Dubai Carnival

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

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for March 1

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the March 1 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the Zabeel Mile (UAE-IIT) and the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-IIIT), both on turf.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 23

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 23 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the 1 3/16-mile UAE Oaks (UAE-III) on the Tapeta main track and the Meydan Classic at one mile on turf.

  • Gamilati in the UAE 1000 Guineas

    Field of Six Set for UAE Oaks

    A field of six fillies will go to the post in the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by The Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 23.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 17

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 17 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the $200,000 Blanchine Stakes (UAE-II) for fillies and mares at about 1 1/8 miles on turf.

  • First City (left) defeated Mahbooba (right) by a nose in the Cape Verde Stakes.

    Old Rivals Square Off Again in Balanchine

    Mahbooba will try and turn the tables on First City when she faces that rival and eight others in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by S.O.G. Operations (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 9

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 9 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes three key prep races for the Dubai World Cup: the UAE 2000 Guineas, the Firebreak, and the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 3

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 3 program at the Dubai Carnival, including Shindagha Sprint Stakes (UAE-III) and UAE 1000 Guineas, both sponsored by Gulf News.

  • Musir streaks to victory in the Al Rashidiya at Meydan Racecourse.

    Musir Easy Winner of Al Rashidiya

    The anticipated battle between defending champ Presvis and Musir never materialized as Musir sailed home an easy winner of the $200,000 Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) Jan. 26.

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    Animal Kingdom Works Toward 2012 Debut

    Animal Kingdom, the champion 3-year-old male of 2011, continued to progress toward his 2012 debut by breezing five furlongs on turf in a quick :59 4/5 Jan. 25 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.

  • Frumious bounds home to win the Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Frumious Torches Wet Track in Palos Verdes

    Taking full advantage of a speed bias on Santa Anita's sealed main track, Frumious ran away from the field to register a 5 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 21.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Jan. 21

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Jan. 21 program at the Dubai Carnival, including the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Handicap.

  • Mahbooba won the Al Rashidiya Trial on January 5 at Meydan.

    Mahbooba Headlines Cape Verdi Stakes

    Mike de Kock's Mahbooba will be gunning for her second straight win when she takes on seven rivals in the $200,000 Cape Verdi Stakes-Sponsored by The Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-IIT) Jan. 20.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Jan. 12

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Jan. 12 at the Dubai Carnival, including round one of the group III Al Maktoum Challenge

  • Meydan Race Course

    $38 million Dubai Carnival Begins

    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.

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    Victoire Pisa Wins Dubai World Cup for Japan

    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.

  • HRTV to Air World Cup, Louisiana Derby

    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.

  • Victoire Pisa

    Dick's Pick's for Dubai World Cup

    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.

  • Sweet Ducky

    Sweet Ducky to Race for Chechen President

    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.