Thoroughbred Racing

The Record Goes to Laurel River in Dubai World Cup

30/3/2024, Dubai, UAE $12,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline When Arrogate overcame a world of trouble to win the 2017 Dubai World Cup, many racing fans said it was the best performance in the history of the race, and in a broader sense, one of the best performances ever seen. It’s…

Gr1 Saudi Cup Trainer Comments on Drawn Post Position

Saudi Cup

21 February 2024, Riyadh, KSA ~ Trainer comments on Post Position for $20,000,000USD Saudi Cup, to be the 9th and last race on Saturday, 24 February 2024. 4YO+ All 1800m Dirt,SH 3YO+ All 1800m Dirt Fourteen (14) horses entered: Carmel Road (USA) – Gate 14 Abdullah Albadah, trainer: “I’m happy. He’s in good form, working…

Breeder’s Cup Brings Talent to Santa Anita

30 October 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Dubai World Cup winner Ushba Tesoro heads a strong contingent of Meydan Racecourse runners in action at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita this weekend. Noboru Takagi’s 10-time winner lines up in the Grade 1 Longines Classic, in which he faces G2 UAE Derby winner Derma Sotogake, the second…

Multiple Upgrades for February Saudi Cup Races

Sunday, 22 October 2023, Saudi Arabia ~ A raft of upgrades covering the 2023-2024 Riyadh season and 2024 Saudi Cup have been announced by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, with prize money for the world’s richest weekend of racing boosted to $37.35m across the Riyadh racing extravaganza. Next year’s Saudi Cup, to be held…

Frankie Dettori Will Make USA Home

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Frankie Dettori before riding Gregory to win The Queen's Vase on day two during Royal Ascot 2023 at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2023 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Dettori expects to be based full-time in Santa Anita12 October 2023, USA ~ Famed jockey Frankie Dettori has abandoned plans to retire later this year and will continue his career in the United States. The 52-year-old, who has ridden more than 3,300 winners, will move to California. He still plans to say farewell to British…

ACE INPACT Wins Gr 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

1 Octobre, Paris, France ~ A historic achievement! The 3-year-old French colt Ace Impact has become the first horse to complete the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m), and the “new formula” Qatar Prix du Jockey-Club (won four months earlier). Ace Impact also maintained his unbeaten record. After being held up towards the rear,…

Saudi Cup Winners Back on Track in Saudi Arabia

1 September 2023 – Commissioner King, last year’s G3 Saudi Derby winner, will return to action on Saturday September 2 on a high-class day of racing from King Khalid Racecourse, Ta’if, which includes two SAR1m Listed contests, the Prince Abdullah Alfaisal Cup and the King Faisal Cup for Purebred Arabians. Commissioner King, the FMQ Stables-owned…

New Dubai World Cup Bonus Scheme

More than US$4million in additional prize money30 August 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ An exciting new Bonus Scheme of qualifying races for the Dubai World Cup has been announced, with more than US$4million in additional prize money up for grabs. Nine races, all run at Meydan Racecourse between January and March 2024, will give the winners…

Dubai’s Medan Racecourse Program for 2023-24

Dubai Racing Club

17 August 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse will begin on 10 November 2023, and end on 8 March 2024, with 14 meetings, all leading up to the $30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting on 30 March. Dubai Racing Club has increased prize money by 27 per cent from the 2022-23 campaign, meaning…

Dubai Racing Carnival to Become the Entire Dubai Season

6 July 2023, Dubai, UAE ~ Horses from all over the world will be welcomed to Dubai for the entirety of the 2023-24 racing season. Briefing global media and horse connections at a virtual press conference held earlier this week, Major General Dr Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club, explained more…

Saudi Arabia’s 2023 Ta’if Season Set To Begin in June

A record number of races will include 108 for Purebred Arabians30 May 2023, Saudi Arabia – Racing in Saudi Arabia resumes on Thursday June 1 with a significantly expanded programme at King Khalid Racecourse in Taif.   The 2023 campaign gets underway two weeks earlier than in 2022 meaning the total number of meetings has…

2023 PEGASUS WORLD CUP ANNOUNCES QATAR RACING SPONSOR

Qatar Racing Signs as as Presenting Sponsor of $1 Million PEGASUS WORLD CUP Turf on 28 January Gulfstream Park19 January 20223, Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA ~ For the first time, the Pegasus World Cup has entered into a partnership with Qatar Racing, the global racing and bloodstock operation founded and chaired by Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The $1 million…

UAE President Cup Gr 1 PA at Doncaster Cancelled

9 September 2022 – UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) today issued a statement regarding this year’s running of the UAE President Cup – UK Arabian Derby (Group 1PA) which was scheduled to take place as part of the Cazoo St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Saturday 10 September. ARO Chairman Charles Gregson commented:…

$12 million Dubai World Cup Card Shapes Up

Life Is Good heads likely field of 11 in $12million Dubai World Cup on 26 March 17 March 2022, Dubai, UAE ~ The traditional curtain-raiser to the day is the G1 Dubai Kahayla Classic (sponsored by Ithra Dubai) for Purebred Arabians, which is worth $1million. An international field includes defending champion Deryan, trained in France,…

Lady Princess Victorious At Gr 1 H.H. The Amir Sword

Lady Princess and Moshrif bring doubles for Jim Crowley19, February 2022, Doha, Qatar ~ The H.H. The Amir Sword Festival concluded on Saturday, 19 February, at QREC Al Rayyan racecourse with the Gr 1 race winners, Lady Princess in the HH The Amir Sword, Outbox winning the HH The Amir Trophy, and Samlla in the…

France Galop and QREC Confirm Sponsorship Extension

Historic partnership renewed for 5 years  France Galop and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) have confirmed an extension of their sponsorship agreement of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend that takes place each year around the first Sunday in October. The renewal of this important partnership for French racing covers a…

700 Entries from 22 Countries to Compete at Saudi Cup

Mubasher Al Khalediah

Obaiya Arabian Classic to be Run as Group 2 12 January, 2022, Saudi Arabia ~ The 2022 Saudi Cup meeting has attracted over 700 entries from 22 different countries, including a remarkable 71 international Group 1 winners, all vying to pick up some of the $35.1 million prize money across the two-day meeting on Friday…

Breeders’ Cup and Qatar Racing Announce Title Partnership

QIPCO Champion Stakes and QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Join “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series Ahead of 2021 World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 5-6LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2021) – Breeders’ Cup and Qatar Racing have announced a multi-year partnership that designates Qatar Racing as the official title partner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup…

How to Watch the Preakness Stakes

Medina Spirit Cleared to run with Conditions14 May, 2021, USA – Wondering how to watch the second leg of the American Triple Crown?  NBCSports.com. What is the Preakness Stakes? The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. Like the Kentucky Derby, it’s a Grade I Thoroughbred stakes races.…

Likely Fields for 25th Dubai World Cup Day

Mubasher Al Khalediah

RACE 1 is the US$ 750,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Group 1)  17 March 2021,  Dubai, UAE ~ There will be 14 Group or Grade 1 winners with a combined 23 victories at the highest level are set to line up for the 25th running of Dubai World Cup day at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, 27…

Hollie Doyle Is Riding on Top!

2020 Sunday Times Sportswoman of The Year and HWPA Jockey of The Year in Britain21 February 2021, Dubai ~ A Finalist in the Dubai World People’s Choice Awards, 24-year-old British jockey Hollie Doyle has already had quite a year. She was named third in the 2020 edition of BBC’s Sport Personality of The Year, emulating…