Jockey Bentley records 100th win for the season

23 April 2015, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha ~ Making his 100th win for the season, jockey Harry Bentley took Roman Legend home to win the Al Gharafa Cup at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Thursday, 23 April. In one of the two Arabian races for the evening, the Hassan Ali Hassan…

US Arabian Graded Stakes Races 2015

*Dates are subject to change Houston Race Park – Houston, Texas     21 February –  Texas Arabian Six Shooter, Gr. 2, 4 yr. old C&G, $30,000 Est., 7 F 21 February – Texas Arabian Yellow Rose, Gr. 2, 4 yr. old fillies, $30,000 Est., 7 F 7 March – HH Sheikh. Zayed Bin Sultan Al…

UAE National Federation Appeals Suspension to FEI Tribunal

22 April 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the UAE National Federation on 12 March 2015 for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI Rules and Regulations in the discipline of Endurance. Prior to lodging its appeal, the UAE National Federation had sent…

Pan American Equestrian Confederation Announces Appointment of Eric L. Straus as Secretary General

20 April 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Pan American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC) is pleased to announce the election and appointment of Eric L. Straus (USA) as Secretary General. Straus brings more than 45 years of equestrian experience with significant international and national achievements, coupled with his proven business expertise. Straus served as the Secretary General…

W’rsan Arabians score in Dubai Dressage Championship Finals

The finale of the UAE dressage season run from 13-14 April, the Dubai Dressage Championship, concluded this week at Emirates Equestrian Centre. The country’s top dressage talent competed across six levels, Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Advanced. W’rsan Stud dressage riders had excellent results riding Arabian horses from the Abu Dhabi farm, gathering two…

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

9 April 2015, Switzerland ~ The Endurance world is looking to the UAE to take immediate and forceful action to correct transgressions found in the running of FEI endurance events, and to address the basic issue of the welfare of the horse in endurance in the UAE . The Bureau, chaired by FEI President Ingmar…

Bachair Qardabiyah wins Wathba Cup in The Netherlands

20 April 2015, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~  The Netherlands will stage five Wathba Stud Farm Cup races at the Duindigt race course in 2015 under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. The first of these five races was run on Sunday, 19 April at the…

Oman’s Al Wardi wins HH Sheikha Fatima race in Toulouse

18 April 2015, Toulouse, France ~ It took over three years for the Best Jockey winner of the inaugural HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Awards – Oman’s Azhar Al Wardi – to taste success in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak…

Vetlana De Faust wins Al Huwaila Cup in Qatar racing

16 April 2015, Qatar ~ Injaaz Stud’s Vetlana De Faust (Al Saoudi x Svetlana) posted a victory over Al Majh’hoor in the Al Huwaila Cup, one of three Pure Arabian races featured the eight-event card of the evening at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on Thursday, 16 April 2015.The Jassim Al Ghazali trained Vetlana De Faust was…

Cakouet De Bozouls Wins For Polish Owner Krysztof

13 April 2015 ~ AFAC report ~ Cakouet de Bozouls (Dahess x Udjidor de Bozouls (AR) won the Prix Massoud, the first Arabian race of the French racing season for three-year-olds, on 27 March at Bordeaux. He carried the colours of Krzysztof Gozdzialski who owns show horses in Poland. Mr Gozdzialski came to the Arqana…

Changes to Arabian Racing Organization Race Sponsorships

12 April, 2015, UK ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has recently undergone a change in senior personnel. Unfortunately the new management has decided to discontinue a proportion of their overseas sponsorship commitments. Regretfully, this includes all UK sponsorship, with the exception of the Group 1 at Goodwood racecourse. It is very important to state…