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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…

FEI Update on the Use of Cameras on Athletes or Equipment

Release: March 21, 2012   AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: FEI The new provision in article 140 of the General Regulations and approved during last FEI General Assembly in Rio that states that “the use of cameras on Athletes or equipment (such as on Protective Headgear, head covering or carriage) shall not be permitted, unless otherwise specifically agreed by the…

Josco Du Cayrou wins in Toulouse

April 20, 2012, Toulouse, France ~ Josco Du Cayrou finished ahead of Ghalib, owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to emerge winner of the Group 2 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup race in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Action Hero, Maureen Milburn

April 16, 2012 “Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how proud we are in Australia of Maureen’s well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Darley Awards night recently. Maureen has worked tirelessly to establish Arabian Racing in Australia for over 20 years. Lobbying governments and the Thoroughbred industry to recognize our right…

WEC Endurance Trial in Argentina

 April 16, 2012 ~ San Andres del Moro had a great race in La Paloma, Argentina, March 30/31. It was a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship in Euston Park and for the PanAm this year. We had several excellent positions, 12 starters and 9 finished. In 160 km: From the farm had one horse-rider. Moro…

PREAKNESS DAY CARD WILL FEATURE GRADE 1 RACE FOR ARABIANS

   BALTIMORE, 04-15-12—Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, will join with Pimlico Race Course to host a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 19. The $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, headlines the 14-race card. The 14-race program also will…

DUBAI CAPITALE MONDIALE DU PUR SANG

     Submitted from Tunisia~ Après trois mois de “Carnival”, l’hippodrome dubaïote  proposait samedi 30 mars  sa réunion la plus prestigieuse et la plus riche de l’année, avec six épreuves au label de Groupe I. En tête d’affiche la course la plus richement dotée au monde : la Dubai World Cup (10.000.000 $) et  un total…

Action Hero, UK Trainer Bill Smith

At the Darley Awards  Bill Smith was in Houston for the 2012 Darley Awards where he served as co-host. Smith has been a constant in the 25 years that the Darley Racing Cup Awards have been honoring Arabian racing heroes. “I’ve hardly missed one Darley Awards, from Victoria Secret’s day, back in 1993 when they…

Mickael Barzalona in high riding moment in Dubai

March 31, 2012, Dubai World Cup ~ After winning the Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup on Monterosso, jockey Michael Barzalona  was on top of the world. “I couldn’t believe when no one was coming after me. This is a dream. I have no words to describe what I feel right now.  (Asked about…

TM Tex Fred nabs Dubai Kahayla Classic

    Dubai March 31~ The 17th edition of the Group 1 US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic went to Qatar for the second time after the US import TM Fred Texas stormed clear in the straight. He beat Seraphin Du Paon by one and three quarter lengths, while Timadit Al Mels finished a further three quarter lengths…

TM Fred Texas Takes First in Kahayala Classic

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Dubai World Cup, March 31~  Hot off the wire from GulfNews.com Sport: FIRST WINNER OF THE NIGHT THEN GOES TO TM FRED TEXAS (USA) Adrie De Vries jockey of TM Fred Texas, said: “I thought I had a good chance going in. I saw him in Qatar he didn’t beat a strong field but the way he…

Group 1 Dubai World Cup Preview of Line-up

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – The 2012 Group 1 US$10million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, the world’s most valuable horse race, looks wide open with the maximum field of 14 declared for the 2,000m all-weather feature. American trainer Bill Mott won the inaugural running with Cigar back in 1996 and looks to…

2012 Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic Fields Excellent Rivals

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2012 – Ernst Oertel saddles two previous winners of the Group 1 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by EMAAR, the Purebred Arabian equivalent of the Dubai World Cup, with last year’s winner Seraphin Du Paon joined by 2009 winner Fryvolous. Both were well beaten over course and distance on Super Saturday though…

More tickets on sale for The World Comes To Windsor

28 March, 2012 The Diamond Jubilee Pageant is a major event marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the presence of Her Majesty. The event takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2012. Dancers, musicians, military and equestrian displays from around the world will…