An old adage says a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Braving the blistering heat and brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic threat, Shareef Al Halawani, Jebel Ali Racecourse Manager,
Three-year-old colt Well Of Wisdom recorded a third Listed victory in the Prix de Tourgeville over a mile at Deauville, France, on Sunday.
Having his third start for Eric Lemartinel and his main patron, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the homebred grey colt had made a winning debut here in the capital in early November, but was then well beaten on his only subsequent start in a conditions race over this 1600m course and distance.
A strong field of world class horses, which features the likes of Felix and Glen Force, has been declared for the prestigious Group 1 $4m Dubai Turf.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended the Super Saturday at Meydan racecourse, which is the major prep for the Dubai World Cup.
Racing at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon featured the track’s traditional annual highlight, the The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m conditions race afforded Prestige status,
The 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile, the biggest race of the season in the Garden City, was the undoubted highlight of Friday’s meeting in Al Ain, especially for connections of Dagui Lotois who proved a class apart from his ten rivals.
Meydan’s commentator Craig Evans predicted a “crackerjack of a finish” as the runners turned for home in the $5m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic and he certainly wasn’t wrong as Mishriff (IRE)
Godolphin’s American-based raider Mystic Guide (USA) proved himself a champion at Meydan on Saturday night when capturing the 2021 $12m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline.