Manark Sparkles in Meydan Curtain- Raiser

29 March 2015, Dubai, UAE ~ The 20th running of the Group 1 PA Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC was a one-horse show when Manark (Mahabb (AE) – Mendra (FR) by Sousse (FR) turned his early lead into an overwhelming victory. Ridden by Dane O’Neill, the six-year-old Manark beat a very fast-finishing Valiant Boy (FR)…

Jockey’s View – US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic

28 March 2015, Dubai ~ Quotes for the US$1m Dubai Kahayla Classic empowered by IPIC Dane O’Neill (jockey, Manark (FR), 1st) – “It’s nice to do it for the boss Sheikh Hamdan, who is here. I just wanted him to relax, wherever that happened to be. He wasn’t doing a lot in front and won quite…

Manark Wins 1$million Kahayla Classic

1. MANARK (Mahabb (AE) x Mendra (FR) by Sousse (FR)  ridden by Dan O’Neill (FR) 6 yrs. Ch H Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Breeder: EARL De Beguerie Trained by Gillian Duffield in England – under Erwin Charpy’s yard in Dubai 2. Valiant Boy – coming on strong at the end 3. Raaziq…

Al Atique wins Yousef Al Romaihi Cup

26 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Atique (Amer x Somra) posted a pillar to post victory in the Yousef Al Romaihi Cup, a Pure Arabian contest for four years old and older, run over 2400 metres, which featured the eight-event card at the Racing and Equestrian Club Thursday March…

Heritage Arabian Racing Club

27 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ For people with a passion for racing, and the purebred Arab horse, a very exciting event took place in Abu Dhabi on 28th February of this year, when a vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was realized. At his invitation twenty-one like-minded people from eleven…

Al Faresi Wins in Abu Dhabi Festival Ride

27 March 2015, Abu Dhabi Festival 120 Km Ride ~ Mansour Saeed Al Faresi recorded his fourth success of the 2014-15 season when he partnered Ramaah to a victory in Friday’s Abu Dhabi Festival 120 Km Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Al Faresi scored his first-ever career win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed…

Dubai Kahayla Classic Trackwork Notes for 26 March

26 March 2015, Dubai – Notes Bigg N Rich (USA) – Bigg N Rich’s preparation is progressing well and his trainer Eric Lemartinel said: “This morning he cantered over 1000m and then cantered a bit faster again over 1000m. He quickened nicely and I am very happy with him.” Valiant Boy (FR) – The grey…

CHROME TEAM CONTINUE TO DREAM

26 March 2015, Dubai,UAE ~ For 77-year-old trainer Art Sherman and the connections of California Chrome (USA), the dream that they still live in began on April 26, 2013, when a raw, chestnut racehorse with a big white blaze and marginal pedigree made his first career start at the now  defunct Hollywood Park. “As a two-year-old…

International Equestrian Organizers Alliance Accepts Endurance as Fifth Discipline

In English and French 24 March 2015, Belgium ~ The I.E.O.A. (International Equestrian Organizers Alliance) has accepted Endurance as the latest sport to join its association. Endurance becomes the fifth equestrian discipline to integrate this organization, along with Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing and Driving. The purpose of the I.E.O.A. is to provide broad support for organizers of…

Dubai World Cup Track Notes

24 March 2015, Dubai ~ The Post Position Draw will be made Wednesday 25 March at 3pm in the Meydan Theatre in front of Dubai World Cup accredited media. All Group 1 races will be drawn live and there will be a draw ceremony for the US$10m Dubai World Cup.  Track Notes: Group 1 US…

Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival Organized for Local Riders

24 March 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Over 300 riders will compete for 36 cars and cash prizes in three different rides that will be staged as part of the Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival to be run over two days beginning on Thursday, 26 March, at the Emirates International Endurance Village. The rides are being held under the directives of…