International Arabian Horse Racing

Payment of Saudi Cup Prizemoney

10 August 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh ~ The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) today (Monday 10 August 2020) announced its decision to award prizemoney to the connections of horses placed second to tenth in the 2020 Saudi Cup, a race held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh on Saturday, 29 February 2020.…

2020 Dubai International Arabian Races Cancelled

  6 August 2020, UK ~ The 2020 renewal of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) at Newbury, UK, will unfortunately not take place this year, but is set to return in 2021. With a large proportion of the Arabian racing season already lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision has been taken not…

Ebraz At His Best in the Qatar International Stakes Gr 1

1 August 2020, UK ~ The fifth day and finale of QREC-sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival came with a massive Qatari victory when H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz won the G1 P/A Qatar International Stakes for four-year-old and older Arabians, for the second year on the spin. Ebraz managed to keep his title…

Ebraz Wins Qatar International Arabian Stakes Gr 1

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FAST NEWS: 1 August at Goodwood, UK – The highest rated Arabian horse in the world wins again for Al Shahania Stud. 1st Ebraz 2nd Deryan (FR) 3rd Tayf (FR) Winner: O: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani T: Julian Smart   Please follow and like us:

Courage, Sweat and Determination in One Package

31 July 2020, USA ~ Determination is a good quality in a jockey, and Kirsten Swan can claim a large portion of it. “I’ve been working with horses my whole life,” she said. Swan has been immersed in the horse world since she was born. If she were a horse, one would say she had…

Top Rivals Ebraz and Tayf Oppose in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2020, UK ~ For a fourth consecutive year, two of the world’s leading Arabian racehorses, Ebraz and Tayf, will go head to head in the Qatar International Stakes. They complete a field of nine declared runners for the £200,000 Group 1PA contest, to be run over a mile on 1 August, the final…

California Sand JS Wins Wathba Stallions Stakes in California

18 July, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The winner in the first of the Triple Series races for the California Bonus Bonanza Stakes at Pleasanton, California, was the 3-yr-old California Sand JS ridden by David Martin. The Terri Eaton trainee showed the same talent he had on 5 July for speed, winning his second out for…

Hattal Wins the Qatar Derby Gr 1 at Chantilly

5 July 2020, Chantilly, France ~ The Group 1 Qatar Derby for 4-year-old Pure Arabians is one of the major races in the European Arabian racing calendar. The 2020 renewal of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored event was run at Chantilly on Sunday, 5 July. This race, in a normal year, would have…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

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26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

2020-2021 UAE Race Fixture List Approved by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

25 June 2020, Dubai, UAE ~ The fixture list of the 2020-21 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). HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed said: “We are pleased to announce…

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…

QREC Confirms Qatar International Stakes at Qatar Good Festival 2020

Sir Bani Yas wins Group 1 Qatar Intl Stakes at Goodwood 2015

Prize fund of £200,000 down to sixth place24 June 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have confirmed that the Qatar International Stakes will go ahead as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 1 August. Held over a mile on the historic Sussex Downs, the Group 1…

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…

The President of the UAE Cup Gr 1 at Deauville Captured by Deryan

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Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes2 June 2020, Deauville, FRANCE ~ Race of 2.000 mètres for 4 yrs + Prize Money €50.000, 20.000, 15.000, 10.000, 5.000 The 2000m race began like a parade with Ibn Gadir QA in the lead until the 1600m mark with favorite, Deryan, holding in 4th position. As the horses turned into…

Bel’izam Takes Prix Damas Gr III at Toulouse on Sunday

Arabian races renew in France, this time at Toulouse 31 May 2020, Toulouse, France ~ The Prix Damas – Gr III went off at the Toulouse race track on Sunday, 31 May 2020, with a field of eight where Bel’izam snatched the spoils from leader Hilal Al Cham in the final strides. The winning time…

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…

2020 California Arabian Racing Schedule – To Be Fully Confirmed

California Arabian Racing Has a Tentative Schedule for the June Start18 May 2020, California ~ The tentative dates for California Arabian Racing have been confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) and must be fully approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). This final decision will be announced at the upcoming CHRB…

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…

Denise Gault to Retire from the Board of the Arabian Racing Cup

Denise Gault with Randy Gault receives 2019 Tent of Honor Award from AJC President Susan Meyer

Gault served the ARC for over 20 years21 March 2020, USA ~ Denise Gault has recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC). A bloodstock consultant, Denise is the principle agent of Race Street Management Inc., which has been serving the National and International Arabian horse racing and breeding industry…

Emirates Racing Authority Cancels Remainder of UAE Racing Season

22 March 2020, UAE – Due to concerns about the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 racing season including the Dubai World Cup. These cancellations begin with the 28 March 2020, Dubai World Cup and continue through all races scheduled in April. The UAE…

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…

Somoud Lands Al Ain Mile to Star in Al Meharbi Doubles

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5 March 2020, Al Ain, UAE ~ Al Ain staged the biggest race of their season on Thursday, 5 March 2020 when 13 went to post for the 1600m Group 3 Al Ain Mile and it lived up to its potential. A thrilling contest ensued in which seven of the 13 runners held serious claims…

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…

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…

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…

AF Mathmoon and RB Money To Burn Will Meet at G2 LIWA OASIS

20 February 2020, Meydan, UAE ~ Racing on the turf Sunday, 1 March 2020, at Abu Dhabi will be highlighted by a renewal of the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis which has attracted a field of 13, including the 2016 and subsequent Group 1 Kahayla Classic winner AF Mathmoon. Trained by Musabbeh Al Mheiri for…

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…