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  1. Dubai to host 2009 World Cup Sevens

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Dubai will host the 2009 World Cup Sevens. The International Rugby Board awarded the tournament to the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union, which will host the showpiece event- including a women's World Cup for the first time- in February 2009. 'This is a good result for Asia. I was pleasantly surprised that Dubai beat Melbourne for the hosting rights,' said ...

  2. Dubai's 'breathtaking' Meydan city targeted at being the world-beater

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Dubai World Cup prize money will go to at least US$10 million in 2010 when it moves to a new home unveiled by Dubai ruler and Godolphin principal, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum. The stakes increase, likely to be shadowed by increases for the support programme as well, was announced at the World Cup meeting by Dubai Racing Club chairman Saeed Humaid Al-Tayer, ...

  3. Vengeance back on track for Dubai campaign

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... happier during the two weeks' quarantine,' Ferraris said. But while quarantine conditions have been thrashed out successfully for Vengeance Of Rain and Tony Cruz's Dubai World Cup entrant, Bullish Luck, John Moore is still waiting to find out if Viva Pataca will be invited. A top-level meeting took place last night in Dubai to thrash out final invitees for the World Cup ...

  4. Dubai lies at Armada's mercy, says Soumillon

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the world's equal-richest race on turf- is run over 1,777 metres on the right-handed turf course at Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, on March 31. Even in the afterglow of victory, winning trainer John Size would ... Murray Bell Armada's brilliant win in yesterday's HK$8 million Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin earned him one influential new fan, none other than international jockey Christophe ...

  5. Despite worries, Dubai meeting is huge success

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken While it came as no surprise that the racing was outstanding, this writer was ready to be unimpressed by the World Cup as an event. At Nad Al Sheba in January, during the Asian Racing Conference, the vibe was not unlike an out of season fixture at the back of beyond in Australia. Atmosphere zero. It seemed to be linked with having no gambling and the World Cup promised ...

  6. Kandy Sevens shapes as dress rehearsal for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's trip to Kandy for the Sri Lanka Sevens next month could well shape up to be a dress rehearsal for the Asian qualifiers for the 2009 World Cup Sevens in Dubai ... from Oceania. 'The inclusion of a Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Dubai is an exciting development for the women's game,' said IRB president Syd Millar Fight ...

  7. Dubai trip thrown into doubt

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... certainly see the quarantine conditions changed for Hong Kong horses intending to race at Dubai's World Cup meeting on March 31. Keith Watkins, the Jockey Club's former head of veterinary ... all up in the air.' The best-case scenario is the three Gold Cup principals will all move on to Dubai for World Cup night. Connections of Bullish Luck have already accepted an invitation ...

  8. Prebble seeks Silver lining

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Dubai one day, Macau the next as top rider leads HK challenge in annual interport Brett Prebble will fly home overnight after the Dubai World Cup meeting in order to maintain ... Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba racecourse next Saturday night. The interport trophy, which carries Macau Group One status, will be decided the following afternoon. Silver Sun is likely to start ...

  9. HK's finest target Dubai millions

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Armada and Viva Pataca in the frame to join Vengeance Of Rain Three of Hong Kong's best horses are targeting the Dubai World Cup, with Armada and Viva Pataca potentially ... Stewards' Cup on January 28, for the Group One Dubai Duty Free (1,777m). Each of these Dubai races is worth US$5 million, making them the world's richest races on turf. Vengeance Of Rain, ...

  10. Dubai trip still on the cards for Viva Pataca

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the reserve list' for the US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic on World Cup night. 'Hopefully, this performance may tip the scales in our favour and they might issue us an invitation,' ... Murray Bell John Moore will consult owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun for confirmation but his vote is clearly in favour of a trip to Dubai with runner-up Viva Pataca. The 2006 Derby hero did ...




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