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Chiefdom brings Bin Ghadayer and Ffrench an emotional Jebel Ali Mile success

By Duane Fonseca


Jebel Ali Racecourse reopened for racing with an exciting seven race Friday afternoon card that saw Salem bin Ghadayer’s Chiefdom claim a sensational triumph under Royston Ffrench in t

Bin Suroor includes 1000 Guineas in hat-trick while Appleby takes Group 2 Al Fahidi with Glorious Journey

By Duane Fonseca

Godolphin handler Saeed bin Suroor enjoyed a fine run Thursday night at Meydan as he signed off with a hat-trick that included an 11th UAE 1000 Guineas title courtesy of Dubai Love.
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Lily blooms with Magic performance

LAST THURSDAY’S third meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi, a 1600m turf feature for fillies and mares, won in thrilling fashion by Magic Lily, produced to lead right on the line by

A year of milestones as Watson goes past 600 win mark

THE ONGOING season has been one of milestones for Doug Watson, who sent out his 600th UAE winner during last Thursday’s Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan. And you can say that the Red Stables boss perhaps reached 600 a tad quicker, car

Rio Angie heads into UAE 1000 Guineas fitter

RED STABLES boss Doug Watson sends a fitter and more experienced Rio Angie out for the UAE 1000 Guineas on Thursday with the 3yo Honor Code filly expected to step up her act as she takes on strong opposition in the Listed contest over 1600m on Mey

Nibras hoping for a following Shamaal in favourite race

HATS OFF and a big thank you to the Jebel Ali management team for striving to get this fixture to go ahead after losing the previous three meetings due to concerns about the state of the track but the UAE’s most popular racecourse is back in

Can Blitzkrieg strike or perhaps it will be a Glorious Journey to Fort glory

WEEK FOUR of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and another fascinating card of six races undoubtedly highlighted by the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort, a 1400m turf feature that had been, until 2014, contested over 1600m. Since the 200m reduction in trip, Char

Sheikh Hamdan steps up to sponsor another big night of racing at Abu Dhabi

IN WHAT is another big step towards supporting racing in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has stepped forward and through his Shadwell racing and breeding empire will sponsor all six races on Sunday’s Abu Dhabi card.

Thrills galore as racing returns to Jebel Ali on it’s most important day

UAE RACEGOERS received the news they had been hoping for on Monday when Sheikh Ahmed’s refurbished Jebel Ali track was given a vote of confidence by jockeys, trainers and stewards alike allowing the course’s biggest meeting of the seas

Back on track at Jebel Ali

EXTENSIVE REMEDIAL work on the surface at Jebel Ali Racecourse has clearly reaped its reward with the refurbished track receiving a massive vote of confidence from jockeys, trainers and Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) stewards during a trial on Tu

Beasley takes the plaudits at Abu Dhabi with a double strike

By Duane Fonseca

Connor Beasley scored an Abu Dhabi double Sunday night, which included success in the only Thoroughbred affair of the six race card for Britain based handler Simon Crisford.

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Saturday doubles for Seemar Al Mheiri and O’Shea at Meydan

By Duane Fonseca

Satish Seemar and Musabbeh Al Mheiri took the plaudits among the trainers on the domestic card at Meydan Saturday scoring doubles, the same as jockey Tadhg O’Shea whose two wins helped him move clear of Antonio Fresu

Al Ain doubles for Mendez Al Hammadi and Mullen

 By Duane Fonseca


Trainers Ana Mendez and Abdallah Al Hammadi and jockey Richard Mullen claimed doubles at Al Ain during the seven race card Friday night, the brace doing the English jockey a big f

Doyle gets Magic Lily to bloom in time as he nails a Meydan double

By Duane Fonseca

 Godolphin picked a fifth straight Group 2 Cape Verdi at Meydan Thursday after Charlie Appleby’s Magic Lily bloomed just in time for a narrow victory unde

Fantastic four has Watson happily punching among the heavyweights

RED STABLES boss Doug Watson is happy to fly the flag for the local contingent during this year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival after claiming a brace on each of the two nights of international racing held so far. His quartet of winners has made

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