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McLaughlin career comes full circle legendary American handler returns to role as jockey agent

By Duane Fonseca


Kiaran McLaughlin is back at where he started his career and returns to life as a jockey agent after announcing his retirement from racing.

The American conditioner formerly based in Dubai left his role as a

Madhu Soma wins inaugural Jebel Ali Pick 6 Competition after picking a maximum of five winners

Dubai: Madhu Soma won the inaugural Jebel Ali Pick 6 Competition that was conducted online Friday after picking five of eight winners during the course of the afternoon.

India’s Soma earned Dh5,000 for his efforts with three others -

Thegreatcollection of Watson gets Jebel Ali Classic addition

By Duane Fonseca

Doug Watson and Adrie de Vries combined to land the feature at Jebel Ali Friday afternoon with Thegreatcollection, whose class showed amply at the hill at the first time of asking in the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee)

Dudgeon lauds government and racing authorities for keeping the show going

RIGHT MAN for the right job, is very much a sentence that applies to Sandy Dudgeon, the senior steward of The Jockey Club in England. Dudgeon was in the UAE a fortnight ago when he was able to visit to Sheikh Hamdan with the pair discussing many t

Coronavirus hitting hard

THE GRAND NATIONAL, the world’s most famous and iconic National hunt Steeplechase was confirmed as cancelled on Monday with authorities citing the coronavirus outbreak as the reason. It was then revealed on Tuesday, just as we were going to

Carvajal Jr. Hints at more improvement from Imperial leading up to Golden Shaheen

AMERICAN HANDLER Luis Carvajal Jr. has sounded a warning to the rest of Imperial Hint’s rivals in the $2.5million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen saying his sprint star is really loving racing conditions at Dubai’s marquee Meydan Racecour

Quality Jebel Ali Classic promises to be just that

DOUG WATSON has won all three editions to date of the 1400m Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), including the inaugural running in 2017 and again last year with admirable veteran Shamaal Nibras who is back for another crack on what will, likely, b

Much to look forward to as Jebel Ali braces for some Classic racing

FRIDAY’S RACING at Jebel Ali Racecourse, though lacking in attendance due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the world, is bound to be one of the more exciting cards of the season with the Jebel Ali Classic (Silver Jubilee), a

Jebel Ali creates new online Pick Six with Dh40000 in prizemoney

JEBEL ALI RACECOURSE management, in cooperation with the Dubai Horse Racing Information Centre (DHRIC) and Al Adiyat Magazine, who will be managing and compiling results for the competition, have launched a new and unique electronic PickSix compet

Excalibur EA slashes through rivals to defend DIAHC Stallions crown

AL SAQRAN Arabian Horse Stud’s star stallion Excalibur EA proved his class at the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship (DIAHC) yet again when winning the event’s most coveted category for a second year running. The three day

Cosgrave lands big money double at Abu Dhabi for Al Mehairbi and Ramadhan

By Duane Fonseca

Pat Cosgrave would have pinched himself at Abu Dhabi Saturday evening after landing both top events on the card: the PA Group 1 Emirates Championship and the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for trainers Ahmed Al Mehairbi an

Marathon finale victory for Al Hammadi and Pinheiro with Octave while De Roualle and Mullen combine to land Al Ain Derby with Musheer Al Wathba

By Duane Fonseca

Trainer Abdallah Al Hammadi enjoyed a 1-2 in Friday night’s Al Ain feature with Octave under Bernardo Pinheiro turning up a stylish winner of the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series over 5100m.

Al Hammadi

Back to back doubles for Bouresly with Al Mheiri landing Thursday night Meydan feature

By Duane Fonseca

Rashed Bouresly turned up a second straight double following up the one at Jebel Ali last week with another at Meydan on Thursday evening.

Miqyaas supplied the Ras Al Khaimah based conditioner’s opening victo

Sheikh Hamdan entertains Jockey Club Senior Steward Dudgeon who was impressed by Jebel Ali & Meydan tracks

Sandy Dudgeon, the Senior Steward of The Jockey Club in England was in the UAE last weekend when he was able to visit to Sheikh Hamdan with the pair discussing many topics, including the continued growth and prosperity of Purebred Arabian racing i

Meydan will suit Dubai World Cup bound Tacitus

Going two turns at Meydan during the 2000m Group 1 Dubai World Cup should suit Juddmonte Farms’ star Tacitus’ running style according to his connections, with trainer William Mott’s assistant declaring the 4yo grey is built to ru

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