International Arabian Horse Racing

Dance With Me BW Winner of the Del Park Turf Classic

17 August 2019, DELAWARE PARK, USA ~ The 17 August 2019 Delaware Park Arabian Turf Classic Sponsored by Emirates Breeders saw DANCE WITH ME BW under Carol Cedeno win the $30,000 Arabian race. The four-year-old filly (GRILLA x SHALL WE DANCE BW, by LINE DANCER), is trained by Jerenesto Torrez and is owned by Rosebrook…

Van Den Bos-trained Akoya Wins Doha Cup Gr 1 at Deauville

10 August 2019, Deauville, France ~ Akoya guided by Théo Bachelot accelerated into a new gear to decisively win the QREC-sponsored Doha Cup (Gr1 PA) on Saturday 10 August 2019, at the beautiful Deauville track at the northern edge of France. Owned by Landgoed Waterland and trained by the Dutch trainer Karin Van den Bos,…

Photos and Results from DIAR Newbury, UK

DIAR day at Newbury, UK, with results and photos30 July 2019, Newbury, UK ~ 28 July 2019 was a sunny and warm racing day at the Newbury racetrack with a crowd estimated at 20,000 enjoying the free entry, many side contests including best dressed, drawings for prizes including a car…and of course, the horse racing.…

Abu Dhabi Launches Four Competitions at ADIHEX 2019

The Search is on for the Best Inventors, Artists, Poets and Photographers22 July 2019, Abu Dhabi ~ The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced the launch of a series of competitions in hunting and falconry innovations, poetry, art and photography that will take place during the…

Skeedaddle Wins Wathba Bonus Bonanza at Pleasanton

July 8 2019, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ Pleasanton California hosted two Arabian races, the Wathba Stallion Bonus Bonanza with $11,500 and the Emigrant Stakes with $8,000 in prize money on 6 July 2019. The first and second place horses in the Wathba Stallion Bonus Bonanza might not have made it to the track except for…

Abu Dhabi to Host World Arabian Horse Racing Forum 2020

7 July 2019, Bucharest, Romania ~ One of the highlights of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum which was staged this year in Bucharest, Romania, from 2-6 July 2019. At the conclusion of the Bucharest Forum, the organizers of…

Sand Victor Wins In California Rivalry

21 June 2019, Pleasanton, California~ They were not the only horses in the race, but the two friendly barn rivals, Sand Victor and Dream Pearl, met for their first joint race of the season at Pleasanton, California on 21 June 2019. With a good break Sand Victor under Hugo Herrera took control of the race…

RB Texas Hold Em Good Bet at Churchill Downs

8 June 2019, Lexington, Kentucky ~ Byerley Racing’s RB Texas Hold Em pulled off the 7-1 upset to win the $100,000 President of the UAE Cup (Grade I), a 1 1/16-mile event for Arabians at evening racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday, 15 June 2019. RB Texas Hold Em, a 4-year-old son of TM Fred…

Conchita D.A. Wins in a Belgian Romp

17 June 2019, Ghlin, Belgium ~ The Emirates Breeders Program IV, a 1500m race, was run at Ghlin, Belgium, on 16 June 2019, and was handily won by Conchita D.A. A conflicting race in the Netherlands detained several of the original entries which turned this race into all Belgium runners and helped to foster the…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Sweeps Royal Windsor 1,2 3

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Al Sawadi Beach Maiden Stakes17 June 2019, Windsor, UK ~ Trainer Said Al Badi had a great day at Royal Windsor for the Royal Cavalry of Oman, taking home the 1,2,3 spots on 17 June 2019 at the Royal Windsor Maiden Stakes. It was well fought between the Omani entries but Zeman under Ellie Mackenzie…

El Zarka Wins Wathba Cup at Duindight

Klinkenberg scores on El Zarka17 June 2019, Wassenaar, The Netherlands ~ On Sunday, 16 June 2019, El Zarka D.A won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup 1 race held at the Duindigt racecourse in The Netherlands. El Zarka D.A was driven to a smart…

Mawarid wins Wathba Stallions Cup

9 June 2019, Chelmsford City, UK ~ It was a memorable day for Isaac Buncle who rode Mawarid to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup race held at the Chelmsford City racecourse in the UK on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Mawarid chased the…

Al Mounteze Monlau Triumphs in Zayed Cup in Stockholm

8 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Al Mounteze Monlau under Elione Chaves won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup while Ulrika Holmquist brought smiles to the large band of home fans at the Gardet Park in Stockholm winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship on Thursday, 6 June 2019.…

Beune De l’Ardus Speeds to Win in Waregem

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Hungarian apprentice rider Vivien Mocsinka wins HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice race4 June 2019, Waregem Hippodrome, Belgium ~ Seven apprentice riders from many points in Europe gathered in Waregem for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) on 2 June. The race of 2120m was fought out…

Arabian Racing Organization Race Closing Dates

EARLY CLOSING RACES – PLEASE NOTE BHA EQUINE INFLUENZA PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS BHA Equine Influenza Protocol: DIAR at Newbury Racecourse, Sunday 28th July 2019 Early Closing: 18th June 2019, 12 noon (BST) – Supplementary Entries Close: 18th July, 12 noon (BST) – Declarations Close: 24th July, 11am (BST) DIAR…

Macallan Wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Sweden

9 May 2019, Jagersro, Sweden ~ Martin Rodrigues on Macallan ran a well-judged race to win as the Wathba Stallions Cup Group 3 race opened Sweden’s 2019 racing calendar on 8 May 2019 for Purebred Arabian horses at the Jagersro track. Nine went to post in the 1730-metre contest on the dirt tracks for this…

Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea – Always Looking Ahead

Mizzna and O'Shea 2008 photo: Pamela

The team of jockey Tadgh O’Shea, trainer Ernst Oertel, and owner/breeder Khalid Al Nabooda were a winning force in the 2018/2019 UAE race season, with a grand finale of picking off the 2019 Kahayla Classic win with AF Maher, a home-bred from Nabooda’s UAE stud farm. In the process, all three were awarded the UAE…

Listening to the Horses

Ernst Oertel photo: Nils Rosenkjaar

17 April 2019, UAE ~ Ernst Oertel is fresh off his winner circle triumphs for the 2018-2019 UAE racing season. Dedicated, determined and goal oriented, this year it all came together for Oertel as he won the ultimate Arabian race, the coveted $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, the opener for the World Cup, and achieved Champion…

Madjani (2000-2019)

Shadwell is sad to announce the death of one of its most respected Arabian stallions, MADJANI  15 April 2019 ~ The son of TIDJANI was bred in France from a very successful family with Tunisian roots that has produced many successful racehorses, such as AL JAKBAR, TORNADOR, NOUR THABET and AL SAKBA. MADJANI started his…

RB Money To Burn Runs Away with Al Ain Sprint

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11 April 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain staged its final fixture of the campaign, the penultimate meeting of the UAE season, on Thursday 11 April 2019 where the featured Al Ain Sprint was won imperiously by RB Money To Burn, defending her unbeaten record in the style of the exciting filly. Well away…

Raising Racing Arabians in the UAE Desert   

Tadhg O'Shea accepts congratulations after DKC win '19

Adversity Leads to Ingenuity for Khalid Al Nabooda  A desire to breed winning Arabian race horses in his UAE desert home came with many difficulties for United Arab Emirates businessman, Khalid Al Nabooda. With persistence, the issues became challenges, not obstacles, and Al Nabooda has established a winning reputation and is happy to share the…