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World Arabian Horse Racing Conference opens in Berlin

      June 7, 2012, Berlin ~ The third edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference got underway in the German capital, Berlin, on Thursday morning. The three-day event is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs within the…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…

New Discovery of the Arabian horse found in Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan, author and scholar, has put together a fascinating read in the May/June issue of the Saudi Aramco World magazine. Excerpt and link to the article below. The discovery at al-Magar and the electrifying question it raises come as Saudi Arabia experiences a resurgent pride not only in its archeological heritage but also, particularly,…

Agenda – World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, Germany 2012

Agenda – 2012 Berlin Ritz Carlton Hotel June 6    Press Conference at 12 pm UAE Embassy Berlin 8pm Welcoming dinner at the Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Hotel.  June 7  At 10 am  Opening Words by HE Mohammed Al Mahmood (UAE Ambassador to Germany)  Sami Al Boueinen(IFAHR)  Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority)…

Racing Lady Rider Profiles

Veronika Aske, Norway DOB: 1986 Profession: TV Presenter First Racing License: 2004 Flat Wins: 9 Veronika Aske began her riding career with show jumpers. She was introduced to harness racing by her uncle who had a neighbor with a trotter. “I went over every day,” she said. Licensed to race since 2004, Veronika rides with…

Double Delight for Omani trainer after 1-2 finish

May 20, 2012, Newbury race course, UK ~Muhal, ridden by Veronika Aske, landed the fifth leg of the HH Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in great style at Newbury Racecourse here on Saturday evening. The well-bred son of Amer battled it to the wire against stable-mate Andaleeb, under Jane Foley, to prevail by a neck…

Aske and Muhal win Newbury Championship leg

  May 17, 2012, London, England ~  Veronika Aske from Norway riding Muhal (Amer x Babelia) was the proud winner of the fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse. The field of 12 left in a tight bunch but did…

T M FRED TEXAS TAKES PRESIDENT OF UAE CUP

      May 19, 2912, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ~ Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad K. H. Al-Thani’s T M Fred Texas continued his domination of North American Arabian-bred horses, romping to victory in the $75,000 President of UAE  CUP (G1) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.  Ridden by Abel Castellano Jr. for trainer Ronald Martino, the son of…

Endurance trainer gains success in Arabian flat racing

With 28 starts, Maria Hagman Ericsson is not a newcomer to Arabian racing. Well known to the international endurance community, where she competed for Sweden in 14 countries, Hagman – Ericsson has also turned her attention to racing Arabians close to home.   Her most recent triumph was winning the Qatar NEAR Arabian mile with Al Notos…

Qatar ends 2012 season of racing in style

Thursday May 17, 2012, Doha, Qatar ~ The curtain came down on the 53rd race meet of the season, successfully ending the 2012 race year on the New Rayyan track. In the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate, Nasser Al Kaabi trained, Urbane De Faust (Nizam  x Hakima De Carrere), scored the winning time of  1:18:02 over the…

Ladies Racing set to take off at Newbury course on Saturday

 May 17, 2012, London, England ~  The fifth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Newbury Racecourse outside of London. In a Press Conference with reporters, trainers and lady riders, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Director of the Sheikh Mansour Festival as well…

La Hoor wins May 16 QREC Club Breeders Trophy

May 16, 2012, Doha~The Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club winds down the season with eight more  races on Thursday. Tonight’s excitement was capped by the Club Breeders Trophy for 3 yrs olds. This 1200m race gave another win to the Burning Sand empire when his black son, La Hoor (Burning Sand x Pettra) collected the QR…

Gazel T wins Jägersro Wathba Stud Farm Cup

Sponsored by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival this years edition of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Gr3 PA) run over 1730 m dirt at Jägersro, Sweden, was quite a success for Dutch owner-breeder and trainer, Gerard Zoetelief. In Zoetelief’s blue and white colors the 4-y-o Gazel T (x Prince…

Declarations up for last QREC race of the season

  May 14, 2012 Doha, Qatar~ The last two races of the Qatari season in Doha are scheduled for May 16, 17, with nine Purebred Arabian races mixed with good Thoroughbred racing over the two days. May 16th racing will be capped by the Club Breeders Trophy Stakes for 3 year olds with QR 80,000…

Nominations for May 19 President of the UAE Cup at Pimlico

10 May, 2012 From Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland~ THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CUP SERIES $75,000 Added (Grade I) FOR ARABIAN FOUR-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD By subscription of $50, Which should accompany the nomination or by Supplementary Nomination of $5,000 by time of entry (Includes entry and starting fees). $100 to enter and an additional…

FEI Endurance Round Table Debates Proposed Rule Changes

        2 May 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~The Endurance Round Table session, which shared the final morning of the FEI Sports Forum with the Eventing Round Table, attracted representatives of National Federations (NFs) and veterinarians for discussion on proposed rule changes that will be presented to the FEI General Assembly 2012 in November.…

Why We Ride, What We Are Reading

  Why We Ride, published by Seal Press, is a collection of tender and compelling stories shared by published woman authors, revealing their addiction to and love affair with horses. The foreword by best-selling author, Jane Smiley, sets the tone, and her contribution shares how her horse passion has helped to shape her journey and…

Action Hero, Julie Morgan

Recently at the Valley Oak Arabians Open House, we watched as Julie Morgan presented an exquisite collection of mares and babies, many from the *Emigrant¹  line. Her feel and rapport with the horses is evident. {1Michalow Stud and Polish National Champion, *Emigrant, sired by the legendary Palas son, Ararat.} Besides an obvious love and empathy for…

Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship continues in Morocco

May 2, 2012, Casablanca, Morocco ~ The fourth race in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series will go off on Friday, May 4, at the Casablanca-Anfa racecourse. Held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Racing Festival, 12 lady riders representing UAE, Oman, Qatar and…

Sakba wins at Täby, Sweden

 April 28, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The main season in Scandinavia is now gathering steam and on the 28th of April the Al Sakbe mare Sakba(x Pyreah(HOL), returned to her winning ways, when she held off a late challenge from Blyte (Top Flyte) and old-timer Bomberbad (Eldorado) at Täby, Sweden. Bred by Margaretha de Ruiter-Floor and owned by…

Arabian International Racing Day at Casablanca’s Anfa Racecourse

The Casablanca-Anfa racecourse, built in 1912, is the oldest racecourse in Morocco. It has a 1,700m sand track and covered seating for 700. The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is the National Authority in Morocco that is in charge of horse racing.  Arabian International Racing Day, celebrated since 2002, has welcomed participants from many countries. On…