Dubai Carnival

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

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    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Draws 14

    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.

  • Twice Over at the 2010 Dubai World Cup.

    Eye in Dubai: March 1

    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.

  • Khawlah (right) and Frankie Dettori take the UAE Oaks.

    Khawlah Steals Spotlight in UAE Oaks

    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.

  • Eye in Dubai: Feb. 19-22

    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.

  • UAE 1000 Guineas winner Mahbooba faces six other fillies in the UAE Oaks.

    Mahbooba Seeks to Add UAE Oaks to Resume

    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's Dubai Picks for Feb. 24

    Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 24, including the UAE Oaks(UAE-III) sponsored by by al Tayer Motors.

  • Transcend in the 2011 February Stakes.

    Transcend Popular Winner of February Stakes

    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.

  • River Jetez streaks away from the field to win the Balanchine Stakes.

    River Jetez Rockets Home in Balanchine

    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.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 17

    Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 17, including the Al Fahidi Fort Stakes (UAE-IIT) sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai.

  • Raihana Ready to Roll in Al Fahidi Fort

    Tough-as-nails Raihana will be making a quick turnaround when she goes to the post in the eight furlong Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.

  • Zanzamar Gallant In Defeat

    South African breds Zanzamar and J J The Jet Plane catch the eye at Meydan in Dubai.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 10

    Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 10., including the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (UAE-III) sponsored by Dubal.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel will ride in Dubai's Meydan Masters

    Calvin Borel, who won an unprecedented third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in four years while aboard Super Saver in 2010, will represent the United States in the Meydan Masters jockey competition in Dubai,

  • Bold Silvano cruises to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2.

    Bold Silvano Caps Banner Day for de Kock

    Mike de Kock put the seal on a banner night of racing when his Bold Silvano recorded an effortless 1 1/2-length victory in the $200,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 3.

  • Meydan

    Nine Square Off in Maktoum Challenge Round 2

    Al Shemali, the upset winner of the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IT) last year, is set to make his seasonal debut in the $200,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2-Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-III) at Meydan Race Course Feb. 3.

  • Crowded House

    Eye in Dubai: Feb. 1

    Interaction, Argentina's Horse of the Year ready for Dubai debut Feb. 3 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round II (UAE-III).

  • Eye In Dubai: Jan. 25-Jan. 26

    Stakes-placed Kinky Afro moving forward toward Balanchine Stakes (UAE-II). Monsieur Joe is thriving in Dubai.

  • Presvis leaves the rest behind in the Al Rashidiya.

    Presvis Storms Home in Al Rashidiya

    Presvis showed no signs of rust as he powered away from his rivals through the stretch to win the Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-IIT) by a commanding 4 3/4 lengths at Meydan Race Course Jan. 27.

  • Mendip and Frankie Dettori take the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I.

    Mendip Sails to Easy Win in Maktoum Challenge

    Heavily favored Mendip took the lead at the top of the stretch and was never challenged, sailing home for an easy victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I Sponsored by Longines (UAE-III) at Meydan Race Course Jan. 13.

  • AmWest to Distribute Dubai Racing Signal

    For the second year in a row, AmWest Entertainment will offer worldwide distribution of the racing signal for wagering on the Dubai International Racing Carnival from Meydan Racecourse.