World Equestrian Events

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…

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…

RB Grenayde Wins in Al Ain

RB Grenayde

4 April 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Thursday, 4 April 2019, was capped with the 1800m handicap, giving RB Grynade another chance to shine. After AF Al Baher looked the likely winner when hitting the front 300m out, they had no answer to the late challenge of RB Grynade (Burning…

Who Will Host FEI World Championships 2022?

26 March 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ A total of 20 countries on four different continents – Europe, North and South America and Asia – have submitted expressions of interest to host the FEI World Championships 2022, with representatives from over 30 different venues attending a workshop for potential host cities. Participants at the interactive workshop,…

BF Mughader Wins Abu Dhabi Group 1 Emirates Championship

BF Mughader

Tadhg O’Shea confirms his place in the UAE record books15 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday, 15 March 2019, for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both…

AS Ajeeb Comes Through to Win HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup

AS Ajeeb (chestnut) wins at Meydan - file photo

O’Shea makes it 500 winners!23 February 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ The sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) season on Saturday afternoon, 23 February 2019, was highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige highlight basically thrown away last year by ES Ajeeb, but 12 months later,…

Saudi Arabia Brings New Blood For Inaugural GCC Cup at Sharjah

Tallaab Al Khalediah

15 February 2019, UAE ~ Racing at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club on Saturday, 16 February 2019 is highlighted by the inaugural running of an exciting new initiative, the AED200,000 The GCC Cup (Prestige). The 1700m race is restricted to horses foaled within the GCC countries—namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and, of…

2022 FEI World Championship Host Bid Open

"Generation Z"

Opportunity to Host Individual FEI Championship Disciplines in 2022 13 February 2019, Lausanne, Sui ~ While 2019 is set to be another busy year for international horse sport, potential bidders are already vying for the possibility of hosting FEI World Championships in 2022. The FEI has already received some exciting expressions of interest for 2022,…

Getting Ready for Brexit

EUROTUNNEL with Freight

Taking horses abroad if there’s no Brexit dealUpdated 1 October 2019, UK ~ The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019, with the monumental change called Brexit (British Exit). The movement of horses and other equines between the UK and other European Union countries is subject to change after Brexit is established. The…

WINX and CRACKSMAN Share Top Racehorse Ranking

WINX

2 February 2019,  In the most recent Longines World’s Best Racehorse.ranking, WINX, the 8-year-old Australian mare, unbeaten in her last 29 races, shares the ranking number 130 with the British star, Frankel son, CRACKSMAN. In 2013, the Austalian mare Black Cavier finished even with the European Treve. *Longines Rankings, compiled by the LONGINES World’s Best…

The UK leaving the EU: Racing Industry Guidance

Air Cargo

The British Horse Racing Authority provides guidance to industry participants on what to do as the UK leaves the EU (Brexit)  1 February 2019, UK ~ The British Racing and Breeding industries, represented by the Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group, hope that a Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and European Union can be reached…