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Dubai Golden Shaheen

Group 1 race
Dubai Golden Shaheen
Location Meydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated 1996
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website UAE Derby at Nad Al Sheba
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres (6 furlongs)
Track Tapeta, 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

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.

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


Speed record:

  • 1:08.10 - Big Jag (2000)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Caller One (2001, 2002)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Dhruba Selvaratnam (1998, 1999)
  • 2 - James Chapman (2001, 2002)

Most wins by an owner:

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

Winners since 1996







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 Rick Dutrow 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


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