Molahen El Alhan Turns on the Heat in Abu Dhabi

14 December  2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Having suffered a perhaps surprising defeat at Al Ain three weeks ago, the Ornst Oertel-trained Molahen El Alhan (AL NASR (FR) x FLORINE DE CARRERE (FR) by Djourman (FR) bounced back to win in a 1600m handicap under Tadhg O’ Shea. “We were pretty hopeful coming into the race,” said…

Al Waqqaad Wins for Saifaldin Deeb in Abu Dhabi

15 December 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Top Brazilian jockey Silvestre De Sousa continued his winning partnership with Al Falah Stables’ handler Saifaldin Deeb in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup race series in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 14 December. The jockey-trainer pair scored their second…

Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos elected as FEI President

14 December 2014, Baku (AZE) ~ Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was today elected as President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131. De Vos, 51, Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011, was elected to take charge of…

Zaffaan Brings Home the Sharjah Goods for De Sousa

13 December 2014, Sharjah ~ The official feature at Sharjah yesterday afternoon, a 1700m handicap, was won by the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum-owned Zaffaan (BENGALI D’ALBRET (FR) x Kahina El Kihm (FR) by Djelfor), patiently ridden by Silvestre De Sousa for his main employer, Musabah Al Muhairi. George Buckell and Kanjani set a…

Abu Dhabi hosts weekend of Endurance rides

13 December 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ Top Spanish rider Laian Soria Pinol on nine-year-old gelding Junte La Plata won the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival ‘s CEI Two Star 120km Al Dhafra Endurance Ride for Al Reef Stables at the Emirates Endurance International  Village in Al Wathba on…

Jenjal Wins and Denualt clinches Longines World Fegentri Championship

11 December 2014 – Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Zakhir Stud’s Jenjal (Af Albahar x Gold Label) posted a thrilling victory over Sendeed Al Galayel in the Local Bred Pure Arabian Derby Trial run over 1400 metres during the Qatar Derby Trial Day on 11 December. The Mohammed Al Salama trained Jenjal was ridden to victory by jockey Gerald Avranche.…