Defections of Del Mar and Keeneland back to dirt have stalled synthetic surfaces in the U.S.
The Meydan Group will replace its synthetic track with a dirt surface by the beginning of the 2014-15 meeting.
Sterling City (AUS) won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) in just his third start of 2014 on March 29 at Meydan, powering home in late stretch to claim the 1,200 meter (about six-furlong) event for Hong Kong.
Boldly overcoming his wide draw, South Africa's Variety Club made all the pace and won the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) over defending victor Soft Falling Rain March 29 at Meydan.
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4). Watch Video
A historical look at the UAE Derby (UAE-II). view infographic
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more. Watch Video
United States-based sprinter Berlino Di Tiger might be an outsider for the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) March 29 on the Dubai World Cup card, but his connections are expecting a top effort.
Trainer Tom Albertrani plans to be on hand at Meydan March 26 to put the final touches on preparations for West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse, who is aiming for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29.
After shipping in from Saudi Arabia, Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful and American grade I winner Ron the Greek was out at Meydan for a light canter March 25.
Several contenders for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), including last year's runner-up Red Cadeaux, took to the track March 24 at Meydan to stretch their legs before the world's richest race March 29.
Stewards have suspended jockey Patrick Cosgrave for six months after determining he maneuvered his front-running mount Anaerobio to intentionally create a racing lane for stablemate Vercingetorix in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I).
Watch horses such as Dunaden (FR), Sole Power (GB), Sommerabend (GB), Rich Tapestry (IRE), Man Amongst Men (IRE), Joshua Tree (IRE), Red Dubawi (IRE), Elleval (IRE), He's No Saint (GB), and Side Glance (GB) jog at Meydan. watch video
Horse Races Now, a mobile application available on iTunes and Google Play, announced an agreement Feb. 20 with Am West Entertainment to showcase live and replay video from the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
United Color seized command early in the stretch and gamely held on to defeat Russian Soul by a neck in the listed $150,000 Dubawi Stakes, the feature race at Meydan Jan. 14.
The 19th edition of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) is set March 29, 2014, according to the race schedule for the United Arab Emirates 2013-2014 season announced Aug. 28.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is taking a 'wait and see' approach on the impact of a new racetrack on mainland China.
View the races and sights from the Dubai World Cup race card. view slideshow
Racing wide into the turn, Reynaldothewizard got the jump on his competition heading for home and held on to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News on Saturday, March 30 at Meydan.
Dubai is a mix of tough memories and a great opportunity for trainer Shivananda Parbhoo. His last trip to Dubai was last year with ill-fated Giant Ryan. Now he is trying to make racing history with Trinniberg.
Besilu Stable's Royal Delta puts on an enchanting performance March 27 in Dubai, working three furlongs in :35.64 at Meydan in advance of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I).
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 12 of 13 when the field was drawn March 27 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 30.
American interests He's Had Enough and Dice Flavor take on top Godolphin contender Secret Number in the $2 million UAE Derby (UAE-II) March 30 at Meydan, three of 12 sophomores entered for the 1900-meter event.
Champion Sprinter Trinniberg will try to make history when he faces an expected 12 other starters in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen presented by Gulf News (UAE-I) Saturday, March 30 at Meydan.
Press conference interview with Carlo Vaccarezza, owner of Little Mike who is a contender for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. watch video
Interview with trainer John Moore at Meydan with Frederick Engels (GB) at morning training session on Monday March 26th, in lead up to DWC 2013. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. watch video
With trainer Dale Romans watching from a perch at Meydan, both his multiple grade I winners Dullahan and Little Mike turned in strong works March 24 as they prepare for their races on the Dubai World Cup program March 30.
U.S. horses slump in the Dubai World Cup since surface change. read blog
Coverage of the Burj Nahaar run on Super Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Meydan, and won by African Story and jockey Mickael Barzalona . Watch Video
Coverage of the Al Bastakiya, run on Super Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Meydan, and won by Secret Number and jockey Kieren Fallon. Watch Video
Horses featured include Balmont Mast (#145), Sole Power (#210), Little Mike (#211), and Trade Storm (#188). Watch Video
Trainer Edward Lynam talks about his horse, group I-winning European sprinter Sole Power, who is the 4-to-1 morning-line favorite in the Meydan Sprint. Watch Video
Kieren Fallon talks about Little Mike and Dullahan, both of which he will ride on March 9 at Meydan. Watch Video
America's Super Saturday contenders, Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike and multiple grade I winner Dullahan, were released from quarantine and visited Meydan's all-weather track for the first time on March 4.
Godolphin won the $200,000 Nad al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Haras Estrela Energia (UAE-III) for the third straight year March 2 when Ahzeemah held off a strong challenge from Certerach by a neck at Meydan.
The $200,000 Firebreak Stakes (UAE-III) Feb. 14 at Meydan features a rematch between Barbecue Eddie and Out of Bounds, the winner and runner-up, respectively, in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (UAE-II) last month.
The Apache, a South African champion from trainer Mike de Kock's Dubai raiding party, got an ideal stalking trip under Christophe Soumillon to win the $200,000 Al Rashidiya sponsored by DUBAL (UAE-II) Jan. 31 at Meydan.
Godolphin's Sharestan was an impressive winner of the trial for the $200,000 Al Rashidiya Sponsored by Dubal (UAE-II) earlier this month and will try for a breakthrough group win in the main event Jan. 31 at Meydan.
Canterbury Park has hired Javier Barajas as track superintendent for the 2013 racing season. Barajas has held similar positions at Arlington Park, Golden Gate Fields, Fair Grounds, and Retama Park.
Trainer Mike de Kock's undefeated South African champion Soft Falling Rain tops a full field of 14, along with four also-eligible contenders, entered for the $110,00 United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 17.
Trainer Allen Man Chau Tam talks about his trip to Dubai and racing in the Carnival. watch video
Trainer Mike de Kock is at Meydan and discusses South Africa and racing at the Dubai Carnival. watch video
Dubai Racing Club International Manager Martin Talty discusses what the Dubai Carnival is about and what he expects this year. watch video
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Barbecue Eddie rallied strongly on the outside to overtake runner-up Out of Bounds in the stretch and capture the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round I (UAE-II) on Jan. 10 at Meydan.
Former U.S. classics hopeful Out of Bounds is set to launch his long-awaited comeback for Godolphin in the $250,000 Longines Al Maktoum Challenge Round I (UAE-II) Jan. 10.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will prep for the 2013 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 9.
Monterosso took command in mid-stretch and powered home to easily win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) in a sweep for Godolphin at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
Krypton Factor charged past Rocket Man in deep stretch to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Cityscape took over turning for home and burst clear of the field in the stretch en route to a record-setting victory in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) March 31 at Meydan Racecourse.
Daddy Long Legs held off the late challenges of Yang Tse Kiang and Wrote to win the $2 million UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.
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