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Cat unable to pounce one last time before joining breeding Jungle

The retiring Jungle Cat kept the Godolphin royal blue in the frame on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, turning in another wholehearted effort to take third place in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington. In a week in which His High

Shared ownership paying dividends but Al Basti remains atop

NINETEEN races last weekend, of which ten were for Purebred Arabians and, thus, the first real opportunity for the battalions owned by Sheikh Khalifa and Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda to flex their muscles. The former, crowned Champion Owner last year, d

Germany 2, Sweden 1 as Abu Dhabi grand finale brings Sheikh Mansoor Festival season t

While the German flag soared high on Abu Dhabi’s most prized night in horse racing with two of its riders claiming victories in the Ladies and Apprentice world finals, Sweden was not far behind thanks to an 11yo. Stina Landh ensured the Swedes

Don’t Shamoos and you wont lose!

UNDOUBTEDLY the highlight at Abu Dhabi last Sunday evening, the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian horse race, the Dh5,000,000 Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, over 1600m, was won in style by Al Shamoos. Ridden confide

Jebel Ali Sprint King in action as is The New Maharaja

The second fixture of the season at Jebel Ali is, officially, highlighted by a 1400m conditions race restricted to 3yos foaled in the northern hemisphere but the true established equine stars contest the sole sprint on the card over 1200m. However, w

Purebred Arabians return to Jebel Ali

Three weeks after their first meeting of the season and the very first one of the current UAE campaign, Jebel Ali Racecourse stage their second on Friday with the new format of seven races including a 1400m Purebred Arabian maiden which kicks off the

Al Fares looks towards 2020 after putting another good show at Meydan

One of the oldest exhibitions that unites the business side of the equine industry, Al Fares Dubai concluded at Meydan last week. The 12th edition of the biennial exhibition ran at Dubai’s internationally renowned racecourse from 7-9 November a

Sa’Ada bids to bring happiness to connections

CONSPICUOUS by their absence! That was entries when they were announced on Monday for this the first of the extra fixtures to be staged at Meydan this season. So much so that two of the seven races were reopened to allow owners and trainers the oppor

Burn may need to combust to win another Crown with dangers aplenty

The eyes of Purebred Arabian racing enthusiasts worldwide will be firmly focused on the UAE capital this evening when Abu Dhabi stage, for the fourth time, the most valuable such race on the planet, the €1.2 million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Na

Back in the UAE saddle, Ffrench is High On Life

UAE RACING returned last Friday afternoon with a seven race card at Jebel Ali Racecourse, highlighted by what, on paper, appeared a very competitive 1400m handicap but, in reality, was won reasonably comfortably by High On Life who was able to conced

Can Trinity Force his head in front again? - Meydan Preview (Thursday)

The UAE’S flagship racecourse opens the doors for the first time this season, hosting a seven race card, all on the dirt and highlighted by a valuable 2000m handicap which has rather a familiar look to it. Twelve months ago it was won by Trinit

Can Tides Rise to occasion again?

The first turf and Purebred Arabian action of the fledgling season with just the one Thoroughbred contest among the six races, highlighted by the 1600m Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup Prep. From his Al Asayl base, Eric Lemartinel s

May need To be Brave and patient! - Jebel Ali Preview (Friday)

SEVEN RACES! The new Jebel Ali season has a new structure with an extra race at each of the 11 meetings so Pick Six players you are now entering a Pick Seven, though it remains ‘branded’ as a Pick Six. An interesting card to kick off the

Class and guts Enable filly retain Arc crown

The stars aligned, well at least for Enable, perhaps not for the eventual runner-up Sea Of Class, as the 2017 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine successfully defended her tiara by a fast diminishing short neck as Europe’s premier middle di

Exciting times at Jebel Ali

New trainer, new horses, upgraded racecourse surface and even a refurbished office building, it has been a summer of change at Sheikh Ahmed’s Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables, traditionally one of the strongest powers in UAE racing. Appointed e

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