Dubai Racing Club

Tapi Sioux Takes On Japan’s Serein In Search Of Oaks Points In Thursday’s UAE Oaks

Runners in Thursday’s classic $250,000 UAE Oaks (G3) in Dubai are vying for ‘top local filly’ bragging rights, as well as 85 (50 to the winner) qualifying points for the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) and a spot in the gate for the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2). In such, many will have a first […]

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‘Like A Dream Journey’: Japanese-Trained Serein Targeting Kentucky Oaks Points In Dubai

Promising Japanese 3-year-old filly Serein has made the ambitious move from her home base to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse and is zeroing in on the Group 3 $250,000 UAE Oaks next Thursday, Feb. 20. A daughter of champion Uncle Mo and G1 winner Tiz Miz Sue, the Mikio Matsunaga-trained Kentucky-bred exits a gritty victory in the […]

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American Import Quip Will Make Dubai Debut In Thursday’s Firebreak Stakes

Thursday’s Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes at Meydan will mark numerous firsts for multiple G2-winning American import, Quip. It will be his first start of 2020 and in the UAE, as well as for trainer Doug Watson and in the orange and black colors of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi. “Obviously, he has the […]

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Dubai: Group 1 Winner Capezzano Using Thursday Stakes As Stepping Stone To Saudi Cup

Sultan Ali’s Group 1-winning Capezzano, the beaten market favorite in last year’s $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1), is scheduled to return to action on Thursday for the yard of Salem bin Ghadayer in the Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes. The son of Bernardini was a one-sided winner of a pair of handicaps last DWC […]

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Burn Victim To Breeders’ Cup Winner: Belvoir Bay A Finalist In Dubai People’s Choice Award

There is only one week remaining to vote for one of Dubai Racing Club’s four finalists for People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognizing the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing. The award will be bestowed during the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards and Dubai World Cup Reception on March […]

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O’Neill Trainee Fore Left Will Represent USA In Thursday’s UAE 2000 Guineas

Reddam Racing’s multiple stakes winner Fore Left will look to land a few ‘firsts’ in Thursday’s Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas. Already part of the first American string at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, the Doug O’Neill trainee seeks to become the earliest-ever American victor at the Carnival. Within his own career, a win […]

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Godolphin Turf Star Benbatl To Try Dirt In Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2

Godolphin’s star pupil Benbatl will make his much-anticipated first start on dirt in Thursday’s Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. While this experiment may have happened sooner had now-retired stablemate and two-time Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow not existed, its timing is no less potent, […]

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O’Neill Sends Fight On In Search Of First Dubai Carnival Victory

After a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth from his first three Dubai World Cup Carnival runners last week, American trainer Doug O’Neill will fire three more bullets from his 11-strong, history-making string on Thursday. Said triad is led by CTR Stable and O’Neill’s Fight On, who tops the weights in Thursday’s fourth race […]

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902 Horses, 21 Countries Nominate To 25th Dubai World Cup Night

A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck, Beauty Generation, Nature Strip, Star Catcher and Benbatl headline the nominations for the US$35-million day, […]

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Down Doug O’Neill’s Dubai Shedrow: Trainer Makes History With First Locally-Based American String

Trainer Doug O’Neill has long been one of the pioneers of the collective American training colony and this year he is taking that to another level by sending 11 horses for the Dubai World Cup Carnival. On Monday morning, the winner of 38 Grade/Group 1 races, two editions of the Kentucky Derby (G1), five Breeders’ […]

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