Dubai International Arabian Races

Arabian Racing Benefits from DIAR Arabian Prize Money Increases

Dubai International Arabian Races Further Promotes Arabian Racing in the World 3 March 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) has welcomed the announcement from the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee regarding the increased investment in the DIAR program for 2020. Five of the eight races at DIAR on 26 July 2020 at…

Equine MediRecord Advances ARO With Electronic Records

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Irish company partners with Arabian Racing Organisation to help them become a global leader in equine welfare.21 December 2019, UK ~ Irish technology company Equine MediRecord (EMR), recent winner of the Irish Midlands Best Startup in 2019, has partnered with the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) in the United Kingdom to bring about the highest standards…

DIAR 2020 Calendar of Races

25 November 2019, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee and their partners are delighted to announce the dates for the DIAR European Prep Series in 2020, culminating in the flagship event at Newbury racecourse on Sunday, July 26. 17 DIAR prep races in Europe There will be 17 DIAR prep races in…

Gazwan Takes Over in Final Furlong to Win Shadwell Dubai International Stakes GR 1

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1st Gazwan (Amer) ridden by Olivier Peslier, trained by Julian Smart for HH Sh Mo bin Khalifa Al Thani – win time: 2:17:12 2nd Melabi (Dahess) for Al Shaqab Racing 3rd Mehdaaf Athbah (Amer), for Athba Racing KSA Please follow and like us:

Kair Al Cham Wins DIAR UAE Embassy in London at Newbury

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UAE Embassy in London International Stakes, Newbury, 28 July Results of the 1 mile 2 furlong race: 1. Kair Al Cham (Dahess) trained by Thomas Fourcy, jockey Jean-Bernard Eyquem for Al Shaqab racing. 2. Saleh (Munjiz) owned by Royal Cavalry of Oman 3. Afjan’an (Amer), owned by Maria Hagman-Eriksson Please follow and like us:

Dubai International Arabian Races Will Feature Champion Horses and Champion Jockeys

Newbury hosts the day of Arabian Races on Sunday, 28 July 26 July 2019, Newbury, UK ~The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted with the declarations received for the forthcoming Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), to be held at Newbury racecourse this Sunday, 28 July 2019. DIAR promotes Purebred Arabian racing worldwide from the grass-roots…

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Entries Announced

18 July 2019, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) was delighted with entries received for the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) card following the close of entries for the handicaps on 17 July 2019, and the supplementary stage for the international contests this afternoon. This followed the recent announcement of an increase in international…

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Entries Up for 2019

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21 June 2019, Newbury, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) announced an increase in international numbers on 2018 figures for the four PA Group races at the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) card, when the first entry stage passed on 18 June. The 2019 fixture will be run on Sunday, 28 July at Newbury…

Abiyah Athbah Looks Good for Chepstow Arabian Stallions Novice

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21 May 2019, UK ~ Chepstow will run the 1 Mile Shadwell Arabian Stallions Novice for Pure Arabians 4 yrs old & upwards on 23 May 2019. Gary Capewell comments: Jadaayil comes from a good family and is likely to come good at some stage she wasn’t beaten too far behind stable companion Rafeef in…

2019 Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Sponsorship Program

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8 April 2019, UK ~ The now established Dubai International Arabian Races program returns to four countries in Europe in 2019 in Sponsor Preparation races to encourage Arabian racehorses to prepare for the flagship event in the UK on 28 July 2019. The 2019 DIAR sponsorship calendar includes 17 races in Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands…

Dubai International Races At Newbury Bonus

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

29 July 2018 is the flagship event at Newbury Racecourse, UKIn 2018, DIAR is renewing the Preparation Races for our flagship event at Newbury (UK) on 29th July. The horses that finish 1 st , 2 nd or 3 rd in a Preparation Race and win one of the bonus races at Newbury on 29th…

Lightning Bolt Strikes In Holland DIAR Series

Lightning Bolt (chestnut) winning 2016 UAE Pres Cup - file photo

9 July 2018, Duindigt, Holland ~ The final races of the 2018 Dubai International Arabian Races European series took place at Duindigt, Holland, on Sunday, 8 July 2018. Three Arabian races, including two Listed PA races, attracted a total of twenty-nine runners, trained in seven different countries: Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Great-Britain and Poland.…

Mackenzie Wins DIAR Pres With Ensiab

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7 July 2018, Newbury, UK ~ It was 1-2-3 for the three year old fillies in the winner’s enclosure following the fiercely contested Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury, UK, on 5 July 2018, for the 7 Furlong race entitled 29th July International Stakes. Video Even as debutantes Ensiab (Kerbella x Parsa) under Ellie Mackenzie…

Shomoos Athbah Leads the Field to Win at Newbury DIAR Run-Up

DIAR International Day at Newbury 29 July28 June 2018, Newbury, UK ~ On 26 June 2018, Shomoos Athbah under Tadhg O’Shea took the lead in the last furlong to win the 29th July International Stakes at Newbury Racecourse, one of the DIAR Prep series races. In the select field of six fillies lined up for…

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Declares Dates for 2018

4 April 2018, UK ~ The world renown established Dubai International Arabian Races program returns to Europe for 2018. This international program of Arabian racing, run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aims to educate more people about the Arabian breed, the sport of Arabian horse racing and the…

2018 Likely Fields For the Dubai World Cup and Kahayla Classic

Paddys Day Win in Mazrat Al Ruwayah

21 March 2018, UAE ~ The Likely Entries have been released for the 31 March 2018 Dubai World Cup to take place at the Meydan racetrack in Dubai, UAE.   RACE 2 : US$1,000,000 DUBAI KAHAYLA CLASSIC (GROUP 1) 2,000m (10 furlongs) Dirt – by Mubadala Prize Money: 1st: $600,000 2nd:200,000 3rd: $100,000 4th: $50,000…

Paddys Day – On the Track to History

Paddys Day wins at Monmouth 2017

17 March 2018, USA -“The Kahayla Classic has long been a goal,“ said Scott Powell of the winning Quarter Moon Ranch team. Even though we are speaking on the phone for this interview, I can mentally see him tipping back the brim of his ever-present cowboy hat as we speak. Powell grew up on a…

Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Won by Ziyadd

1 March 2018, Dubai, UAE ~ The ninth meeting of the Meydan Carnival went off on Thursday 1 March 2018, and saw Ziyadd win the spoils in the only Purebred Arabian contest on the card, the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3. Sponsored by Al Naboodah Facilities Management Trophy over the same 2000m on dirt…

Mullen Makes It 400 Wins on Al Ain Card

19 January 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 19 January 2018, was highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven went post and proved to be a career landmark 400th UAE winner for reigning champion jockey Richard Mullen. Victory appeared less than…

Paddys Day Gives Trainer Doug Watson First Win of the Evening

US runner owned by Quarter Moon Ranch wins with jockey Pat Dobbs up Opening night of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival and the first of seven races was the US $60,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 (G1, Purebred Arabians), presented by Longines Equestrian Collection. Like its Thoroughbred counterpart, it was contested over 1600m on the…

RB Burn Looks to Defend Title in World’s Richest Purebred Arabian Race in Abu Dhabi

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9 November 2017, Abu Dhabi ~ R B Burn is the one to watch as he returns to defend his crown and an unbeaten record on turf in the UAE in the the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian contest, the €1.2million Group 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown. This 1600m race is…

Lightning Bolt Heads List of Dubai International Arabian Race Winners

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

DIAR winners Include Sylvine Al Maury, Riyam, Lwsail, Pronto T, Cheik Roque, Kayote and Unity Belle30 July 2017, Newbury, UK ~ At another thoroughly successful DIAR day at Newbury on 30 July 2017, the Arabian Racing Organization congratulated Lighting Bolt (Munjiz x Oleya du Loup), winner of the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Group 1 PA).…

Mith’haf Athba Tastes Another Success in DIAR Prep Race

29 June 2017, UK ~ Athbah Stud’s home-bred colt Mith’haf Athbah (Amer) made it two wins in two weeks when coming home a clear winner in the Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury, 30th July International Stakes at Newbury Race course on 29 June 2017. The five year old grey, ridden by Adam Beschizza and…

Difaa Scores at Chepstow DIAR Prep Race

Difaa & Will Pettis

Difaa wins Arabian Races (DIAR) Premier Handicap10 June 2017, Chepstow, UK ~ Following their success last Saturday at Doncaster, amateur jockey Will Pettis and trainer Phil Collington took Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Premier Handicap with Difaa, owned by leading British Endurance rider Nicola Thorne. Coming with a late run the pair pulled almost two…

French Raider Takes Center Stage for DIAR Racing in Rome

14 May 2017, Rome, Italy ~ Clear skies and top quality sport were the order of the day at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome on Sunday 14 May 2017, for the Shadwell-sponsored event that was supported by two Arabian races under the banner of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR). French raider MEBLSH took the main…

Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) for 2017

27 April 2017, UK ~ Preparations are underway for the 2017 DIAR racing season in Europe. This international program of Arabian racing is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Its aim is to educate more people about the Arabian breed, the sport of Arabian horse racing and the…

HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Approves 2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

Handassa under Jim Crowley wins the Al Maktoum Challenge

24 April 2017, UAE ~ The fixture list for the 2017 – 2018 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The ERA season will offer 62 race dates and opens…

Shateh Thwarts Kahayla Hero AF Mathmoon to Star in Pat Dobbs Treble

1 December 2016, Meydan, Dubai, UAE ~ Purebred Arabian Shateh recorded a five-and-three-quarter length Group 2 victory at Meydan Racecourse on 1 December, in the 1400m Bani Yas presented by Longines Passion in Equestrian. The 7-year-old son of Mahabb, bred by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, completed the 7-furlong distance in 1:30.25, bettering…

Purebred Arabians Return to Meydan on Night of Racing Presented by Longines

AF Mathmoon will compete in Group 2 Bani Yas held over 1400m30 November 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ Meydan Racecourse hosts its first Purebred Arabian meeting and first Group race of the 2016-17 season on Thursday, 1 December, as ten go to post for the AED180,000 Group 2 Bani Yas. The meeting, presented by Longines, promises…