Tag Archive for International Arabian Racing

Over 100 races in 2015 Calendar of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

3 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled its 2015 calendar of events which includes 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across five continents. A press conference at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi showed off the impressive agenda for the Festival. Ms Lara…

Al Owaisi shines in the Emirates Endurance Championship

December 28, 2013, Abu Dhabi  ~ On Saturday over  137 riders representing  every major endurance stable in the UAE made the opening line-up of the grueling challenge, and it was Ghanim Said Salim Al Owaisi from Nad Al Sheba stables astride Sandine Assassin who landed the 120km CEN Emirates Endurance Championship at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba…

2013 Year End update from International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR)

December 21, 2013, USA ~ In a continued effort to establish universal standards in all regards to Arabian racing, a new IFAHR Advisory Committee for Arabian Studbooks has been formed under IFAHR, according to IFAHR Secretary from Sweden, Mats Genberg “This committee is made up of representatives of WAHO registries from all IFAHR member countries,” he…

Emirates Racing Authority Cracks Down on Medications in UAE

December 10, 2013, Dubai ~ In a continuing effort to ensure the safety of horses and riders, Emirates Racing Association (ERA) Stewards are delivering messages through fines for medication and other types of infractions found in the UAE racing world. The message was delivered by John Zucal, ERA Chief Steward, that a recent inquiry into a report…

Emirates Racing Authority fines Apprentice jockey Marc Monaghan for Incorrect Weight

  ERA Notification *** Thursday December 5, 2013 ~ John Zucal, ERA Chief Steward, recently headed an inquiry into weights claimed for Apprentice Marc Monaghan during November 2013. Monaghan claimed 3 kilograms allowance instead of 2.5 kilograms in 25 races from  2 November – 29 November at Sharjah, Meydan, Abu Dhabi, and Jebel Ali. The matter was discovered following…

SOREC celebrates Casablanca-Anfa Racing

November 27, 2013, Morocco ~ The Saturday November 23, Thoroughbred racing at Casablanca Anfa race track organized by SOREC (Societe Royale d’encouragement du Cheval) stakes races with PMU Premium collected 700,000 euros, almost 350,000 euros each for the two principal races – a record for racing even in France, the home country of the PMU.…

Price scoops top journalist award for Dubai International Arabian Race Day

November 21, 2013, UK ~ Freelance journalist Liz Price was named as the winner of a competition to reward journalistic excellence promoted in conjunction with the 31st Anniversary Dubai International Arabian Race Day, at an awards ceremony held in London yesterday hosted by H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin…

O’Shea Hits Triple Form at Sharjah

Saturday November 16, 2013, Sharjha, UAE ~ Champion Jockey Tadhg O’Shea was the man to follow at Sharjah’s third meeting of the season on Saturday afternoon, winning half of the six races. He and Champion Trainer, Ernst Oertel, maintaining his own good form, made a victorious start to proceedings, combining with Fatat Al Arab in the…

Omani Salima Al Taleei takes Championship in Abu Dhabi final

November 12, 2013, Abu Dhabi Press Release ~ Top Omani professional lady jockey Salima Al Taleei brought Kareem W’Rsan home to become the new lady champion jockey of the world in the final of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club here on Sunday night. “It’s unbelievable,” said an…

EARS Conference Aims to Strengthen Education for Jockeys and Racing Industry

November 9, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ Following a welcome by Mubarak Al Muhairi, Director general Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Susanna Santesson, President, EARS – European Association of Racing Schools, the opening session of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak EARS Conference for Training and Education began a two- day session at the…