Thursday, December 22 2011

Meydan Masters presented by Longines

An elite list of 12 jockeys have been confirmed to take part in the Meydan Masters International Jockeys’ Challenge presented by Longines which opens the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan on Thursday January 5, 2012.

The Dubai Racing Club extended invitations to 12 of the world’s leading jockeys who won many of the most prestigious races throughout 2011. They will compete in a points based competition consisting of four races offered during the racing programmes on January 5 and 6 at Meydan Racecourse.

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Can Kandar lift Meydan’s Mazrat Al Ruwayah?

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2011 - Al Tayer Motors is the sponsor of Friday afternoon's Meydan card, with a first race time of 3pm. The Purebred Arabians take centre stage with the 1600m Group Two Mazrat Al Ruwayah, the second race on the card at 3.35pm, the official highlight.

Ten have been declared with last year's winner, Kandar Du Falgas, back to defend his crown for his owner His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Doug Watson, he will be ridden by Richard Hills who was on board three weeks ago when the pair won the prep for this contest in good style.

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Wednesday, December 21 2011

Al Tayer Motors to Sponsor Friday Afternoon Programme

Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2011– The Meydan racing season will offer its second afternoon post time as the Friday December 23 meeting will feature a 3 pm post time and a wide variety of festive holiday dining options in the track’s Parade Ring Restaurant and Silks.

The racemeeting is sponsored by Al Tayer Motors and is the fourth of the 21 day season that will conclude with the Dubai World Cup on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

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Thursday, December 08 2011

Tarrant Hopeing Good Year Gets Better in Sugar Swirl

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - It’s been quite a ride for trainer Amy Tarrant and her 3-year-old filly Pomeroys Pistol over the past 12 months.

The daughter of Pomeroy began her 2011 year on Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park – just a maiden win to her name – by finishing second in the Old Hat (G3) at odds of 34-1. Nearly 10 months to the day later, Pomeroys Pistol crossed the wire fourth, beaten just 3 ¾ lengths as the 6-1 third choice in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).

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Canwinn banks Meydan feature

Canwinn was the impressive winner of the featured 1600m Attijari Points Rewards Program at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening, on a quality card kindly sponsored by Commercial Bank Of Dubai.

Ridden by James Doyle for trainer Dhruba Selvaratnam in the colours of his main patron, His Highness Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the five-year-old was repeating his course and distance victory of the previous Meydan meeting and was always travelling well under Doyle. The pair cruised into contention 400m out before storming clear in the final 200m to win comfortably.

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Wednesday, December 07 2011

Al Raihe’s banker in Meydan feature

Commercial Bank of Dubai is the generous sponsor of a quality card at Meydan this Thursday evening highlighted by three cracking conditions races.

The feature is the 1600m Attijari Points Rewards Program and Zain Shamardal will bid to continue the amazing start made to the season by Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe and stable jockey Royston Ffrench.

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Thursday, November 24 2011

Rochdale and Kal Barg to renew rivalry in Meydan feature tomorrow

Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2011 - Al Basti Equiworld generously sponsor the whole card at Meydan on Friday afternoon, as well as the Sharjah card on Saturday, with the Meydan matinee meeting highlighted by a quality 2000m conditions race.

First and second in last year’s version contest once again, with the Ali Rashid Al Raihe-trained Rochdale sure to be a popular Pick Six selection to repeat that win from Kal Barg, trained by Dhruba Selvaratnam.

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Meydan to Offer Early 3 pm Post Time for Friday’s Racing

Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2011 – Meydan will offer its first afternoon of racing for the 2011-2012 racing season, with a special 3 pm post time for the Friday, November 25 programme of six races.

The early post time is one of six programmes that will be held with a 3pm start and include December 23, January 6, 20, February 3 and 17th.

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Wednesday, November 09 2011

First Meydan racemeeting takes off with Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline is the generous sponsor as Meydan host their eagerly awaited first meeting of the new season on Thursday evening. The start of what promises to be the biggest and best campaign in the history of UAE racing is a six race, all Thoroughbred card with all races on the All-Weather track.

The official feature is the penultimate race appropriately called the Emirates Airline, a 2000m handicap for which 12 have been declared.

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Thursday, October 06 2011

Dubai Gold Cup Joins the Richest Day in Racing

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2011 – The Dubai World Cup, recognized as the “world’s richest day in racing,” will surpass its own record in 2012 as Meydan officials announced the addition of the newly renamed Dubai Gold Cup to the programme, a move that will increase the racecard to nine events with overall prize money to US$27,250 million.

The Dubai Gold Cup is a 3,200 metre Group Three turf event that will offer a purse of US$1 million. The addition completes the Dubai World Cup programme’s offerings to feature significant events for all divisions, on all surfaces, from sprinters to stayers.

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Wednesday, September 14 2011

Meydan Racecourse 2011/2012 Season Dubai World Cup to be held Saturday March 31st

Racing will return to Meydan Racecourse for its third season at the state-of-the art facility on Thursday, November 10, 2011. The complete race season will include 21 dates and will conclude with the famed the Dubai World Cup on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Meydan offers a complete package of hospitality options for individuals or large groups. For further information -

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Sunday, March 27 2011

Record-breaking 81,000 enjoy a day of racing, hospitality, music and entertainment at the 16th Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 27 March 2011 – Meydan today announced unprecedented record-breaking attendance numbers at the 16th Dubai World Cup held yesterday.

As many as 81,164 guests thronged the Meydan Grandstand, eager to catch a glimpse of world-class racing, VIPs, celebrities and to enjoy a day filled with fashion, food, music and entertainment as the festivities lasted well past 2 a.m.

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