Dubai Carnival

Previews, interviews, video and results for the Dubai Carnival.

  • Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland draw a crowd Friday morning at Meydan.

    Schiappa Has Confidence in the 'Dude'

    Game On Dude co-owner handled the media with ease while trainer Bob Baffert was hospitalized. Now that Baffert has been released, Schiappa is confident Game On Dude is ready for a strong showing in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Giant Ryan

    Giant Ryan, The Factor Go for the Gold

    Giant Ryan and The Factor, the U.S. representatives in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, have worked well on the Tapeta surface at Meydan Racecourse and appear primed for big efforts.

  • Dubai Interview: Frankie Dettori

    Simon Burgess talks with jockey Frankie Dettori, who has 7 mounts on the Dubai World Cup program including African Story.

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Released From Dubai Hospital

    Trainer Bob Baffert was released from a Dubai Hospital March 29, three days after suffering a heart attack following his arrival in the United Arab Emirates to manage his horses for the World Cup.

  • Royal Delta gallops in Dubai.

    Long Before Dawn and Extending Into Night

    For Royal Delta, a big part of her daily routine revolves around eating. And she approaches her meals with the same kind of enthusiasm that she has for running.

  • Falls of Lora won the UAE Oaks by 2 3/4 lengths on February 23.

    Falls of Lora Takes on Boys in UAE Derby

    Falls of Lora will seek to emulate her stablemate Khawlah when she takes on colts in the $2 million UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.

  • Joy And Fun won the Al Quoz Sprint in 2010.

    Joy And Fun Back for More in Al Quoz Sprint

    Veteran Hong Kong-based sprinter Joy And Fun will face 15 of the world's best turf sprinters in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.

  • Dick's Picks for Dubai World Cup Day March 31

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Dubai World Cup program March 31 at Meydan Racecourse, including the Sheema Classic, Duty Free, Golden Shaheen, Al Quoz Sprint, and of course, the $10 million main event.

  • Royal Delta

    One More Perfect Day In The Desert

    From the time she zipped through three furlongs down the stretch as a light sharpener for the world's richest race until post positions were drawn more than eight hours later, trainer Bill Mott wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Dubai Interview: Peter Snowden

    Simon Burgess talks with Peter Snowden, trainer of Helmet, who runs, in the UAE Derby, and Sepoy, Dubai Golden Shaheen contender. Sponsored by AmWest

  • Dubai Interview: Patrick Shaw (Rocket Man)

    Simon Burgess talks with Patrick Shaw, trainer of Rocket Man, the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner, who returns to defend his title in 2012. Sponsored by AmWest

  • Royal Delta in Dubai.

    Mott Says Royal Delta is Feeling Sassy

    With her bid for history in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-gr. I) only four days away, Royal Delta is feeling, as trainer Bill Mott put it with a delighted grin, 'sassy.'

  • Royal Delta and Lucky Chappy in Dubai.

    Royal Delta and Lucky Chappy Hit the Track

    Gaining more poise with each day she trains at Meydan, champion Royal Delta was able to share some of her self-assurance with another American runner in Dubai on March 26, guiding UAE Derby (UAE-gr. II) contender Lucky Chappy

  • Royal Delta schooling in Dubai.

    A Champion Filly's Work Is Never Really Done

    Royal Delta galloped around Meydan Racecourse just after sunrise on March 25 and then returned to school in the paddock as the last rays of daylight tickled the towers of Dubai's emphatic skyline

  • Game On Dude

    American Horses Land Safely in Dubai

    America's contenders for the $27 million Dubai World Cup program, including champion Royal Delta and multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, have landed safely in Dubai and are in good health after the long flight from Florida.

  • Royal Delta will compete in the Dubai World Cup.

    World Cup Fields Loaded With Elite Runners

    At least 48 grade/group I winners and more than 20 champions or classic winners are expected to meet in what will be the world's richest day of racing, the $27 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program at Meydan March 31.

  • Night School to Preview Dubai Super Saturday

    The Dubai Super Saturday card from Meydan Racecourse will be the first "Big Event" seminar offered as part of "Night School," the racing industry's national online fan education program.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for March 10

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the March 10 Super Saturday program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the Jebel Hatta (UAE-IT) and the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I), and the Dubai City of Gold (UAE-IIT).

  • Mendip in the 2011 Maktoum Challenge.

    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Draws 14

    A field of 14 will go to the post in the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I), one of two newlyelevated group I races that anchor a superb seven-race card at Meydan Racecourse March 10.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Regally Ready runs in the Meydan Sprint. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729060%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turf Stars Set for Dubai Super Saturday

    More than 20 international grade/group I winners are likely to compete on the March 10 Dubai Super Saturday card of seven stakes at Meydan worth a total of $1,775,000.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote is one the Coolmore horses headed to Dubai.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9750687%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Coolmore Team Headed to Dubai

    One of the strongest international racing teams ever assembled is poised to leave Coolmore's Ballydoyle training center in Ireland this month for a raid on the rich prizes offered by the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program.

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    Baffert Nixes Big 'Cap for Dubai-Bound 'Dude

    Game On Dude will not defend his title in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 3 and will instead be prepared for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Bob Baffert said Feb. 29.