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Dubai International Racing Carnival 2006

The Dubai International Racing Carnival began on 19th January 2006.

The Carnival comprises 11 racemeetings at Nad Al Sheba, starting on Thursday 19th January 2006 and culminating with the US$21 million Dubai World Cup programme, the world’s richest race meeting, on Saturday 25th March.

Over 200 horses from 17 countries representing over 100 international trainers are expected to compete for US$31 million in prize money on offer in the 2006 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

Vague was an easy 5 lengths winner of the 2006 UAE 1000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba.

Trained by Jeremy Noseda and ridden by Michael Kinane, Vague was always racing well and went ahead early in the straight going clear 400 metres from home and won by 5 lengths. Rock Opera was second.

Vague is by Elusive Quality out of April In Kentucky (by Palace Music).

Godolphin`s Electrocutionist won his first run on dirt when landing the US$300,000 Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Gr.2), sponsored by Derrinstown Stud, by seven lengths at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Thursday 2 March over 2,000 metres. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor and partnered by Frankie Dettori, Electrocutionist, Electrocutionist won the 2005 Juddmonte International (Gr.1) winner.

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