The decision to replace the all-weather Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan with dirt has had an impact on the 2015 World Cup races, not least in the regeneration of interest among American trainers.
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii discusses how Epiphaneia is adjusting to Meydan. watch video
Even before California Chrome tests his mettle in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), racetrack executives worldwide are making pitches in hopes of attracting the popular Kentucky Derby winner.
Secret Circle has impressed assistant trainer Dana Barnes before, but in preparing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen, the exercise rider can feel added strength in the 6-year-old Eddington runner.
Art Sherman, Alan Sherman, and Willie Delgado discuss how California Chrome traveled, is settling in, worked on the track, and answer other questions March 24. watch video
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling after arriving the night before, how California Chrome looks, and reflects on California Chrome's 3-year-old campaign.
Watch Dubai World Cup Carnival contenders on the track at Meydan March 24. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson shares some early thoughts on the Dubai World Cup races at Meydan. read blog
The Dubai Racing Club catches up with California Chrome trainer Art Sherman. Sherman explains how he is feeling arriving the night before, how California Chrome looked today, and reflects on Chrome's 3-year-old campaign. watch video
Mubtaahij is set for the $2 million S&M Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (gr. II), the final jewel of the United Arab Emirates Triple Crown, March 28 at Meydan.
Following is a look at some of the horses preparing for races on the $30 million Dubai World Cup card, to be run March 28 at Meydan.
Ron the Greek, a multiple grade I winner in the U.S. who now races in Saudi Arabia, will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 because of an unspecified injury.
Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2014 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner African Story headline the list of probable runners for this year $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28 at Meydan.
California Chrome worked seven furlongs March 13 in an easy 1:23 4/5, turning in his final local workout before shipping to Dubai for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Constitution, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, has been ruled out of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 at Meydan because of heat and soreness in his left shin.
Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).
Interview with trainer David Simcock at Meydan March 5, 2015. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Hunter's Light took charge in early stretch and extended his lead with every stride for a commanding win in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 7 at Meydan.
Art Sherman believes the 2014 Horse of the Year is back on track after arguably his best workout of the year, a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 March 6 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Six-time Dubai World Cup winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor will give African Story another spin on Meydan's new dirt main track March 7 on Super Saturday in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I).
Godolphin's gallant stayer Cavalryman has died after suffering a serious fracture in his right hind leg Feb. 28 during the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) at Meydan.
Sheikh Hamdan's Almoonqith showed his staying power Feb. 28 at Meydan Racecourse in winning the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III), a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Cavalryman.
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks.
France-based filly Cladocera posted her second win of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes (UAE-II) Sponsored by District One on the turf at Meydan Racecourse the night of Feb. 18.
In a battle of past Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) winners, 9-year-old Reynaldothewizard edged Krypton Factor by a neck in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored by Jaguar XJ (UAE-III) the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.
Godolphin Racing's Maftool outfought Mubtaahij through the straight to prevail by a head in the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) on the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse.
Godolphin Racing homebred Local Time posted her fifth consecutive victory when the 3-year-old filly easily won the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas Feb. 5 at Meydan racecourse.
Jockey Christophe Soumillon landed a group II double at the Dubai World Cup Carnival Jan. 29 at Meydan, winning both the Cape Verdi aboard Cladocera and the Al Rashidiya with Vercingetorix.
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan.
The Dubai World Cup Carnival, offering purses in excess of $38 million, kicks off its 11-date stand Jan. 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
Undefeated Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Sir Fever has been purchased privately by an undisclosed buyer and is expected to race in the United Arab Emirates, according to Nov. 17 reports.
Interview with Frank Gabriel, Executive Director Racing – Dubai Racing Club and his reaction after the two dirt trials at Meydan Racecourse on Tuesday November 4, 2014 ahead of the opening race meeting on Thursday November 6th
Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14.
The Dubai Racing Club has set Jan. 8 to March 28 for the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival program, starting the countdown to the $29.25 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card on the final day.
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.
Footage of Godolphin horses work at Medyan for the Dubai Carnival.
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