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Al Ain to serve biggest test of stamina this weekend

This week’s Al Ain card is highlighted by a couple of Purebred Arabian Prestige races, the Al Ain Derby and the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a handicap which is the longest race to be held in the UAE at an enormous distance of 51

Lam Tara looks star in making among evening of established luminaries - Abu Dhabi Preview (Friday)

Originally the final meeting of the season in the capital, before the Liwa Oasis fixture was abandoned before racing two weeks ago and rearranged for early April, and in many eyes the best. The official feature is the Group 1 Emirates Championship

Ascot top brass conduct first overseas board meeting after arriving to meet regional partners

The chief executive of Ascot Racecourse, Guy Henderson, said his arrival in Dubai last week was purely to boost racing relations between the two countries. Henderson soaked in all of the Super Saturday action at Meydan on Saturday a day after visi

PLS looking to gallop into Saudi market

In a short span of time Phoenix Ladies Syndicate (PLS) has gone from strength to strength and now the all female ownership group has broken new ground and made it clear it is targeting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The plan to announce the fi

Wind to answer The Call for France with Vazirabad absent

Thrice Dubai Gold Cup winner Vazirabad may not be heading to defend his title on Dubai World Cup night but, on the evidence of a fine comeback, France will once again be strongly represented in the shape of Call The Wind. Last season’s Group

Tenley enters Golden Slipper frame

The very same Group 1 Golden Slipper prospects that suffered a blow for Godolphin on Saturday morning took on new hope the same afternoon when Tenley raced into calculations for the A$3.5m race by winning the Group 2 Reisling Stakes at Randwick. A

Super efforts aplenty last Saturday

SUPER SATURDAY, the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Dubai World Cup meeting three weeks later with all seven races the ‘mirror image’ of one of the nine races on the big night itself, was dominated by Godolphin but the show was a

Thegreatcollection of handicappers on display

The final meeting before the Dubai World Cup card at the UAE’s iconic flagship racecourse and, with the domestic season drawing towards a conclusion, predictably ultra competitive with a handful of contenders perhaps still harbouring hopes o

Microphone announces claims to wear Golden Slipper

The valuable Group 1 Golden Slipper picture became brighter rather than clearer for Godolphin following the running of Saturday’s trials at Randwick in which Microphone announced himself as yet another hot prospect in Australia’s featu

Bin Suroor happy let Dubai Turf Dreams ride on Castle

GODOLPHIN handler Saeed bin Suroor has confirmed Benbatl will not defend his Group 1 Dubai Turf title this year. The 5yo son of Dubawi will forego the $6 million affair and instead be pointed at a European campaign for Godolphin. Benbatl won the G

Ekhtiyaar ready for Super Saturday audition

Having trounced his rivals by over five lengths during a Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting in February, Ekhtiyaar is set to contest the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint as he bids to land a starting spot in the prized Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on Duba

Bin Suroor brims with confidence as Thunder Snow readies for seasonal debut

The time has come for the equine king of UAE racing to resurface and Godolphin’s Group 1 Dubai World Cup winner is reportedly ready for his 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival debut. Saeed bin Suroor trained Thunder Snow is on schedule for Super S

Cross Counter progressing well as he points towards Sheema

GODOLPHIN are likely to bank on Melbourne Cup hero Cross Counter completing their hat-trick of Group One successes in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic on 30 March. The race is one of the highlights of the Dubai World Cup card and has been won i

Dubai World Trade Centre set to buzz to an equine tune

Leaders from the global equine industry are set for a Dubai rendezvous from 21 to 23 March during the three day Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) and Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship (DIAHC) that will run in tandem at the Dubai W

Meydan treble highlighted by Ispolini’s Trophy

Improving stayer Ispolini gained a first Pattern success when scoring impressively in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy, the official feature at Meydan’s ninth fixture of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Godolphin recorded a 1-2-3 with sons of Du

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