Ajwad, ridden by Bernardo Pinheiro, races towards the finish line to win Nad Al Sheba Classic on Friday. Supplied photo
Two-time Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow has been confirmed to start in the Whitney Handicap (G1) on Saturday, Aug.3, at Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, New York, US. The Whitney is the most prestigious summer race for dirt horses, 3-year-olds and upward, in America and carries
Racing at Meydan on Friday, the first post-Dubai World Cup meeting ever at the track, was highlighted by the Zabeel Trophy sponsored by Emirates Airline, a 1600m turf conditions race that was turned into a procession by Ajwad, who was sent straight to the front by Bernardo Pinheiro and never saw any of his 15 rivals afterward.
Racing at Meydan on Friday, the final meeting of the UAE campaign, is highlighted by the inaugural Nad Al Sheba Classic sponsored by Longines V H P Colection, a 2000m rated conditions contest on turf, which has attracted the maximum allowed field of 16, including local debutant Gabr.
The Foxes Sport Academy’s Under-14 team and La Liga Valencia’s Under-10 squads made impressive starts as the fifth season of Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship kicked off at the weekend at the new Football Centre in Dubai Sports City.
Al Jazira defender Khalifa Al Hammadi put all the speculations to an end by committing his future to his childhood club Al Jazira with a five-year deal.
The third edition of Ride for Zayed, an event held annually to commemorate the memory of late Sheikh Zayed, will take place from Dec.1-6.
The Jebel Ali Racecourse will host their third meeting of the season on Friday, with a Shadwell Farm sponsored 1000m Conditions race for Thoroughbreds the pick of the six-race card. The feature race has attracted a field of 11 runners