IFHRA Panel Meets in Rome

27 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ Over 38 representatives from 30 different countries attended the fifth General Assembly meeting of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, (IFHRA), which was held on 27 2016, at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, in Rome, Italy. The meeting, held on the sidelines of the seventh World…

Arabian Racing Conference Examines Need for More Data

28 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ The need for a harmonized approach to handicapping system and formulation of pattern racing and a centralized data base of race information for Purebred Arabian racing were highlighted on another lively day at the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s World Arabian…

Tips galore for jockeys on weight control

27 May 2016, Rome, Italy ~ It was an important and highly educative day at the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s first of the three-day World Arabian Horse Racing Conference (WAHRC) in Rome, Italy, on 26 May 2016. Thursday’s opening session on Breeding of Purebred Arabians zeroed…

Fajr Qardabiyah wins Wathba Cup in Duindigt

16 May 2016, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the first of its three Wathba Stud Farm Cup races to be held at the Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands on Sunday, 15 May 2016, where the favorite, Fajr Qardabiyah trained by Karin van…

ARO Cup Goes To Aghsaan in Newbury Shoot Out

14 May 2016, UK ~ The first Pattern race of the UK Arabian racing season, the ARO Cup Group 3 PA, went to Aghsaan (Al Jakbar x Sophie Du Loup), prepared by rookie trainer Philip Collington for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a thrilling finish, the five-year-old held on to win by one…

We Remember Erwin Escher (1959-2016)

It is with a heavy heart that I write these lines – completely surprising — photographer and our colleague Erwin Escher has passed away. I still cannot comprehend that the next shows will be without him without his grin, without his humor, without his sometimes snappy comments about the horses in the ring. Born in…