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RB Burned by stable
The Group 3 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, over 1600m, was the official highlight at Abu Dhabi last Sunday evening and it produced not only a thrilling finish but an unforgettable one for trainer Eric Lemartinel who saddled three of the eight runners. They promptly filled the first three pla....
UAE Derby winners he
Winner of the 2016 Group 2 UAE Derby for Japan, Lani will enter stud next year at Arrow Stud in Hokkaido where he will stand for a fee of ¥500,000 ($4,500). Campaigned as a homebred by Koji and Yoko Maeda of North Hills Farm, the 4yo Tapit colt competed in all three US Triple Crown races last ye....
Daily ‘Bullets In’ t
A 1400m conditions race was the highlight at Jebel Ali last Friday afternoon and Daily Bulletin, ridden by Tadhg O’Shea, made a most impressive winning local debut, proving far too good for nine rivals. Trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi for Mohd Khalifa Al Basti, the 4yo son of Medaglia D’O....
Ballad Singer hits r
Inaugurated this year, the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup was the official highlight at Sharjah last Saturday afternoon and was won, narrowly, by Mawahib. With Tadhg O’Shea riding, Mawahib, one of two in the field trained by Eric Lemartinel for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nah....
Watson quartet give
Just the second meeting of the new season here at the UAE’s flagship racecourse and, already, a clash to tantalise the taste buds in the form of the featured 1600m rated conditions stakes. With Dhs225,000 in the kitty, it was no surprise to see a healthy entry when nominations were released on....
Trinity Forces head
Racing returned to Meydan, the UAE’s flagship racecourse, for the first time since March and Dubai World Cup day, last Thursday evening when the featured 2000m handicap was won in determined fashion by Trinity Force. Champion Trainer Doug Watson saddled six of the 14 runners and it was one of ....
Drama as stewards aw
The world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contest, the €1.2 million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown over 1600m was the Abu Dhabi highlight on Sunday evening and, as was the case 12 months ago, RB Burn passed the post in front. Overcoming a wide draw in 14 under Gera....
Conferences held to
The weekend that brought the curtain down on the 2017 season of the His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Horse Racing Festival was not only about racing and the world’s richest race for Purebred Arabians. A number of conferences were held on the sidelines of the ....
World Approval for M
Impressive Breeders’ Cup Mile winner World Approval has Meydan’s $6 million Dubai Turf on 31 March on his agenda, trainer Mark Casse revealed last weekend. The 5yo gelded son of Northern Afleet, who beat Lancaster Bomber and Ribchester among others at Del Mar last Saturday, has proved he....
IFHRA Mentorship Pro
A total of 17 graduates are ready to hit the ground running after successfully completing the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) Mentorship Programme in 2017. The initiative, under the patronage of the His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat ....
New faces in charge
Few trainers have the privilege of their very own racecourse on which to train but that is the fortunate situation in which Gopi Selvaratnam finds himself having taken over the reins at the Jebel Ali Stables of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Adjacent to the superbly appointed yard and facili....
Sheikh Mansoor Festi
One of the most anticipated events on the UAE equestrian calendar, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), which concluded in the UAE capital last week, witnessed a turnout of over 110,000 visitors. Abdullah Butti Al Qubaisi, the ADIHEX Director, said the visitor turn....
Scottish plans rerou
Globetrotter Scottish sadly suffered a recurrence of an old fetlock injury and was ruled out of last Saturday’s Grade 1 Arlington Million in Chicago. Trainer Charlie Appleby said plans to return to Melbourne with the globetrotting Godolphin star later in the year had also been scrapped. Scotti....
James enjoying the C
A Dream start is what came his way as he took up his position as head trainer for Godolphin in Australia and now James Cummings is already setting two of the biggest prizes on offer Down Under on to his radar. Like most Australia-based trainers, Cummings is keen on landing the Melbourne Cup and the ....
Zayed Cup joy for Me
The talented Metrag bounced back from a disappointing run to win the Listed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup with a performance worthy of a champion at the Capanelle racecourse in Rome in early June. Three races were held as part of the ‘Abu Dhabi Day’ race meeting at Capanelle unde....
Realism success not
A masterclass in riding tactics by Hong Kong Champion Jockey Joao Moreira and Japanese grit landed Neorealism victory in Sha Tin’s 1m2f Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, banishing memories of a disappointing effort over course and distance last December. Winning trainer Noriyuki Hori reckoned ....
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12 Dec 2017
Issue Number: Issue 627
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