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  • 15 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts sixth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Meydan Racecourse stages the sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, featuring the US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Mazrat Al Ruwayah (G2) for Purebred Arabians. Both highlights are over 1600m on the dirt track with the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, restricted to three-year-olds, having originally attracted the maximum field allowed of 16. This was reduced by one when Waqqad was declared a non-runner. The 15 remaining include both winners of the 1400m trials staged three weeks ago.

  • 13 February 2018

    Vivlos Points to Dubai Turf Defence
    My Catch Has Shaheen Dreams; Rayya to Oaks
    Mind Your Biscuits May Get Second Prep
    Star-Crossed Cosmo Charlie Ready for Firebreak
    Quick Hits (Japanese Edition): Kafuji Take, Rey de Oro, Gold Dream, Fame Game


  • 11 February 2018

    Over 2200m and with a prize fund of AED2,500,000, the Group 1 HH The President Cup was the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, a contest very few of the 16 runners were able to get competitive in, during what looked quite a rough race for those held up in rear.

    One who was not was Al Zahir. Settled in fourth on the inside, his jockey Jim Crowley then sent him to the head of affairs, quickly putting daylight between themselves and Ziyadd, who had raced in third. Meanwhile, Ziyadd was able to hold on to second with his stable companion, Dahham running on to take third.

  • 11 February 2018

    Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2017 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 29, 2018, two days prior to the richest day in global horseracing, the $30 million Dubai World Cup card.

  • 11 February 2018

    HH The President Cup, which is worth AED2,500,000 and thus one of the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contests, is the highlight of a seven race card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday which also includes the 1200m Group 3 Al Ruwais, originally scheduled to have been run two weeks ago when racing in the capital was postponed.

    Over 2200m, the Group 1 HH The President Cup has attracted the maximum allowed field of 16, including two previous winners and the first eight home from the course and distance prep race staged three weeks ago.

  • 10 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was highlighted by a 1600m handicap which, on paper, looked competitive but from little after halfway involved only one horse, Just A Penny, five times a course winner previously, all his career victories. Sent straight to the front by Pat Dobbs, sporting the colours of Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, Just A Penny always looked happy, bowling along in a steady rhythm and, before the ten runners had even turned for home, it was clear most of his nine rivals were in big trouble.

  • 08 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts fifth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 sponsored by Gulf News (G2) over 1900m on the dirt. Won by Godolphin’s multiple G1 winner Thunder Snow, whose appropriately named half-sister Winter Lightning had landed the UAE 1000 Guineas earlier in the evening.

  • 08 February 2018

    Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a fascinating 1600m handicap for which ten have been declared. All eyes will be on Godolphin’s Reach High, victorious in two of his three career starts to date, but making both his local and dirt debut here. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the 4-year-old homebred son of Distorted Humor was narrowly beaten on debut before winning his second juvenile outing at Ascot, in May 2016, beating no less than subsequent dual Group 1 winner Harry Angel, the world’s top-rated sprinter of 2017.

  • 07 February 2018

    Meydan Racecourse hosts fifth meeting of #DWCCarnival 2018

    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor has won no less than ten times, including in 2003 with subsequent Dubai World Cup (G1) hero Moon Ballad.

  • 07 February 2018

    Juddmonte Reflects on Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup; Zaman and Comicas Ripe and Ready for Appleby; All Eyes on World Approval
    • Juddmonte Reflects on Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup
    • Zaman and Comicas Ripe and Ready for Appleby
    • All Eyes on World Approval
    • Freshly Crowned Roy H Regal in Return
    • Quick Hits: Forever Unbridled, Hoppertunity, UAE 1000 Guineas, Maktoum Challenge Round 2, Gilt Complex


  • 06 February 2018

    CARNIVAL RIDES: Getting to Know the #DWCCarnival Stars
    AGE: 12
    COLOR: Bay
    SIRE: Speightstown (Gone West)
    DAM: Holiday Runner (Meadowlake)
    TRAINER: Satish Seemar
    OWNER: Zabeel Racing International
    BREEDER: Gibraltar Group (Kentucky, USA)
    MEYDAN RECORD: 23-10-2-2
    CAREER RECORD: 29-11-2-4
    EARNINGS: US$2,190,790
    NEXT RACE: Al Shindagha Sprint (G3) (8th Feb)

  • 06 February 2018

    Nominations for the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) closed on January 11th with 136 of the globe’s premier Thoroughbreds. Scheduled for March 31st, 2018, the 2000m dirt fixture has been won by such superstar champions as Cigar, Dubai Millennium, Invasor, Curlin, California Chrome and Arrogate.

  • 04 February 2018

    Racing at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday was highlighted by the only Thoroughbred contest, a 1600m handicap, won stylishly by Galesburg under confident piloting by Richard Mullen for his main employer, trainer Satish Seemar.

  • 03 February 2018

    Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday was highlighted by an impressive performance by promising 3-year-old Yulong Warrior, as well as the Zayed Sports City Trophy, an ultra-competitive 1400m turf handicap, and it did not disappoint with three runners in a line with just 50m remaining before Ejaaby swept clear to land the spoils in style.

  • 02 February 2018

    Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which seven went to post but only three ever managed to challenge with AF Al Jahed leading the whole way, seeing off RB Goliath early in the straight, only to be denied right on the line by an old rival in Mahfouz.