Meydan is without a doubt the most important racetrack in the United Arab Emirates and is truly a jewel in the crown of Dubai. Each year the competition gets more and more fierce as Meydan racecourse draws champion horses from further and further afield. After two quieter years in 2020 and 2021, this year’s racing has truly come back with a bang. There have been surprise winners, tough titans of the track going head to head and more prize money than ever before. Here are some of the biggest and most exciting racing recaps of this year.
Dubai Gold Cup
The Dubai Gold Cup is always a highlight of the flat racing calendar and this year was certainly no different. The race has been run since 2012 and since 2014 has been run at the Group 2 level, always over a distance of two miles. This longer distance makes it a real test of endurance for horses, one of the longest in the flat racing world. After Subjectivist’s record breaking performance in 2021, some were expecting him to be back with another win, yet 2022 saw the crown go to Stay Foolish, owned by Shadai Racehorse and trained by Yoshito Yahagi. This trainer is well-renowned in Japan and has trained many Group 1 winners, but welcoming home Stay Foolish in a tense battle won by just half a length will undoubtedly be one of the proudest moments of 2022 for this trainer. Stay Foolish was far from the favourite to win this competitive race, not least because he’d not won a race since 2018 and only then had won just one Grade 2 race over a mile and three furlongs. Seeing a seven-year-old achieve an absolute career best is fantastic and it remains to be seen whether Yahagi will be bringing Stay Foolish out for another season.
The Dubai World Cup is the uncontested richest race in the horse racing calendar and has been since 2019 when the prize money was increased to an incredible $12 million. It’s always held on the last Saturday of March and is run over a distance of around 10 furlongs. The race is a Group 1 race and is open to horses of 4 years and over from the Northern Hemisphere and 3 years and over from the Southern. This year was a particularly exciting running of the race as Frankie Dettori had his sights firmly set on his fourth win of the race, which would tie him for the top spot as the jockey who had won this race the most times. Amazingly, Country Grammer made this dream come true for him, as the plucky horse romped home as winner of the Dubai World Cup by almost two lengths. Trainer Bob Baffert hadn’t had a winner of the race since 2001 with Captain Steve, who made it past the post in an almost record breaking time. At only five years old, Country Grammer could still have some seriously big races under his belt, so we’re excited to see what is planned next for this promising horse.
Dubai Golden Shaheen
With a prize of $2 million, the Dubai Golden Shaheen always draws crowds and this year was no different. The race is run over a distance of just six furlongs, making it one of the shortest at Meydan. Only the best sprinters can win and this year the title went to the oldest winner ever, Switzerland, at eight years old. This horse has had four changes of trainer in its career, but it seems as though Bhupat Seemar has really worked out how to make this brown gelding tick. Despite having set off at a price of around 20/1, Switzerland stormed home to take home the handsome prize for his connections.
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The International Football Federation (FIFA) has revealed the winners of the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia, as Germany won the title for the first time in its history, after beating France on penalties. Saturday’s shootout ended in a 2-0 draw after regular time.
Germany’s Paris Bronner won the Golden Ball award and Argentina’s Agustin Roberto won the Golden Shoe award.
Legendary German striker Paris Brunner contributed greatly to his country’s career at the U-17 World Cup, where he scored 4 goals in the tournament, including two in the semi-finals. In the final, he was crowned as the Man of the Match.Player of the Championship.
According to the German news agency, Malian Hamido Makalu won the silver ball after his impressive performance with his country and his impressive contribution in winning the bronze medal. He received the ball during a third-down contest. Into the penalty area and dribbled the ball past an Argentina defender. From between his legs, he dribbled past another tango player before calmly slotting the ball into the net for his country’s third goal.
Mathis Amoco won the Bronze Boot after an impressive performance with the French national team throughout the World Cup, and he also scored a crucial equalizer for the Roosters in the final.
Argentina star Agustin Roberto was awarded the Golden Boot after scoring 8 goals in 7 matches for Tango.
Agustin contributed more to Argentina’s national team reaching the semi-finals than any other player at the U-17 World Cup, with Victor Osimhen scoring 10 goals for Nigeria. 2015 edition including a hat-trick. Great performance against Germany in semi-final.
Ibrahim Diarra, the star player of the Mali national team, won the silver boot after scoring 5 goals and 4 assists in 7 matches with his country’s national team.
The Bronze Boot went to Argentina’s Claudio Echeverri, who scored 5 goals plus two assists for “Tango,” and Frenchman Paul Argenier Jr. won the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper at the World Cup. He kept 5 consecutive clean sheets in the tournament, and conceded 3 goals. Throughout the tournament, he saved two penalty kicks against Germany.
FIFA announced on its website that the Fair Play Award went to the England national team.
Leads a team Spanish Barcelona Its rival Atletico Madrid, tonight at 10pm at the Montjuic Stadium, in a match that will bring them together in the 15th round of the Spanish League competitions.
Barcelona played 14 rounds in the Spanish league this season, with 9 wins, 4 draws and one loss, earning 31 points. Atleti played 14 matches in La Liga, split between 10 wins, one draw and two defeats. 31 in total.
Barcelona enter the match against Atlético Madrid after a disappointing 1–1 draw against Rayo Vallecano in the last round of La Liga, while Atlético Madrid beat Real Mallorca with a clean sheet in the same round.
Barcelona play the summit clash against the Rojiblancos today after beating Porto 2-1 in the fifth round of the group stage to officially qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. -1 in the same round.
The referee for Barcelona’s summit clash against Atletico Madrid will be Sánchez Martínez, who will assist him in the referee’s room, the Spanish Football Federation’s Referees Committee has announced. VAR Referee Hernandez Hernandez.
Sánchez Martínez’s last game in charge was between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou, and Barca won 1-0 in the 30th round of the 2022-2023 Spanish League last season, in which the Catalan side won the title. .
“Euro 2024” draw: England skips the big ones… and Spain are in “hard iron”
The draw for the finals of the European Football Championship (Euro 2024) in Germany took place on Saturday at the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall in Hamburg, resulting in home team Germany in a balanced group and second. Very solid. It includes Spain, defending champions Italy and Croatia, France and the Netherlands in a group.
The first group includes Germany, Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland.
The second group includes Spain, Croatia, Italy and Albania.
The third group includes Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia and England.
As for the fourth group, it includes the winner from the first stage of the playoff along with the Netherlands, Austria and France.
The Belgium national team plays in the fifth group, next to the Slovak and Romanian teams and the winner from the second track of the playoff.
Group Six will feature Turkey, the winner from the third playoff track, Portugal and the Czech Republic.
In the opening game, the German national team will take on Scotland on June 14 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
The tournament will feature 24 teams, divided into 6 groups, and their matches will be held at 10 stadiums in 10 different cities.
Germany will host the tournament from June 14 to July 14, 2024, with the opening match at the Allianz Arena in Munich and the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
This edition of the European Nations Cup is the 17th since it was launched in 1960, and all its editions have been held regularly every 4 years, except for the last edition, which was postponed to 2021 due to “Corona”. pandemic, and the 17th edition is scheduled to take place in 2024, returning the tournament to its normal frequency.
Only the identity of the 21 teams was announced during the ceremony, while the identity of the last 3 teams to qualify for the tournament will be determined by a playoff in March 2024, less than 3 months before the tournament begins.
The German national team competes as the host nation’s representative, while qualifiers held in the past have led to the qualification of 20 teams divided into six groups.
The European Football Union (UEFA) revealed four tiers of qualified teams, with 6 teams in each tier. During the draw, one team from each level is selected to place in one of the six groups in the first round of the tournament.
The declared positions are as follows:
First stage: Germany – Portugal – France – Spain – Belgium – England
Second stage: Hungary – Turkey – Denmark – Albania – Romania – Austria
Fourth stage: Italy – Serbia – Switzerland – three teams qualified through playoffs
The teams were distributed in four stages according to the results of the qualifying rounds, except for the German team, which represented the host country, which was placed in the first stage teams, in addition to the first group.
Each of the three teams expected to qualify are referred to as qualified teams in the playoff tracks (1, 2, and 3), as the first includes teams from Poland, Wales, Finland, and Estonia, while the second includes teams. Israel, Bosnia, Iceland and Ukraine, while the third track consists of Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg.
Competitions for each track are held in a semi-final and final round format, with one team from each track qualifying and competing directly in the finals.
During the finals, the four teams in each group compete in a single-round league format, and the first and second-placed teams qualify directly for the Round of 16, and the top 4 teams in third place in their groups join the Round of 12. Teams.
The first round of matches (group stage) will be held from June 14 to 26, 2024, followed by the elimination rounds from June 29 to the end of the Round of 16 proceedings on July 2. The quarter finals will be held. The semi-finals will be held on the 5th and 6th of the same month, the semi-finals on the 9th and 10th of the same month and the final on 14 July.
Germany is hosting the continental championship for the second time in its history after hosting the 1988 edition won by the Netherlands.
Germany has previously won the continental title three times in 1972, 1980 and 1996, making it the most successful team on the same level with the Spanish national team who topped the podium in 1964, 2008 and 2012 editions.
Italy and France have won the title twice and once