Ann_MareeAnn_Maree Member
edited January 2013 in Thoroughbred Racing & Sales
Below are links and information to enjoy the next three months of racing in Duabi, which leads up to World Cup Day on March 30.

From January 10th, and mostly on Thursdays, with a few Saturdays, through the end of March, racing at Dubai takes place through March 30, World Cup Day. Many are familiar with World Cup Day, billed as the world's richest day of racing with over $26 Million in purses on that one day alone. Leading up to the big final day are lots of races, many of which are stepping-stone races for the big day at the end of March. Here are some links to help you enjoy this international event and also be able to follow runners who are expected to participate.

Among the stars expected are Japanese Horse of the Year and filly Triple Crown winner Gentildonna, South African Horse of the Year Igugu, Australian stars Ocean Park and All Too Hard, and a contingent from Coolmore's Ballydoyle base in Ireland that could include Irish Horse of the Year Camelot. American horse, Animal Kingdom, is also expected.


Dick Powell with Brisnet, gives his advice on how to follow the races at Meydan, what to look for, what to avoid, etc.:

DRF's Marcus Hersh provides information on this year's Carnival

Dubai World Cup web site:

LIVE STREAMING EACH THURSDAY & APPLICABLE SATURDAYS - FREE: AmWest Entertainment will provide FREE LIVE STREAMING, free PPs, and all the information you are likely to need to keep up with the action in Dubai:
Because of the time difference, live streaming will begin around 9:30 a.m. EST.

Racing Reports:

Entries grid with links to each day's race cards:

Hope this helps to understand this amazing event and keep up with the action.


  • Thursday, Jan. 17 is raceday at Meydan. Here is a link to my blog where I have posted the full day's race card links, handicapping video, a link to access the FREE LIVE STREAMING site, 9:30 a.m. EST, everything you will need to enjoy a day at the races in Dubai.
  • Thank You for the listings, I will be watching! It's such an incredibly beautiful setting for racing. They are embracing the sport over there, very different culture! The horses look incredible with the grooming they get, they seem to glow. I want to go someday!
  • WEEK THREE - DUBAI RACING CARNIVAL! Updated for Thursday, January 24th races. Links to quickly get up to speed for Dubai, including this Thursday's entries, handicapping video, past performances. Also, LIVE STREAMING EACH THURSDAY BEGINNING 9:30 a.m. EST. The Cape Verdi Grade II is the featured race this week, Race 5. The handicapping video at the link will cover the full day's racing card and betting choices.

  • RachelRachel Member
    edited January 2013
    was going to say the stream isnt working but it will be tomorrow lol
  • Yep, Rachel!! In fact, they will put it up early, I would check in around 9:00 a.m. EST. I love being able to watch races around the world, and there are more and more outlets where even if you don't subscribed to a service, you can watch a lot of international racing. The best online free service in my opinion is You do have to register and set up an account, but I have been a registered member for over two years, and they have never made betting a condition of using their service (I have never placed a bet with them!) You may get a different impression from the web site, so if you have a problem, just call them and talk to a human. They really are very nice to work with. What is great about their service is they carry European, Australian, Hong Kong and Japan racing. I really like their interface and the ability to see the entry cards and links to each horse's past racing videos.
  • Thats cool, i love the look of Meydan racecourse. Its so overwhelmingly beautiful lol and huge.
  • I think the adjective that fits the Meydan racecourse is "opulent"!!
  • WEEK 4 OF DUBAI CARNIVAL: Blog updated with Thursday, January 31 racing action in Dubai at Meydan. Watch handicapping video, and at my blog there are links to view a race by race handicapping guide, along with a link to watch the races "live" Thursday morning, 9:30 a.m.:
  • 272 Horses Nominated to Dubai World Cup
    By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:14 AM
    Led by last year’s winner Monterosso, 272 horses from 15 countries have been nominated to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), the world’s richest Thoroughbred race
    with a purse of $10 million.
    The 18th renewal of the 2,000 meter (1 1/4 mile) race will be contested March 30
    over the Tapeta all-weather surface at Meydan Racecourse.
    In addition to the featured World Cup, the nine-race card includes eight other group races, with purses totaling $27.25 million.
  • Team America: Dubai World Cup Nominations
    Horse Racing Nation Blog 1/30/2013 3:41 AM
    Excerpt from article: See link below for full article & list of Nominations
    .Taking a look at the American nominations, there are a few big names that have been pointed to these races for months, and there are few surprises.
    Royal Delta (World Cup): This 2 time champion is one tough mare. After a rough trip in last year’s World Cup, she looks for retribution on the synthetic surface of Meydan racecourse. Trainer Bill Mott plans to have her prep for the World Cup in the same fashion as last year with the grade 3 Sabin stakes. Unlike many of the other Americans making the trip, Royal Delta is committed for one thing, and one thing only: The Dubai World Cup.
    Dullahan (World Cup, Duty Free, Sheema Classic, Godolphin Mile): One of the 2 Dale Romans trainees making the trip, Dullahan has proven to be a monster on synthetic surfaces. Upsetting Game on Dude in the 2012 Pacific Classic shows there is something very unique about this horse. He doesn’t fair well on dirt, and is ok turf, but synthetics bring out his true talent. He will get a prep race in Dubai to acclimate to the arid climate and track surface, and if he brings his A-game to the World Cup, everyone else is running for second.
  • i do hope that Royal Delta gets a better trip this time around. last year she was walled in by horses all around her, it was quite disappointing :( she looked so good training there.
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Did not like the way RD looked before last yrs race in Dubai ....seemed too sweaty or something...noticed the same thing later in yr here when she lost again...I think if she looks dry in post parade...she wins..but I could just be seeing things
    Pat Cummings and Jeremy Plonk handicap Week Five at Dubai
  • My blog is updated with all the links you will need for THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7 action at Meydan, including Alpha's start in Race 6, with William Buick aboard, in the Al Maktoum Challenge.

  • Brooklyn Backstretch tweet
    ARTHUR'S TALE, second in 2011 Wood Memorial & featured foal
    in documentary "Thoroughbred," just finished 2nd in Meydan race
  • Tom Hall tweet
    Gr 2 Maktoum Challenge R2 at Meydan won by HUNTER'S LIGHT,
    5yo son of Dubawi o/o Barathea mare Portmanteau over Surfer (Distorted Humor)
  • Kate Hunter‏ tweet
    GENTILDONNA is OFFICIALLY Dubai Sheema Classic bound! :D
  • i hope she romps
  • Animal Kingdom not a 'happy camper'
    The Miami Herald By Sports Network Posted on Sunday, 02.10.13
    According to trainer Graham Motion, his 5-year-old trainee Animal Kingdom is "angry and hungry" after losing to Point of Entry in Saturday's Kitten's Joy Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.
    Animal Kingdom, owned by Team Valor, was the 4-5 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile grass stakes, but lost by 1 1/4-lengths to the Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up. It was Animal Kingdom's first start of the year after finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
    "I thought it was a good run. I think Joel (jockey Joel Rosario) was worried the speed was a little slow, so he moved a little early, which cost us the race," Motion said Saturday. "It gave Point of Entry a chance to follow him. He was beaten by a very good horse under awkward circumstances.
    "I think more than anything it caught him off guard for him to find himself in front so early. I think Animal Kingdom was surprised by that. Somebody who has ridden him and had more confidence in him might have been more patient with him. I think Joel was just anxious with the other riders going slowly and felt they should catch up, which confused the horse a little."
    Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby champ, is scheduled to start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 30 while Point of Entry may go in the $5 million Sheema Classic on the card
    Read more here:
  • Blog is updated for WEEK SIX of the WORLD CARNIVAL at Dubai.
  • SOFT FALLING RAIN WIN Racing Post‏ tweet
    Soft Falling Rain wins the UAE 2,000 Guineas for Mike de Kock under Paul Hanagan.

    Pat Cummings‏ tweet Soft Falling Rain UAE 2K Guineas win was 2.29s faster than last week's UAE 1k Gns & 0.54s faster than BBQ Eddie's Maktoum Challenge R1 win.

    Tom Hall‏ tweetSAF-bred Soft Falling Rain by National Assembly (Danzig) is
    from U.S. female family of G1 Ky Oaks winner Gal in a Ruckus
  • Marcus Hersh‏ DRF tweet TRADE STORM WIN
    Trade Storm ran HUGE 2nd start of Carnival.
    Broke poorly, lagged in last, mowed them down with tremendous R2 rally.
  • So glad Royal delta is on her way.
  • Just finished watching Royal Delta win the Sabin on HRTV. She won easily with no competition in her prep race for the Dubai World Cup. She's at the top of her game and I wish her well in the Cup. I looked for more from Grace Hall in the race but no one could run with RD.
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