Can I afford to get to Dubai?

Money is most certainly tight for many people around the world, but for the horse racing fan, a trip to the Dubai World Cup might not be as expensive as you think.  The economic slowdown hasn’t escaped the emirate and ...

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Previewing the 10 nights of the Carnival

After ten nights of racing at Nad al Sheba, primarily featuring horses based in the Emirates, the Dubai International Racing Carnival opens to the world on Thursday.  Below you’ll find the basics – when, where, what’s featured, etc. First post ...

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DIRC contenders training

Earlier this week, Brett Williams reported on some of the classy Dubai International Racing Carnival contenders beginning to stretch their legs locally.

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Flashy turf youngster off for UAE Derby?

National Kid, winner of an allowance race on the lawn at Gulfstream Park last weekend, may be making a trip to Dubai for a tilt in the UAE Derby on Dubai World Cup night.  The lightly-raced, Brazilian-bred son of Dodge ...

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Kip Deville considered for Dubai Duty Free

Trainer Rick Dutrow, victorious with Benny The Bull and Diamond Stripes on last year’s Dubai World Cup undercard, told the Daily Racing Form that Kip Deville (pictured below at the 2008 Breeders’ Cup) is being considered for the $5,000,000 Dubai ...

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Big City Man big in his return to racing

Well, I wrote of the potential return of Big City Man on the last night of the Winter Racing Carnival and all he did was manage a nearly four-length victory over some decent sprinting company.  He improves his lifetime mark ...

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Winter Racing Challenge winding down Thursday

Thursday night marks the end of the Winter Racing Challenge at Nad al Sheba, which will be soon followed by the start of the Dubai International Racing Carnival, next Thursday.  One sentence that begins and ends with “Thursday,” probably a ...

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Meydan cancels racecourse building contract

Missed deadlines do not sit well with the “now, now, now” mindset of those working for Sheikh Mohammed, by default, the visionary of the revolutionary facility, Meydan, which will replace Nad al Sheba as the main center of racing in ...

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Watson, deKock gearing up for DIRC

Trainer Doug Watson stands poised to repeat his status as the top trainer at Nad al Sheba’s Winter Racing Challenge.  South African trainer Mike deKock, who had the richest night of his life at the 2008 World Cup meeting, got things going well on ...

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Gayego to Godolphin for Golden Shaheen

2008 Arkansas Derby winner Gayego has thrived sprinting recently and is now likely to be Godolphin’s representative in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen.  Jason Shandler from Bloodhorse has more on the purchase and future of Gayego.    This marks the ...

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Well Armed possible for Dubai World Cup

The Dubai Racing Club reported today that Well Armed, winner of the 2008 San Antonio Handicap prior to a Dubai World Cup third, is likely to be pointed back to the big race.  Racing for WinStar Farm, Well Armed also ...

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Welcome to DubaiRaceNight.com!

As the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival gets set to jump from the gates, allow me to welcome you to DubaiRaceNight.com, an offspring from RacingDispatch.com.  Throughout the course of the winter and into the spring, I’ll offer my thoughts on ...

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