER to Skip Shindagha
    • · Quick Hits: McPeek, Hit the Bid and Asmussen

    CHRIS WALLER MAKES DUBAI DEBUT WITH COMIN’ THROUGH

  • 21 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 21, 2019)—Dubai Racing Club invites media members to apply for 2019 Dubai World Cup accreditation. The $35 million race day will take place on Saturday, March 30, at Meydan Racecourse. Early applications are encouraged.

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  • 21 January 2019

    Sunday’s meeting on the Abu Dhabi turf was highlighted by HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the Group One feature itself, which produced a shock result with Jaser, who had the second lowest official rating of the 14 runners, prevailing narrowly.

  • 19 January 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday was highlighted by a night of thrilling finishes, including in the evening’s two turf races—one over the sprint distance of 1400m and the other over the testing 2400m. In the former, Race 5 (Al Naboodah Construction Group Handicap), Rocket Power was able to record a fourth consecutive victory this season, having won his three previous outings at Jebel Ali. He was chased home by stable companion Azraff. Owned by Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, who also owns third-placed Billingsgate, he was ridden by Connor Beasley for conditioner Ahmad bin Harmash.

  • 19 January 2019

    Sunday’s meeting on the Abu Dhabi turf, a six-race card, is highlighted by the HH The President Cup Prep over the same 2200m course and distance as the Group 1 feature itself, which was won last year by Al Zahir, who will attempt return to the winner’s enclosure, while conceding weight to his 13 opponents on Sunday.

  • 18 January 2019

    Round 1 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m Purebred Arabian handicap, was the official feature at Al Ain on Friday and developed into a duel over the final 300m between last year’s winner Shamikh Al Wathba and Hareer Al Reef. Committed for home leaving the home turn by Fernando Jara, Hareer Al Reef looked likely to be swallowed up by several challengers throughout the straight, but kept fighting them off before the eventual runner-up loomed large as a serious danger.

  • 18 January 2019

    Racing at Meydan on Saturday may not be a Dubai World Cup Carnival card, but does feature several runners with aspirations for the international extravaganza, including Bold Rex, one of two in the official highlight over 1400m on turf for trainer Mike de Kock. The 5-year-old gelded son of Bold Silvano was tenth, beaten just five lengths, in a 1600m turf handicap at the Carnival won by stable companion Baroot last Thursday. That was the trainer’s first winner of the season. It was the horse’s first run since a fruitless 2018 carnival campaign, during which he fractured his pelvis in February.

  • 17 January 2019

    DUBAI (January 17, 2019)— Thursday’s third evening of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by the $250,000 Cape Verdi sponsored by Azizi Developments, a 1600m turf feature restricted to fillies and mares, won in style by Poetic Charm. The winner was a seventh in the race for Godolphin, fourth in consecutive years and second for trainer Charlie Appleby, whose Certify won in 2017. The victory was also the second of an Appleby treble.

  • 17 January 2019

    Round 1 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m Purebred Arabian handicap, is the official feature at Al Ain on Friday. Last season’s winner, Shamikh Al Wathba, will be among the 15 declared runners. Formerly a 2600m handicap staged in December, as it was when Shamikh Al Wathba landed it last season, the race is staged over an extra 600m this year, but that should not inconvenience the defending champion, a winner over 3200m in Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series.

  • 16 January 2019

    Meydan Racecourse hosts its third 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting!
    ADVANCE: DUBAI WORLD CUP CARNIVAL – JANUARY 17, 2019 (3rd MEETING)

  • 16 January 2019

    Thunder Snow's Return Plans; Walking Thunder to Guineas; USA Horses Hit Track & Entries; Blue Point to Meydan Sprint; New Trails to Round 2
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    • · Plans Set for THUNDER SNOW, BENBATL
    • · Guineas Next for WALKING THUNDER
    • · Asmussen-Trained TONE BROKE, SWITZERLAND Arrive for DWC Carnival
    • · FURIA CRUZADA Cuts Back in Cape Verdi

  • 14 January 2019

    Sunday’s first race meeting of 2019 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest on the card, the last of six races and a 2200m handicap won fairly easily by Skygazer. A 7-year-old gelded son of Echo of Light, Skygazer was originally only the second reserve, but took full advantage of the late opportunity presented for trainer Ali Rashid Al Rayhi and jockey Ronan Whelan.

  • 12 January 2019

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club stage their first meeting of 2019 on Sunday, a six-race card highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest, a 2400m handicap that has attracted the maximum allowed field of 14. The weights are headed by local debutant Tribal Conquest.