Dubai has taken over the Newbury Racecourse on Thursday, August 15 for an all Arabian race day. With typical Over the Top Dubai tradition, it will be a day to remember for race fans. On this day, entry is free and horse racing and added entertainment go hand in hand. A contest for best dressed, gifts, and a chance to win a car and a trip to Dubai are part of the day’s fun!
The race card draws Europe’s top names in owners and trainers as they ready top rated Arabians for this all Arabian day at the races!
At 16:00, Emirates Airlines will sponsor the first race of the day, the 7 F Premier Handicap Stakes with 16 declared runners.
The Rotanna Hotel Group takes the sponsorship of the second race, and Emirates NBD also has a race on the card.
Race Four is the Jebel Ali Racecourse Zaabeel International Stakes, a Group 1 PA where the Julian Smart trained Aziz has the look of a winner.
The Fifth race, the Shadwell Farm Hatta International Stakes, will see favorites Areej and Ghara’a challenge rivals in the 10F Group 1 PA.
The Sixth race pits Djet Taouy, Mkeefa, Rathowan, Tidarbret, Forgehill Cossack, and Al Hibaab in the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Group 1 PA) for 10 Furlongs.
Draw Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Weight
1 5 AL HIBAAB (FR) H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum Mrs G M Duffield Dane O’Neill BL 9.08
2 2 FORGEHILL COSAQUE (FR) Mr Trevor Banks Mr P J Hammersley Steve Drowne 9.08
3 6 RATHOWAN HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Mr J Smart Mr S A Walker BL 9.08
4 4 TIDARBRET Miss N S L Gilbert Mr D M Batteate Tadhg O’Shea 9.08
5 3 DJET TAOUY (FR) Dr P J Daverio Ms D Dorenberg (NL) Adrie De Vries 9.05
6 1 MKEEFA HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Mr J Smart Richard Mullen
Race Seven is the 7 Furlong Emirates Equestrian Federation International Stakes, a Group 2 PA.
Full Race Card: