Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival

Global Arabian Flat Racing

Al Ain Marathon 3200m Captured by Balad Al Reef

Ameer Al Sraya

13 January 2017, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Friday was highlighted by the second and middle round of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap won in dramatic fashion by Balad Al Reef (Bibi De Carrere). Sporting the colors of Al Ajban Stables and saddled by Abdallah Al Hammadi,…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival 2017 Calendar of Events

108 events spread over 6 Continents12 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled the 2017 Calendar of Events with the addition of new countries hosting 108 events, both on and off the track. At a press conference held at the Eastern…

Australia Sees Brighter Future for 2017 Arabian Racing

Cindy Klinkenberg

12 January 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona ~ On 2 January, Horsereporter published the Health and Welfare of Arabian Racing Link: <http://wp.me/p26iCL-JVy>, a look into the future of Arabian Racing around the world. Since then, Australia’s National Arabian Racehorse Association (NARA) has given us a positive update for the future of Arabian racing in Australia. Australia is forging ahead…

Ubu Al Mels Wins Wathba Cup in Al Ain

Ubu Al Mels produced fast and late by O’Shea landed the opening 1000m handicap initiating the jockey’s evening treble 12 January 2016, Al Ain, UAE ~ In a grand treble win at the Al Ain race course on 7 January, UAE Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea ensured the win in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed…

Maisoor Wins Listed PA Abu Dhabi Championship

Maisoor unbeaten in six starts 18 December 2016, Abu Dhabi ~ Omani-based trainer Said Al Badi made his first foray to the UAE a winning one – with the impressive victory of Maisoor in the 1600m Listed Abu Dhabi Championship, the feature on Sunday night, 18 December in the capital. Unbeaten after five starts in…

Sharaf Al Reef wins National Day Cup (Group 3)

Madjanthis leads 1-2-3 finish for Oertel in Wathba Cup5 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sharaf Al Reef and Madjanthis won the two races held under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as part of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Racecourse meeting held on…

Al Mazroui wins Abu Dhabi National Day Endurance Cup

UAE riders sweep top three spots3 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE’s Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui, astride 11-year-old Anglo- Arabian Ramaah, made a great rally in the final two stages to win the CEN 120km National Day Cup Endurance Ride for the MRM Stables at the Emirates International Endurance Village at Al Wathba…

2017 Festival To Stage 6 Endurance Rides in 6 Countries

Over 100 riders for Saturday’s 120-km event in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies 25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE~ Over 100 lady riders will start in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup, a Two-star FEI 120-km event at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba in…

MH Tawag and RB Rich Surprise for O’Shea in Abu Dhabi

MH Tawag connections

21 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ In a thrilling finish, MH Tawag under UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup for Private Owners at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club racecourse on Sunday night, 20 November. O’Shea was…

RB Goliath Cruises home Winner at Al Ain Opener

18 November 2016, Al Ain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup for Private Owners race that kick-started the Al Ain race course’s 2016-17 flat racing season on Friday, 18 November 2016. The 7-race meeting with six races for Purebred Arabians opened with…

Paralympic Archer Brown Wins UK’s Women of the Future Sport Award

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival supports prestigious award 17 November, London, UK ~ The UAE Ambassador in London, HE Sulaiman Al Mazroui along with Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of…

RB Burn Sizzles in World’s Richest Purebred Arabian Race

RB Burn takes the win

Abu Dhabi Hosts Second Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown14 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The second running of the race that carries the world’s most valuable Purebred Arabian prize, the €1.2 million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown, went to the US-bred, locally-trained RB Burn at Abu Dhabi Racecourse…

Abu Dhabi Presents Apprentice Training & Education Conference

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and Education starts 10 November9 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE capital will stage the second running of the €1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Crown Jewel-IPIC (Group 1), the world’s richest race for Purebred Arabian horses – on Sunday, 13 November…

Karimah Wins Zayed Cup in Toulouse

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s premier race series ends international campaign28 October 2016, Toulouse, France ~ Karimah, a 3-year-old filly owned by the Royal Cavalry of Oman and bred by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was ridden to a thrilling victory by Francois-Xavier Bertras in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group…

Thabit and Mirna Finish One -Two at Tarbes

Last race of 2016 Series HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship in Tarbes, France 17 October 2016, Tarbes, France ~ Thabit and Mirna, owned by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, finished 1-2 in the final qualifying leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race at…