Interviews

Age has made Mishriff perfect racehorse: Egan

DAVID EGAN has spent the past year being known as the jockey who won the 2021 running of the Saudi Cup. And he could end up spending the rest of his life for his association with the highest earning racehorse of all time if Mishriff can successful

Staying True to calling, Nevin helped steer TJC successfully through most testing period

Chief executive of The Jockey Club (TJC), Nevin Truesdale can perhaps deal with anything thrown at him now having successfully guided one of Britain’s most famous institutions through what was easily the most trying period in its existence.

AF Alajaj gives Oertel Kahayla Classic hope after ‘home’ run in Mazrat Al Ruwayah

SOUTH AFRICAN handler Ernst Oertel knows when he has a Dubai World Cup night horse on hand and is ebullient about the chances of AF Alajaj going forward after the Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda homebred romped to victory in the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwaya

Doyle claims to ‘know his way home’ at Jebel Ali Racecourse

Becoming one of the world’s most sought after riders has done nothing to erase memories of how Jebel Ali Racecourse’s surface plays from the memory of James Doyle. Doyle was on target for Simon Crisford up the hill Saturday afternoon s

Prince Bandar: We wanted this to be an international meeting and it’s become that

CHAIRMAN OF THE Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Prince Bandar bin Faisal Al Saud is excited to see the showpiece Saudi Cup run as a Group One race for the very first time. The feature event of the two days of action which carries a total prize purse

Rajeh owner looking for hunch to pay off big time

OMANI OWNER Basil Masoud Al Kasbi’s ability to trust his gut could pay big time Dubai World Cup night after his prized gem Rajeh dropped his name in the mix for the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic with a dazzling victory in the Al Maktoum Chal

O’Neill expecting more from his Hot Rods after Charlie delivers

AMERICAN HANDLER Doug O’Neill knows he has a genuine Dubai World Cup (DWC) prospect on hand after watching Hot Rod Charlie (HRC) thump a field of top local names en route to winning the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 at Meydan. But the 53yo

Jones looking for carnival glory after going oh so close on debut

HAVING BROKEN the ice by being denied what would have been a spectacular UAE debut, Caitlin Jones, who rode the speedster He’s A Balter in the 1200m Dubai Sprint Consolation on turf at Meydan last Friday, is relishing the rest of her time in

I think we have a strong hand!: Hugh Anderson

GODOLPHIN’S TOP BRASS believes 2022 could be even better than the highly successful 2021 campaign with managing director of Godolphin UK and Dubai, Hugh Anderson, ominously declaring: “I think we have a strong hand!” His Highness

Woodworth enjoying ‘holiday’ in Magical Land

WHEN HE DECIDED to stop over in Dubai for a short holiday in December after ending his riding contract in Mauritius, little did globetrotting Malaysian jockey Ronald Woodworth know of the twist that lay ahead. His short break turned into a working

Watson looking to keep it elementary after returning to winning ways at Meydan

DECEMBER AND JANUARY are particularly cold months in the UAE, but Doug Watson might have really felt the chill at Meydan after being frozen out of its winners’ enclosure for over a month. It’s unusual for Watson to be left out in the c

Peslier wants to be in the Bay if Pevensey is to run in the Balanchine

He came, he rode, he conquered and he left vowing to come back for more. That was French riding legend Olivier Peslier putting his time to good use over the weekend of racing. The days of Thursday and Friday to be more precise.

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Jebel Ali longevity a tribute to Sheikh Ahmed: Bachalard

JEBEL ALI STABLES resident trainer Nicholas Bachalard has saluted Jebel Ali Racecourse and its founder and patron HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the indelible mark they have left behind on UAE and world racing.

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Sheikh Ahmed’s attention to detail the reason for Jebel Ali’s success: Al Halawani

The character played by Engineer Shareef Al Halawani has been one of the most pivotal in the success of Jebel Ali Racecourse. Al Halawani trod a fine line as he went about bringing to life the vision of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who w

De Vries thrilled with 1000 Guineas prospect in Nass’ Shahama

HAVING GIVEN 2022 the perfect start with a stunning victory aboard Shahama in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial, Adrie de Vries is looking forward to more joy in the coming months aboard the Fawzi Nass-trained filly. A daughter of Munnings, Shahama start

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