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Sunday, January 25 2009


Saturday gallops


Saturday’s are becoming the busiest morning of the week on the Nad Al Sheba gallops and a host of horses from various countries were out stretching their legs.

The Japanese pair of Earth Living and Black Emblem were among these and took a leisurely stroll around the dirt track, while Australia’s Dubai International Racing Carnival’s representatives were others spotted for the first time.





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Friday, January 23 2009


Entries confirm global appeal of Dubai World Cup


The Dubai World Cup has again proven to lead the way in horse racing’s international era, its global appeal emphasised by the Dubai Racing Club receiving in excess of 1,600 entries from 27 countries for the world’s richest race-meeting.

The 2009 US$6,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, to be run on March 28, 2009, holds special significance as it will be the 14th and final renewal staged at Nad Al Sheba racecourse before racing is moved to Meydan in 2010.





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Thursday, January 22 2009


Back at Jebel Ali


Jebel Ali will tomorrow afternoon, stage the seven race card postponed from a week ago, with the featured 1200m handicap again kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell organisation.

Thirteen have been declared for the AED100,000 dash with the weights headed by the Rashed Bouresly-trained League Champion who has run both his best races locally on this course.





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Big Man in the City


Thursday’s second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival, kindly sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, featured the Group 3 1200m Al Shindagha Sprint on the dirt.

It was won in style by the Jerry Barton-trained Big City Man who showed acceleration that the sponsors would have been proud of in one of their Ferraris!

Never far off the pace, he went to the front at halfway and quickened clear 200m later.





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Wednesday, January 21 2009


Sprinters to motor at Nad Al Sheba


Al Tayer Motors sponsor tonight’s second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival and an all Thoroughbred, nine race card starts at 6.55pm.

The feature race of the evening is the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint, a 1200m dash on dirt, for which 12 have been declared.





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Tuesday, January 20 2009


Al Tayer Motors partners at Dubai International Racing Carnival


The second meeting of the 2009 Dubai International racing Carnival gets underway this Thursday, kindly sponsored by Al Tayer Motors.

Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, is a long-standing sponsor of the Dubai International Racing Challenge.





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Sunday, January 18 2009


Pearls of the East set for Dubai


Japan may yet to have registered a winner at the Dubai International Racing Carnival, albeit from very few runners, but they do have a great record on World Cup night.

Victories for the likes of Admire Moon (Dubai Duty Free), Stay Gold and Heart’s Cry (Dubai Sheema Classic) and Utopia (Godolphin Mile) have seen the Hinomaru (Japanese flag) flown over Nad Al Sheba with pride in the past and this year it appears they could have their strongest team ever.





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Saturday, January 17 2009


Cumani arrives prior to Carnival debut


Leading trainer Luca Cumani was on hand at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday morning, supervising final preparations for what will be his first runners at a Dubai International Carnival on Thursday night.

Cumani is yet to have a runner at the Dubai International Carnival but was one of the pioneers of the International Stables, training Endless Hall at the facility when that horse was fourth in the 2001 Dubai Sheema Classic before his win in the Singapore Airlines International Cup.





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Friday, January 16 2009


Indy rocks to Maktoum Challenge victory


Dubai International Racing Carnival action returned to Nad Al Sheba on Thursday on a seven race card kindly sponsored by Shadwell Estates and featuring the opening rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge, both over 1600m on dirt.

The Doug Watson-trained Kandar Du Falgas became the fourth horse to win the Purebred Arabian Group 1 version twice with Richard Hills in the saddle as the pair repeated their victory of 12 months ago.





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Wednesday, January 14 2009


2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival curtain raises Thursday


The eagerly awaited opening night of the $31million 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival arrives on Thursday with a seven race card kindly sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate.

The night features the Al Maktoum Challenge Round I, two 1600m dirt contests, one for Purebred Arabians and one for Thoroughbreds, both of which have attracted the previous year’s winner.





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Team Europe arrive to compete for Carnival riches


South Africans Mike de Kock and Herman Brown may have the largest individual teams of the international trainers, but it is Europe who will supply the most trainers throughout the Carnival.

With handlers from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy among those confirmed, ‘team Europe’ looks a strong and versatile one.





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Tuesday, January 13 2009


Shadwell Estate sponsors first Carnival meeting of the season


The highly-anticipated sixth Dubai International Racing Carnival kicks off this Thursday with a feature racecard, kindly sponsored by Shadwell Estate.

The programme is highlighted by the first rounds of both the Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred versions of the Al Maktoum Challenge.





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