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.
Secret Ambition (GB) hardly saw another rival when availing of a perfect front-running ride from Tadhg O’Shea in the Group 2 $750,000 Godolphin Mile Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One.
The stands might not have been filled as usual at Meydan, but that didn’t stop Frankie Dettori from making his traditional flying dismount after the John Gosden-trained Lord North (IRE)
French-trained Deryan (FR) broke the track record when he lifted the $750,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala, the opener on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds.
Dubawi colt Rebel’s Romance added his name to an exciting list of Godolphin contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby with a dominant victory in the G2 UAE Derby at Meydan, UAE, on Dubai World Cup night.
Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon was officially highlighted by a 1950m conditions race which proved a memorable occasion for Frenchman Clement Lecoeuvre who partnered his first UAE winner, Blue Sovereign, in his new role as stable
Seven races at Al Ain on Friday evening were officially highlighted by a 1400m handicap which was turned into a procession by Arif, one of several winners on the card to benefit from positive tactics and second to break a track record.