Keyword: Nad Al Sheba

  • Eastern Anthem (2) fights for the win in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    Eastern Anthem Wins Sheema Classic

    Irish-bred Eastern Anthem came from the back of the pack and stuck a nose in front at the wire to take the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at 18-1 in a thrilling, three-way photo finish March 28 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Big City Man pulls away in the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Big City Man Holds Off Indian Blessing

    Big City Man, a Florida-bred son of Northern Afleet owned by Prince Sultan Mohd Saud al Kabeer, held off the 4-year-old filly Indian Blessing in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) March 28 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Two Step Salsa strolls away in the Godolphin Mile.

    'Salsa' Spicy in Godolphin Mile Victory

    Godolphin's Two Step Salsa, formerly based in the United States, broke sharply and made most of the pace en route to a comfortable victory in the $1-million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) to kick off the Dubai World Cup program March 28 at Nad Al Sheba race course.

  • Informed, with Tony Romero aboard, gallops at Nad al Sheba

    Informed: Unruly, But Talented

    If California-based runner Informed finds his way home first in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) March 28, it could very well mark one of the most distinctive training feats in Nad al Sheba racing history.

  • Indian Blessing shown working on March 23 in Dubai.

    A Little Barn Time for Indian Blessing

    Following her half-mile workout March 23, two-time champion Indian Blessing walked the quarantine barn area Tuesday morning in preparation for the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), Sponsored by Gulf News, Saturday night at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai.

  • Informed galloping on March 24 in preparation for the Godolphin Mile.

    Informed Clear Choice in Godolphin Mile

    One of the big hopes for the Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) is American challenger Informed, who made a dramatic entrance on to the Nad Al Sheba track the morning of March 24, performing a series of almost Lipizzaner-like leaps before spurting into his 1 1/2-mile gallop.

  • Albertus Maximus gallops in preparation for the Dubai World Cup.

    Albertus Maximus Gallops at Nad Al Sheba

    Standing at the backstretch rail the morning of March 24 at Nad al Sheba in Dubai, assistant trainer Trish McLaughlin watched Albertus Maximus virtually soar past her while pulling against exercise rider Rob Massey in an impressive show of contained strength and speed.

  • Albertus Maximus leads the U.S. contingent pre-entered for the Dubai World Cup.

    Four U.S. Horses Among 15 in World Cup

    Including four U.S.-based runners, 15 horses have been entered for the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Nad Al Sheba racecourse March 28.

  • Marsh Side won the 2008 Canadian International at Woodbine.

    Marsh Side Pointed to Sheema Classic

    Trainer Neil Drysdale has decided that the best target for grade I winner Marsh Side would be the $5-million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at Nad al Sheba on March 28.

  • Group Winners Entered in Dubai Sale

    Group winners Lord Admiral, Biarritz, Royal Vintage, and Vertigineux are scheduled to be offered during the Dubai International Racing Carnival (DIRC) session of the Emirates Racing Authority horses in training sale, sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld, at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai.

  • South Africa's 4-year-old Jay Peg sets a new course record as he fights back challenges to win the Dubai Duty Free.

    Jay Peg Sets Course Record in Duty Free

    In an eventful stretch drive that saw his jockey survive a slipping saddle, South Africa's 50-1 shot Jay Peg set a new course record as he fought back challenges from two top fillies to win the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IT) during Nad Al Sheba racecourse's March 29 Dubai World Cup day.

  • Benny The Bull (left) powers by Idiot Proof to take the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Benny the Bull Roars in Golden Shaheen

    IEAH Stables and partners' Benny the Bull chased down Idiot Proof in the final yards to score by two lengths in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) March 29 at Nad al Sheba, giving trainer Rick Dutrow and jockey Edgar Prado their second victory on Dubai World Cup day.

  • Diamond Stripes battles back to take the Godolphin Mile.

    Diamond Stripes Takes Godolphin Mile

    Four Roses Thoroughbreds' Diamond Stripes scored the biggest victory of his career March 29 at Nad al Sheba in Dubai, bravely battling back on the rail in the final sixteenth to take the $1-million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) by a length under Edgar Prado.

  • The inaugural  Dubai International Racing Carnival Sale is one of the activites leading up to the March 29 Dubai World Cup.

    Dubai Carnival Sale Set for Tuesday

    The inaugural Dubai International Racing Carnival sale, part of the revamped annual Emirates Racing Authority Horse in Training auction, will be held March 4 at Nad Al Sheba.

  • Curlin gets a feel for the Nad Al Sheba starting stalls on Feb. 26, 2008.

    Curlin Faces Five in Dubai

    Horse of the Year Curlin will face five challengers when he makes his debut at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday, Feb. 28.

  • Mike de Kock's Archipenko scored an impressive two-length victory in the Al Fahidi Fort.

    Archipenko Carves Out Al Fahidi Win

    Archipenko provided yet another stakes win for the powerhouse Mike de Kock racing stable as he rolled to an impressive two-length victory in the Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) at Nad al Sheba Feb. 21.

  • Curlin, with Carmen Rosas on board, gets his first taste of the Nad Al Sheba racecourse, and is accompanied by Scott Blasi on his pony Poncho.

    Curlin Canters at Nad Al Sheba

    Horse of the Year Curlin looked in great shape Feb. 20 when he took his first look at the main dirt track of Nad Al Sheba, home to his main target, the $6million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), sponsored by Emirates Airline.

  • Curlin, with Carmen Rosas on board, gets his first taste of Nad Al Sheba, under the watchful eye of Scott Blasi on his pony Poncho.

    Curlin Has First Gallop in Dubai

    Curlin looked in great shape Wednesday morning when taking his first look at the main dirt track of Nad Al Sheba, home to the $6 million Dubai World Cup (gr. I), sponsored by Emirates Airline.

  • Trainer Mike de Kock

    Lucky Strikes in Maktoum Challenge

    Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Kevin Shea teamed up to capture the two stakes races that highlighted the fourth evening of the Dubai Racing Carnival at Nad al Sheba Feb. 7.

  • Curlin will make his first two starts of 2008 in Dubai.

    Curlin Going to Dubai World Cup

    Horse of the Year Curlin is being pointed to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse to make his first start of 2008, majority owner Jess Jackson said.

  • Vanderbilt winner Diabolical makes his Godolphin debut in the Al Shindagha Sprint.

    Diabolical to Debut for Godolphin

    Diabolical, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga in 2007, will make his debut in the Godolphin silks Jan. 24 in the Al Shindagha Sprint (UAE-III).

  • Demeanor Has Lava Man's Camp Optimistic

    There's a palpable feeling of optimism around the connections of Lava Man who have observed his initial gallops and overall demeanor since he arrived in Dubai last week for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free on March 31.

  • HRTV to Broadcast Dubai World Cup Card Live

    HRTV will once provide live coverage of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) day from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 31. The headline event, the $6-million Dubai World Cup, has an estimated post time of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

  • Fight Night!

    Just imagine the evening of March 31, as a salmon pink sunset illuminates the mosques and ultra-modern skyscrapers off in the distance. Large groups of Muslims face Mecca and kneel in prayer. The sounds of bands playing provide a festive college-like atmosphere, while people of all nationalities mingle throughout Nad al Sheba Racetrack. There is something primal about this scene, as the Sport of Kings returns to its roots for the ultimate showdown, in which the kings of the sport issue the age-old challenge, "My horse is faster than your horse."

  • UAE Sprint Star Tropical Star Euthanized

    Tropical Star, a dual group winner at Nad Al Sheba, where the 7-year-old made all 17 of his career starts, was euthanized Feb. 24, one month after winning the Al Shindagha Sprint (UAE-III), the Dubai Racing Club and Emirates Racing Authority announced.

  • Dubai World Cup Moved Back a Week

    The world's richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), will be run a week later in 2007, the $6 million event set for March 31.

  • U.S. Hopefuls Get First Look at Nad Al Sheba

    The majority of the American challengers for next Saturday's Dubai World Cup meeting had their first look at the Nad Al Sheba track on Saturday morning, led by Fred Bradley's World Cup (UAE-I) hope, Brass Hat.

  • Record Number of Americans Pointed Toward Dubai

    A record number of American-based horses are beginning their journey to Dubai to compete at the world's richest day of racing, the Dubai World Cup meeting, at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse March 25.

  • Brass Hat tops the list of runners bound for Dubai World Cup.

    Brass Hat Tops List of South Florida-Based Runners Bound for Dubai

    Brass Hat tops the list of six South Florida-based runners bound for the March 25 Dubai World Cup program at Nad al Sheba Racecourse. The American runners are scheduled to depart from the Fort Lauderdale Airport Tuesday night, bound first for Europe before reaching Dubai.

  • Team Valor's Irridescence Headed for Duty Free After Win

    Team Valor's 4-year-old Irridescence, a champion filly in South Africa last season, beat double group-winning French filly Satwa Queen by 1 1/4 lengths Friday evening at Nad al Sheba in the listed Balanchine Stakes.

  • Henny Hughes Resumes Training in Dubai

    Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. 1) runner-up Henny Hughes has resumed training in Dubai but has missed so much time following his travel from the United States that it is not clear when he will return to racing.

  • Henny Hughes in Training With Millennium Stables

    Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Henny Hughes has not yet joined Godolphin Stable, but is in training with Millennium Stables at Nad al Sheba under the ownership of Sheikh Mohammed's son Sheikh Rashid.

  • Greely Named to Post at Arlington Park

    Arlington Park announced today that Kevin Greely has been named vice president of racing and racing secretary. Greely joins Arlington Park following more than a decade with the Emirates Racing Association and Dubai Racing Club, where he served as secretary to the association and racing secretary.

  • Frankel Runners Arrive Late in Dubai

    Bobby Frankel-trained Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Lundy's Liability and UAE Derby (UAE-II) hope Marenostrum arrived in Dubai Tuesday morning after a delayed flight.

  • Trainer Dermot Weld Scores 3,000th Career Win

    Irish trainer Dermot Weld scored his 3,000th career win Feb. 17 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse when King Jock, under jockey Pat Smullen, posted a 1 3/4-length victory in the San Siro International Stakes over 1,500 meters on the turf during the Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • Dubai Duty Free Ends With First Dead-Heat in World Cup History

    On paper it looked the race of the night and the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at 1 1/8 miles over the Nad Al Sheba grass track certainly lived up to that billing. At the end, German raider Paolini and Right Approach flashed past the post together, and the race declared a dead heat, the first in World Cup history.

  • Our New Recruit, pulled Golden Shaheen upset.

    American Our New Recruit Pulls Golden Shaheen Upset

    The Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), over the straight six furlongs of the Nad Al Sheba track, was expected to be won by an American horse, and so it proved. But very few predicted the winner. Cajun Beat, winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), was a warm favorite but could manage only fourth behind compatriots Our New Recruit and Alke.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, on the track at Nad al Sheba on Tuesday.

    American Duo Set to Dominate Dubai World Cup

    As expected, the names of Pleasantly Perfect and Medaglia d'Oro were the standouts among the 12 declarations for the world's richest horse race, Saturday night's 10-furlong Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on the Nad Al Sheba dirt. Meanwhile, From The Sky, a group 1 winner in his native Argentina, was a surprise absentee among the UAE Derby declarations.

  • Cajun Beat, working out at Nad Al Sheba.

    Cajun Beat Impresses in Golden Shaheen Workout

    Stephen Margolis' Cajun Beat, who will surely start a warm favorite for Saturday night's Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) at six furlongs on the Dubai World Cup card, impressed all when working on the track at Nad Al Sheba on Monday evening.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, on the track at Nad Al Sheba Monday as he prepared for the Dubai World Cup.

    Pleasantly Perfect Puts on Show at Nad Al Sheba

    Even though he did little but gallop around the Nad al Sheba dirt track on Monday morning, Pleasantly Perfect put on a show for a throng including owner Gerald Ford and trainer Richard Mandella, as he prepared for his run in the $6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), sponsored by Emirates Airline.