Dubai Racing Club

2023 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme Announced

The nine-week Dubai World Cup Carnival programme was revealed by Dubai Racing Club on Thursday. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 with the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge, the G2 Al Fahidi Fort, the G3 Dubawi S. and the Listed Ertijaal Dubai Dash, the 2023 DWCC also features additional enhancements. Several new races have joined the lineup, including the 2000-metre Thunder Snow Challenge, and the 1400m Ipi Tombe S. for fillies and mares. In total, there are 21 group races for Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians, as well as 20 handicaps--10 dirt...

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Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Returns In 2023 With Partnership Between DRC & Goffs

The 2023 Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs, will return to the sales calendar in 2023. Slated for Meydan Racecourse in the week leading up to Dubai World Cup night, just like the 2022 inaugural edition, the sale will be confined to a maximum of 69 juveniles carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and...

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Meydan's Season To Begin On Nov. 4, As DWCC Enhanced

The 2022/2023 racing programme for Meydan Racecourse, as well as the enhanced $7.5-million Dubai World Cup Carnival programme, was revealed by the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) on Friday. The UAE's signature racecourse will kickstart its season on Nov. 4, the first of 21 meetings planned for the upcoming season. Next year marks the 20th edition of the DWCC, which starts on Jan. 6. Some tweaks to the programme include the addition of two new races: the $150,000 Thunder Snow Challenge over 2000 metres on dirt and the $150,000 Ipi Tombe...

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Record Number of Broadcasters to Show DWC Night

A record number of broadcasters will showcase the $30.5-million Dubai World Cup night card on Mar. 26. Eight of the nine races are for Thoroughbreds, anchored by the $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline, one of six Group 1s on the evening. The presenting team at Meydan includes Nick Luck, Britney Eurton, Rishi Persad, Michelle Yu, Tom Stanley, Angus McNae and Nick Lightfoot, plus commentator Alistair Cohen. Dubai Racing Club, with its appointed distribution and production company, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and HBA Media, will broadcast to...

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Stage Set For Inaugural Dubai Breeze-Up Sale

DUBAI, UAE--The interesting thing about talking to trainers from different parts of the world is that one man's gallop is another man's breeze, or indeed another woman's canter. Even within the specialised sector of the breeze-up sales, a Donny breezer may set a different pace to a Guineas breezer, often deliberately so, and for the inaugural Dubai Breeze-up Sale the focus is more on letting the 2-year-olds stretch out and show their moves over the two furlongs rather than rousting them along at a searing pace. Not one for the...

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Business And Pleasure As Dubai Bounces Back

DUBAI, UAE--After an abandoned meeting in 2020 and a behind-closed-doors reprisal 12 months ago, the Dubai Racing Club will be itching to stage a back-to-normal Dubai World Cup on Saturday with an international cast of stars. In fact, the week's activities are not quite as they would usually be as the race programme is enhanced by the inclusion of the first Dubai Breeze-up Sale at Meydan on Wednesday, hosted in association with Goffs. The 69 juveniles catalogued shipped in to Dubai last week with quite the fanfare, as branded horseboxes...

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Saturday's Previews: Super Saturday At Meydan

Glitters To Shine On Super Saturday Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) may be a former G1 Queen Anne S. winner, but at age nine he has revamped himself as a Middle Eastern star, and he lines up as one of the highlight horses of Super Saturday in the G1 Jebel Hatta S. It has been almost three years since the grey visited a winner's enclosure in Europe, but in the meantime Lord Glitters has won four black-type races in the Gulf region, including last year's edition of this race, the G3...

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Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the inaugural Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs has been released. The sale will take place on Mar. 23, three days ahead of the Dubai World Cup, in the parade ring at Meydan and will feature 72 2-year-olds. The sire profile for the sale includes American Pharoah, Arrogate, Curlin, Dark Angel (Ire), Dubawi (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Frankel (GB), Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Invincible Spirit (Ire), Justify, Kodiac (GB), Kingman (GB), Lope De Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), More Than Ready, Night Of Thunder (Ire), Pioneerof...

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New Incentives For DWCC Announced By Dubai Racing Club

Several new incentives have been unveiled for the $7.5 million+ 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which begins on Jan. 13, 2022. Some of the new benefits announced by the Dubai Racing Club are as follows: Two return business class flights for trainers, in addition to three nights' accommodation at a DRC-associated hotel. Owners (one representative) will receive one Business Class return flight to use during the Carnival. Travel will also be subsidised for stable staff, with one economy class return flight provided for one groom for up to two horses,...

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DRC Offers New Incentives For Owners

There will be a range of new benefits for registered owners offered by the Dubai Racing Club in conjunction with the Emirates Racing Association for the 2021/22 UAE racing season. Some of the benefits for existing and new owners is as follows: Season Badges (1 x ERA Owner, 1 x ERA Horse Connections and 2 x Guests), but admission not included on DWC night on Mar. 26. Hospitality Invitation for two for Opening Season Racenight at Meydan on Nov. 4th Hospitality Invitation for two for Carnival Opening Night on Jan....

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New Jumeirah Series on Turf Added to Dubai World Cup Carnival

Following the announcement last week of a purse increase to $30.5 million for Dubai World Cup night, a new four-race Jumeirah Series on turf for the Classic generation at the Dubai World Cup Carnival was revealed on Thursday. In addition, a new race has been added to the Mar. 5 Super Saturday card-the $300,000 Ras Al Khor over 1400 metres on grass. Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook, Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said, "The introduction of new races within the framework of the Dubai World Cup Carnival is part of His...

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Dubai World Cup Day and Dubai World Cup Carnival Receive Purse Hike

Dubai World Cup Day will now be worth $30.5 million, and the Dubai World Cup Carnival has also received a prizemoney boost, the Dubai Racing Club announced on Tuesday. The 2021-2022 racing season begins Nov. 4, and total purse money on offer throughout the season has been increased to over $40 million. Every race on the Mar. 26 Dubai World Cup card will be worth at least $1 million, while Super Saturday on Mar. 5 has had its prizemoney increased to over $2.2 million. The prizemoney for the G1 Al...

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