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…

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.…