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2020 February
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Godolphin’s well-bred 5-year-old Charlie Appleby-trained mare Magic Lily has always been highly regarded by her connections and now appears to be living up it, thanks to a win in last month’s Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi at Meydan.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Sultan Ali’s Group 1-winning Capezzano, the beaten market favourite in last year’s $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), is scheduled to return to action on Thursday for the yard of Salem bin Ghadayer in the Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes over 1600m.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Promising Japanese 3-year-old filly Serein has made the ambitious move from her home base to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse and is zeroing in on the Group 3 $250,000 UAE Oaks next Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Thursday’s Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes will mark numerous firsts for multiple G2-winning American import, Quip.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    The sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday evening is an expanded seven-race card worth $1.38 million and sponsored by pillar partner Mubadala.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, today (Wednesday) released a list of Saudi Cup day runners bristling with 21 individual Group or Grade 1 winners across an eight race card.
2020 January
  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020
    Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Al Rashidiya over 1800m on turf and Group 3 $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint over 1200m on dirt.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    Thursday evening’s fifth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a mouth-watering seven-race card carrying total prize money of $1,145,000 and sponsored by pillar partner DP World.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    The highest-rated horse to compete on Thursday at Meydan will be one of the most appropriately named to make his UAE debut, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s Dee Ex Bee.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    As much as Satish Seemar has dominated the Dubawi Stakes (G3) on Dubai World Cup Carnival opening night (five victories with three different horses), rival conditioner Doug Watson has done much of the same in the Al Shindagha Sprint (G3) four weeks later over the same 1200m trip and with an identical $200,000 purse.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    After a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth from his first three Dubai World Cup Carnival runners last week, American trainer Doug O’Neill will fire three more bullets from his 11-strong, history-making string on Thursday.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    Four defending champions feature among an enormous 321-strong entry, including no less than 105 horses from outside Qatar, for the six-race US$2.95 million (£2.22 million) HH The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Qatar on Friday February 21st and Saturday February 22nd.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Thursday evening’s Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse, worth $1,045,000 over six fixtures, is topped by the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over 1400m on turf.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Macau trainer Joe Lau will be hoping it’s a case of third time lucky when heads back to Hong Kong with his Derby winning galloper Sacred Capital for next Mondays Group 3 Centenary Vase over 1800 metres at Sha Tin.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Brazilian horseman Dayversom Barros enjoyed his best day yet at the Taipa racetrack with a winning treble on Saturdays mixed turf and sand program.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    A six-race Saturday of 'Racing at Meydan' featured four races contested by horses with Dubai World Cup Carnival ambitions and was a meeting filled with dominant performances by those looking to imminently land a place in the international showcase.
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020
    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a six-race card sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, features four handicaps all to be contested by horses on the cusp of qualification for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival. To compete at the international showcase, a handicap mark of 90 is required. First post time is 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, was sponsored by Azizi Developments.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    The Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi features some intriguing faces, but none arguably as much as Charlie Appleby-trained Magic Lily, whose blood is as blue as the Godolphin silks rider James Doyle will adorn.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Panamanian rider Oscar Chavez was the star of the weekends racing winning five of the 12 races held on Friday night and Sunday’s race cards.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Thursday’s second meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was presented by pillar partner Longines and officially highlighted by the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 over 1600m on the dirt track and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes over 1800m on turf.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Thursday’s eight-race, $1.31 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse features the most exciting matchup of the UAE season thus far, as well as the return of one of the top-rated turf horses in the world.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    The most anticipated race of the season thus far is upon UAE racing fans: Muntazah vs. North America in the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    The great run of success continues for the Geoff Allendorf stable with another double on Saturdays turf race-card, with Beauty Wink and Luen On Poseidon to take him into a clear second spot with 15 winners in the trainer’s standings for the new season.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Thursday’s first meeting of Meydan Racecourse’s eagerly awaited 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the Group 3 $200,000 Dubawi Stakes sponsored by Emirates NBD Private Banking.
2019 December
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    A winning double for Roger Yu on Saturday’s end of the year raceday has seen him stretch his lead in the Jockeys’ Premiership to a four win margin with now 18 wins for the new season.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Since taking out his license just eight years ago, trainer Charlie Hills has rapidly proven himself one of the world’s prominent young conditioners,especially with turf sprinters
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Laurence O’Kane and Melanie Marnane’s hard-trying sprinter Alfredo Arcano will lead a well-handicapped trio of David Marnane-trained horses into the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Geoff Allendorf enjoyed his best day ever as a trainer with a sparkling four timer on Saturday’s pre Christmas turf race day.
  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019
    Preparations for the world’s most valuable horse race gathered pace this week, with news that Newmarket Head of Racing Michael Prosser will join the SAUDI CUP project as Clerk of the Course.
  • Mon, Dec 09, 2019
    Macau’s boom three year old Golden Conqueror made it four wins from as many starts when he once again annihilated his rivals in Saturday’s Korea Racing Authority Goodwill Trophy, over 1050 metres on the all weather track.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Regarded as one of the main challengers to the leader Manoel Nunes going into the second Leg of the 2019 Attitude Hotels International Jockeys’ Weekend in Mauritius on Sunday, Jason Collett could, in the end, only finish fourth.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Australian import Magnapegasus broke through for his first win in Macau with a drama charged victory in Saturdays feature the University Of Macau Alumni Association Cup over 1510 metres.
  • Sun, Dec 01, 2019
    Australasian jockeys fared extremely well at the first day of the 2019 Attitude Hotels International Jockeys’ Weekend (IJW) in Mauritius on Saturday, claiming one third of the nine carded races.
2019 November
  • Thu, Nov 28, 2019
    Shortly after landing in Mauritius on Wednesday afternoon, Sydney jockey Jason Collett was quickly bundled off to The Ravenala Attitude Hotel just in time to find out who were his mounts for the upcoming Attitude Hotels International Jockeys’ Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Trainer Doug Watson, who currently leads UAE standings one month into the 2019-20 season with 10 victories ($349,139) and a 17% strike rate, could have as many as three starters for the first Listed Thoroughbred stakes of the season, the Garhoud Sprint.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) alumnus New Trails is on the comeback trail, according to trainer Ahmad bin Harmash. Unraced since finishing 10th in said $12 million centrepiece, the sizable son of Medaglia d’Oro is pointing toward a return in The Entisar (Listed) on Dec. 5 at Meydan.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    There is no stopping the Tony Fung yard at the moment with the former Champion trainer saddling up five winners over the weekend to take him to a clear lead on 18 wins in the trainer’s standings.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Kranji jockey John Powell has accepted a late call-up to replace fellow Australian and former Kranji jockeys’ roommate Glen Boss at the Attitude International Jockeys’ Weekend (IJW) in Mauritius this coming Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Franking the form of the Group 1 $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, NICKS Co Ltd’s Suave Richard was an impressive winner of the G1 $5.6 million Japan Cup in Association with Longines (Deep Impact Memorial) on Sunday.
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
    While plans are not yet secure for impressive Satish Seemar-trained opening night 2-year-old debut winner Barack Beach, much of the remainder of Team Zabeel’s enviable 100-plus roster appears to be ramping up for a strong December, including some notable new acquisitions.


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