Issue 750

3 ISSUE 750 - THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 CONTENTS EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENTS Chairman Mohammed Jamea Al Qaizi Director Ahmed Moh’d Al Sarookh CONTENTS EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENTS GODOLPHIN NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 - 5 MICHELE MACDONALD. . . . . . . . . . .6 - 7 INTERVIEW: OLIVIER PESLIER . . . . . . . . . 8 INTERVIEW: DOUG WATSON . . . . . . . 10 - 11 DWCC NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 16 SAUDI CUP NEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 23 NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 27 ENDURANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 29 BLOODSTOCK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 JOHN BERRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 33 UAE CHAMPIONSHIP STATS. . . . . . . . . . 34 NICK GODFREY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - 37 STEPHEN MOLYNEUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 DEREK THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 HOWARD WRIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . 40 - 41 REVIEWS / RESULT MEYDAN (FRI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 - 43 JEBEL ALI (SAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 - 45 AL AIN (SUN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 - 47 ABU DHABI (MON). . . . . . . . . . . 48 - 49 PREVIEWS / CARDS MEYDAN (FRI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 - 57 AL AIN (SAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 - 64 MEYDAN (SUN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 - 74 ABU DHABI (MON). . . . . . . . . . . 76 - 83 Editor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Jason Ford Writer- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Duane Fonseca Head of Design (English) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eng. Mohamed Maher Assistant Designers - - - - - - - - - Nisar Shaikh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ismail KV, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Navas Muhammed (Trainee Designers)- - - - - - - - - Moh’d Afsal Graphic & Scanner- - - - - - - Abdul Majeed, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nadim Ahmed Library & Photographers- - - Abdulla Khalifa, K. Aboobacker, Abdul Razzak, Ali Juma Overseas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - John Berry, Nicholas Godfrey, Michele Macdonald, Masakazu Takahashi, Derek Thompson, Howard Wright, Julio Guimaraes Local - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Rose Goldstone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stephen Molyneux Bloodstock - - - - - - - - - - - Beverley Townsend SO THE 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival is up and running and Godolphin posted a double on the first night, a winner apiece for Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby, partnered by Pat Cosgrave and William Buick respectively. The other five races were shared equally, perhaps the most significant being single winners for both Doug Watson and Antonio Fresu as they maintain their UAE domestic title challenges. A FURTHER FOUR meetings and 27 races into the season so the local championships are really taking shape. As mentioned above Doug Watson and Antonio Fresu both enjoyed a carnival winner to bolster their standings in the domestic championships and they enjoyed a winner apiece at Jebel Ali on Friday. Bhupat Seemar also had a Jebel Ali winner to maintain his prolific run of form and Tadhg O’Shea also notched a success to protect his lead in the jockeys’ championship. O’Shea and Fresu were also on the scoreboard at Al Ain, as were Ernst Oertel and Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, along with Abdallah Al Hammadi and Al Ajban Stables, all parties keeping their respective championship challenges alive. O’Shea celebrated one victory, for Al Nabooda and Oertel in Abu Dhabi on Monday but Fresu was in double form to further draw closer. Again, four meetings this week and 28 races, this time 15 for the Thoroughbreds, two more opportunities than afforded to their smaller Purebred Arabian cousins. Carnival kicks off with Godolphin double Domestic championships tighten up after another busy four days Pat Cosgrave Tadhg O’Shea Bhupat Seemar Jockeys Bhupat Seemar 23 (1) Doug Watson 21 (2) Abdallah Al Hammadi 19 (1) Ernst Oertel 18 (3) Musabbeh Al Mheiri 16 (2) Trainers Tadhg O’Shea 33 (3) Antonio Fresu 31 (5) Pat Cosgrave 14 (1) Bernardo Pinheiro 12 (1) UAE stats after 208 races (last week in red)

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