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ARABIAN entries up for Newbury race 26th June GR 2

 Monday June 25, London ~  The Newbury racetrack is pleased to announce:   PUREBRED ARABIAN RACE –  NEWBURY RACECOURSE 26th June 2012      17.50 The Arabian Horse Organization Hawthorn Hill International Stakes (Group 2 PA) 10F THE ARABIAN HORSE ORGANIZATION has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning Owner. An…

Son of Kesberoy, Virgule Al Maury

VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 Chestnut French Stallion  (Kesberoy x Valse Du Cassou by Baroud II)    Background The French Arabian race sire, Virgule Al Maury, was imported into the United States in 1995, after competing successfully for 3 seasons in the UK and UAE. Virgule is a son of Kesberoy, the noted French sire, and…

El Weiron wins the SARA Grand Prix in Stockholm

        June 17, 2012, Stockholm, NR ~ In a sport as professionally orientated as racing, it’s good to see, that amateurs still have a significant role to play. Gothenburg Racecourse on the west coast of Sweden is a fine example. When the harnessed racers usurped the nearby Åby in 1975, the local…

Racing entries up for June 23 at Pleasanton California

Pleasanton – June 20, 2012 – Eight horses are entered for the California edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup for Saturday June 23. Race 3 – 2:20 PM at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. With many special activities surrounding the 100th year celebration of the Fair, this will be the place…

World Arabian Racing Conference 2012 wrap-up

     June 14, 2012, Berlin ~ The H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Germany 2012 finished on the third day as panelists discussed the importance of promotion and marketing for the future of Arabian racing. It was agreed by all present that the support of Sheikh Mansoor with…

June 10 Arabian Racing at Berlin-Hoppegarten

          June 10 Hoppegarten, Berlin ~ The Berlin- Hoppegarten race course lives up to its billing as one of the most beautiful and genial race courses in Europe. The June 10 racing included 6 Thoroughbred races and two sponsored Arabian races on the Sunday card. Race goers enjoyed a beautiful day…

Lady jockey’s vie for Hoppegarten glory

Press Release June 10, 2012, Berlin ~ The fourth round of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) and the sixth leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship (IFAHR) races kick off at the Hoppegarten Racecourse in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Eleven horses have been declared to battle it out to the wire in…

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…