UAE 2000 Guineas

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UAE 2000 Guineas
Group Three race
LocationMeydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated2000
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1,600 metres
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-handed
Qualification3yo
Purse$250,000[1]

The UAE 2000 Guineas, is a horse race run over a distance of 1,600 metres (one mile) on dirt in February at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The race is restricted to three-year-olds.

It was first contested in 2000 on dirt at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. It was transferred to Meydan in 2010 where it was run on the synthetic Tapeta Footings surface. In 2015 the synthetic surface at Meydan was replaced by a dirt track.[2]

The UAE 2000 Guineas began as an ungraded race before being promoted to Group 3 level in 2002.

Records[edit]

Record time:

  • 1:34.80 - Bachir 2000, Honour Devil 2008

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2000 Bachir Sylvain Guillot Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:34.80
2001 Street Cry Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:35:14
2002 Essence of Dubai Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:36.60
2003 Victory Moon Wayne Smith Mike de Kock Madcap Syndicate 1:37.40
2004 Little Jim Ted Durcan Satish Seemar Rashid Bin Mohammed 1:37.63
2005 Stagelight Eddie Ahern Jeremy Noseda Fieldspring Racing 1:40:42
2006 Gold For Sale Mick Kinane Ian Jory Sultan Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer 1:37.56
2007 Asiatic Boy Johnny Murtagh Mike de Kock Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum 1:36.25
2008 Honour Devil Johnny Murtagh Mike de Kock Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum 1:34.80
2009 Desert Party Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.63
2010 Musir Christophe Soumillon Mike de Kock Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum 1:37.46
2011 Splash Point Mickael Barzalona Mahmood Al Zarooni Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 1:37.73
2012 Kinglet Mickael Barzalona Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 1:37.72
2013 Soft Falling Rain Paul Hanagan Mike de Kock Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:36.70
2014 Long John Mickael Barzalona Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:36.23
2015 Maftool Paul Hanagan Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.69
2016 Market Rally Chris Hayes Dhruba Selvaratnam Ahmed Al Maktoum 1:38.08
2017 Thunder Snow Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.48
2018 Gold Town William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:37.77

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UAE races, IFHA Blue Book
  2. ^ Peter Scargill (14 May 2014). "Dirt to replace Tapeta at Meydan for next season". Racing Post.