Keyword: United Arab Emirates

  • Real Steel gets home in front of Euro Charline to win the Dubai Turf.

    Real Steel Takes Dubai Turf for Japan

    Real Steel made it two wins for Japan on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 when he ran down Very Special in the stretch and held off Euro Charline in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) at Meydan.

  • Muarrab gets by X Y Jet to win the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

    Muarrab Nails X Y Jet in Dubai Golden Shaheen

    United States-based X Y Jet ran lights-out on the front-end but couldn't fend off Muarrab, who edged past near the wire to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Strong U.S. Contingent for Dubai World Cup

    Led by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a strong contingent of U.S.-based horses head the nominees to this year's $10-million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • 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.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Departs for Dubai

    California Chrome will begin another journey to the other side of the world Jan. 21, when he'll depart from his double-wide stall at Los Alamitos Race Course at 5 a.m. PT with Dubai in his sights.

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    'Chrome' Morphing Into Worldwide Brand

    Even before California Chrome tests his mettle in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), racetrack executives worldwide are making pitches in hopes of attracting the popular Kentucky Derby winner.

  • 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.

  • Game On Dude in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    No Dubai World Cup for Game On Dude

    Although Bob Baffert's request for a Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) invitation for his Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude was duly delivered by the Dubai Racing Club, the gelding will be staying in his stall.

  • Tapeta racing surface.

    Tapeta's Meydan Surface May Be in Use Soon

    All the Tapeta material has been laid for the main racing surface at the new Meydan racecourse, which could be ready for use soon, said Michael Dickinson, who created and now markets the synthetic racing surface.

  • 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.

  • TVG to Telecast Dubai World Cup

    TVG announced March 27 it reached a "last-minute agreement" to feature live coverage of the March 29 Dubai World Cup from Nad al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Curlin continues to train very well for his next start, in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.

    Curlin in Sharp Workout for World Cup

    Horse of the Year Curlin traveled six furlongs in 1:13.54 at Nad Al Sheba racecourse the morning of March 17 in a key workout before the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Curlin leads what is expected to be a large field for the 2008 Dubai World Cup  (UAE-I) March 29 at Nad al Sheba.

    Large Field Expected for Dubai World Cup

    A record-equaling field of 13, led by 2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin, could go to post for the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.

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    Massive Drama Takes UAE Derby Route

    Zayat Stables' Massive Drama, third in two graded stakes in California this year, will detour off the traditional Triple Crown trail to take on a tough group of older Southern Hemisphere-breds in the $2-million UAE Derby (UAE-II) on the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program.

  • 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.

  • Better Talk Now will head to Dubai for the Sheema Classic (UAE-IT) March 29.

    Better Talk Now Headed to Dubai

    Trainer Graham Motion said Feb. 20 that multiple grade I winner Better Talk Now will fly to Dubai from Florida March 18 to run in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-IT) at Nad Al Sheba racecourse on the World Cup undercard March 29.

  • Curlin, shown working out at Fair Grounds, has arrived in Dubai Feb. 17 and will be quarantined for 48 hours before resuming training Feb. 20.

    Curlin Settles in at Nad Al Sheba

    Horse of the Year Curlin arrived in Dubai the evening of Feb. 17 with "pep in his step," in the words of assistant trainer Scott Blasi, and seems eager to begin an assault on Cigar's all-time earnings record with two starts at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse topped by the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.

  • 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.

  • World Cup Card Has Strong Nominees

    Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year in North America and officially the world's highest-rated horse still in training, heads a list of 169 horses nominated for the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.

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    Desert Spectacle

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> - And then, of course, we come to the remarkable Invasor, who along with Asiatic Boy, moved the breeding industry in Argentina to a new level and put all of South America on the global map, even though that continent has been producing champions in the United States for decades.

  • 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.

  • HRTV, TVG, and ABC to Cover Dubai Racing

    With the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) an annual highlight of the early-season racing calendar, HRTV and TVG will offer coverage of Nad Al Sheba racecourse in the United Arab Emirates March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. In addition, ABC will provide on-site coverage of the World Cup and UAE Derby (UAE-II) for the first time.

  • Henny Hughes, now being trained in Dubai.

    Discreet Cat to Run in Dubai Thursday; Henny Hughes Behind Schedule

    Discreet Cat, purchased privately by Godolphin late last year, is set to make his first start for that stable Thursday evening at Nad Al Sheba in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, it would appear increasingly unlikely that Henny Hughes, runner-up in last year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will be ready in time to contest the UAE Derby (UAE-II).

  • 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.