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Double-Winning Breen Means Business for Z7 at Al Shira’aa International Horse Show UAE Riders Capture Four Wins on Opening Day

  Irish rider, Shane Breen was in double form on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show in Abu Dhabi today (Wednesday) winning both the Young Horse class and the concluding Z7 Presents Grand Prix-qualifying class, with Can Ya Makan. The show, now in its second year, is staged by Al Shira’aa Stables, the company founded ...

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UAE Riders Impress in International Dressage Competition at Emirates Equestrian Center

Cristina Calin-Thompson on Apollo, winner of FEI Prix St-Georges Class, at the 2017 FEI World Dressage Challenge. Dressage is one of the most elegant of Equestrian sports. Image Credit:Courtesy: Martin Dokoupil and EEC

The UAE leg of the 2017 FEI World Dressage Challenge this weekend was highlighted by impressive scores from UAE based riders, at Meydan Group’s Emirates Equestrian Center. One of the most elegant of Equestrian sports, the main aim of this annual event is to nurture local talent and offer local riders the opportunity to compete in an international dressage competition ...

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Arrogate And Smith On The Top Of The World

Arrogate (USA) (Bob Baffert – Mike Smith) wins the Dubai World Sponsored by Emirates Airline at the DWC at Meydan on March 25th 2017 Dubai Racing Club and Andrew Watkins

After missing the start and falling far behind, American champion Arrogate (USA) unleashed one of the most spectacular performances in the 22-year history of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline – and perhaps in all of racing worldwide – as he powered home to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory in front of a madly cheering crowd. “It goes to show ...

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Double Gold For Vazirabad

Vazirabad (FR) (Alain De Royer-Dupre –Christophe Soumillon) wins the Dubai Gold Cup (Credit -Dubai Racing Club , Andrew Watkins)

History repeated itself times over in the Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors as Vazirabad (FR) became the first dual winner of the race, which joined the Dubai World Cup programme in 2012. As last year Vazirabad, representing owner the Aga Khan, trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre and jockey Christophe Soumillon, mowed down the leaders with a stunning turn ...

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Ribchester Could Be The Turf King

Godolphin's Ribchester brings Group 1 form into the Dubai Turf (phot creedit Dubai racing club and _NEVILLE_HOPWOOD-

Robbed this week of last year’s victor, Japan’s Real Steel (JPN), there will be a new name on the trophy for the 1800m Group 1 US$6m Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World. Godolphin have owned the winner on three occasions, all trained by Saeed bin Suroor who himself can boast five victories in the turf feature and they combine with ...

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Morawij Lands Jebel Ali Sprint Spoils for Second Time

Thirteen may have gone to post for the Listed Jebel Ali Sprint on Friday afternoon but, from just after halfway, the race had developed into a duel with Morawij ultimately repeating his victory of 2016 in the 1000m dash. The contest virtually mirrored a course and distance conditions race run four weeks ago when Morawij, trained on the Jebel Ali ...

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Nashmiah Scores for Saudi Arabia in UAE 1000 Guineas

Caption: Nashmiah (green cap) is now four for four following her Classic success in the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday February 9, 2017 Credit: Dubai Racing Club/Andrew Watkins

The UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, a 1600m Listed race for three-year-old fillies was the highlight at Meydan’s sixth meeting of the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Thursday evening and went to Saudi Arabia, courtesy of Nashmiah. Trained by Nicholas Bachalard, the filly arrived in Dubai unbeaten after three starts in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, where ...

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Championship Claims Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort – Korea Lands First Carnival Winner

The Ahmed Bin Harmash trained Championship and jockey, Colm O'Donoghue claim the Group 2 $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort over 1400m of Meydan Racecourse's turf on Thursday January 19, 2017. Credit: Dubai Racing Club/Andrew Watkins

The locally-trained Championship emerged much the best from the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One at Meydan’s third Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting on Thursday. Trained by Ahmed Bin Harmash and ridden by jockey, Colm O’Donoghue Championship was a classy winner of the $250,000 1400m race, the first major turf ...

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Hester wins and Valegro bows out on a night to remember at Olympia

Great Britain’s Carl Hester won the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League with Nip Tuck at London Olympia (GBR) tonight. (Jon Stroud Media/FEI)

On an electrifying night at the London International Horse Show, Carl Hester won the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League with Nip Tuck. This was a back-to-back double on home ground for the 49-year-old British star and his 12-year-old gelding, but the man who has been largely responsible for placing British dressage firmly on ...

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Sniper Hits National Day Target at Al Ain

Jockey Royston Ffrench earned his riding fee aboard Sniper De Monlau on Saturday evening, when the Helal Al Alawi-trained Purebred Arabian was victorious in the inaugural running of Al Ain’s National Day Cup. A conditions contest over 1800m, Ffrench’s mount was slowly away and soon trailing his seven rivals prompting his jockey to get busy in the saddle almost immediately. ...

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