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Al Nabooda and Oertel Take Three on an Abu Dhabi Sunday

23 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 23 December 2018 was highlighted by the best of the Purebred Arabian action. Fabrice Veron on Bainoona (Mahabb x Miledy Del Ma by Kesberoy) devoured the ground in the final 300 to snare AF Maher, providing a thrilling finish with under Tadhg…

Abu Dhabi Handicap Sunday 23 December

22 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The final UAE racing fixture before Christmas is at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 23 December 2018. The best of the Purebred Arabian action is a 1600m handicap with 14 declared. Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea, riding for the last time in 2018 having incurred a two-day…

Inside UAE Arabian Racing

18 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE racing comes under the Northern Hemisphere jurisdiction, which can be a disadvantage for locally bred horses. As youngsters they have had to live through the long hot and humid summer season when exercise is difficult and generally they do not race until the season starts in…

FEI Addresses Endurance with Temporary Committee meeting

FEI PRESS RELEASE17 December 2018, Lausanne (SUI)  The Temporary Committee, established by the FEI Board in October to urgently review the Endurance rules in order to address the issues currently affecting the discipline, held its first in-person meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). Dr Sarah Coombs (GBR), chair of the Temporary Committee, said after…

RB Torch Wins National Day Cup in Abu Dhabi

9 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Purebred Arabian Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup (PA G3) on 9 December 2018 at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club ran over 1600m and was won byRB Torch (TH Richie (US) x Burnie Gee PW by Burning Sand). Originally the first reserve but granted a…

Race Track Industry Program Announces Annual Award Winners

RTIP Alumni Bob Baffert

5 December 2018, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona, announced its annual award winners during the 45th Annual Global Symposium on Racing awards luncheon held Tuesday, 4 December 2018. The 2018 Clay Puett Award was awarded to longtime Director and CEO of Del…

Shadwell Stud Announces 2019 Arabian Breeding Stallions

Shadwell Arabian Stallions roster welcomes new stallion, Manark4 December 2018, UK ~ MANARK (MAHABB) will start his stallion career in 2019. Bred in France by Haras de Mandore, MANARK won impressively on debut at three. His trainer, Damien de Watrigant, commented: “MANARK showed a lot of natural speed and was very precocious. He was always…

Remembering The Big Red Machine (1992-2018)

He understood the game of endurance and he loved every second of it  4 December 2018, California, USA ~ His registered name was LF Crystals Charm (Crystal Wind AHS x Autumn Splendor), and because of his steady ground-eating stride and his lets get down the trail attitude, they called him, The Big Red Machine. He…

Gary Capewell Receives Qatar Racing and Equestrian Award

Commentator Capewell takes Qatar Racing and Equestrian Arabian Award at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards Generously sponsored by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

Capewell has now called over 1,000 Arabian racesThe Arabian Racing Organisation (UK) announced an award for race commentator, Gary Capewell, who has been presented with the coveted Qatar Racing and Equestrian Award at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Monday 3 December 2018. Following a unanimous decision,…

Abu Dhabi Festival Jewel Crown Evening in Photos

An evening of championsThe HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival enjoyed another year-end finale on 9 November 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Center. Nils Rosenkjaer has captured the winners of the evening in this photo essay. Al Shamoos, ridden by Julien Auge and owned by HH Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, won the Dh. 5…

Haddah Dukhan Victorious in the QREC Handicap

Racing down the straight -Photo Juhaim

28 November 2018 at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club had an eight-race card and two of the races were for Arabians. Rashid Ali Al Marri equalled his last season’s victory tally of five in the first month of the 2018-19 season when he rode Mansoor Mesfer Al Hajri’s Haddah Dukhan (Majd Al Arab x…

Spaghetti Puts Win on the Menu in Al Daayen Cup

SPAGHETTI Winner of AL DAAYEN CUP

25 November 2018, Doha, Qatar ~ Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s SPAGHETTI (Snoopi x Nouillaugratin) was in smashing form as the 2016 HH The Amir’s Silver Sword winner blitzed to victory under Harry Bentley in the Al Daayen Cup, the Purebred Arabian Conditions race, on Thursday, 22 November 2018 at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian…

Cosgrave Hits Landmark 100 Wins in the UAE

23 November 2018, Al Ain, USAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, a seven-race card, was another productive meeting for the Al Asayl team of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and trainer Eric Lemartinel who, after a treble at the course’s first meeting of the season last Thursday, combined to win…

Enthusiastic ES Ajeeb Proves Golden in Meydan Group 2

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23 November 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ 22 November 2018 saw the first Arabian race of the season in Meydan; the Group 2 Bani Yas sponsored by Gulf News run on the dirt over 1400m (7f) in which ES Ajeeb triumphed over the distance. Fourteen runners went to post in what was considered to be a…

AF Asheham Ready for Seasonal Debut in Abu Dhabi

23 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club will host racing for the third time this season on Sunday, 25 November 2018, with a six-race card. The best of the Purebred Arabian action is the concluding 1600m handicap in which O’Shea partners AF Asheham (AF Al Buraq) for Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda…

Ingmar De Vos Retains FEI President Position

FEI President Ingmar De Vos

De Vos, from Belgium, was voted in for another four-year term20 November 2018, Manama, Bahrain ~ Ingmar De Vos was today re-elected unopposed as President of the FEI at the General Assembly in Manama (BRN), where he pledged to build on the success of his first term in office. The Belgian native received unanimous support for…

AF Maher Remains Unbeaten in Sharjah Saturday Feature

AF Maher maintained his unbeaten Sharjah record 17 November 2018, Sharjah, UAE ~ Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club hosted the second of their six meetings scheduled for the season on Saturday, 17 November 2018, a six-race card highlighted by the second edition of the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a 1700m…

Elyaah Tops Ratings for Sharjah Saturday Feature

Al Asayl runner

16 November 2018, Sharjah, UAE ~ Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club hosts a six race card on Saturday, 17 November 2018, highlighted by the second running of the HE Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Cup, a Prestige Handicap over 1700m worth AED 100,000 (US $27000+). The inaugural edition last year was won by…

Syndication Hot in Dubai Meydan Meet Opening

DUBAI (November 7, 2018) – Racing at Meydan returns on Thursday evening, 8 November 2018, and features seven races, all on its dirt course. The evening is highlighted by a series of competitive handicaps, as well as a possible preview of the stars of tomorrow in the form of the Longines Ladies Master Collection, a…

Abu Dhabi First Race of the Season

Already 196 starts for 2018/2019 racing season4 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ And so the battle recommences! The two major breeders in UAE, Al Asayl Stables for The President HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Al Aweer Farm for Mr Khaled Khalifa Al Nabooda, who dominated racing last season, lost no time…