Dubai Racing Club has announced that Bhupat Seemar has been appointed as a trainer at Zabeel Stables after his highly successful 2021/22 UAE racing season which saw him saddle 47 winners.
Seemar, 45, brings with him a wealth of experience to the role. Originally from India, he trained in the US as an intern at Taylor Made Farms and also enjoyed a spell as assistant to multiple Dubai World Cup-winning trainer Bob Baffert.
Commenting on the appointment, Major General Expert Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Board Member and General Manager of the Dubai Racing Club, said, “We are pleased with the appointment of Bhupat Seemar as a trainer at Zabeel Stables, which has a great record of achievements that enriched the local racing. Interestingly, Seemar has a blend of local and global experience that makes a perfect fit for maintaining the record of the stable and taking it to new heights.”
Seemar’s championship-winning season also saw him collect a maiden Gr.1 success when Switzerland, owned by HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuami, won the Gr.1 Dubai Golden Shaheen on World Cup night. He also saddled his first Kentucky Derby runner when the Burke family’s Summer Is Tomorrow travelled to Churchill Downs following his second place in the Gr.2 UAE Derby.
Seemar’s vastly-experienced staff at the picturesque Zabeel Stables the jewel in the crown of Dubai’s racing stables – includes his wife Caroline, an integral member of the work riding team. Tadhg O’Shea, 10-time UAE Champion, is again expected to be a stable jockey at Zabeel for the forthcoming season.