UAE Derby

Race 9550 at MEY on March 29, 2014

  • 1 3/16 miles
  • $2,000,000
  • 3 yos
  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    UAE Derby Press Conference

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien and owner MV Magnier discuss Mendelssohn's impressive victory in the UAE Derby and prospects for the Kentucky Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    International Runners Could Shape Derby Points Bubble

    Because a pair of international races could generate several Kentucky Derby starters, this weekend's points races will be the most important weekend in determining where this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying points bubble will fall.

  • Dubai World Cup: Aidan O’Brien

    Dubai World Cup: Aidan O’Brien

    Aidan O’Brien talks about his entries for Dubai World Cup Day, including UAE Derby contenders Mendelssohn, Seahenge, and Threeandfourpence. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Mendelssohn trains ahead of the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse

    UAE Derby Has Big Implications for Louisville

    The band certainly won't be playing "My Old Kentucky Home" when an international field of 3-year-olds takes the track March 31 at Meydan for the UAE Derby (G2), but connections of several starters also are thinking about a trip to Louisville.

  • Thunder Snow is led to the winner's enclosure after 
a head victory in the UAE Derby

    Thunder Snow Confirmed for Kentucky Derby

    Thunder Snow, winner of the March 25 UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse, has been confirmed to start in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Godolphin Racing announced April 29.

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from Trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Jockey Christophe Soumillon after Thunder Snow's victory in the UAE Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Thunder Snow (outside) and Epicharis duel to the wire in the UAE Derby

    Thunder Snow Gets Up in UAE Derby

    Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse.

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Lani takes the UAE Derby over Polar River.

    Lani Headed to KY After UAE Derby Win

    Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.

  • Dubai World Cup Post Times

    For U.S. fans, Claire Novak runs down the post times for races on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 at Meydan.

  • Polar River wins the 2016 UAE 1000 Guineas Trial.

    'River' Ready to Roll in UAE Derby

    Polar River, who has yet to taste defeat in four career outings with a combined victory margin of 32 lengths, appears to be the standout runner in the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II).

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