Keyword: UAE

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome 'Feeling Good' in Dubai

    Decked out in his fresh new "Chrome" jacket in the paddock area just before the fourth race at Santa Anita Park Jan. 24, Art Sherman gave a glowing report on California Chrome's condition since landing in Dubai.

  • Tinkler Reaches Deal to Sell Patinack Farm

    Financially beleaguered coal mining baron Nathan Tinkler has agreed to sell Patinack Farm, his vast Australian racing and breeding operation, to an unnamed group of Middle Eastern buyers, according to published reports.

  • 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

  • Meydan Race Track

    2011-2012 UAE Racing Schedule Released

    The Emirates Racing Authority has approved the calendar for the 2011/2012 racing seasons at Jebel Ali Racecourse, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Meydan Racecourse, and Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.

  • Dubai to Sponsor England's Dewhurst Stakes

    Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, will sponsor the group I Dewhurst Stakes, it was announced Aug. 25. The race will be run Oct. 16 at Newmarket in England.

  • Delude tested positive for a banned substance after this win in the second leg of the Emirates International Apprentice Jockeys Championship.

    UAE's Leading Trainer Suspended for Season

    Mazin Al Kurdi, the Emirates Racing Association's champion trainer in each of the last two seasons, had his licence suspended for four months Dec. 4. Four of his seven winners this season tested positively for the banned substance boldenone, a steroid.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dubai World Cup Issues Foot and Mouth Statement

    Dubai World Cup officials issued the following statement Thursday regarding foot and mouth disease in the country and its affect on runners in the Dubai World Cup Day races:<br>International representatives in Dubai for the Dubai World Cup meeting at Nad Al Sheba on March 24 are under no risk, with officials for the Ministry of Agriculture in the United Arab Emirates moving quickly to dispel fears of a possible outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the country.