United Arab Emirates

Next Meetings For UAE Races To Be Run Without Spectators Due To Coronavirus

The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has announced that all races in the United Arab Emirates this weekend will be conducted without spectators, due to the threat of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that has spread from China around the world. ERA officials said meetings March 5 at Al Ain Racecourse, March 6 at Jebel Ali, […]

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Potential, Pedigree Available In Sept. 16 Racing In Dubai Sale

As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches with haste on October 24, the Racing in Dubai September 2019 Sale is set for Monday, September 16. The sale will take place within the Saddling Enclosure of Meydan Racecourse at 6:45 p.m. Viewing of the 60 lots will take place September 14 and 15, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. […]

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Hard-Knocking Bravazo ‘Deserves A Chance’ In Dubai World Cup

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will return to the track Saturday morning to begin preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. Bravazo returned to his Oaklawn base Monday morning after finishing fourth in the $9 […]

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‘Like A Dream’: Phoenix Ladies Syndicate Now Two-For-Two In Dubai

Global horseracing has moved gradually and successfully toward theĀ embrace of syndicates, in both horses retired for stud duty and active athletes on the track, with the latter becoming increasingly popular in the UAE. One such group that has quickly made itself known in Dubai is Phoenix Ladies Syndicate, which is off to an auspicious start, […]

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World’s Richest Horse Race: Sheikh Mohammed Plans Purse Increase For Dubai World Cup

Saturday saw Juddmonte’s Arrogate take down the Dubai World Cup in spectacular fashion to become the richest North American racehorse in history, boasting a mind-boggling $17 million in earnings. On the same night, reportsĀ The National, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made a public promise: he will increase […]

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Maria Ritchie Will Be Just The Second Woman To Saddle A Dubai World Cup Contender

Maria Ritchie, a 49-year-old native of New Zealand, will become the second female trainer to have a horse in the $10 million Dubai World Cup this Saturday, when she saddles the 6-year-old Special Fighter. Though the son of Teofilo was fourth in last year’s edition of the Group 1 race, Ritchie has only held her […]

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Arrogate ‘Looked Fantastic’ In Sunday Breeze, Leaves For Dubai Monday

The highest-rated horse in the world, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate had his final work at Santa Anita on Sunday, before he loads on to a plane for the United Arab Emirates on Monday. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song worked seven furlongs under regular work rider Martin Garcia in 1:25 2/5, out-finishing workmate Cat Burglar at […]

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Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages

A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per liter of urine. Trainer Mr. Musabah al Muhairi pleaded guilty to the charge that he presented and raced Vivernus to a victory in […]

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Godolphin Launches Unique Scholarship Program In Racing And Breeding For UAE Nationals

Godolphin has launched an exciting new program in the horse racing industry for Emiratis. Masar Godolphin is an academic and experiential scholarship operating under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which will provide UAE nationals with a unique and unrivalled opportunity to embrace their equestrian heritage with the aim of […]

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