$2M Obaiya Arabian Classic Upgraded to Listed Status

Tallaab Al Khalediah

19 January 2020, KSA ~ The USD $2M Obaiya Arabian Classic, to be run on Saudi Cup Day, 20 February, now has Listed status after receiving an upgrade from the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing this week. The 2000m dirt contest, which saw a prize money increase from $1.9m to $2m following its inaugural…

Thirty-one Group 1 Winners Compete in the Saudi Cup Roster

13 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ After a successful inaugural event last year, the two-day meeting, held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on 19 and 20 February, has been expanded significantly in 2021 with increased prize money and a new race, resulting in an even stronger list of entries than 12 months ago. The…

Sibylle Vogt Will Defend Her Jockey Challenge Title in Saudi Cup Return

Sara Vogt, photo: Neville Hopwood

12 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ Swiss rider, Sibylle Vogt celebrates after winning a race in the stc International Jockeys Challenge at The Saudi Cup 2020. She will return to Riyadh to defend her crown on Friday February 19, 2021. Sibylle Vogt has been named as the first rider to sign up for the stc…

Katara International Arabian Horses Festival Announced

9 January 2021, Qatar ~ Under the generous patronage of the Amir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, will organize the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival from 2 – 6 February 2021. His Excellency Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Katara…

Arabian Jockey Club Announces Sponsorship of AJC TV by Paul & Kathy Smoke

Paul and Kathy Smoke

7 January 2021, Aurora, Colorado, USA ~ The Arabian Jockey Club (AJC) is widely considered one of the leading digital promotional platforms on the global scale of Arabian horse racing in the US. One of its most widely followed broadcasts, AJC TV, is now being sponsored by Paul & Kathy Smoke of Britton, Michigan. The…

BRRAQ Takes Gr 1 Maktoum Challenge R1 at Meydan

07 Jan, 2021, Dubai, UAE ~ Racing at Meydan on Thursday evening, the first UAE fixture of 2021, was highlighted by the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, the opening 1600m Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 presented by Longines and won in determined fashion by Brraq (Mahabb x Fattana (FR) by Njewman (FR).…