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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Passes Away

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the leaders and people of the UAE, as well as Arab and Islamic Nations, over the demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the second President of the UAE. May Allah accept him and bless t

Meraas to spend Summer Stateside with Chad

By Duane Fonseca

 

Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint winner Meraas, owned by Maitha Belobaida, has joined the yard of two time Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winning trainer Chad Summers in the United States.

Certainly not Heresy as Cummings’ 3yo fillies lead way

IMPROVING 3YO FILLY Honeycreeper added more lustre to her record with a brilliant win in Saturday’s 2000m Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick. The homebred daughter of Teofilo and Painted Firetail also burst into ATC Australian Oaks conte

No late drama as champions confirmed

Te destiny of all three domestic titles was pretty much guaranteed halfway through Thursday’s six races at Abu Dhabi card with Ernst Oertel having only saddled one winner. That victor was partnered by Tadhg O’Shea, who would compl

RB Frynchh is the Dude after thumping Al Ain Cup opposition

By Duane Fonseca

Helal Alalawi and Abdulaziz Al Balushi brought the 2021/22 Emirates Season to a close at Al Ain Friday evening with RB Frynchh Dude securing a massive XX length success in the Al Ain Cup.

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Alalawi, Pinheiro Star as Izadi bags Arabian Triple Crown R3 at Abu Dhabi

By Duane Fonseca

Trainer Helal Alalawi and jockey Bernardo Pinheiro combined to land the feature event on Abu Dhabi’s last meeting of the season, Izadi Star running out a big three and a half length winner of the PA Group 3 Arabian

First is tough as well as Class(s)

THE DUBAI WORLD CUP CARD kicked off in thrilling fashion with First Classs winning his duel with Kerless Del Roc in the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Ithra Dubai over the same 2000m on the M

RB Frynchh Dude will look to hit ground running as season ends at Al Ain

IT IS THE LAST day of racing this season and, nominated to bring the curtains down on the 2021/22 campaign, Al Ain Racecourse will host a seven race programme that is worth Dh520,000. An all Purebred Arabian affair, the feature event on the schedu

Seemar has eyes on championship prize after Purebred youngsters ‘strut their stuff’ in stamina sapping capital feature

The final fixture of the Abu Dhabi campaign, also the penultimate one of the whole season, is a rather low key affair, officially highlighted by the Group 3 Arabian Triple Crown R3, the concluding round of the series for 4yos and over the true sta

What better way to celebrate a championship than with a first Group One!

HAVING SAID all year that Dubai World Cup Carnival winners are like gold dust with regards to the UAE domestic championships, one on the Dubai World Cup card is arguably ‘worth its weight in platinum’. So step forward rookie trainer Bh

A ‘Fab Four’ for a pair of racing legends

It was a fourth victory in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, for both trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Frankie Dettori, with the latter timing his ride to perfection aboard the game Country Grammer. The Saudi Cup runner-up

Shahryar keeps Japan flag flying

TOUTED BEFOREHAND AS probably the best quality race of the night, the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic lived right up to its billing, as Shahryar chased down his Japanese compatriot Authority and then held off the late finish of Godolphin’s Yib

Three heads better than one! What a thriller

THREE HEADS lunged to the wire simultaneously in the Group 1 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World. Panthalassa, who had made all the running, was joined by Lord North, the defending champion, who had bullied his way through the field, with Vin De Gard

Switzerland breaks Japanese dominance for locals

THE STORY OF Switzerland’s local career had been one of tantalising but mostly unfulfilled promise, enduring frustration and ‘consistent inconsistency’, but the 8yo climbed his highest peak when he landed the $2 million 1200m Gro

Japan take Derby Crown, to be worn with Pride

THE JAPANESE GRIP on the best international races tightened further as Crown Pride ground out a classy victory in the 1900m dirt Group 2 UAE Derby sponsored by Mubadala in the hands of Damian Lane for trainer Koichi Shintani and owner Teruya Yoshi

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