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Taunton Racecourse Hosts Arabian Card

13 May Headlines Arabians at Taunton12 May 2018, United Kingdom ~ Arabian racing returns to Taunton Racecourse for their second meeting of the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season. While many people will think of Taunton as a jumps track, ARO will be racing on the flat over a six race card that features races from…

Second Day of World Arabian Horse Racing Forum Madrid

Race meeting in Sevilla on Saturday, 5 May 4 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ Organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, the Forum witnessed panel debates on three additional subjects on Thursday, 3 May 2018, and then joined together in a grand dinner at the Castillo de…

2018-2019 UAE Race Season Announced

Emirates Racing Authority

1 May 2018, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi ~ A record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The season will offer an unprecedented 67…

Forums Explore Rules, Breeding Ethics Across Countries

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s World Arabian Horse Racing Forum in Madrid3 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ There was a strong call for standardization of rules and regulations governing the sport of Purebred Arabian racing on the opening day of the three-day 9th edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Forum, which began at the Eurostars…

Endo Botti Was the Trainer to Beat in Rome

30 April 2018, Rome, Italy ~ It was a beautiful sunny day in Rome on the 29th April, the perfect setting for the triumph of Endo Botti, the Italian trainer won the three Arabian races staged under the Dubai International Arabian Races banner. The first race of the day was the Premio Taajer at Besnate,…

World Arabian Horse Racing Forum Moves to Madrid

30 April 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum (WAHRF) opens in Madrid from 1 May 2018, along with a range of other events, all being organized under the umbrella of the Festival. On Tuesday, 1 May, the…

Aoun Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup in Marrakesh, Morocco

27 April 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco ~ Aoun, a Mahabb colt owned by Yas Horse Racing Management, won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Listed) race, one of the four races organized by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival at the Marrakesh race course in Morocco…

Italians Dominate HH Sheikh Mansoor Endurance Festival Sardegna

Italians emerge victorious in 4 of 5 rides22 April 2018, Arborea, Sardinia, Italy ~ Adrien Benedetti from France on Uzim d’Altare prevented an Italian endurance domination after winning the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup (Open) Two-star 120-km ride in the Sardegna Endurance Festival in Arborea, in the province of Oristano, Sardinia,…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Supports the Sardegna Endurance Festival

Saturday’s Endurance in Sardenia20 April 2018, Arborea, Sardinia, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival makes a stop in Arborea -a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy – to stage endurance rides as part of SARDEGNA ENDURANCE FESTIVAL on Saturday, 21 April 2018. The…

Cynthia Culbertson, New Executive Director of The Pyramid Society

19 April 2018,The Pyramid Society, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Pyramid Society is pleased to announce that Cynthia Culbertson is assuming the position of Executive Director due to the retirement of the Society’s long-term Executive Director Anna Bishop as of September, 2018. An enthusiast, breeder and historian of the Straight Egyptian Arabian for over 40 years,…

Rawdah Scoops Prix Kriss II Wathba Stallions Cup

14 April 2018, Mont-de-Marsan, France ~ Favorite Rawdah scored an impressive win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Prix Kriss II Wathba Stallions Cup held at the Mont-de-Marsan racecourse in France on 11 April  2018. Running in the colors of the Royal Oman Cavalry, Rawdah (Dahess)…

California Senate Commends Year of Zayed

Lara Sawaya receives Commendation

9 April 2018, Los Angeles, California ~ The highlight of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Darley Awards Gala Dinner held on Sunday, 8 April, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles, was a commendation received from the California State Senate. Amidst an evening…

Arabian Horse Elite Take Honors at the Yearly Darley Awards

Horse of the Year Award to Scott and Lori Powell

Los Angeles Awards Brings Honors to Arabian Racing7 April 2018, Hollywood, California, USA ~ Owner-trainer Scott Powell and breeder-owners Betty and Joseph Gillis dominated the night of awards as the Arabian Racing Cup and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival celebrated the Purebred Arabian horse racing industry…

Saudi Tallaab Al Khalediah Victorious in $1M Dubai Kahayla Classic

New Track Record Set

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31 March 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ The stunning grey Tallaab Al Khalediah extended his unbeaten record to five with an impressive performance in the US $1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic sponsored by Mubadala, which allowed him to become the first Saudi Arabian trained horse to add his name to this very important race in the Purebred Arabian racing calendar.

Ridden by Roberto Perez, the 7-yr-old jumped well and immediately went to the front with Af Al Sajanjle, briefly taking the lead. When they came into the final straight of the 2000m event, the son of Jalood Al Khalidiah did not need much encouragement to take the lead and even though Chaddad made a great effort in the final yards, Tallaab Al Khalediah’s victory was never in doubt. He passed the winning post with his jubilant jockey, who is from Panama, with a length and a half to spare from Chaddad, while Barnamaj finished third.

Tallaab Al Khalediah is trained by Mutlaq bin Mashref for HRHP Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz and made headlines in Saudi Arabia when he nearly lost his bridle on his last start. Perez, who was celebrating his first Group 1 PA victory, explained: “Yes, the bridle came off in his last race, but I managed to get it back on and they changed a few things today to stop it happening again.”

I feel so excited,” he added. “It is the second big win for this horse and I have ridden him both times. When I put him into the front I knew I had to save a little bit as he has been winning over 1800m and had 200m more to go today, but he stayed it well. The race went very well and he did nothing wrong.”

For his first start over the 2000m distance Tallaab Al Khalediah completed the race in 2:13.68, setting a new track record. The order of finish was completed by Chaddad, Barnamaj, Mawahib, Al Zahir, Ziyadd, Nafees, Bandar, AF Al Sajanjle, Darius du Paon, Paddy’s Day, Cheik Roque, Sniper de Monlau, AF Marrah and Cakouet de Bozouls.

Race Quotes:

Jockey Oisin Murphy (Chaddad, 2nd) – “He ran a cracker. He jumped slow, but finished well and it was a very good race. He is the best Arabian I have ridden.

Jockey Jim Crowley (Barnamaj, 3rd) – “He hasn’t been out of the first three all year and has ran so well again. We got a little bump at one stage, but it didn’t make any difference at the end.

Jockey Dane O’Neill (Al Zahir, 5th) – “He takes time to get into his stride, so starting a little slowly didn’t help, but he ran a solid race and picked up prize-money for fifth place. He’s probably a better horse on grass.

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Prince Fahad bin Khalid bin Sultan accepts the trophy for the Dubai Kahayla Classic Sponsored by Mubadala from Mr. Hommaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Human Capital and Corporate Services.