Horse Racing Planned Well in Advance

Though the world is indebted to the Western world for modern horse racing developments over the past two hundred years, it appears that the 21st century for the sport belongs to the Middle East. The country of the United Arab Emirates must take special, if not all of the credit! This is appropriate since much of the best blood lines originate in this part of the world.

The ruling family of the United Arab Emirates first shot in to fame in the horse racing world, with enormous investments in breeding around metropolitan London in the United Kingdom. Some of the best thoroughbreds in Great Britain have been bred and raised in farms and related facilities owned by the Ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Developments in Dubai have focused on race tracks and some of the best facilities for sports betting anywhere.

The relatively small desert nation of the United Arab Emirates has no less than 4 eminent racing clubs. The recently named Emirates Horse Racing Authority is a unified regulator, responsible for all aspects of the sport in the country. This excellent organization enables individual race tracks to coordinate dates for their events, for the mutual benefit of all horse racing enthusiasts. Events have been announced through to March 2007.

The horse racing season will open in November 2006, with events hosted by the Dubai Racing Club and the Jebel Ali Race Course. The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club has also planned events during this month. Horse racing lovers from the temperate world can look forward to elegant outings and top quality racing in the desert kingdom, while tracks near their own homes shut for winter. The Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club will host horse racing during December 2006 and January 2007. The UAE Oaks and the Dubai World Cup are other keenly awaited events during the first quarter of 2007.

It does not matter whether you are an owner, punter or any other kind of horse racing stake-holder: the Middle East is a top destination from autumn through to spring, and we have plenty of advance notice to plan visits and trips.