Tuesday, January 13 2009


Home team ready to repel the raiders


The international challenge for the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival may be the strongest ever assembled but they will certainly not gave it all their own way with a ‘home defence’ that is certainly the most powerful we have seen.

As always, Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has a powerful string at his disposal which includes some very exciting young recruits such as Midshipman and Vineyard Haven who will be aimed at the Classics.





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Monday, January 12 2009


South African contingent looking for further dominance at Dubai International Racing Carnival


As the countdown to the DIRC continues we look around the world at the regions that will be represented.

TODAY: SOUTH AFRICA

The highest quality Dubai International Racing Carnival to date commences on Thursday with an exceptionally strong equine cast gathering in Dubai for the $31million extravaganza.





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Sunday, January 11 2009


World eyes Nad Al Sheba as Dubai International Racing Carnival opens on Thursday


The attention of the racing world shifts its focus to Dubai and Nad Al Sheba on Thursday with the beginning of the sixth Dubai International Racing Carnival, the most international Carnival ever run.

The 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival will be the final one staged at Nad Al Sheba racecourse before the move to Meydan and the largest collection of international horses ever assembled befits a fitting farewell to Dubai’s first racecourse.





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Friday, January 09 2009


Winter Racing Challenge comes to glamorous conclusion


Dubai Racing Club, official fashion partner BurJuman and event sponsors Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Contempo Events, played host to the fabulous Winter BurJuman Fillies & Fashion this evening.

Partygoers dined on gourmet cuisine, supped sparkling beverages and took in the action both on the catwalk and the race track.

Fillies strutted around in stylish and beautiful dresses and eye catching head pieces.





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Big City Man stars at Nad Al Sheba


Thursday’s tenth meeting of the season at Nad Al Sheba, kindly sponsored by Keeneland, was highlighted by a 1200m conditions sprint, The Keeneland Trophy, on the dirt, as well as the first two turf races on the UAE’s flagship racecourse.

Jerry Barton, who trains in Saudi Arabia but has a team based at Nofa Stables at Nad Al Sheba for his Prince Sultan Mohd Saud Al Kabeer, was the man to follow with two winners for his main patron.





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Wednesday, January 07 2009


Turf is back!


Keeneland sponsor Thursday’s Nad Al Sheba fixture which sees the return of turf racing at the UAE’s flagship racecourse.

There are two grass handicaps on an exciting card which also includes the featured Keeneland Trophy, a 1200m conditions race and The Woodford Trophy, a quality 2000m conditions event for Purebred Arabians.





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Tuesday, January 06 2009


Keeneland sponsors Thursday’s meeting


The final Winter Racing Challenge meeting takes place this Thursday at Nad Al Sheba, and sees the exciting addition of turf races for the first time since the start of the 2008 – 2009 season.

Kindly sponsored by Keeneland, a global racetrack and thoroughbred auction company, this Thursday’s meeting allows local horses to enhance their ratings so as to potentially qualify for the up-coming 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival.





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BurJuman Winter Fillies & Fashion


Dubai Racing Club, along with the official fashion partner BurJuman and event sponsors Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Contempo Events, will be once again playing host to the first in a series of three fabulous fashion events – the BurJuman Winter Fillies & Fashion.

Guests can enjoy a lavish meal and sparkling beverages, in addition to glamorous catwalk shows featuring the latest designer racewear from the leading fashion houses of Dubai, courtesy of BurJuman.





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Friday, January 02 2009


Jebel Ali races cancelled


Friday afternoon's Jebel Ali race meeting was cancelled after the sad death of

His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmad Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, who passed away Friday morning in London.





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Thursday, January 01 2009


Watson dominates Winter Racing Challenge Finals


Thursday evening was Winter Racing Challenge Finals’ night at Nad Al Sheba with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum present at a six race card, kindly sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai and highlighted by three valuable handicaps – the Finals. Six horses had earned the right to contest each of these prizes by accumulating points throughout the season and faced quality opposition in the shape of a plethora of Carnival-rated horses.





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Wednesday, December 31 2008


Best so far at Nad Al Sheba


Thursday’s best Nad Al Sheba meeting of the season to date, kindly sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai, features the three finals of the Winter Racing Challenge.

Horses competing in the early part of the season have been awarded points for their efforts, in three distance categories, with the top six invited to their respective final where they meet a host of quality performers using the night as a stepping stone to the Carnival which starts a fortnight later.





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Tuesday, December 30 2008


Commercial Bank of Dubai sponsors new year’s day racing at Nad Al Sheba


The penultimate Winter Racing Challenge meeting kicks off this Thursday January 1st 2009, the perfect start to the new year.

Sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai, the highly competitive card will be a six race affair, showcasing the Winter Racing Challenge Final Sprint, Mile and Long races





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