QREC Racing Turns Up the Heat with Wins by Al Mizan and Harran

20 November 2014, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Al Mizan (Vert Duzan x Nevada De Cardonne) came up with a dazzling display while clinching the Al Wakra Cup, a Local Bred-Pure Arabian Conditions race at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, 20 November with jockey Harry Bentley astride the winner. The Jassim Al Ghazali trained…

Ghalib lands Al Ain Feature for Ffrench and Jahouri

21 November 2014 ~ Al Ain, UAE ~ Ghalib won the featured 1600m Conditions race at Al Ain Racecourse’s second meeting of the season on Friday afternoon, 20 November under a power packed finish from Royston Ffrench. One of the first off the bit, the Majed Al Jahouri-trained runner took a long while to get…

Bigg N Rich Looking to Score at Al Ain on Friday

20 November 2014, Al Ain, UAE ~ Bigg N Rich (FALINA DES FABRIES x Viraac (US) by Virgule Al Maury) developed something of a liking for Al Ain last season and is shaping up as the one to beat in Friday’s featured 1600m Conditions race at the track. Trained by Eric Lemartinel, the Athbah Stud-owned Purebred Arabian…

The World Arabian Horse Organization Conference – WAHO Qatar 2014

17 November 2014, Doha ~ Doha in Qatar was once again the site of the The World Arabian Horse Organization Conference – WAHO Qatar 2014 – from 10-14 November. A welcome reception and dinner on the lawn of the impressive Museum of Islamic Art staged a dramatic opening to the Conference. Providing the backdrop was Doha’s high-rise skyline outlined…

Abu Dhabi Racing Proves Arabian Home-Breds

16 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Local apprentice Saeed Al Mazrouei produced a very polished display aboard Shateh (Mahabb (AE) x Fanar by Akbar) to win the Purebred Arabian National Day Prep race over 1600m, one of five Arabian races on the card for Sunday evening (16 November) at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Having only his…

Laahaq Wins 2000m Handicap in Sharjah

15 November 2014, Sharjah ~ The featured 2000m handicap at Sharjah’s third meeting of the season on Saturday 15 November was highlighted by a thrilling finish won in a last-gasp effort from the Majed Al Jahouri-trained Laahaq (Dormane x Aryaan), for  SHeikh Mansor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, producing the lead on the line by local apprentice Saeed…

TM Thunder Struck Wins Jay Stream Cup in Qatar

13 November 2014, Doha QREC ~ While the WAHO Qatar 2014 Conference attendees watched, Umm Qarn’s TM Thunder Struck (Majd Al Arab) asserted his superiority over his nine rivals in the Jay Stream Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday evening 12 November. The Alban de Mieulle 4-yr-old gelding was ridden…

Dutch Pro Pietrasiewicz Crowned World Ladies Champion

10 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Watched by an enthusiastic international crowd, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival‘s Championship races showed the quality of Champion riders and of UAE trained horses at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on 9 November 2014. HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies’ (IFAHR) World Championship…

Federation of Racing Schools, Academies Initiated in Abu Dhabi

9 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Notwithstanding the tremendous success achieved by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs has initiated the start of a Federation to nurture and…

Sparkling Gala Concludes two-day Abu Dhabi Conference

9 November 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ A focus on healthy ways to maintain jockey weight, general nutrition, and ongoing research and support for jockeys were hot topics at the closing session of the two-day HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak International Conference of Education and Training in Abu Dhabi. Moderated by Gary Capewell, nutritionists gave testimonials that were…

La Hoor wins QREC Owners Cup

8 November 2014, Doha ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand- Pettra) proved superior to the opposition winning the Owners Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race run over seven furlongs on Thursday, 6 November at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). La Hoor was brilliantly ridden to victory by Marco Monteriso.…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Festival Adds Races for 2015

 7 November 2014, Abu Dhabi~ The Purebred Arabian horse racing fraternity, assembled in Abu Dhabi for the finals of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival events, got a sneak preview of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, which will now be held over a 20-day period starting from November…