Friday, December 26 2008


Festive fun at the races


Dubai Racing Club’s festive Boxing Day at the Races was a sell-out event!

Nad Al Sheba was the place to be to enjoy a fantastic family day out with a difference.

Guests dined on delicious gourmet cuisine, complete with all the traditional favourites, in the beautifully decorated Millennium Grandstand.





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It’s Fryvolous again


The Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, was the feature event at Nad Al Sheba on Friday afternoon at a meeting kindly sponsored by Etisalat.

The 1600m feature looked a match on paper between Fryvolous and Paris Gagner who had fought out a course and conditions race three weeks ago.





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Thursday, December 25 2008


Paris to Gagner on Boxing Day


Etisalat sponsor Friday’s matinee meeting at Nad Al Sheba which starts at 3pm and features the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah, a 1600m race for Purebred Arabians.

National Day Cup winner Fryvolous returns to the dirt with trainer Rod Simpson continuing in fine form and the trainer said: “He is in great shape and has come out of that National Day Cup win in good order. This is a tough test conceding weight and Paris Gagner looks the one to beat.”





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Wednesday, December 24 2008


Al Basti Equiworld sponsored lucky draw introduced at the races


Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce a lucky draw sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld to take place at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse at every racemeeting.

Starting on Friday December 26th, the DRC Lucky Draw Sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld will be available for all racegoers wishing to try their luck in walking away with one of the 35 cash prizes on offer.





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Tuesday, December 23 2008


Etisalat partners first Friday meeting of the season at Nad Al Sheba


Racing returns to Nad Al Sheba this week on Friday December 26, when the eighth meeting of the season will be sponsored by Etisalat, and is a seven race affair.

Dubai Racing Club CEO Mr Frank Gabriel Jr said: “Etisalat has long been associated with the Dubai Racing Club, sponsoring meetings during the Winter Racing Challenge, the Dubai International Racing Carnival and the Godolphin Mile at the Dubai World Cup.





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Monday, December 22 2008


Festive family day out at the races


Dubai Racing Club invites you to spend Boxing Day at the Races this Friday!

What better way to celebrate the festive season with friends and family than with a gourmet festive lunch?

Held in hospitality suites and restaurants of the Millennium Grandstand, guests will be able to experience a traditional day with a twist.





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Friday, December 19 2008


Arqaam spearheads Watson double


Arqaam won the featured 2400m handicap at Nad Al Sheba’s seventh meeting of the season, kindly sponsored by Al Nasr Leisureland, on Thursday evening.

Trained by Champion Trainer Doug Watson, he was partnered by Richard Hills, retained jockey to the horse’s owner His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and was produced to lead in the dying strides to deny Hawks Home.





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Wednesday, December 17 2008


Leisurely night at the races


Thursday’s seventh meeting of the season at Nad Al Sheba, kindly sponsored by Al Nasr Leisureland, is a six race affair with two AED110,000 handicaps dominating the card.

The penultimate event, the Al Nasr Leisureland Mile, a 1600m handicap, may have only attracted seven declarations but looks a real quality contest with the weights headed by the Erwan Charpy-trained Golden Arrow.





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Tuesday, December 16 2008


Al Nasr Leisureland to sponsor Thursday meeting


The Dubai Racing Club is pleased to annouce Al Nasr Leisureland will be sponsoring the seventh meeting of the 2008-09 Winter Racing Challenge at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday.

Dubai Racing Club CEO Mr Frank Gabriel Jr said: “All Nasr Leisureland has been a long standing supporter and partner of Dubai Racing Club and we are pleased that they join us again on Thursday for what promises to be another exciting evening of racing, as the Winter Racing Challenge builds towards its climax”.





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Thursday, December 11 2008


Green coasts to victory


On a night kindly sponsored by Shadwell Farms, featuring two AED110,000 handicaps, Doug Watson’s seasonal debutant Green Coast was the appropriate winner of the featured 1400m handicap.

The race, named after His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 2007 Dubai World Cup winner Invasor, Green Coast was ridden to a convincing victory by Fernando Jara – who was in the saddle when Invasor won the Dubai World Cup.





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Wednesday, December 10 2008


Extra race on Shadwell-sponsored card


Thursday’s Nad Al Sheba meeting, kindly sponsored by Shadwell Farm, the American arm of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s breeding empire, is a bumper seven race card featuring a 1400m handicap named after his 2007 Dubai World Cup winner Invasor.

Fernando Jara rode Invasor on that occasion and partners top weight Green Coast who is trained by Champion Trainer Doug Watson.





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Friday, December 05 2008


Double delight for Bin Shafya


Trainer Mubarak Bin Shafya has wasted little time making his mark on the UAE racing scene and, after his first winner with his second runner last week, he saddled a double at Nad Al Sheba’s fifth meeting of the season this evening.

On a card kindly sponsored by BBC World, Bin Shafya saw local apprentice Ahmad Ajtebi land the concluding 1200m handicap on Arminius, having earlier won the 1800m handicap with Emirates Line who made all under Jesus Rosales.

A delighted trainer explained: “It has been a great start to the season and the horses are running well.”





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