Nominations for May 19 President of the UAE Cup at Pimlico

10 May, 2012 From Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland~ THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CUP SERIES $75,000 Added (Grade I) FOR ARABIAN FOUR-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD By subscription of $50, Which should accompany the nomination or by Supplementary Nomination of $5,000 by time of entry (Includes entry and starting fees). $100 to enter and an additional…

Blitters Plonja strikes again in Wathba Stud Farm Cup series

          April 6, Duindight, Netherlands~ It was a second win on the trot for 7-year-old mare Blitters Plonja in the H.H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup II at the Duindigt race course in The Netherlands.   The grey mare who won this…

FEI Endurance Round Table Debates Proposed Rule Changes

        2 May 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland ~The Endurance Round Table session, which shared the final morning of the FEI Sports Forum with the Eventing Round Table, attracted representatives of National Federations (NFs) and veterinarians for discussion on proposed rule changes that will be presented to the FEI General Assembly 2012 in November.…

Why We Ride, What We Are Reading

  Why We Ride, published by Seal Press, is a collection of tender and compelling stories shared by published woman authors, revealing their addiction to and love affair with horses. The foreword by best-selling author, Jane Smiley, sets the tone, and her contribution shares how her horse passion has helped to shape her journey and…

Action Hero, Julie Morgan

Recently at the Valley Oak Arabians Open House, we watched as Julie Morgan presented an exquisite collection of mares and babies, many from the *Emigrant¹  line. Her feel and rapport with the horses is evident. {1Michalow Stud and Polish National Champion, *Emigrant, sired by the legendary Palas son, Ararat.} Besides an obvious love and empathy for…

Shaikha Fatima Championship for women a highlight of Morocco race card

May 4, 2012 ~ Casablanca-Morocco: Chaoui, ridden by German rider, Nadine Gratz, virtually led from wire to the wire in the fourth round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) which took place at the Hippodrome De Casablanca-Anfa on Friday. Ould Marhoum finished second under Irish entrant, Linzi Dowdle, and behind came…

Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship continues in Morocco

May 2, 2012, Casablanca, Morocco ~ The fourth race in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) series will go off on Friday, May 4, at the Casablanca-Anfa racecourse. Held under the umbrella of the Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Racing Festival, 12 lady riders representing UAE, Oman, Qatar and…

Sakba wins at Täby, Sweden

 April 28, Stockholm, Sweden ~ The main season in Scandinavia is now gathering steam and on the 28th of April the Al Sakbe mare Sakba(x Pyreah(HOL), returned to her winning ways, when she held off a late challenge from Blyte (Top Flyte) and old-timer Bomberbad (Eldorado) at Täby, Sweden. Bred by Margaretha de Ruiter-Floor and owned by…

Arabian International Racing Day at Casablanca’s Anfa Racecourse

The Casablanca-Anfa racecourse, built in 1912, is the oldest racecourse in Morocco. It has a 1,700m sand track and covered seating for 700. The Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) is the National Authority in Morocco that is in charge of horse racing.  Arabian International Racing Day, celebrated since 2002, has welcomed participants from many countries. On…