From Jan. 5 through March 31, the Dubai Carnival at Meydan features the world's best horses throughout 16 racing programs worth more than $38 million.
There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Rewilding, a son of Tiger Hill, stormed down the center of the course to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by China Guangsha (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Presvis, by Sakhee, withstood the challenge of River Jetez to capture the Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IT) March 26.
The Australian-bred son of Viscount overtook Euroears late to score the Golden Shaheen after finishing second in the race a year ago.
The son of Jet Master rallied late to capture the five-furlong turf dash by a head over War Artist.
The daughter of Cape Cross nipped Master of Hounds by a nose at the wire, becoming the first filly to win the event.
The son of E Dubai rallied in the final strides to take the event by a determined half-length.
For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
Sweet Ducky's performance in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) on March 26 will likely determine whether he runs in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), his trainer said.
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Handicapper Dick Powell gives the nod to Victoire Pisa in the Dubai World Cup. See who else he's picked in the day's six other group races.
Six races worth a total of $16 million will be contested in the lead-up to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Fly Down, who placed in some of America's most prestigious races, including the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), may not return to the United States following the Dubai World Cup.
Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is working to complete a deal to buy Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Gitano Hernando from Team Valor and Gary Barber.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Back in Dubai to defend his title in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen, Kinsale King showed on his first return visit to the Meydan track that he has a new attitude.
Making his first 2011 foray to the Meydan all-weather track on March 19, three-time champion Gio Ponti bounced with contained energy as he jogged once around the about 1 1/8-mile oval.
Of all the 13 American-based horses that traveled to the $26-million Dubai World Cup program, Fly Down, Victor's Cry, Champ Pegasus and I Want Revenge are among those who are the most eye-catching.
Thirteen American-trained horses were announced as likely starters in six races on the $26 million Dubai World Cup card to be held March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Sweet Ducky is expected to race in the silks of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov when he starts in the $2-million UAE Derby (UAE-II) on the Dubai World Cup program March 26 at Meydan.
Although Bob Baffert's request for a Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) invitation for his Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude was duly delivered by the Dubai Racing Club, the gelding will be staying in his stall.
Spin Cycle took command with a furlong to run and drew off to an easy 1 1/2 length victory in the listed Jebel Ali Sprint, the featured event at Jebel Ali Racecourse March 11.
Dismissed at odds of 14-1, Rileyskeepingfaith stormed down the center of the course to spring a major upset in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) on March 10.
Whispering Gallery took command at the top of the lane and drew off to an impressive 2 1/4 length victory in the DRC Gold Cup Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
A field of 16 sprinters are set to square off in the listed $136,108 Jebel Ali Sprint that will be contested March 11.
A field of 11 turf marathoners will go to the post in the $200,000 DRC Gold Cup Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
The Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) is one of a pair of stakes races that highlight the Thursday evening card at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival March 5.
Monterosso easily held off stablemate Calvados Blues to take the $250,000 Dubai City of Gold Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Wigmore Hall closed with a furious late charge and prevailed in a three-horse photo to capture the $250,000 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Juddmonte Farms' Twice Over took the lead with a furlong to go and cruised to an impressive 2 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Heavily favored Mendip got up in the final strides to snatch a narrow victory over Zafeen Speed in the $200,000 Burj Nahaar Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Bankable flew down the center of the course to capture the $200,000 Mahab Al Shimaal Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-III) by one length over Conveyance at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Frankie Dettori and Mendip will look to notch their second straight stakes win when they go to the post in the $200,000 Burj Nahaar Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-III) Mar. 3.
Kinsale King will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano when he attempts to defend his title in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) March 26.
Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival March 3, including the Al Maktoum Challenge Round Three (UAE-II).
Former Bob Baffert trainee Conveyance will make his 2011 debut in the Mahab Al Shimaal Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Pascal Bary's Interaction headlines a field of 10 that will head to the post for the $250,000 Dubai City of Gold Sponsored by Emirates Airlines (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Mar. 3.
Presvis will attempt to defend his title when he takes on 11 challengers in the $250,000 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-IIT) March 3 at Meydan Racecourse.
A full field of 14, including seven grade/group I winners, will square off in the $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.
Group I winner Twice Over makes his 2011 debut March 3 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round III. Gitano Hernando will start in the same race; his performance will decide whether he starts in the Dubai World Cup March 26.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is hoping to send I Want Revenge and Stradivinsky to Dubai for next month's World Cup night.
Benefitting from a heady ride by Frankie Dettori, Khawlah took command with two furlongs left and easily held off Mahbooba to capture the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 24.
Lord of the Stars and Ahlaain look sharp for starts int he Meydan Classic Feb. 24. Ferneley and Crowded House on track for their next starts on Super Thursday March 3.
Mahbooba will try to add another stakes victory to her already glittering resume when she faces six other fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 24.
Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 24, including the UAE Oaks(UAE-III) sponsored by by al Tayer Motors.
Coming off his victory in last year's Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I), Transcend proved a popular winner of the February Stakes Feb. 20 at Tokyo Racecourse, tallying by 1 1/2 lengths in the first grade I event of the season.
Calvin Borel captured the Meydan Masters International jockey competition at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai Feb. 18, finishing with 86 points. He was the lone American rider in the challenge that involved 12 jockeys.
River Jetez flew down the center of the course to claim a decisive 2-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 18.
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