Dubai Golden Shaheen

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Dubai Golden Shaheen
Group 1 race
Location Meydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated 1996
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Sponsor Gulf News
Website [1]
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres (6 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Northern & Southern Hemisphere
3-year-olds & up
Weight NH 3yo: 55kg. - SH 3yo: 58.5kg -
NH & SH 4yo+: 60kg
Purse US$2,000,000
Bonuses see Global Sprint Challenge

The Dubai Golden Shaheen is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Arab Emirates for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,200 metres (approximately 6 furlongs) on the dirt course at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai in late March.

It was first run in December 1993 as the Nad Al Sheba Sprint, and its place in the calendar was moved in 1996 to be included in the Dubai World Cup Night held annually in March. The race took its present name in 2000 and it attained Group 1 status in 2002. Prior to 2010 it was run at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. From 2012, Dubai Golden Shaheen joined Global Sprint Challenge and represents the third leg of the ten-race series.

The Dubai Golden Shaheen currently offers a purse of US$2 million.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:08.10 - Big Jag (2000) (at Nad al Sheba)
  • 1:10.59 - Muarrab (2016) (at Meydan)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Carolyn Chapman & Theresa McArthur (2001, 2002)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1996 Kassbaan 6 John Carroll Saeed bin Suroor Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:13.04
1997 Atraf 4 Jerry Bailey Kiaran McLaughlin Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:11.24
1998 Mudallel 5 Willie Supple Dhruba Selvaratnam Ziad Galadari 1:10.61
1999 Ramp and Rave 5 Gary Stevens Dhruba Selvaratnam Ahmed Al Maktoum 1:09.97
2000 Big Jag 7 Alex Solis Tim Pinfield Julius Zolezzi 1:08.10
2001 Caller One 4 Corey Nakatani James Chapman C. Chapman, T. McArthur 1:08.38
2002 Caller One 5 Gary Stevens James Chapman C. Chapman, T. McArthur 1:09.91
2003 State City 4 Michael Hills Paddy Rudkin S M R M 1:09.95
2004 Our New Recruit 5 Alex Solis John W. Sadler CRK Stable 1:10.30
2005 Saratoga County 4 Javier Castellano George Weaver Evelyn Pollard 1:11.21
2006 Proud Tower Too 4 David Cohen Sal Gonzalez Tricar Stables 1:09.86
2007 Kelly's Landing 6 Frankie Dettori Eddie Kenneally Summerplace Farm 1:10.34
2008 Benny the Bull 5 Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables et al. 1:08.70
2009 Big City Man 4 Jose Verenzuela Jerry Barton Saud Al Kabeer 1:08:93
2010 Kinsale King 5 Garrett K. Gomez Carl O'Callaghan Super Horse Inc. 1:10.85
2011 Rocket Man 6 Felix Coetzee Patrick Shaw Alfredo L. A. Crabbia 1:11.28
2012 Krypton Factor 4 Kieren Fallon Fawzi Abdulla Nass Fawzi Abdulla Nass 1:10.79
2013 Reynaldothewizard 7 Richard Mullen S Seemar Zabeel Racing 1:12.46
2014 Sterling City 5 João Moreira John Moore Ling Chiu Shing and Gary Ling Kay Wai 1:10.88
2015 Secret Circle 6 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman 1:10.64
2016 Muarrab 7 Paul Hanagan Musabah Al Muhairi Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:10.59
2017 Mind Your Biscuits 4 Joel Rosario Chad Summers J Stables, Head Of Plains Partners LLC Et Al 1:10.91

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