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AF Al Sanjanjle Wins Meydan Group 2

14 February 2019, Meydan, UAE ~ AF Al Sanjanjle (AF AL BURAQ) trained by Ernst Oertel and ridden by Tadhg O’Shea Wins G2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah 1600m by over 9 lengths at Meydan on 14 February 2019. Cheik Roque second and Mawahib third.


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Jeemi Takes Second Leg of the Al Ain Marathon

15 February 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Jeemi (Al Nasr (FR) x Tornade Du Loup (FR) by Tornado De Syrah) with Tadhg O’Shea in the saddle for trainer Eric Lemartinel made an excellent staying performance to win R2 Al Ain Marathon Series 4100m handicap at the Al Ain racecourse today, 15 February 2019. Balad Al Reef, second followed by Hareer Al Reef.

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Ghazwan Al Khalediah Makes Clean Win at Al Ain

On Friday, 15 February 2019, UAE ~ Ghazwan Al Khalediah (Jalood Al Khalidiah (SA) x Loubna Bouznika (MA) by Bartaba) ridden by Richard Mullen for trainer H Al Alawi wins the 1000 handicap race in time of 1:05:92. Aseyl second, AF Thobor third.


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Saudi Arabia Brings New Blood For Inaugural GCC Cup at Sharjah

Tallaab Al Khalediah

15 February 2019, UAE ~ Racing at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club on Saturday, 16 February 2019 is highlighted by the inaugural running of an exciting new initiative, the AED200,000 The GCC Cup (Prestige). The 1700m race is restricted to horses foaled within the GCC countries—namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and, of…

2022 FEI World Championship Host Bid Open

"Generation Z"

Opportunity to Host Individual FEI Championship Disciplines in 2022 13 February 2019, Lausanne, Sui ~ While 2019 is set to be another busy year for international horse sport, potential bidders are already vying for the possibility of hosting FEI World Championships in 2022. The FEI has already received some exciting expressions of interest for 2022,…

Requirements May Change for Equine Travel After Brexit

EUROTUNNEL with Freight

Taking horses abroad if there’s no Brexit deal4 February 2019, UK ~ The date of 29 March 2019 looms large on the UK calendar as the date of the monumental change called Brexit (British Exit). The movement of horses and other equines between the UK and other European Union countries is subject to change after…

WINX and CRACKSMAN Share Top Racehorse Ranking


2 February 2019,  In the most recent Longines World’s Best Racehorse.ranking, WINX, the 8-year-old Australian mare, unbeaten in her last 29 races, shares the ranking number 130 with the British star, Frankel son, CRACKSMAN. In 2013, the Austalian mare Black Cavier finished even with the European Treve. *Longines Rankings, compiled by the LONGINES World’s Best…

Doug Watson-Trained Foaad Shows Talent for Al Ain Track

Foaad Wins

1 February 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on the first day of February 2019, was highlighted by a 2000m conditions race, restricted to horses that had not won two races. The race was landed in decisive fashion by Amwaj confidently ridden to the close by Pat Cosgrave, doubling her career tally…

Hareer Al Reef Wins Round 1 of Al Ain Marathon

19 January 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Round 1 Of The Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m Purebred Arabian handicap, was the official feature at Al Ain on Friday, 18 January 2019, which developed into a duel over the final 300m between last year’s winner Shamikh Al Wathba and Hareer Al Reef. Committed for home…

USEF Initiates Proceedings to Terminate AERC Affiliate Status

17 January 2019, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~  The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that it has initiated proceedings to terminate the recognized affiliate status of the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) as soon as possible following the AERC Board of Director’s approval of a disaffiliation motion on January 14, 2019, indicating that they wish to…

American Endurance Ride Conference Severs Ties With USEF

AERC Will Give One Year Grace Period The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the National Governing body for US endurance riding since 1972, made the announcement on 15 January 2019 that, as of 1 December 2019, the AERC will no longer be affiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The AERC Board of Directors…

Raqee Wins Al Shaqab Cup in Doha

Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s RAQEE (Mared Al Sahra x Cath) had finished behind the Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi-trained RASSAN (Amer x Sandytiki) in the C&D Doha Cup in November. On Wednesday, 9 January 2019 at the Al Rayyan Park’s dirt track, the 5yo edged out the Harry Bentley-helmed Rassan by half a length, under…

RB Burning Ash Still Hot at Al Ain Opening

4 January 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain staged their first meeting of 2019 on Friday afternoon, 4 January 2019, a seven-race card with RB Burning Ash making a great year’s first start and first win of 2019 in the 2000 metre handicap. Representing the powerful Al Asayl team, RB Burning Ash (Burning Sand…

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…