Interviews

Success breeding a riot of colour for Champion Trainer Watson

ALL GUNS ABLAZE. That’s perhaps how Doug Watson will approach the 2021/22 Emirates Racing Season as he seeks to secure the UAE Trainers’ Championship for the eighth time even as he looks to meet the expectations of a posse of new owner

AF Alwajel’s second to me was as good as victory: Al Nabooda

THE EMIRATI owner breeder Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda has made his name synonymous with the UAE Owners’ Championship after winning a fourth title in five years. Al Nabooda has retained the title for the past two seasons and will start the 2021

Mullen looking to a fresh start after amicably ending his 16 year Zabeel career

DUAL UAE Champion Jockey Richard Mullen is looking forward to making a fresh start next season after amicably ending his 16 year association with Zabeel Stables. Mullen has been riding in the UAE for nearly two decades and earned both his champion

I’m a member of a team that aims to take UAE racing to greater heights: Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook

Recently appointed as chairman of both Dubai Racing Club and Dubai Equestrian Club, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook bin Juma Al Maktoum spoke to the Emirates News Agency in detail on Monday. Al Adiyat consider the following to be the main and most relev

Buick sets Jockeys’ Championship on his GPS

GODOLPHIN RIDER William Buick will do all in his grasp to try and crown himself a British Flat Racing Champion Jockey after admitting ‘It’s something missing from my CV’. Buick came within sniffing distance of the title last season, finishing seco

Rahman building from the ground up with ARMS’ backing

HAD HE pursued a career in civil engineering, Mujeeb Rahman would have been busy poring over detailed blueprints and construction plans. It would have made him a sort of trailblazer in a family of horsemen, but instead of breaking new ground, he c

You Vet It! Brazilian Pereira blazing a trail for his Uruguay fold

A LOOK back at his 2021 Dubai winter campaign will make Antonio Cintra Pereira a happy man. For one, he would have ticked off some of the things he had hoped to do when he picked the quintet that would represent his yard at the Dubai World Cup Car

Crowley looking for Classic strike for ‘big boss’ Sheikh Hamdan

ONE OF Britain’s top riders, Jim Crowley hopes to kill two birds with one stone and admits it would be brilliant to break his Classic duck in Shadwell’s blue. Crowley has rattled the crossbar thrice in Britain when finishing runner-up in the 2013

Bachalard looking to UAE Derby with Mouheeb after walking the talk

AT THE start of the season Nicholas Bachalard had said he wanted to repay his chief employer Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s trust in his abilities by having a runner feature in his colours on the Dubai World Cup night programme. The French c

Atzeni confident Equilateral can tip turf sprint scale in his favour

ITALIAN-BORN RIDER Andrea Atzeni believes Equilateral has the quality essential to make the leap up to 1200m and be a top candidate for the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup day.

As one of those who knows what it takes to win a r

Abdulkareem’s Jebel Ali Sprint winner Al Tariq vying for Meydan Sprint

KUWAITI OWNER Abdulmohsen Al Abdukareem could receive a Group Three reward at Meydan this Thursday night for his patience over the years. Abdulmohsen prized success so far has been Al Tariq’s success in the Listed Jebel Ali Sprint, but all that co

It’s vision 2022 for De Kock as Protea eyes return to glory days in Emirates

SOUTH AFRICA’S most legendary trainer Mike de Kock has a 2022 plan in mind as he bids to revive his operations in the UAE. Not so long ago, De Kock used to be one of the top performers in the country. He has 185 wins, 153 seconds and 140 third pla

Flying Dutchman De Vries looking to score big before he takes to training

THE ONLY thing Adrie de Vries can think of doing after his career in racing ends is starting a new one... in racing! “Becoming a trainer was always my plan, but my career really took off only a few years ago and I’m still enjoying riding at the mo

Seemar forced back to drawing board as Saudi Cup looms

ZABEEL STABLES’ supremo Satish Seemar admits to being at the ‘planning and replanning phase’ during a season in which most trainers will readily agree to having been left baffled by goings on during times that have seemed stranger than fiction.

It’s business as usual for the Crisfords

BUSINESS AS usual: that’s the way father and son, joint British training licence holders, Simon and Ed Crisford like to think of their new partnership, although, in the UAE, the horses run in father Simon’s name as the Emirates Racing Authority (E

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