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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.

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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

Alalawi and Al Balushi win Al Ain Sprint feature as Trainers’ Championship race hots up

By Duane Fonseca

 

Apprentice rider Abdul Aziz Al Balushi’s season got better Friday night as he added the PA Prestige Al Ain Sprint to his resume with victory aboard Helal Alalawi’s Ghazwan Al Khalediah, who w

Otto To Be The Man!

THERE IS SOME decent racing to bring the curtain down on the season at Abu Dhabi, the highlight being the third round of the Arabian Triple Crown, a race carrying Group Three status. There is no Hameem, with the 2400m trip presumably considered be

Big horseshoes in which to follow for official feature race contestants at final fixture of Sharjah campaign

INTRODUCED TO THE local racing calendar as recently as 2018, the HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup was not contested last year due to the ongoing Covid pandemic but has only ever been won by subsequent Purebred Arabian Group One stars!

Speedsters set for Sprint duel as Al Ain hosts penultimate meet of season

DOMESTIC ACTION returns after a fortnight with last week’s sole Dubai World Cup card the toast of horse racing worldwide. And the action resumes at Al Ain with a Purebred Arabian dominated seven race card that has for a highlight the Al Ain Sprint

Almond Eye, Doyle, Bailey among Sheikh Mohammed Award winners

JAPANESE WONDERMARE Almond Eye, British jockey Hollie Doyle and Jerry Bailey, the first ever Dubai World Cup winning jockey, found themselves among the winners of the annual HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards.<

Saez able Guide Stidham star to Mystic World Cup joy

AMERICAN-BASED Godolphin raider Mystic Guide proved himself a champion at Meydan on Saturday night when capturing the $12m Dubai World Cup. The 4yo had risen through the ranks across the Atlantic and was veteran trainer Mike Stidham’s first ever o

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