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New Read ~ The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq

The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq ~ Myths and Realities, by Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Nujaifi, brings love and affection for the Arabian horse to this narrative. Beginning with the trade winds of Bedouin migrations through many turbulent years of political takeovers and upheaval continuing to the present day, Dr. Nujaifi has compiled a history…

Qatar declares entries for November 7, 8

November 5, 2012 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ,  LEMAIL CUP DAY, 07 Nov 2012 Thursday 6 Race card culminating with the Lemail Cup P/A Stakes Race 6 1830 hrs “LEMAIL CUP” – P/A STAKES Stakes Purse QR 80,000 1200M Dirt No. Draw Horse Weight Eqpt Owner Trainer Jockey 1 2 Divamer (FR) 60.0 B Umm Qarn…

Kathy Brunjes 1953-2012

    Lexington, KY –  Horsereporter joins the world of equestrian sport and the United States Equestrian Federation as we mourn the loss of a great competitor and ambassador for equestrian sport.  Kathy Brunjes passed November 1, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Brunjes was an avid endurance rider logging 6,745 lifetime competition miles.  Her passion…

The Enduring Arabian horse

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November 2, 2012 ~All Thoroughbreds have as ancestors the Arabian horse. While Thoroughbreds have now been bred to be the fastest horse, Arabian horse racing is enjoying a renaissance. The Arabian is a hardy horse, once used as a steed for battle, the mount of choice for Napoleon Bonaparte. An elegant horse, showing in hand…

The Voice of the Course – Frank Mirahmadi

November 1, 2012, San Francisco, CA. ~ Now in his seventh year of calling races on the Northern California Fair Circuit as well as the January to April season at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, Frank Mirahmadi might call the races imitating the voice of Marlon Brando. Horsereporter wondered what makes a good race announcer. Frank…

Closing Day a go for live racing at Delaware Park

Wilmington, Del., November 1, 2012 — The Breeders’ Cup Championships and the $50,000 Crowned Stakes highlights Closing Day for the 75th season of live racing at Delaware Park this Saturday, November 3. On Saturday, Delaware Park connections will be represented in the Filly and Mare Sprint, Turf, Sprint and Mile. Dust and Diamonds, the winner…

Next FEI General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey

2012 EDITION The Turkish Federation in cooperation with the FEI will host the FEI General Assembly 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey November 5-8, 2012 ITS ROLE The General Assembly is the yearly meeting of the National Federations and is the supreme authority of the FEI. Elections are held at the Assembly and decisions are made with…

Racing returns to Dubai in November

Jebel Ali, Thursday November 1, 2012~ Dhruba Selvaratnam, the Jebel Ali-based handler, is hopeful My Verse can take out the first feature race of the season at his home track November 2 on the Thoroughbred card. Shadwell, the UK arm of the breeding empire of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum sponsors the Dh90,000 1,000m…

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club begins Fall racing calendar

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club has begun the Qatar racing season On October 18 with a card that included five Arabian PA races. Dahash, ridden by Marco Monteriso claimed the 7th race, the Club Cup PA Stakes with Prize money of QR80,000. The Amer colt (x Taraza) trained by M. Al Sulaiti and owned by Mr. Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti bested…

A Brave Tevis Finish

 16, 2012, Auburn, California ~On August 4, Kadee Felton, 16, became the first junior out of five starters to finish the grueling Tevis cup ride on Shawford (Virgule Al Maury x BC Shawn Tiki by Samtyr). Riding with her mother, Beth, the two finished together in 19 hours, 57 minutes riding. Beth was riding Varoom…

Leading Sires by Earnings – USA Arabian Jockey Club

Leading Sires By Earnings – September, 2012             LEADING SIRE’S BY EARNINGS                                                    2012                                                      Stakes            Total Rnk  Stallion                      Strtrs Wnrs/Wins Wnrs/Wins          Earnings       Yob                 Top Earner                        Earnings ——————————————————————————– 1    BURNING SAND                      45   31/50      7/12             $602,433       1986                SO BIG IS BETTER                   $50,245 2    CHNDAKA                           17   10/16      0/0              $143,220       1990                EXPLOSIVE HEAT MHF                 $29,007…

USA Working towards IFAHR Pattern Race Grading

 October 15, 2012, Delaware ~ Kathy Smoke, American Jockey Club Racing Committee Chair, shared news from the October Paris IFAHR committee meeting on the progress to integrate the USA into the European PA Grading system. According to Smoke, the International Pattern Race Committee is now working to devise an accurate method to give an International Handicap…

View from the Prix de L’Arc Weekend

Mushrae (Munjiz – Djezika) winner of the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (3-y-o colts) 2000 m ridden by Christophe Soumillon, trained by J.P. Totain, owned and bred by Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sandeed (Amer) finished second, Al Mahdod (Munjiz) third.                        …

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Phraseur Kossack lands Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Germany

    October 14, 2012 , Muelheim/ Rhur,  Germany ~ Top German jockey Koen Clijmans partnered Phraseur Kossack (Prince d’Orient x Pengalia Kossack) to glory to land the 1600m Wathba Stud Farm Cup III – International, the final round of the 18 European series of the competition at the Muelheim Racecourse (turf) here on Saturday afternoon.…

Meydan Announces 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme

US$37,360 Million in prize money offered during exciting schedule of 11 fixtures Dubai, UAE, 9, October 2012 – The 2013 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) will once again attract the greatest names in racing and the sport’s most-talented runners, as prize money of US$37,360 million will be offered during the schedule of 11 fixtures. The renowned…

IFAHR Honours HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak

October 7, 2012, Paris ~ The UAE’s Ambassador to France, Mohammad Meer Abdullah Al-Raeesi received the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing’s (IFAHR) honour on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the Supreme…

Mkeefa captures Qatar Arabian World Cup at Longchamp

October 6, 2012, Paris ~ Mkeefa, trained by Julian Smart under jockey Neil Callan led the Qatari charge at the Purebred Arabian World Cup at the Longchamp race course on Sunday to best a field of 20. The four year- old filly took command of the final furlong, pulling away from the pack and leading in…

LA Jest A Flash wins Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup

 October 6, 2012, Fresno, California ~ 10,000 fans cheered as LA Jest A Flash won the Wathba Stud Farm Cup, the  second race on the Saturday card at the Big Fresno Fair.  The purse of $8,300, which  included the $2,000 added Wathba Stud Farm Cup prize money, was part of the enticement for the field of…

Fresno Wathba Stud Farm Cup Entries for October 6

Fresno – October 6, 2012 Race 2 – 12:45 PM (Arabian) ALLOWANCE Purse $8,300. (Includes $2,000 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2012. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. (Maiden and Claiming Races Not Considered).Six Furlongs. PP Horse Virtual Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer 1…

Meg Sleeper wins AERC 100 Mile Championship and BC

 September 20-22, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The 2012 Adequan AERC Championship located at the Biltmore Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Thursday, September 20, was another good day for Dr. Margaret (Meg) Sleeper. Riding her home-bred Arabian, Syrocco Cadence (Syrocco Troubador x Edgewood Schelite), Sleeper won the AERC 100 Mile Championship, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Championship, and…

Arabian Horse Celebration—A Great Success!

September 28, 2012  Championship Horse Show  Seminars, Demonstrations, Youth workshops The inaugural Arabian Horse Celebration, held in Louisville, Kentucky, September 18-22, 2012, was an unqualified success. Why? For one thing, the well over 300 horses that came to the party more than covered the break even number organizers were hoping for. The four-day event did more…