International Arabian Horse Racing

Prize Money announced for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival

£2,300,000 on offer across five days25 June 2020, UK ~ Goodwood Racecourse has confirmed the prize money for the 2020 Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Sussex course’s most prestigious meeting, which this year will start with Stradivarius’s attempt to win a record fourth Goodwood Cup on July 28th, will offer a total prize fund of just…

California, USA, Arabian Racing Opens in June

2020 Race Dates and Venues16 June 2020, California – In a lengthy TeleConference meeting on 11 June 2020, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved the California horse racing dates which include the dates for Arabian racing already confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). The COVID-19 risk to health has instigated some…

Dubai International Day at Newbury Date to be Postponed

Lightning Bolt over Gazwan in the finish.

Dubai International Arabian Races 2020 Update4 June 2020, UK ~ With British Thoroughbred racing resuming as of 1 June, the Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) board wish to clarify the current situation with regards to the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR), scheduled for 26 July at Newbury racecourse. Due to a number of factors arising from…

California Arabian Racing Dates to be Confirmed

29 May 2020, California ~ With only one more final hurdle, the definitive vote by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), California will set it’s 2020 racing schedule. The finalization of dates will take place at the CHRB regular monthly meeting on 11 June. The Northern California Fair racing will have some changes this year…

DIAR 2020 Cancels Race Dates Due to Coronavirus

14 April 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) preparation races at Bro Park in Sweden and Duindigt in Holland have been cancelled for 2020. Three races were set to be staged at both Bro Park and Duindigt on Sunday, 14 June and Sunday, 28 June, respectively. DIAR prep races were also set…

The 25th Dubai World Cup Is Postponed

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The Dubai World Cup 2020 has been postponed until 2021 “To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup 2020 has decided to postpone 25th edition of the global tournament to next year to safeguard all participants due to the coronavirus”, according to the Dubai Media Office. Today…

Race Double For Cosgrave After Thrilling Win on Somoud

Somoud (outside) outguns Rmmas at home

14 March 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A cracking card at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening was highlighted by the 2200m Group 1 Emirates Championship which produced a thrilling finish with last year’s winner, BF Mughader, Rmmas and Somoud locked together in a real battle with 150m remaining before Somoud snatched the spoils near the…

Octave Makes Going Away Win of Al Ain Marathon Finale

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Musheer Al Wathba Gives Mullen 500th UAE Winnerin Al Ain Derby13 March, 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 13 March 2020, was highlighted by the Final Leg of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 5100m handicap afforded Prestige status. The race turned into a procession by Octave, sent straight to…

Darley Awards 2020 in Houston Cancelled

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Arabian Racing Cancels Top Awards Ceremony12 March 2020, Houston, TX ~ Due to the elevated developments associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Arabian Racing Cup has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Darley Awards event in Houston scheduled for Saturday, 21 March 2020, at the Bell Tower on 34th. The health and safety of…

AJS WATHANAN Wins Rodat Al Maida Cup in Doha

AJS Wathanan, winner of Rodat Al Maida Cup

11 March 2020,Doha, Qatar ~After a few hiccups, Al Ghazali Stud’s AJS WATHANAN (Amer x Mangaline Du Loup) picked up a fine victory, third of his season so far, in the RODAT AL MAIDA CUP (Local Purebred Arabian Conditions) on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. The feature race on dirt saw Anas Al Seyabi guide the…

Shahm Starts in Power Packed Al Ain Mile

RB Lam Tara winning 26-2-2020 Abu Dhabi

4 March 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Thursday, 5 March 2020, is highlighted by the seventh edition of the track’s biggest race of the season, the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile for which 13 have been declared, including Group 1-winning local Shahm making his debut on UAE dirt. Trained…

DIAR 2020 With Increased Investment

29 February 2020, UK ~ The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) Committee has announced an increase in their investment towards international Arabian racing in 2020. DIAR have been supporting Arabian racing in Italy for many years and were very proud to be able to sponsor the first ever IFAHR recognized international stakes race for Arabians…

Bandar Leads Gate to Wire in the Al Maktoum Challenge

Bandar chased down the stretch by RB Texas Hold Em
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$100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) 27 February 2020, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE ~ The $100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (G1) for Purebred Arabians kicked off the night and was won with a clever front-running ride by Fernando Jara on Majed Al Jahoori-trained Bandar, overcoming his outside post 13 to make the running gate-to-wire under…

Saudi Cup Race Day Draw

Mucho Gusto arrives

For Saturday, 29 February -Saudi Cup Day The horses have had a bit of work out the last few days on parts of the track – turf and dirt. The trainers have given interviews and the excitement is palpable. Today we spoke with Bob Baffert about his two entries, Mucho Gusto and McKinzie in the…

RB Texas Hold Em Brings G1 Experience to Meydan

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25 February 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ All the cards are on the table for Byerley Racing’s American G1 winner RB Texas Hold Em, making his UAE debut on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at the Meydan Racecourse Group 1 $100,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 for Purebred Arabians. Against what looks to be a top-class field,…

AF Kal Noor Heats Up Al Nabooda Treble With Win

AF Kal Noor
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AF Kal Noor Wins HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup22 February 2020, Sharjah, UAE ~ The final meeting of the current season at Sharjah Longines Racecourse on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige contest turned into a procession by AF Kal Noor and jockey Tadhg O’Shea.…

Crowley Wins With Marzaga and Jawaal in Fillies and Colts Classic

Marzaga
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16 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing in the capital at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday, 16 February 2020 was highlighted by the Emirates Fillies Classic and Emirates Colts Classic. Both contests carried Prestige status over 1600m and restricted to 4-year-olds foaled in the UAE. Marzaga took the fillies race to continue…

Yaraa Makes Determined Win in Al Ain Feature

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15 February 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Friday, 14 February 2020 was officially highlighted by a quality 1800m handicap won in determined fashion by Yaraa, completing a double on the card for jockey Richard Mullen. Winning number 11 for Ana Mendez, the 5-year-old mare, running in the colors of Al…