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Sheikh Rashid looking forward to an exceptional season after stock taking at ERA

By Duane Fonseca


The Vice-Chairman of Emirates Racing Association (ERA) Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum believes an exceptional UAE season is on the cards after visiting the ERA premises.

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Al Rahmani unanimously re-elected IFAHR Chairman

By Duane Fonseca

EMIRATI ADMINISTRATOR Faisal Al Rahmani will enjoy a second term in office as Chairman of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing (IFAHR) after being unanimously re-elected during the General Assembly meetin

ERA reiterates cooperation, coordination in meeting with racing folk

By Duane Fonseca

Enhanced cooperation and coordination with UAE based trainers and racecourses appears top priority for the new Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) board as it looks to raise the bar for the sport in the Emirates.


Boost for Classic generation in next year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival

By Duane Fonseca

NEXT YEAR’S Dubai World Cup Carnival will have a series of new turf races aimed at the Classic generation.

The decision to introduce the four race ‘Jumeirah Series’ in the 2022 Dubai World Cup

Al Shehhi looking to raise the bar after being appointed ERA General Manager

By Duane Fonseca


In new changes rung in at Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi has been appointed General Manager of the governing body for the sport in the United Arab Emirates.

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Sheikh Mohammed approves appointment of new ERA Board of Directors

HIS HIGHNESS Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a decision to form the Board of Directors of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed

Mansour bin Zayed approves the horse racing program 2021-2022

HIS HIGHNESS Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has approved the fixture list of the 2021-2022 UAE racing season.

UAE, Saudi and Bahrain to look for roadmap to drive GCC racing forward

By Duane Fonseca

Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, is looking to join forces with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to drive racing in the GCC forward.


Seventh trainers’ title for Watson confirmed after titanic struggle

As predicted all year, the UAE trainers’ title went to the very last day at Al Ain (Editor: shame your preview selections not so accurate!). Tadhg O’Shea and Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda were presented their Champion Jockey and Owner awards at Meydan

Watson becomes UAE’s most decorated trainer after seventh Championship win

Doug Watson claimed his seventh UAE Trainers’ Championship Friday evening at Al Ain after Ernst Oertel failed to find the wins needed to upstage him on the leaderboard during the last race meeting of the season. Watson is now the UAE’s most decora

Treble for Al Mheiri, Fresu, including feature Zabeel Trophy

Emirati handler Musabbeh Al Mheiri and his first choice rider Antonio Fresu had a night to remember at Meydan Thursday as they signed off with a treble success on the eight race card, that included the feature 1600m Zabeel Trophy.

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Godolphin threaten derail Watson’s title charge in final feature of season at headquarters

THE FINAL DOMESTIC FIXTURE of the season at the UAE’s flagship iconic racecourse obviously does not have the international flavour or Group One appeal of the Dubai World Cup card, the previous meeting on the track, but it is a quality affair in it

Al Ain to bring the curtains down on a spectacular season of racing

WHERE IT ALL started is where it will all end! AL AIN hosted the inaugural race of the 2020/21 season and it’s where the term draws to a close on Friday evening with a seven race card worth a lucrative Dh520,000, which is highlighted by the Al Ain

Feature for Al Hammadi, Mullen, while Oertel catches up with Watson in Championship race

Abdallah Al Hammadi and Richard Mullen joined forces to win what was a sensational renewal of the PA Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3, the feature event of Sunday evening’s Abu Dhabi card, with Ottoman showing great heart to only j

Final Sharjah feature of season goes to Oman

The final meeting of the Sharjah Longines Racecourse season on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a 1700m Prestige handicap which produced a grandstand finish with Al Mufham SB sna

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