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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…

Al Dahis lives up to the challenge

September 20, 2012, Malmoe, Sweden ~ Top Swedish jockey Per-Anders Graberg partnered Al Dahis to glory in the 1200m The Wathba Stud Farm International Arabian Sprint, the last Gr-3 of the season, at the Jagersro Racetrack (dirt) here on Thursday evening. The eight-year-old son of Sheridhah-Al Rabab raced from the centre of the track before he…

Endurance Rider With Passion for Arabian Flat Racing

September 28, 2012 ~ Garrett Ford of Durango, Colorado, is passionate about feet. Owner of the EasyCare horse boot company, his product and research & development on proper handling and protection of the foot of the horse have often made the difference between sore and sound. An avid endurance rider, the 41-year-old Ford rode his…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup returns to Sweden

    Thursday, September 27, 2012, Stockholm ~  The stage is set for the 1200m Wathba Stud Farm Jagersro International Sprint (Group-3 PA) at the Jagersro Racetrack (dirt) with eight horses from Sweden, Iraq, Holland and Germany lining up for honours on Thursday afternoon. The 16th round of the series is held under the directives of HH…

Dubai International Race Day triumph of Arabian Champions

       September 23, 2012, UK ~ Congratulations to all of the winners at Dubai International Race Day at Newbury Racecourse, the 30th Anniversary of Championship Arabian racing. The day, heralded with non stop rain, delivered trial and triumph for 89 runners. Results: Purebred Arabian Premier Handicap of 7F – Winning time: 01:37:16 Race…

Dubai Day Promises Premier Arabian Racing

Sunday 23 September, UK ~ Dubai Day at Newbury is one of the premier events of the British Arabian Racing Season and gives promise to see in action some of the best Arabian runners of the season gathered in one place. The first race to go off at 2PM for Purebred Arabians 4 yrs and…

Italy wins individual – France Team Gold at European Endurance Champs CEIYR**

September 17, 2012, Mont Le Soie, Belgium ~ CEI**YR/CEI*  September 8, 9 On Saturday 8th September the European Championship for Young Riders was held at Mont Le Soie, Belgium. The competitors  numbered 58 from 18 countries which included 10 teams. The countries entered were: Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Great-Britain, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal,…

ADIHEX 2012, the Wrap

September 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2012 began the festivities with the official visit of HH. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan. He was accompanied by a host of dignitaries, and more came daily during the four-day show. ADIHEX has grown from…

Dubai International Arabian Race Day celebrates 30th Anniversary

Press Release September 17, 2012, UK ~ Staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the Dubai International Arabian Race Day celebrates its 30th anniversary at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 23 September with record prize money and a fabulous array of attractions…

Terach El Samawi lives up to the expectations

     September 16, 2012, Lausanne ~ Top weight Terach El Samawi survived a stewards’ inquiry to land the 15th round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series at the Hippodrome D’Avenches on Saturday afternoon. The six-year-old son of Tidijani made virtually all to win hands and heels under Fabian Weissmeier ahead of the mount of…

Terach Al Samawi eyes The Wathba Stud Farm Cup glory

 September 15, 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ A strong field of nine horses have been declared to battle it to the wire in the 15th round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup at the Avenches Racecourse on Saturday. The 1800m turf contest carries a total purse of Euro 6.312.93 in prize-money and has attracted runners from Switzerland,…

Hilal Al Zaman wins President of the UAE Cup in Istanbul

September 13, 2012, Istanbul ~ Grade 1PA International Malazgirt Trophy  with added prize money sponsored by The President of the UAE Cup Series. 1600m 3 yrs+ WAHO registered TOTAL prize money:103,323.63 EUR €65,000 + €26,0000 President’s Cup added to winner   The seven-year old, Hilal Al Zaman pulled off a coup at the Veliefendi Hipodromu at Istanbul Turkey…

Shreak OA wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup VIII in The Netherlands

       September 8, 2012, Dundight ~ Shrek OA finally tasted success in eight starts when 4-year-old chestnut the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s VIII Al Wathba Stud Farm Cup race held in The Netherlands on Saturday, September 8. The 1800-metre race, the 8th race in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup series to be held at…

Sartejano prevails at Stockholm GR 3 Arabian Cup

August 10, 2012, Sweden ~ The Stockholm Arabian Cup, run at Täby  on September 9 over 1 m. 2 F, is one of three PA Gr3 races in Sweden and is traditionally run come September. With some 8000 euros to the winner, this years field included three challengers from the Netherlands. Having won the Sheikh Mansoor Bin…