Interviews

De Kock is looking to make things happen in Magical Land

WHERE THERE’S a will, there’s a way!

And South African trainer Mike de Kock seems to have found a solution to the stifling restrictions that have robbed him of much success over the years. De Kock, the most successful in

Cohen’s Tower Of Song is live in the UAE

SOUTH AFRICAN race caller Alistair Cohen knew he had huge shoes to fill after his appointment as English commentator for the 2021/22 Emirates Racing Season. But if anything, the 31yo believes he is cut out for the job and is willing to ensconce hi

Sky’s the limit for upward thinking Ultima Thoroughbreds

HORSE SYNDICATION in the UAE has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years with numerous conglomerates being set up within the Emirati shores with an eye on both Thoroughbred and Purebred Arabian racing. And with racing growing exponentially

Seemar happy Dubai playing a role in waking up the neighbours

Talk about seasonal goals and aspirations hold little significance at the start of a season for former Champion Trainer Satish Seemar. It’s been that way for eons it seems. Eons might just about be the right word to use in the case of the Za

I feel like I’m 21 again and starting from fresh: Mullen

FORMER UAE Champion Jockey Richard Mullen says landing Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s retained UAE rider role felt like an early Christmas. Mullen was appointed in September in a call that came absolutely “out of the blue”.

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.

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