United Arab Emirates

UAE: Sheikh Mohammed Orders Drafting of Anti-Doping Law for Equine Sports

After having his Godolphin Racing empire at the center of a major steroid investigation in England for the past month, Sheikh Mohammed has ordered the drafting of legislation that would “ban the import, selling and buying of banned performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing and equine sports” in the United Arab Emirates. In late April, the […]

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Horses are big business as well as passion in the UAE

Dubai, with its large tourist sector and web of international transport links, has emerged as the focus of the horse business in the Gulf region. Led by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, not only has flat racing and the Thoroughbred breeding industry boomed, but also that of endurance racing and show jumping.

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UAE adds race dates; Dubai World Cup set for March 31

For the second straight year, the United Arab Emirates’ racing schedule will include an increase in the number of racing dates.  The 2011-2012 schedule adds three fixtures to bring the total to 53 for the season. The Dubai International Racing Carnival has also been renamed the Dubai World Cup Carnival, with the main event – […]

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NYRA, ESPN ink deal to televise races in UAE

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has reached an agreement with ESPN, Inc. to televise up to 13 weekends of racing to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Dubai . The deal, which is for one year with the option for an extension, kicks off with the races during this coming Belmont […]

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